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How To Clean Stainless Steel Spotlessly and Inexpensively!


Where are my Quick Tip Tuesday fans? Oh have I got a good one for you today!! 

Do you have stainless steel appliances that are streak-and-smudge prone? My new refrigerator at home has a smudge free coating that doesn’t show fingerprints, but my oven and dishwasher show every touch and wipe of the cloth. It’s hard to photograph, but if you have stainless steel I know you can relate. Especially if you have kids + a water dispenser on the fridge!!! Holy streaks down the front of the fridge every day! 

The easiest way to remedy that?

Cleaning stainless steel with olive oil

Olive oil! I use this at home all the time, and it worked wonders for this fridge at the house we stayed at in Florida too. 

Vegetable oil and mineral oil do the job well also. You only need a small amount! I just put a paper towel or microfiber cloth on top of the bottle and turn it over so I have that small circle of oil, and a little goes a long way. 

Simply “Karate Kid” your stainless steel – wax on, wax off, in the same direction for a beautiful streak free finish. 

This literally takes under 1 minute and looks perfect after! And bonus, you are not breathing in anything gross!

All these oils are much healthier to use around your house and breathe in than chemical cleaners that include harmful carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.

These days I don’t use many chemicals to clean my kitchen at home anymore and I don’t miss them at all! 

Cleaning stainless steel appliances with olive oil

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