Do you have stainless steel appliances? If so, you know how difficult it can be to keep them clean, especially if you have kids or pets in the house. Everything seems to leave its mark, reminding you of just how many things touch every surface (yuck to all those germs and bacteria lurking there!). Many stainless steel cleaners are full of harsh chemicals, leaving you gasping for air or wondering just what is in that bottle or can. Here is a safe DIY stainless steel cleaner that will help you clean those appliances in a snap. All you need is 2 ingredients, a rag or paper towel, and a little bit of elbow grease. This is a great job for a kid since it is safe and easy.
DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner
- White vinegar
- Cooking oil (olive, vegetable, coconut, etc.)
Put a little oil on your rag and rub it over the stainless steel until most smudges are gone.
Next, wipe it down with a paper towel or rag slightly dampened with vinegar.
Buff it out with a dry rag or paper towel.
You can spot clean any remaining stubborn stains by following all 3 steps again.
I find it actually cleans quicker and easier than traditional stainless steel cleaners. Plus it is significantly cheaper and has no chemical odor. Some of those mainstream cleaners are so overpowering they can knock you over.