If you’ve got stainless steel appliances, you’ve probably already discovered the “stainless” label is a bit misleading.
Although stainless steel appliances look great when they’re new and clean, they can quickly look dingy and grimy — especially if you have kids who like to make their mark on everything.
So here are some cleaning products and a few hacks to help keep your appliances as fresh and shiny as the day you got them. But before you get started, don't forget to check your product manual and test the cleaners on a hidden spot.
Products to try
- Dish soap and mineral or baby oil
- White vinegar and olive oil
- Club soda
- Lemon oil furniture polish
- Glass cleaner for fingerprints
- Warm water and a lint-free cloth
Cleaning methods to use
Go with the “grain” of the steel to help minimize the cleaning residue working its way into the crevices of your appliances.
Apply or spray cleaners onto the cloths you’re using — rather than directly on your appliances — so you don’t risk the cleaner coming in contact with food.
Use nonabrasive cleaning rags of preferably 100 percent cotton — like microfiber — or paper towels.
And if your fridge — shiny or not — ever conks out, give us a call to get it up and running again.