So, your kitchen is full of stainless steel. It looks modern and sleek but when you have a closer look you can see your beautiful stainless steel appliances are dirty with smear marks across them. This is a very common problem and there are many different ways to clean and maintain the shiny look of your appliances whether it be using olive oil, vinegar or just regular detergent these tips below will have your stainless steel appliances looking as good as new.
The classic clean
That’s right, its the go too cleaning products, the good old water with detergent. Regular detergent combined with warm water is a great everyday option for cleaning stainless steel. Use your water and detergent mixture to clean the whole stainless steel section of your appliances. Once you have cleaned with your solution you should use a glass cloth which can be bought from any local supermarket and polish the stainless steel.
The Windex method
That’s the one. Trusty old glass cleaner. Your most likely going to have a bottle of glass or mirror cleaner lying around the house somewhere and if you do then you already have the perfect stainless steel cleaner. Glass cleaner is ideal for cleaning stainless steel and it is especially good for removing fingerprints. All you want to do is use the glass cleaner and a microfibre cloth. Wipe in small circles to remove fingerprints from the stainless steel. This should be the quickest of all the methods so you will have your appliance looking good as new in no time.
The Old Grandma’s Tale
Remember when you were growing up and your grandmother would give you secret tips on how to clean or cook things, well there are two grandmas tales for cleaning stainless steel appliances which work wonders. The first is Olive Oil. It may sound strange but olive oil is great for polishing stainless steel and removing water marks from appliances or sinks. When using olive oil you want to make sure that you are wiping in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel. Dab some olive oil onto a paper towel and wipe with the grain focusing on any watermarks or scratches. You can also finish by wiping over with vinegar with a microfibre cloth.
The second grandma’s tale is vinegar on its own. Although the vinegar might smell and first it does not leave any lasting smell. Vinegar is a great natural alternative for cleaning stainless steel appliances. As with olive oil you want to determine the grain of the stainless steel. You should use a microfiber cloth into the vinegar and wipe with the grain of the stainless steel.
So, when you go to clean your fridge, dishwasher, cooktop or anything in your kitchen that is stainless steel choose from the above methods to make sure your kitchen is left sparkling and good as new