Stainless steel is more of a challenge to keep clean because it shows fingerprints and can easily look streaky. Because of this, it’s very important to move your cloth in one direction and go with the grain when you clean.
If you’re not sure which direction you should go, start in a small area and test things out. I find that a clean microfiber cloth works best, though you can also use paper towels. You should also remember that there are different types of stainless steel.
You might need to do a bit of experimenting before you hit on exactly what works best for your specific appliance. In fact, if you have several stainless-steel appliances, each one might require a slightly different cleaning routine.
There are also some major don'ts when it comes to cleaning stainless steel. Avoid using steel wool or any other abrasive sponges or scrubber pads. Don’t use any chlorine-based cleaner or anything with chloride in it.
Don’t use an oven cleaner. If your tap water is harsh, it might leave spots or stains. Many people swear by the simple combination of vinegar and olive oil for keeping their stainless-steel appliances clean.
Add white vinegar to a clean spray bottle. Spray down your stainless-steel appliance. Wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. Once clean, dip your cloth into a small amount of olive oil. Move the cloth in the direction of the grain.
This will add some deep shine to your appliance and remove any remaining streaks or marks. Simple dish soap can also work to clean your stainless steel furniture and appliances. Clean the appliance with dish soap. Put a small amount of baby oil on a microfiber cloth.
Move the cloth in the direction of the grain to polish and shine your appliance. Also you can add club soda to a clean spray bottle. Spray down your stainless-steel appliance. Rub the cloth in the direction of the grain to polish and shine your appliance.