How to Naturally Clean & Polish Stainless Steel

Stainless steel appliances add a sleek and modern touch to your kitchen. However, it doesn't take much for them to look dull from fingerprints, grime and food stains. Luckily, this simple and chemical-free solution will have your stainless steel polished in no time.

Clean Stainless Steel
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Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar

  • Olive oil

  • Clean towel

  • Microfiber cloth

Things you'll need
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Step 1: Make Cleaning Spray

Use a measuring cup or funnel to add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar into your spray bottle. Then twist the cap on and give it a good shake to mix the ingredients.

Add water
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Add vinegar
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Step 2: Spray & Wipe Clean

Spray the cleaning solution onto the stainless steel. Then use your clean towel to wipe away any grime and fingerprints. Be sure to wipe in the same direction as the grain of the stainless steel.

Spray surface
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Wipe surfacce
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Step 3: Polish with Olive Oil

Add a few drops of olive oil onto your soft microfiber cloth. Then use it to polish the stainless steel, again, wiping in the same direction as the grain.

Wait about 20 minutes and buff away any oil spots with your microfiber cloth. You'll instantly see a huge difference.

Add olive oil to microfiber cloth
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Polish surface
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Your stainless steel appliances will now be spotless, fingerprint-free and shining like new again!

Finished fridge
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Polished fridge
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