Tutorials & Tips Link Party {24} Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

I like the look of stainless steel, but I do not like the look of grubby fingerprints all over my appliances.

Some of you lucky ducks have fingerprint-proof stainless steel, but for the rest of us we need a cheap and easy solution.

Awhile back, I shared my window cleaner recipe with you and it seems this cleaner works great on stainless steel as well! In a spray bottle, I mix together 2/3 parts white vinegar, a few drops of dish soap, and 1/3 part water.

Just spray it on….

…and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it off. The cloth makes a big difference in getting a good clean.

And here it is the much better after!

Here is a reminder of what it looked like before. Ew.

And again, the nice, clean, vinegar solution after!

In other news, here is what I’ve been doing all day. Does it look like I’ve been working on it all day?

No? Ugh. Well, I have and it’s just not coming together quickly. Hopefully within the next week this baby will be ready for a full reveal.

Until then, let’s see you show off your big reveals!

Here are the rules for linking up:

1. Please link back to my blog. (Your link will not work if you don’t have a link back to my blog.)

2. Please do not link up posts that you’ve already linked up to a previous Tips & Tutes Tuesday link party. We like to keep content fresh around here!

Have fun!

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      • Liberty says

        I LOVE mineral oil for cleaning my stainless appliances. My sister is a professional, non-toxic product house cleaner and she introduced it to me. You can buy it cheap at almost any drugstore. Just pour a bit on a cloth and polish the steel til there isn’t any more residue. Fast. Cheap. No smells. No mixing. Lasts awhile! :)

  1. says

    I’m loving the tip on your stainless cleaner. We’re in the midst of a kitchen reno, so all of our appliances are covered in 3 sets of tiny fingerprints AND a layer of drywall dust. I’ve also linked up a tutorial for the easiest pillow covers ever. EVER. Promise. It’s number 8- thanks so much for hosting this party each week! Hope you’re having a great day!

  2. says

    I just did a post last week on cleaning stainless too! Funny! Great minds think alike :) I use water and vinegar too and then buff it with baby oil at the end. Makes it easier to clean up for several days after!

    Also I have a very similar chandelier in my entry. Where is yours from?

    Linking up for the first time! Yay!

  3. says

    That is a clever trick and cheap too! I have been using Multi Purpose Pledge on everything! Granite and Stainless included! I do love using vinegar though! I know I am crazy, but I like the smell of vinegar!!!

  4. Amanda R says

    Michelle is right about the baby oil. I once bought a stainless steel cleaner and the main ingredient is mineral oil. Now I just use baby oil (after wiping it down). It really keeps it cleaner longer.

  5. says

    hi Beth.
    Thanks again for hosting a link party.
    I love seeing all that is happening around the world!
    Some very very creative peoples out there!!
    cheryl xox.

  6. says

    Wow! Thanks so much for the tip. My fridge looks AWFUL right now. Like, seriously terrible.

    I wish I had something to link up, but for now I guess I’ll just drool over every one else’s projects. They’re so great this week!

  7. says

    Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest!
    Stainless steel is the bane of my existence! I will give this a go, for sure!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  8. says

    Guess I’m not fully awake yet – forgot to add my thumbnail pic. Oh well.

    Hey, I love using vinegar to clean! And microfiber cloths! I use them in absolutely every room! Thanks for the stainless mix. I don’t have stainless … yet. I can always dream though! Thanks for hosting!

  9. says

    I’m very late, but I FINALLY got a post written about my son’s new bed. He and I built the IKEA Brimnes bed (which was actually a fun project to do together), then I made an upholstered headboard for him. And it all works great! I’m so happy to have his room working. I wouldn’t exactly call it clean and organized, but it’s not half bad. . . and I’m happy with it!

    Hope you’re having a great week!

  10. says

    Beth, your blog is amazing! I happened upon it when searching for a way to clean stainless steel, SO glad I found it, I’m sure I will be spending hours on here:) Thank you for this tip!


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