How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances In 8 Easy Ways


How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances In 8 Easy Ways

Sick and tired of the grease that’s strewn all over your oven and rangehood? Here are eight easy ways to clean those stubborn stains off your stainless-steel appliances.

These tried-and-tested ideas from decluttering and cleaning expert Chelsea Smith from The Organising Platform will surely help you bring your stainless steel appliances back to life.

1. Use baby oil

As per the video above, you can clean all your stainless steel appliances using none other than baby oil. Simply take a wet cloth and wipe down the surface. Pop some baby oil onto a microfibre cloth and give the surface another wipe down.


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2. Clean with dishwashing detergent

Use a touch of dishwashing detergent and a little water and clean along the grain of the stainless steel appliance. Wipe with a microfibre cloth.

3. Use glass cleaner

Spray glass cleaner directly onto the stainless steel appliance and wipe with a microfibre cloth.


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4. Olive oil works a treat

Pour a drop of olive oil onto a rag and wipe the appliance in the same direction of the stainless steel grain.


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5. Try baking soda

Create a paste using 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water. Rub the mixture over the surface with a sponge, then gently wipe the paste off with another wet microfibre cloth.

6. White vinegar

Spray white vinegar directly onto the surface of the appliance. Using a microfibre cloth, wipe in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel.


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7. Lemon

Combine lemon juice and hot water in a bowl. Use a microfibre cloth and wipe down the stainless steel appliance, then wipe down again using a fresh microfibre cloth.


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8. Cream of tartar

Use a few drops of water, cream of tartar, and a sponge to buff out any marks on your stainless steel appliances.


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