Saturday, March 22, 2014

The fastest, easiest, best way to clean stainless steel !

How's that for a title?

I was one of the first people I know to run out and buy stainless steel - they're the only appliances I've bought for many many years - AND for many many years I struggled to keep them clean !

Fingerprints are stainless steel's worst enemy and so I've tried every product out there - paid a small fortune over the years for things that didn't really work to my satisfaction - until I opened the medicine cabinet one day and pulled out my baby oil.

That's right - a simple bottle of baby oil ( I now get a bottle from the Dollar Store for this purpose alone ( I stick with Johnson's for my body lol ).

It's effortless - and instant - the only thing is you have to make sure you buff dry or it'll all have been for nothing.

After installing the range hood it looked like this


and 5 minutes later it looked like this


The stove - ( as you know we are looking for a new stove - this one's seen better days - but at least it looks clean now )


The fridge looks like a mirror ! ( I may start using it to put my make up on )


You HAVE to try it - it's a miracle cleaner AND the Green thing to do ( and the added bonus is all my appliances now feel as soft as a baby's bum )

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29 comments:

  1. Great tip! I am mid kitchen renovation right now and my appliances will be stainless. Will def us baby oil. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I NEVER would have thought about baby oil! I am going to try it!

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  3. Thanks for the baby oil tip. I added a tip for cleaning furniture upholstery with Barbasol on my Wetcreek Blogspot today. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  4. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I wish I would've known this when we had stainless steel. Having 3 little ones running around made it very hard to keep my appliances fingerprint free. So I opted for all white.
    Thanks for sharing this great tip!
    Have a great weekend Suzan,
    Suzanne

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  5. I have an arsenal of SS cleaners, had to try them all, and I've only found one that I like, but it's not baby oil so I'll give that a whirl.

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  6. THANK YOU!

    I just put baby oil on my shopping list.

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  7. What? Never heard of this! I'll give it a try. I'm thinking of ditching all the stainless appliances when we move. It's so aggravating- especially with three dogs and their slobber and nose prints on the fridge. I bet Bruce will lick the fridge if I put baby oil on it. He tries to lick off all the lotion on my legs/feet. Crazy dog. :)

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  8. Who knew? I'm going to try this on our downstairs stove. The smudges are always popping up and irking me. Upstairs (main floor, I should say), we have black, and that's got it's moments, but it's not as challenging as the st.steel. Great share!

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  9. I will have to try it. Thank you for sharing your magic!

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  10. Now this is a good one!!! I love it. Yet another little bit of dollar store magic...well, and you of course.

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  11. Wow Suzan those appliances looks stunning. I have always used Pledge on my stainless and it works ok but the baby oil really makes these sparkle. I am going to try this. Thanks for the tip. Have a great week end.
    Kris

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  12. Susan,
    Thanks for sharing this thrifty tip...so many of us can use it.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. Suzan, I HAD to have stainless steel. It is all the rage and friends that I know that clean houses said No, No, No. But I didn't listen and then the fingerprints came!!! I bought all kinds of SS cleaners and none worked very well. I am now using Pledge cleaner for all types of things, and it works better than the others, but not as pretty as yours looks. I am going to try baby oil now. The proof will be if I can see my reflection. Maybe that's not such a good idea!..Happy Weekend..Judy Thanks for the tip.

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  14. I actually use baby oil too, it's brilliant. I think my nana used it on her toaster back in the day and it was always shiny.

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  15. It looks beautiful after that polish, I too discovered baby oil for cleaning stainless steel, it works a treat and is so much kinder than the chemical version in the supermarkets.

    Lee :)

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  16. Well now there's some news I can use!!! Thanks for tip Suzan.

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  17. Awesome. I will give this a try!

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  18. This is so great! I'm giving it a try! Thanks for sharing at the It's Party Time link up!

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  19. Baby oil who knew, but I see something more interesting in the reflection of the fridge. I see a floor that has not been revealed yet, and if it has then I missed it. Would love to see a pic of it and the while kitchen. pretty please. hugs Tobey

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  20. Great tip Suzan - off to the dollar store I go for my bottle! I see some black & white checks reflected in that shiny stainless...did I miss a post or are you keeping something from us...huh..huh...huh?
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  21. Yep- I do this and I used to use WD40 before I discovered baby oil. The trick is to make sure you wipe/polish it all off!!!!! xo Diana

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  22. Can't wait to try this...I had heard olive oil would work but I didn't like it...I love the shine on yours...If I had to do it over, I would go with white, it never goes out of style...but alas....I have stainless....thanks

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  23. I've read olive oil too! That's what I use to take the residual wax off my face.

    Wait. Did I just admit I wax my facial hair? No I definitely did not.

    I'm naturally hair-free.

    xoxo
    -andi

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  24. I'm going to try this -- great tip; thanks, Suzan!

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  25. Who knew? Thanks for sharing! (Seen on Wow Me Wednesday.)

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  26. Awesome! We just got a new SS hood vent over the stove, so I'll start by using baby oil and hopefully it will stay looking new!

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  27. I've never had stainless steel appliances (other than our toaster), but I've heard they are a pain to keep clean. What a neat & cheap idea for getting the prints off! I'll have to try it on my toaster since it suffers the same way. Thanks for the tip!
    Debbie :)

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