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How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

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Stainless steel appliances have a showroom elegance that can't be matched, especially when they are no longer in the showroom. When stainless steel appliances are put to work and your home, you may wonder why they were named stainless.

In fact, they are probably the hardest type of appliance material to keep clean. What to do? The following includes several different approaches for cleaning your stainless steel appliances:

Use Natural Products

If you don't want to use harsh chemicals on your appliances, you don't have to! Stainless steel can come clean by using natural items you most likely already have in your cupboard. Vinegar will become your new best friend when it comes to stains, food particles, and grime.

It works on splashes of sauce on the stove, fingerprints on the refrigerator, and stains on toaster oven. Since vinegar can have a strong smell, you might want to dilute it with some water first. Once you do this, spray some of the vinegar on the stain or spot you are cleaning, then let it sit for a few minutes.

Wipe up the stain with a clean cloth. If you tried to use a commercial cleaner on your stainless steel appliance, and it left streaks, try cleaning it up with olive oil and a sponge.

Remove Fingerprints with Glass Cleaner

If you have fingerprints on your stainless steel refrigerator and can't seem to remove them with a natural product, it might be time to move on to commercial products. Glass cleaner is the perfect option for removing stubborn fingerprints.

Instead of spraying it directly onto the appliance, which can cause drips and streaks, spray it onto a microfiber cloth instead. Use that cloth to wipe away the fingerprints. You can also try household ammonia for fingerprints, but try the glass cleaner first to see if it is effective.

Clean with Mild Detergent

For basic, everyday cleaning, you can also use a mild detergent. Simply pour a small amount of your regular dish-washing liquid onto a microfiber cloth, and use that to clean stainless steel appliances. You won't be dealing with as big of a cleanup later on if you wipe down your refrigerator, toaster oven, stove, oven, and other appliances on a regular basis.

Plus, it is a mild cleaner, so you don't have to deal with heavy smells or dangerous chemicals being used in your kitchen.

While there are commercial cleaners specifically for stainless steel appliances, they are not always necessary. You can use many cleaners and products you already have in your kitchen for cleaning these appliances. To learn more, contact a company like Shore TV and Appliance.