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Clean Your Stainless Steel Appliances and Keep Them That Way!


We recently purchased a new stainless steel refrigerator. About 5 minutes after having it delivered I realized that it had fingerprints and smudges all over it. I cleaned it with a little bit of vinegar, but could still see the smudges and fingerprints. I was so upset...I wanted my refrigerator to shine like it was supposed to. I did a little research and found out that there was an easy secret to keeping it shiny and clean and decided to give it a try. The results were amazing and it literally took less than 5 minutes and two ingredients that everyone has in their kitchens!
clean your stainless steel appliances and keep them that way, appliances, cleaning tips
I started by cleaning my refrigerator with vinegar and a cloth.
clean your stainless steel appliances and keep them that way, appliances, cleaning tips
Next, I rubbed olive oil all over my refrigerator, going with the grain of the stainless steel.
clean your stainless steel appliances and keep them that way, appliances, cleaning tips
Once I had rubbed the olive oil into the stainless steel, I used a clean white cloth to buff the entire refrigerator.
clean your stainless steel appliances and keep them that way, appliances, cleaning tips
It worked like a charm, and my refrigerator remained smudge and fingerprint free! I do this about once a week and love this new method of cleaning my stainless steel appliances! To read the entire post and find many more home cleaning tips, visit my blog, Mom 4 Real, below! Happy cleaning!
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  • Donetta Henne Thomas
    on May 25, 2017

    My new stainless steel refrigerator has marks running down the front, under the water dispenser, that won't come off. We do have hard water..could that be it? We've tried everything and the marks won't come off.

  • Evelyn
    on Dec 30, 2017

    Do you dilute the vinegar with water and how much of both

  • Sandy
    on Jul 2, 2018

    I have a smudge proof and you can still see some marks would this still work for it?

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  • Joann
    on Aug 19, 2018

    Olive oil is expensive , I use baby oil. Shines beautifully

  • Tar33797973
    on Oct 2, 2018

    ...or you can just buy stainless steel cleaner spray at your local hardware store. Even takes out hard water stains. No fuss..no muss.

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