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It’s Stainless Steel Cleaning – But Not As You Know It


There is little doubt that Stainless Steel has proven itself to be high quality, aesthetically pleasing finish to architectural projects, while at the same time being a long lasting and hygienic product suitable for use in hospitals, kitchens and food processing environments.

And yet, while its corrosion resistance is a key reason for its overall usability, there remains a question regarding how to keep Stainless Steel looking its polished best. Tea staining causes Stainless Steel to discolour and, if left unmaintained, can lead to rust and pitting. Because of the highly polished nature of Stainless Steel, cleaning has often presented a serious challenge. Mild household cleaners were largely ineffective, while heavy duty cleaners were highly acidic or abrasive.

However recent developments in Europe by Emergo Metal Treatment have revolutionised Stainless Steel cleaning. Here are some key reasons why Emergo Metal Treatment products are so effective:

Organic Cleaners

A major benefit to the range of Emergo Metal Treatment products is that they are 100% organic. So using them doesn’t involve any specialist protective equipment (though we’d always recommend the use of kitchen gloves) or storage requirements.

Recently, Emergo published a series of YouTube videos to demonstrate just how easy these products are to use – feel free to check them out at http://www.youtube.com/user/EMERGOMetal.

No Damage to the Polished Surface

Abrasive cleaners can easily damage the polished surface of your Stainless Steel. Not only does this detract from the look of the product, but also harms any protective coating that may have been applied. This leaves your Stainless Steel susceptible to further corrosion issues.

But the Emergo Metal Treatment range of cleaners won’t scratch or damage your Stainless Steel products, so you can use them with confidence.

Protect and Maintain Your Stainless Steel

Not only do our cleaners work exceptionally well, but we also have products that protect your Stainless Steel from further tea staining. In fact, with Emergo Metal Treatment products, you can establish a simple maintenance program that will keep your Stainless Steel items in the best possible condition.

So if you thought keeping your Stainless Steel in great shape was too difficult a task, think again! Innosoft, Innoprotect and the entire range of Emergo Metal Treatment products are designed to make Stainless Steel cleaning a breeze!

What Our Customers Have Said

Here are some comments from customers who have purchased our products through Ebay:

  • ‘Great Product. I’m very happy.’
  • ‘Product worked great. Brought my BBQ back to brand new… excellent product.’
  • ‘Product works brilliantly. Very satisfied’
  • ‘Incredible product. Thank you so much. A++++++++++++’
  • ‘Expensive but excellent product. Well worth it. Very happy.’

Stainless Stainless is the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor of this excellent range of Emergo Metal Treatment products. Please contact Mark Schnabel if you would like more information, or order a Sample Pack from our website to try it out for yourself!


Innogel B450 Gallery

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  • Photo 1, The tea staining on the turnbuckles,
  • Photo 2, The Innogel B450 has been applied to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th turnbuckles,
  • Photo 3, The next morning (approx.14 hrs later) we have returned and washed down with water.
  • Photo 4, Top turnbuckle left untouched, bottom turnbuckle cleaned with Innogel B450.

Innogel B450 at it’s Best


Innogel B450 is fast becoming a proven and highly effective product to use in removing tea staining from Stainless Steel.

It is especially useful when it comes to cleaning those really tight areas that a cloth or sponge cannot access easily. For example, consider stainless steel wire products and  turnbuckles that have become popular in balustrading today. Tea staining has really effected these two products.

With Innogel B450 it is as simple as

  • Applying the gel, green in colour, all over the wire and turnbuckles with a paint brush, making sure that it gets into all the effected areas. In between the strands of wire, etc.
  • Then leave for anywhere from 4 to 24 hrs. This is dependent on the extent of the contamination.
  • Once left for sufficient time, simply hose off with water and dry with a cloth. As Innogel B450 is Bio-degradable, it is quite safe to the environment.

Click here to see a series of photos where we have done this as a trial.

  • Photo 1, The tea staining on the turnbuckles,
  • Photo 2, The Innogel B450 has been applied to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th turnbuckles,
  • Photo 3, The next morning (approx.14 hrs later) we have returned and washed down with water.

As always, once cleaned we highly recommend that all cleaned stainless steel be treated with Innoprotect B580.

For further Information on Innogel B450, including samples, pricing and MSDS’s please click on Innogel B450.