Cleaning stainless steel

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Cleaning stainless steel


  • Water

  • Equal-part water & white vinegar solution (optional) or a mild dishwashing solution (optional)

  • Clean microfibre cloths

  • Olive oil, to shine (optional)


  • Check the severity of the smudges and marks on your stainless steel surface. If they look light, you will be able to proceed with just water as your cleaning product. If the marks look tough, make up a solution of white vinegar and water in equal measure. Or you can use a couple of drops of washing up liquid and water. Make up your solution in a bowl or in an empty spray bottle.

  • Lightly dampen a clean microfibre with your water or water/vinegar solution. If you've made your solution in a spray bottle instead, you can simply spray a light mist over your appliance door.

  • Wipe over your stainless steel surface, working with the grain. Don’t forget to work your way right into the corners to ensure that no areas are missed.

  • Use the flip side of your microfibre, or a new dry microfibre cloth, and repeat your motion over the surface. This should buff the surface, lifting any marks that were previously there.

  • Every so often, you may want to replenish the shine on your appliances. To do this, apply a small quantity of olive oil to a clean cloth and wipe over in the direction of the grain, as above. Wipe again with a dry microfibre once more to buff the surface.

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