How to Clean Your Stainless Steel Appliances the Right Way

Bold color trends may be taking over the appliance market, but stainless steel is still the reigning king in most home kitchens. There’s just something about the sleek, versatile look that only stainless steel can achieve. Nothing’s worse than a beautiful kitchen jaded by streaky, dusty appliances. The First Coast Supply team is here to set the record straight on how to keep your kitchen appliances smudge-free and shiny.

Solution #1: Baby Oil and Dish Soap

Baby oil, say whaaat? Oh yeah, we went there. After a nice clean with the dish soap, baby oil is the perfect way to achieve that shine you want. Mix dish soap with some warm water to form suds. Dip your cloth into the soap mixture and clean the appliances.

Next, apply a small amount of baby oil to a microfiber cloth. Rub the baby oil in the direction of the steel grain to properly polish the appliance surfaces.

Solution #2: Club Soda

That’s it — plain ‘ol club soda. Make yourself a mojito, then pour the leftover club soda into a spray bottle. Thoroughly spray your stainless steel surfaces with the soda. Finally, use a microfiber cloth to shine the surface in the direction of the grain.

Solution #3: Olive Oil and Vinegar

No, this isn’t a recipe for that baguette dip from your favorite Italian restaurant. Many homeowners fully swear by this simple concoction to clean their appliances.

To start, add white vinegar to a spray bottle and spritz the appliance surfaces. Wipe away the vinegar with a microfiber cloth. Dip the cloth in a little bit of olive oil and wipe in the direction of the grain. This is a great way to remove streaks and add shine.

Solution #4: Citrus Furniture Polish

This one is as easy as can be. First, use a dry cloth to wipe away excess dust from the steel. Add a small amount of polish to a microfiber cloth, then rub in the direction of the grain. We don’t recommend applying the polish directly to your appliances because it can easily create streaks.

Solution #5: Store-Bought Cleaning Products

Another simple option is to invest in some commercial cleaners from your local supermarket or hardware store. If you’re averse to exposing your household to chemicals, this may not be the right solution for you. Luckily, there are some tried-and-true products that cut through the dust, fingerprints and streaks.

Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes come in an easy-to-use canister and are one of the most trusted brands in the industry. Do you like your cleaning products to come in pretty bottles? Then the Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Polish + Cleaner is the one for you. Its natural base is coconut oil, so your appliances will smell good, too.

Fall in Love with Your Kitchen Appliances

Sometimes a deep clean just isn’t enough. If you feel its time to revamp your kitchen with on-trend appliance solutions, First Coast Supply is your answer. Pop into our state-of-the-art showroom in Jacksonville to browse appliance, cabinetry and countertop options for every budget.