Keeping stainless steel appliances clean.

I have a love hate relationship with my stainless steel appliances.
I LOVE the look the modern, shiny look of stainless but you take one breath near them and they’re suddenly filthy.
Why do they have to be SOOO difficult to keep clean?
My neighbor was raving about an application she had done to her stainless steel refrigerator that was supposed to make cleaning a cinch with only the use of a microfiber cloth and water. After she showed me I was pretty excited but still a little skeptical. I already had stainless steel cloth that made cleaning my SS much eaisier than using chemicals which I blogged about here. But hers seemed to wipe up much quicker and with less streaks. So for under $200. to do 5 appliances I decided to give it a try. (Keep in mind I am not being paid or have not received any benefits, discounts or promotions).

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Full of smudges, oil, streaks, finger prints…

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I kid you not, this is what they look like at the end of one day!

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So Scott from Protect-N-Shine put on this big, scary looking ventilator on and went to work…to which we quickly exited for a few hours.

When we first bought our appliances they arrived shrink-wrapped in plastic.  After taking the plastic off it leaved almost a residue stain on the stainless steel.  To the touch there was nothing there but it would never shine up.  I tried EVERYTHING and EVERY chemical I could get my hands on but it never would dissapear.IMG_5718

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After I had my appliances coated that residue was G-O-N-E!  Nice little happy accident.

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The best I can describe the coating is similar to a clear lacquer that protects your stainless.

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To clean them I dab a little water on this microfiber clothe and everything comes off easily!

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The thing I like best is not having to use any harsh, toxic chemicals to clean my appliances.  Sa-weet!

Comments

  1. Interesting idea

  2. Chesley Combs says:

    Another little tip for evryone that I’ve found to get smudges out without chemicals is olive oil. Dab it on a rag and wipe those babies down about once a month, and no smudges.

  3. Britter says:

    Love your blog, style, and all your tips!! I noticed you have the Kitchenaid French door refrigerator. My husband and I have been looking into to purchasing this same one as we are getting ready to move into our new home next month. Quick question does the refrigerator make any high pitched noises? Any pros or cons of owning it? I’d appreciate your input.

    • I haven’t LOVED the door feature on ours. It doesn’t close on it’s own…you really have to push it in so a lot of times I’ll come back in to the kitchen with the door semi-closed. Other than that we’ve loved it!

  4. Thanks for the tip. A friend in the restaurant industry has also referred to a somewhat similar process that they use to treat their restaurant equipment to prevent it from rusting, keeping it clean and sanitary for restaurant use. The process, called electropolishing, works by putting the particular parts such as dishwasher racks, ice cream scoops or any other stainless steel food serving equipment into an electrolyte bath. The bath not only cleans the metal but it removes flaws, preventing it from rusting and/or other surface problems. It also results in a bright, shiny finish! The company they use, Able Electropolishing, has worked with the food industry for decades.

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