Wednesday, March 21, 2007

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances - Cleaning Tips and Hints - Happy Slob

Okay, now here is a great question that I know many of you might wonder about, sent in by Marlene:

"Hi Christina,
Does anybody know how to clean, stainless steel stoves, fridges and dishwashers.
My neighbour has just bought all three appliances. Other than the small amount of cleaning stuff that they give you, with the stove, is there something that can be used, using something that we would already have in our cupboards?
I know that the cornstarch and water works really well for glass top ranges. Would it do the same for stainless steel?
Thanks, Marlene."

Hey Marlene,

:) Thanks for the email. I have one very favorite product for all stainless steel cleaning, and in fact at my part-time retail job (in a kitchen shop) we sell out of this stuff really quickly - because it works just that well.

Barkeepers Friend cleaner comes in either a powder or a liquid cleanser form, and it's fantastic at cleaning your stainless steel appliances. In some cases, it can even remove scratches from the surface of the stainless steel! You can also use it for cleaning your stainless steel sink, and pots and pans. (It works amazingly well at getting out those really OLD stains in stainless steel pots and pans that you thought would NEVER come out again! It really rejuvenates old cookware.)

Let us know how it works out for you! You can get your Barkeepers friend by either clicking on the links in this post OR just check your local stores. :) Many will likely carry this popular cleaner.


Ken said...

What's works best for me is olive oil! I didn't believe it at first, but it works like a charm - better than most commercial stainless steel cleaners I've found.

MSD said...

i have found BKF to be great at removing rust from my old stainless stove.
it worked well on my tile shower floor w/o scratching too!

Anonymous said...

I found a product at Sears in the grill section called Citrushine Stainless Steel Polish that works incredibly. My wife was so mad at me after I convinced her to go all stainless in the kitchen. We tried EVERYTHING we could find and nothing worked without streaking. Then we found Citrushine. I think it saved my marriage! :)

Denise said...

BKF is a miracle powder. I use it on my stovetop - it's gentle and really gets out the stains.

HappySlob said...

Thanks for the additional comments, you guys. :) Ken - I'm absolutely going to have to try olive oil, and then post and let you know how it worked out!

Anonymous said...

...had company coming, went to the cupboard and the stainless steel sheets had gone dry. Tried olive oil - Easy and worked like a charm - just used a ss polishing cloth to buff it out - MUCH quicker than normal!