Four Brilliant Cleaning Tips For Stainless Steel Appliances

Stainless steel is popularly known for its ability to resist corrosion and rustmaking it the ideal choice for kitchens and bathrooms. But if you own appliances made of stainless steel, you are already aware that they are seldom stainless.

Just because the label reads “stainless” does not mean your appliance will never accumulate dirt. And we would all agree that nothing can make a kitchen appear more unappetizing and unhygienic than appliances covered in grime, smudges, and dirt build-up. To help you keep your stainless-steel appliances spotless, we have gathered some brilliant cleaning tips and hacks.

Olive Oil and White Vinegar

Pour some white vinegar onto a microfiber towel, or you may also directly spray it onto the appliance’s surface. Let the vinegar sit for a while, and then gently wipe, following the grain’s direction. If necessary, re-apply vinegar to eliminate grime. Following this step, dab some olive oil on a clean towel and use it to polish the surface, following the grain’s direction. Make sure you do not leave behind excess olive oil residue, and to avoid that, use a clean cloth to wipe it away. This method is ideal for cleaning stainless steel appliances because the vinegar helps eliminate grime, while olive oil offers a lustrous shine.

Baby Oil and Dish Soap

Ordinary store-bought dish soap can also be used to clean stainless steel appliances. It cleans excess oil and simplifies the polishing process. Put a small amount of dish soap on your cleaning rag and slightly dampen it with water. Now wipe in the direction of the grain. After this, pour some baby oil and dab it on a fine-quality microfiber cloth. Gently wipe the cloth on the appliance to achieve shine.

Remove Fingerprints with Glass Cleaner

Fingerprints are stainless steel’s worst enemy. But did you know fingerprints are not very difficult to get rid of? Any store-bought glass cleaner can do the job. Grab a microfiber cloth, and spray the cleaner on it, and wipe your appliance evenly in gentle circular motions to eliminate fingerprints. Avoid spraying the glass cleaner directly on the appliance, as it may leave splatter residue and nasty drip marks.

Apply Furniture Polish

Pour a small amount of furniture polish on a clean towel and gently rub it on your appliance. After evenly applying it once, use a different microfiber cloth to wipe clean. Do not directly apply the furniture polish onto the stainless steel surface of your appliance, as it may deposit unevenly, and the process of cleaning the excess polish will leave you exhausted.

Get those pots, sinks, and ovens spick and span with these smart cleaning hacks.


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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