How to clean stainless steel appliances in 8 easy ways

Sick and tired of the grease that’s strewn all over your oven and rangehood? Here are eight easy ways to clean those stubborn stains off your stainless steel appliances.

These tried-and-tested ideas from our resident decluttering and cleaning expert Chelsea Smith from The Organising Platform will surely help you bring your stainless steel appliances back to life.

1: Use baby oil

You can clean all your stainless steel appliances using none other than baby oil. Simply take a wet cloth and wipe down the surface. Pop some baby oil onto a microfibre cloth and give the surface another wipe down.

Baby oil works a treat to clean all your stainless steel appliances. Picture: Erinna Giblin

2: Clean with dishwashing detergent

Use a touch of dishwashing detergent and a little water and clean along the grain of the stainless steel appliance. Wipe with a microfibre cloth.

Use dishwashing detergent and water to clean your rangehood, then wipe with a microfibre cloth. Picture: Erinna Giblin

3: Use glass cleaner

Spray glass cleaner directly onto the stainless steel appliance and wipe with a microfibre cloth.

Glass cleaner is another great product to use on your oventop. Picture: Getty

4: Olive oil works a treat

Pour a drop of olive oil onto a rag and wipe the appliance in the same direction of the stainless steel grain.

Olive oil, like baby oil, will do wonders for your stainless steel appliances at home. Picture: Getty

5: Try baking soda

Create a paste using 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water. Rub the mixture over the surface with a sponge, then gently wipe the paste off with another wet microfibre cloth.

6: White vinegar

Spray white vinegar directly onto the surface of the appliance. Using a microfibre cloth, wipe in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel.

Natural ingredients like white vinegar and lemon work a treat when cleaning appliances. Picture: Getty

7: Lemon

Combine lemon juice and hot water in a bowl. Use a microfibre cloth and wipe down the stainless steel appliance, then wipe down again using a fresh microfibre cloth.

Be sure to use microfibre cloths when cleaning your appliances. Picture: Getty

8. Cream of tartar

Use a few drops of water, cream of tartar, and a sponge to buff out any marks on your stainless steel appliances.

Sparkly clean appliances are within easy reach if you have the tricks of the trade to clean them. Picture: Erinna Giblin

Article repurposed from How to clean stainless steel appliances in 8 easy ways by Kristy Barratt. Author at