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how to naturally clean stainless steel | before after

Stainless steel appliances in the new house had me more than excited. But within a couple days of moving in, thanks to a matchbox car being gouged up and down the fridge door, seeing {and hearing!} those first few scratches were painful. Then came the fingerprints, handprints and licks {from our dog…oh who am I kidding, my boys too} and by the end of the first week I had the sad realization that keeping my fridge, dishwasher and stove looking new was going to be a never.ending.battle.

I tried a bunch of eco-friendly cleaners, glass cleaner, soap and water but nothing was making the cut – they left my fridge either filmy, streaky,  dull or all of the above. I didn’t want to turn to a brand loaded with chemicals even though I’m sure it’d burn the smudges off,  so I went to the internet for solutions and I came across an unexpected tip: Use baby oil. 

Oil? On steel? Say what? Since baby oil isn’t exactly eco-friendly and I have none in the house, I turned to my pantry for the natural alternative: olive oil.

Read on mamas for the how-to:

how to naturally clean stainless steel | before   after

Watermarks from the water & ice dispenser, fingerprints, yogurt {I think}…

how to naturally clean stainless steel | before   after

Start by wiping down your fridge with a wet cloth to remove any dried on food from tiny hands. I found dried on tomato seeds. *sigh*.

how to naturally clean stainless steel | before   after

Grab your olive oil and a soft cloth. Old baby facecloths or prefold cloth diapers you’re not using work perfectly.

how to naturally clean stainless steel | before   after

Pour about 1tbsp onto your cloth and start buffing. Finish it by rubbing up and down with the grain.  Try not to cringe at the scratches on your fridge…you won’t notice them {much} when you’re finished.

how to naturally clean stainless steel | before   after

See??!! The olive oil buffs out every little watermark, smudge and streak.

Beautiful.

how to naturally clean stainless steel | before   after

Now stand back and fall in love with your stainless all over again.

No, your fridge won’t feel or look greasy and it’s a cinch to spot clean. Just keep your cloth handy and quickly run it over any noticeable smudges {no need to add more olive oil}. I give it a “good clean” about once every 4 days.  You can even run your cloth over the water dispenser or other appliance parts…the olive oil will remove marks on plastic and make it shiny again.

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