"Now that we have open stainless-steel shelves around the range, when I need a pan I can just reach for it. What I didn't anticipate: Ugly scratches reflect my equal love for cast-iron cookware."How to cope:
A cleanser like Bon Ami can reduce the scratches' appearance, but never use an abrasive scouring pad. If the steel is brushed, you can try a kit called Scratch-B-Gone
, which has "regraining" pads and an oxidizing liquid.Next time:
Protect steel shelves with clear plastic liners. Or consider wire Metro
shelves. The wires are thin, so scratches don't show.