I finally have stainless steel appliances in my apartment. As much as I love my shiny new appliances, I can't stand how dirty they get. I can wipe my fridge down as much as I want, but lint spreads, or I end up with smudges and watermarks. When apartment hunting, I thought, a stainless steel kitchen makes a beautiful kitchen, but really a clean kitchen makes a kitchen beautiful.
Stainless Steel Cleaning Products
Your first option to clean your stainless steel appliances is to use Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner Wipes. These wipes tackle fingerprints, grease, streaks, and more. Consider using these wipes for stainless steel refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens.
The before and after pictures speak volumes. I like the idea of using wipes; you don't have to use any paper towels while cleaning stainless steel appliances. (Yay for saving money on paper towels).
If you have to clean kitchen appliances often, you may get the best bang for the buck buying a stainless steel solution rather than wipes. Weiman's stainless steel cleaner works just as great as their cleaning wipes.
Amazon customers are calling this product flawless! How wonderful. Customer reviews are giving people all the reassurance they need to rid their appliances free of water spots. Use this cleaner, and your guests will be asking if you got new stainless steel appliances.
I'm a firm believer that paper towels are not great at cleaning stainless steel appliances. It seems like they move grime and lint around stainless steel surfaces as you clean. If you're aiming for a flawless appliance, be sure to use a microfiber cleaning cloth.
This soft cloth is non-abrasive and is lint-free. You can use it as a dry cloth or wet cloth. Evriholder says you don't need any chemicals, just tap water. Customers recommend to only clean cloths with other microfiber cloths. I'm assuming clothes piling can ruin these! You don't want that.
I think this may be the best option for black countertops that often have lint piling.
There are also several DIY methods for cleaning stainless steel. Many swear by white vinegar, baking soda, and club soda. Surely these methods are diluted with warm water. If you're sensitive to certain smells or even harsh chemicals, it may be best to use DIY cleaning methods.
I love cleaning my stainless steel sink with hot water, white vinegar, and baking soda. I think it plays a massive role in getting rid of weird smells coming from my garbage disposal.
5. Baking Soda
Baking soda and a teeny bit of bleach can go a long way when it comes to cleaning stainless steel sinks.
6. Club Soda
I've never used club soda to clean stainless steel appliances, but I'm curious to see how it works. Give it a try!
If you decide to make a DIY cleaner, be sure to buy a plastic bottle that hasn't previously been used with other products.
Using these cleaning methods should get rid of water stains and fingerprints.
This post was originally published on February 10, 2020.