So you went with the stainless steel finish in your kitchen to capture a modern-industrial look, but the years of use have left their smeary mark across the appliances…?
It’s a common problem, and many methods and applications requiring elbow grease seem to smudge rather than clean.
Here are our top 4 tips:
- Use a microfibre cloth for everyday cleaning.
- Use rubbing alcohol to dissolve oil on tuff spots.
- Use olive oil once a month to mask scratches and repel smudges.
- Use Bar Keepers Friend (it’s an American cleaning product, available from Woolworths) for really stubborn stains.
As you can see, there are simple solutions to this shine-hiding problem, and it doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune.
In general, we here at Residentia Group receive a lot of calls from customers who want to know how to go about cleaning stainless steel appliances. Many of ask which model of stainless steel fridge is the easiest to keep clean and resist fingerprints.
To be honest, there is no clear answer. However, we also have a budget friendly idea of our own – Home Brand Baby Oil. The brand is important, go with the Woolworths version. We tested a few other brands and for some reason, it did not give the same results.
In cleaning stainless steel appliances, the baby oil works best when used to polish the fridge and remove finger prints.
If you happen to have oil based marks on the door, give it a wipe down with your preferred cleaner (we recommend white vinegar and bi-carb soda).
Wipe off any excess cleaner then polish it with the baby oil afterward. It removes the marks and polishes the steel. Leaving it clean and shiny as well as smelling fresh.
A few customers we have mentioned this tip to have commented that they live in coastal areas and they find it also keeps the stainless steel in great condition.
Save your hard earned money and avoid expensive stainless steel cleaners that don’t work.
A few dollars on a bottle of Home Brand Baby Oil and an old rag should see you cleaning stainless steel appliances the easy way.
You can now enjoy many years of low cost maintenance on your stainless steel refrigerator.