DIY stainless steel cleaner

Stainless steel cleaner DIY

DIY stainless steel cleaner! Our home has stainless steel appliances, which get pretty disgusting with smudges and toddler fingerprints—especially because we play with these dinosaur magnets.

I finally looked up a way to get rid of them and found a great suggestion from David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of Green recipes, and it couldn’t be easier. Here’s how it works:

  1. With a rag or paper towel, rub the appliance with olive oil (although I’m sure any oil would do).
  2. Follow up with white vinegar.
  3. Wipe clean.

Ta-dah! Admire your beautiful appliances.

Yes, it really does work and it makes a huge difference! Another “I-can’t-believe-I-can-call-this-a-DIY-it’s-so-easy-DIY” to add to my list. 

(A little note I wanted to add: I’m very careful not to put a rag that has had oil on it into the dryer, as apparently this is a fire hazard. I’d recommend either skipping the dryer for this rag, or using a paper towel/napkin if you have one kicking around.)

Have you tried this method? What do you use?


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