Someone in our household absentmindedly used a green ScotchBrite pad to clean a couple of the stainless steel appliances in our kitchen. In some cases, they went across/against the grain.
The appliances (Kitchenaid and Frigidaire) have the rough fingerprint resistant, brushed-looking finish and the scratched up areas are finer, smoother looking with "grain" going in all directions.
I'd like to "re-finish" the surfaces but I don't seem to be able to find any "solid" advice. I found a couple of videos on YouTube that were selling "restoration kits" and they made it sound pretty dramatic. I don't think I can handle all that drama. And I found this, which talks about what I generally want to do, but it doesn't give me a good sense that the results won't be disappointing. I did find this, which deals with resurfacing brass, but it doesn't look quite right for stainless.
From what I gather there are a handful of popular finishes in use across manufacturers. Does anyone have experience matching the prevailing finishes or know what abrasives to use to match which finishes?