How to Get Shiny Stainless steel


Stainless steel requires frequent cleaning, as it easily shows fingerprints and streaks. You can keep your stainless steel appliances, sink and utensils looking new and shiny with store bought products, but according to the Mrs. Clean house cleaning company, you can do just as good with products you probably already have at home. Items such as baby oil, vinegar and flour, among others, can help you get your stainless steel shiny in no time.

Things You'll Need

  • Terry cloth
  • Paper towels
  • Glass cleaner
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Sponge
  • White vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • All-purpose flour
  • Soft cloth
  • Baby oil
  • Clean the stainless steel with water and a clean terry cloth to remove all the dirt and dust. Clean with the grain to prevent scratching the material. Dry with paper towels, again, with the grain.

  • Spray glass cleaner on the stainless steel to remove fingerprints. Rub and dry gently with paper towels going with the grain.

  • Add a few tbsp. of dishwashing detergent to a bucket of water to clean grease stains. Dip a terry cloth into the soapy water and gently rub on the stainless steel with the grain. Rinse with a clean terry cloth and clean water. Dry with paper towels.

  • Dip a sponge in white vinegar. Rub in stainless steel to remove water stains.

  • Apply rubbing alcohol with a sponge to remove rust on the stainless steel.

  • Polish the stainless steel with all-purpose flour to give it more shine. Place a couple of tbsp. on the appliance or sink and rub with a soft cloth.

  • Add a few drops of baby oil to a paper towel. Rub all over the stainless steel to add extra shine.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a very fine steel wool to remove scratches.
  • Avoid using abrasives on stainless steel.
  • Keep all cleaning products away from children and pets.


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