Sydney Rea - Jan 23, 2019

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances with Olive Oil

Do you have stainless steel appliances in your kitchen? I do - almost all my appliances are. From my oven to my fridge to my toaster to my electric kettle - it's all shiny and pretty...when it's clean. When it's not, it's not so pretty.

Unfortunately, this metal is prone to finger smudges and other blemishes that stand out - loud and clear.

Did you know you can easily clean your stainless steel appliances with something you already have in your pantry? Any guesses? That's right - olive oil!

Here's how to clean your stainless steel appliances in 3 easy steps, using 3 things you already own. 

What You'll Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Rag (microfiber works best)
  • Paper Towel

The Method

  1. Find the direction of the grain. You'll see it going horizontally or vertically.

  2. Pour a drop of oil onto a rag then wipe it down with your cloth going the direction of the grain.

  3. Once the marks are gone, use a paper towel to create the shine. 


That's it! Easy as pie. We love using this alternative method because it's completely natural - you'll avoid harsh chemicals found in traditional cleaning products.

And assuming this is something you already own, so you'll save some money, too. It's a win-win situation!

Have you ever cleaned with olive oil? Will you try this tip?

Let us know in the comments below!

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