Clean Carbon Stainless Steel


  • How do I clean carbon stainless steel?
  • How do I keep my carbon stainless steel from looking dull?
  • How do I clean sticky residue from my unit?
  • Carbon stainless steel finish has discolored
  • The finish on my carbon stainless is different colors
  • Instruction sheet part # 3758358 for kit 4260880
  • What is the best cleaner for carbon stainless steel?
  • Is it safe to clean carbon stainless steel with vinegar?

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To clean Wolf or Sub-Zero carbon stainless steel, follow these steps:

  1. Use a lint-free or microfiber cloth with mild detergent and water solution to remove any food stains.
    • Do not use a metallic or abrasive cleaner or cloth, which can remove the carbon finish.
    • Do not use cleaning products that contain bleach or ammonia.
  2. Rinse with clean water.
  3. Buff dry with clean dry microfiber cloth.
  4. Refer to Cleaning Carbon Stainless Steel Instructions.


  • Sub-Zero offers a cleaning kit, part # 4260880, that includes instructions and a microfiber cloth.
  • Keep the cloth in continuous contact with the carbon stainless steel for best results.
  • Refer to the Wolf Cleaning Guide.

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information. If these steps do not resolve the issue, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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