UGH!! I don’t know why they call stainless steel-stainless steel. It hardly lives up to it’s name, considering stains appear every single day. I don’t know if we are just hard on things, but our appliances never seem to look clean to me.
I’m not a fan of SS. However, it was the only thing that seemed would go nicely in our rustic/country kitchen. Black, too black, white, NO way, not many other options out there today.
I will say the stove always looks clean since I discovered a few years back how to clean the stove grates. Best tip ever peeps!
Anyhoot, so for years I have been using spray way cleaners. I love the glass cleaner and I have always been a fan of the stainless steel cleaner. Honestly, not anymore. All it really does is leave an oily residue shine that once it wears off the appliances look like crap again.
I recall when we purchased our new appliances the installer said the best cleaner to use is vinegar and water and wipe with a dry cloth.
So the other day I rolled up my sleeves and I wiped down all our appliances with the vinegar and water and removed the shiny oily stainless steel cleaner.
They turned out awesome, all besides the dishwasher. I was so upset to see all the water marks that were simply being covered up by the oily SS cleaner.
No matter how much wiping, rubbing, drying and repeat I was doing they were not going away. I seriously thought the dishwasher was ruined and I was ready to call the company to have them come out and look at it.
Then I remembered I had some bar keepers cleaner under the sink that I have used in our SS sink.
I used a dry rag, added a little to the rag and started wiping gently, going along with the grain of the stainless steel dishwasher.
Continuing along, and wiping dry as I went.
WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! it worked.
I was so happy. I will from here on out, NOT use those stainless steel cleaners that leave an oily residue and wipe marks. Moving forward it will be vinegar and water, and when needed
my new friend. Bar keepers friend. They have a complete line of products and I plan on picking up some more.
Not one watermark left behind.
Bar keepers friend cleaning products (affiliate link)
I have plenty more cleaning tips here. All tried and true!
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