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How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

One of the biggest interior design trends over the last 20 years is the rise of stainless steel appliances in the home. They are a beautiful centerpiece and can complement any kitchen, but they are also fingerprint magnets. Luckily for you, getting that shiny surface back only requires some dish detergent, olive oil, and a few minutes of your time.

Here’s how:

Step 1: Gather your supplies.

You will need an empty spray bottle, three microfiber cloths, some olive oil, and your dish detergent of choice.

Step 2: Combine dish detergent and warm water in the spray bottle.

A few drops of dish detergent will do the trick. Fill the rest with warm water and shake around until it suds up.

Step 3: Identify the direction of the grain.

Just like wood, stainless steel has a grain. Look closely at your stainless steel appliances for small striations that run either up-and-down or left-and-right. This is the grain.

Step 4: Spray the stainless steel with your cleaning solution.

Use a microfiber cloth to work the solution into the stainless steel appliance. Make sure to wipe in the same direction of the grain.

Step 5: Use a second microfiber cloth to dry the surface.

After you have removed all of the fingerprints and stains with the cleaning solution, use a new microfiber cloth to dry your appliance. Avoid using a paper towel, which can leave behind linty streaks.

Step 6: Polish with olive oil.

Your stainless steel appliance will be clean, but take an extra minute to really make it shine! Put a dab of olive oil on your third microfiber cloth, and spread it around until it covers the entire stainless steel surface. Then, buff the oil by moving the cloth in small, circular motions. Make sure to apply a substantial amount of pressure. Remove excess oil with a dry cloth.

No matter how clean your refrigerator is, it’s useless if it can’t keep your food cold. If your fridge just isn’t staying cool, call the repair experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service. We have over 75 years of experience fixing refrigerators, freezers, and ice makers in the New York City area. Call us any time at 866-782-9376.