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Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaners

Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaners

Fingerprints, dust, and dirt can sometimes ruin the shine of stainless steel appliances. Read this to make inexpensive cleaners with simple ingredients present in your home.
HomeQuicks Staff
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2018
Set of cooking pots
Almost every person wishes to keep their entire set of stainless steel utensils and kitchen appliances intact. Only you've heard about the maintenance behind keeping them spot-free and glossy. You don't need to worry about that and get discouraged into buying the appliances for your kitchen.
Cleaner #1
Ingredients
  • 2 parts white vinegar
  • 1 part baking soda
  • Clean cloths
  • Spray bottle
Procedure
Add the white vinegar in the bottle and spray the vinegar on all stainless steel utensils and appliances. Take the clean cloths and in circular motions, buff off the vinegar. All your fingerprints and dirt marks will disappear altogether. White vinegar makes one of the best cleaners as it is gentle on the environment because of its non-toxic characteristics.
Cleaner #2
Ingredients
olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Cleaning cloths
Procedure
Apply some olive oil on one cloth and white vinegar on the other cloth. Rub the surfaces with olive oil cloth once and then wipe it off with the vinegar cloth. Leave the utensils and appliances to dry. You fill see that the water streaks and smudge marks have vanished. This cleaner is the perfect way for cleaning stainless steel utensils and stay economical.
Cleaner #3
Ingredients
  • 2 parts vinegar
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part baby oil
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Spray bottle
Procedure
In the spray bottle, you will add 2 parts of vinegar to 1 part of water. Mix it well and spray the liquid over the appliances and utensils. Spray everything at the same time and take a cleaning cloth to wipe the liquid off. Keep moving from one utensil to the other and finish wiping them off.
Letting the utensils and appliances sit in vinegar-water liquid will work its magic of shining them. Wipe the utensils in one direction; for example, if the stainless steel markings are going up and down, then start at the very top and wipe straight down. Once everything is wiped, take the baby oil and wipe all the utensils again with a fresh cleaning cloth.
Cleaner #4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons ammonia
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup soap flakes
  • ¼ cup whiting
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Jar with lid
Procedure
If you're wondering what whiting actually is, then visit your local hardware store to buy some. It's a powder used in paints and putty. You can make soap flakes at home as they can be a bit expensive to buy. For soap flakes, get pure vegetable oil soap (without dyes or fragrance), and start scraping the soap with a grater.
Combine all the mentioned ingredients and pour it in a jar with lid. Spread the liquid over the utensils and appliances; buff with cleaning cloths. You can also rinse the liquid with some lukewarm water instead.
Cleaner #5
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dish washer
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Scrub sponge
  • Water
  • Cleaning cloth
Procedure
Take a clean bowl to mix the baking soda, liquid dish washer, and a little bit of water together. Make a smooth paste and scrub the utensils and appliances with the paste. Wash all the appliances under cold water thoroughly and wipe them with a clean cloth.
Make sure you have your gloves on every time you are using these cleaners. They can, at times, dry your hands and make the skin flaky.