How To Clean Stainless Steel.
When we moved into our house all the appliances were included and I was so excited about the kitchen area with stainless steel fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher. But within the first week, I learned with 2 children under the age of 3, those appliances were soon covered in fingerprints and baby goo.
Using a chemical cleaner me nervous as a new mum. I know the babies put everything in their mouth and touch everything with their hands and put them in their mouth. So over the last few years, I've come up with 3 different stainless steel cleaners that seem to work really well on different degrees of dirt level.
How to clean stainless steel with only 3 ingredients.
This is a very simple recipe to use for everyday wipe down maintenance of your stainless steel. This recipe is also perfect for your toaster, Crockpot or faucets in your kitchen and bathroom. I've created a simple recipe card for you to save for future use, but just whip this stainless steel cleaner up in a spray bottle and keep it with your cleaners.
I also like to use a microfiber cloth when I’m wiping down the fridge for fingerprints.
How to clean stainless steel and buff out that shine.
This stainless steel recipe is not something you can make ahead and keep on hand. This is a cleaning solution I would make in the moment of doing a deep clean of the kitchen and the stainless steel appliances as it uses hot water.
The hot water will dissolve the baking soda but you will still get the cleaning power of baking soda and vinegar mixed together that can cut through the dirt and grime from little fingers. This solution can also be used inside your oven to help clean. You can also use a nice thick buffing cloth to bring out the brand new shine of the stainless steel.
How to clean stainless steel with a paste.
Embarrassing as it is to admit, My crock pot is a mess. The inside and outside have dried on food from spills or the crock pot bubbling over and so sometimes, a little elbow grease and a harder cleaning solution is necessary. That's when I make this stainless steel paste. It does take some time as you leave the paste on to do its magic and then you wipe off but it can definitely get that hard to clean the grime off your stainless steel appliances.
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