Stainless Steel appliances have a sleek shine to them but it isn’t always easy to keep them looking that way. Especially when you’re trying to keep fingerprints and water marks off of them. Are you using the correct cleaner for your stainless steel appliances or better yet the correct method? Keep reading to find out how to clean you stainless steel appliances the proper way with these cleaning supplies!
- Dish Soap & Baby or Mineral Oil
Be sure to clean in the direction of the grain (However, if you don’t you’re not going to cause harm to your appliance but residue forming cleaning may get deeper within the grain). The grain in stainless steel is striations that are visible on your appliances.
- Use 2 non-abrasive cleaning rags or paper towels
- Put some dish soap on your rag with some water and clean along the grain
- Next dry your appliance with a clean towel
- To Polish your appliance, use either baby or mineral oil on a rag ( be sure to follow the grain) and then you’re all done!
- White Vinegar & Olive Oil
- Grab some white vinegar and apply it to a microfiber cloth or if you’re using a spray bottle spray it on your appliance
- Next, let the vinegar sit on the appliances for a few minutes
- Then wipe it off with a cloth
- Finally, grab some olive oil and put some on a cloth to polish your appliance
- Club Soda
Who knew you could use a drink to clean your appliance?
- Fill a spray bottle up with some club soda then spray it directly on the appliance
- Next grab a towel or a cloth and wipe it down
WD-40 is perfect for penetrating oil and water stains on your stainless steel appliances!
- Simply spray some WD-40 on the surface of your stainless steel appliance or on a rag
- Then wipe it clean with a towel or cloth
- Lemon Oil Furniture Polish
Yes, you can clean your furniture and your stainless steel appliances with this! Please refrain from spraying this directly on to your stainless steel appliance because it may leave a residue stain.
- Apply some lemon oil furniture polish on a clean towel or even a t-shirt
- Then wipe it clean with a different rag!
- Glass Cleaner for Fingerprints
Those pesky fingerprints can appear all over your stainless steel appliances. Luckily, you can use a glass cleaner to get rid of them! Please refrain from spraying this directly on to your stainless steel appliance because it may leave a residue stain.
- Spray the glass cleaner on a cloth and then rub it in a circular motion to remove the fingerprints
- Then using a different cloth to dry your stainless steel appliance
- Flour (Cleaning the Sink!)
Flour surprisingly has a lot of different uses than just for baking! It is great to get rid of stains on your stainless steel sink! Woohoo!
- Be sure before this gets out of hand and you willing dump an entire bag of flour in your sink.. Make sure to clean your sink completely!
- Once your sink is dry cover it in flour (use as much as you want)
- Then grab a cloth and buff the sink in a circular motion to remove any dirt, grime, or grease!
- Commercial Stainless Steel Cleaners
While these can be expensive if you own a commercial appliance these are perfect to help get rid of stains on your stainless steel appliances. These particular commercial stainless steel cleaners come with a hefty price, but they are designed to get rid of scratches, fingerprints, dirt, grease, grime you name it!
- Water and a Cloth
You may want to just simply clean your stainless steel appliance with no cleaning agents at all and just use your basic water and a clean rag. Guess what! This is the safest way to clean your appliances.
- Simply use warm water and a microfiber cloth or towel and follow the direction of the grain
- Then, simply dry your appliance with a towel or cloth
- Dish Detergent and Water
You mostly likely have this laying around your house anyway so why not use it?
- Mix 1 teaspoon of dish detergent and 1 quart of hot tap water
- Then using a microfiber cloth rub the solution on the surface of the appliance (make sure to follow the direction of the grain)
- Rinse with hot clean water
- Finally, dry with a cloth or towel!
Do you have a different method for cleaning your stainless steel appliance? Let us know in the comments below!
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