Learn how to clean stainless-steel fridges, sinks and ovens. It’s much easier than you might think.
Stainless steel appliances can transform your kitchen into a sophisticated, modern space. What’s not cool about stainless steel appliances? You’ll soon notice the greasy smudges, dark spots, and dirty fingerprints. These seven tips will ensure that stainless steel appliances shine by spring cleaning.
1. Follow the grain.
First, be aware that stainless steel has a specific grain. You can see the direction that the steel flows if you examine your appliance. You should always clean your appliance in the same way as its grain. What happens if your appliance isn’t cleaned in the same direction as its grain? Your stainless steel will look duller and more stained from dirt and cleaning residue.
2. Water or vinegar can be used as magic cleaners.
Your kitchen probably already contains the best stainless steel cleaning agents. Avoid harsh chemicals that could cause damage to stainless steel. Instead, use warm soapy water and white vinegar. Use either one of these solutions to dampen cotton cloths and then wipe down stainless steel appliances. You can get rid of dirt and grime using either vinegar or water.
3. Polish appliances with olive oil
Olive oil, or any other mineral oil, can make your stainless steel appliances look brand new. Grab some olive oil from the pantry and begin to buff the stainless steel in the direction of its grain. This simple hack will make your kitchen appliances shine like new.
4. Use microfiber or clean cotton cloths, not paper towels.
Steel wool and anything that is rough and bristled should not be used for cleaning stainless steel surfaces. This will prevent scratching. A cotton cloth will prevent scratches on your appliance and will leave no lint or paper towel remnants after cleaning. The oil can be absorbed by paper towels, which will prevent a shiny finish.
5. Grab your cabinet for something bubbly.
You don’t have vinegar? You can also use club soda to give your stainless-steel appliances an envy-worthy shine. As if you were using water, wet your cotton cloth with club soda and clean your stainless steel appliances. Your secret will be discovered by all your neighbors.
6. Flour can make your sink shine.
Flour is a better option than oil to polish stainless steel sinks. Although it may sound odd, flour will not only polish your stainless steel sink but also absorbs dirt from the stainless steel’s grooves. Make sure that your sink is dry before you start. Otherwise, it will make a mess! A paste of baking soda and water can also be used to clean your sink.
We recommend that you do not use flour on any stainless steel appliances. Your kitchen could be cloudy if you make one mistake.
7. Dry your clothes.
Whatever method you choose, dry your appliances. Any liquid residue could cause annoying dark splotches back to appear. After a quick wipe down, you’re done! Your stainless steel appliances will have a new sheen and shine.