DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner



How to Clean Stainless Steel

Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

Light Duty:

The most simple and natural way to clean fingerprints, water stains, and other smudges from your stainless appliances might surprise you. All you need is a microfiber cloth and warm water. Wet your cloth with warm water, wring out the excess, and wipe with the grain of the steel. Buff dry with another microfiber cloth.

Heavy Duty:

If you have stuck-on grime (think ketchup or ice cream), you can use another simple cleaner to remove this. Cut a lemon in half and dip it in baking soda. This will foam a bit, helping you in your cleaning. Rub the lemon over the spots you want to clean and let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe off and rinse with a spritz of clear water. Repeat if necessary.

Once you remove the grime,  move on to the polish.

Homemade Stainless Steel Polish

This polish recipe will buff and shine your appliances, and is one of the easiest things you’ll ever make. You can keep  in a spray bottle to touch up spots during the week.


  • 2 parts distilled white vinegar
  • 1 part vegetable oil


Mix ingredients together and apply to the surface. Rub it in a bit and buff it off. If you keep it in a spray bottle, be sure to shake it well before you spray.

This mixture works on chrome as well as stainless steel.


Do you have stainless steel appliances? Now you can clean them naturally!

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