How to Clean Stainless Steel

How to Clean Stainless Steel

How to Clean Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel is prone to fingerprints, streaks, and water stains, therefore, can be very frustrating to clean and keep shiny.
You must be careful and cannot use harsh abrasives to clean stainless steel as this can scratch it or make it rust, so it’s important to learn how to clean it the right way.

If you follow our suggestions, you will have sparkling stainless steel again!

We often get asked this question and today we will share some useful tips with you on how to clean stainless steel and leave it shiny and sparkling!

You will need:

  • microfiber cloths
  • white vinegar
  • oil
  • baking soda
  • water

Simple right?


  1. In a spray bottle, dilute a solution of 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar.
  2. Start by spraying the stainless steel with white vinegar and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it.
  3. Let it dry or wipe it with another dry microfiber cloth. You must use a dry cloth to make it shiny with no streaks, but make sure to wipe in the direction of the metal’s grain, as streaks are the result of wiping against the grain or in a circular motion.
  4. To finish off, dip a microfiber cloth into a bit of oil (only a tiny bit) and rub it over your stainless-steel surfaces, then buff until you’re happy with the result.


How to remove tougher stains on stainless steel

You know me so well by now, any natural product to clean anything, is always the method I chose first!

You can use a baking soda scrub (mix baking soda with a little bit of water) if you are trying to clean burned or caked-on messes on stainless steel trays, pots and pans or countertops.

These will need a bit more of your attention, so you can make a soft paste out of baking soda and water and apply to the stain, allowing it to sit for about 20 minutes. When the time is up, scrub the area with a microfiber cloth dampened in water and dish soap.  Make sure it is fully rinsed and dry.

However, if your stainless steel is older and needs a bit of love to bring back its natural shine, the only way to do that is by using cleaning products formulated specifically for stainless steel.


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