Reader question… “I have a stainless steel sink and stainless steel appliances and they always look dull and streaky. I won’t use chemical products. Do you have any natural way to keep stainless steel looking clean and shiny?” –Bonnie W.
I actually do have a great “green” way to clean stainless steel surfaces using only natural ingredients… and it really does work… even better, I think, than chemical cleaners. All you need are just two simple ingredients… olive oil and white vinegar. If you don’t have white vinegar, use cider vinegar.
- Rub the stainless steel surface with a soft cloth dampened with a small amount of olive oil.
- Wipe the oil off the surface with another soft cloth dampened with vinegar.
Immediate result… gleaming stainless steel!
I was skeptical the first time I tried the olive oil and vinegar, but the results are amazing for appliances or any other stainless steel surface. I especially like the way it cleans the double stainless steel sink in our kitchen because our hard water has always made keeping that sink looking good a challenge. Since I’ve been using the oil and vinegar method, and occasionally the flour method, that sink shines like it did the day it was installed!