Cleaning Tip: How to Clean Stainless Steel

  1. Microfiber cloths are best for wiping stainless steel surfaces.
  2. Stainless steel remains a popular option when choosing kitchen appliances. From dishwashers to ovens, stainless steel outsells other colors, such as the standard white and black appliances. While sleek in design and features, stainless steel easily shows fingerprints and smudges. Here are some tips for keeping your stainless steel shiny and smudge-free. Cleaning stainless steel
    Microfiber cloths won’t scratch and are gentle enough to use with mild dish detergent and warm water. Stainless steel is delicate so any abrasive cleaners or cloths are off-limits.

  3. A stainless steel cleaner is best for removing baked on food and for removing scratches.
  4. An all-purpose stainless steel cleaner, applied with a microfiber cloth, is safe to use for tough cleaning. Be sure to rinse the cloth and wipe a second time to remove any traces of the cleaner.
  5. Rub with the grain. Like wood, stainless steel has a grain. By wiping in the direction of the grain, you are likely to remove trapped dirt.
  6. Get consistent with daily cleaning. Wiping down your stainless steel appliance every day keeps it looking nice. Consider it a good investment of time on something you want to keep looking nice for years to come.
  7. Lemon oil is great for making your stainless steel shine. Experts recommend rubbing a small amount on a soft cloth and rubbing it gently on your appliances. Not only is the scent nice but the finished look will make your kitchen shine.
  8. Just say no to chlorine based cleaners and to steel wool.
  9. Water stains are treatable with a towel soaked in white distilled vinegar. Leave the towel on the stain for as long as 30 minutes to achieve the full effect.

Stainless steel remains a popular choice due to its resistance to rust. Major brands are now introducing different colors of stainless steel to the appliance market. Maytag, Whirlpool, and KitchenAid are jumping on the black stainless steel appliance craze. Millennials in particular are drawn to the dark design color and the finish is attractive to young families. The black stainless steel is virtually smudge and fingerprint free, requiring a simple rubbing with a cloth to clean.

Stainless steel, in either silver or black, greatly enhances a kitchen’s look and feel. While the black stainless steel appliance craze is just beginning, most homes have the silver which requires regular maintenance. By keeping it looking nice and shiny, it will hold it’s value. If you have purchased a home that contains silver stainless steel or if you are looking into purchasing a stainless steel appliance, stock up on the following materials:

  • Microfiber cloths
  • Lemon oil
  • Vinegar
  • Stainless steel cleaner

Finger prints not only leave smudges on stainless steel, they also leave oils behind. In homes with young children, regular maintenance is key to keeping the appliances looking nice. Keeping cleaning methods simple is also key to keeping the alliances looking nice. Be wary of online tips and only trust expert advice.

Our staff is experienced in the proper house cleaning methods for removing all sorts of stains and smudges from stainless steel appliances. As trained, cleaning professionals, we make kitchens sparkle and appliances smudge-free. Client reviews highly recommend our work. If little handprints are covering your stainless steel refrigerator or dishwasher, let us help!

We use only the right microfiber cloths and use only those methods that are safe for stainless steel. Cleaning your kitchen properly takes time away from other things you want to do, like reading, spending time with family, or simply relaxing. Let’s chat about setting a schedule that works with your busy life and that allows for us to keep your home looking fresh, clean, and inviting.