This is THE BEST DIY stainless steel cleaner that actually works and removes those nasty stains and streak. I’ve bought so many stainless steel cleaners over the years but I have never found one that actually worked! I get those streaks and water marks all over my stainless steel refrigerator and I could never get them off. Until my mom told me about the best hack to remove streaks from stainless steel appliances! You can use this on your refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and anything else that has a stainless steel finish.
In this post, I’m sharing my secret ingredient to cleaning your stainless steel appliance! Make the best stainless steel cleaner at home today.
No more water marks or streaks, just pretty shinny stainless steel. And you can STOP buying stainless steel cleaners that don’t work.
Step 1: Wipe down your stainless steel appliance with an all purpose vinegar cleaning spray
By wiping down your stainless steel appliance prior to using baby oil to get rid of streaks, you’ll make sure there is no left over residue or water.
This is a key step to getting the best DIY stainless steel cleaner to work. If you move onto the next step without cleaning your appliance, the secret ingredient to remove the steaks won’t work!
Step 2: Grab a microfiber cloth
Using a microfiber cloth to wipe stainless steel is the way to go. It won’t cause more streaks like a regular paper towel might do.
I always have a pack of these microfiber cloths to use for cleaning. They’re small and don’t take up too much room. You can use them to clean anything around the house – including your appliances or with an all purpose vinegar cleaning spray.
Step 3: Add baby oil to the cloth (YES, BABY OIL!)
Baby oil is the secret ingredient to remove streaks from stainless steel! Who would have thought?! I thought my mom was crazy when she first told me to try this. But it works!
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Step 4: Wipe down your stainless steel appliance
Give it a good thorough wipe – going in an up and down motion. Let it absorb and dry for about 60 seconds and you will no longer have any streaks on your stainless steel!
If there are some lingering streaks or water marks, put a little more pressure when using the baby oil or add another few drops.
How To Remove Streaks From Stainless Steel Appliances
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
- Baby Oil
- Clean your stainless steel appliance with an all purpose cleaning spray
- Put 5 drops of baby oil on your microfiber cloth
- Wipe the stainless steels with the baby oil cloth
- Repeat until all the steaks and water marks are gone
Tuesday 22nd of March 2022
This is such a good cleaning tip! I am wanting to deep clean our house here in Tucson for spring and will totally use this. I am hoping to do some professional wood floor cleaning here soon! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Monday 10th of January 2022
How much Baby Oil should you apply to your microfiber cleaning cloth???? I don’t want to over apply. I’m so excited to try this. I’ve been so unhappy with my stainless steel appliances because I have never been to clean them appropriately since they were installed. I have tried numerous stainless steel cleaners and polishers and nothing seems to work. Thank you so much.
Monday 10th of January 2022
I would start with about 5 drops. See how that works and if you need more, add gradually until you get the perfect polished look. It really works I promise!! I keep the baby oil and cloth under my kitchen sink now and use it about once a week after I clean.
Sunday 15th of November 2020
Thank your mom. I have a $13,000 sub zero that is almost 2 years old and it has looked terrible no matter what I did to clean it. I used her method and it looks really good. Thank you so much for sharing.
Tuesday 17th of November 2020
Hi Gail! So glad this worked to clean your stainless steel appliance!! You're welcome.