If the kitchen in your Scottsdale home features the ever-popular stainless steel appliances, you’re likely always wiping them down to keep smudges at bay. If you’re tired of buying stainless steel cleaner, or just want to go natural with your cleaning products; check out these tips on cleaning stainless steel with products you already have at home.
Many people are able to remove smudges from their stainless steel appliances by simply wiping them with a wet microfiber polishing cloth. This is the quickest and most natural way to remove fingerprints or smudges.
This is an old cleaning standby; the next time you want to get rid of the fingerprints on your stainless steel appliances, mix equal parts vinegar and water in a bottle and spray it on the surface. Then take a soft cloth and wipe away the mixture – along with any smudges or spots on your stainless steel appliances.
If there is any hard to remove grime on your appliances, you might want to try baking soda to get the results you want for the kitchen in your Scottsdale home. When you mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with enough water to make a thick paste that you can apply to the surface of the appliance, you’ll quickly loosen any dirt. You can then easily wipe it away with a wet cloth, giving you a much cleaner surface without the scratches and other damage that may come with using harsher chemicals. For particularly tough stains, you can mix baking soda with vinegar, let it sit on the stainless steel surface for a few minutes, and then rinse it with water.
If your stainless steel appliances are fairly clean but just not shiny enough for you, a little olive oil should help. Put a small amount on a soft cloth and then rub it on the stainless steel in the direction of the grain. Note that other types of oil, such as baby oil or coconut oil, can also work.
You probably already know about club soda’s ability to help get stains out of clothes, but did you know it can also clean stainless steel? Just pour some on a cloth or spray a little on the appliance, then wipe the surface down to remove streaks. Remember to go in the direction of the grain as you wipe down the surface.
Whether you’re doing a deep clean or just a quick touch up in the kitchen these natural cleaning tips should do the job!
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