In what seems as an annual notice for Simichrome, USA dealers and distributors were sent the factory 2014 price increase for Simichrome polish.
Effective March 1, 2014 , the list price will be $12.95 for the 1.76 ounce (50 gram) tubes, $38.75 for the small 8.82 ounce (250 gram) cans and $94.95 for the 35.27 ounce (1000 gram) large cans. That is a weighted average of 5 % increase in price. Simichrome normally increases prices once per year. But they are always subject to change without notice. If you are a volume user of Simichrome, you might want to think about stocking up a little at the old prices if you can find any. Our recommended supplier’s website for Simichrome polish can be found by clicking here.
This post shows a before and after picture of a old four part molded copper pitcher made by Artistic. It was heavily tarnished. For cleaning it we used a dab of Simichrome polish about a 1/4 of an inch long, right out of the tube. We then spread it over the entire piece evenly with the finger tips of our gloved hands. At this point with 0000 steel wool, we applied ever so light pressure to help remove the tarnish. At that point we removed the remaining polish with a soft paper towel. Then we reapplied even less Simichrome over the entire surface again and buffed with a microfiber cloth. The nature of the bumpiness of this cloth made it easy to remove any polish from crevices and cracks and the detail of the top of the hinged lid of the pot. See for your self what a difference it made with out leaving any scratches to the surface. This entire procedure took less than 10 minutes. If you would like to buy some Simichrome, polishing gloves or special microfiber cloths that were used in this post, please click here to purchase them from our recommended supplier.
Recently, we received an e-mail asking if we knew of a polish that would take a deep scratch from a stainless steel sink. Since it was a new rather expensive sink our advice was to contact the manufacturer and use what they recommended so as not to void any warranties. Being curious ourselves as to what they would recommend we went to their website. It took some time but we did in fact find a product they recommend and sell called Scratch-B-Gone. We also found on YouTube a video showing how the product works. You can watch it by clicking here. While we have never tested the product ourselves, it may be worth a look if you have a brushed chrome sink or appliance with a scratch, scuff, stain or discoloration or even heat scorching. There is a lot of good reviews for it on Amazon and you can see them or even purchase the Scratch-B-Gone Stainless Steel Scratch Repair Kit by clicking here.
A couple of days ago we received an e-mail asking what polish we recommend for Heartland stoves. It is always best to go by what the manufacturer recommends in order not to void your warranty. So from the Heartland website, which you can see for yourself by clicking here, is an excerpt as to what they currently recommend. For cleaning the trim, Heartland says that their nickel plated trim can be cleaned with any non-abrasive metal or chrome polish such as Autosol or Flitz. Autosol is Heartland Stove’s preferred choice. You can find either Flitz or Autosol polish and get it quickly from our recommended supplier by clicking here. For cleaning your glass top, Heartland says that cooktop cleaning cream (such as Cerama Bryte™) is the best cleaner for glass ceramic cooktops. To use Cerama Bryte™: Shake well and apply a few drops directly to cooktop or damp sponge and rub lightly. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. This can be used on warm or cold ceramic cooktops. Daily use of cooktop cleaning creme will keep your cooktop looking new and easy to clean. A standard packet of this cream is included with each of their ranges. To purchase various sizes of Cerama Bryte, Click Here.