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Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

Clean Stainless Steel without Expensive Cleaning Products



Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

Photo © Erin Huffstetler

Fed up with fingerprints on your stainless steel appliances? Skip the pricey stainless steel cleaners, and head to your pantry for an easy fix:

What You Need:

  • White vinegar
  • An empty spray bottle
  • A cleaning cloth

What You Do:

Fill a spray bottle with undiluted white vinegar. Then, spray on all of your stainless steel surfaces, and wipe dry with a soft cleaning cloth. Simple and effective!

Why This Works:

The acetic acid in the vinegar cuts through the oil left behind by fingertips, rather than smearing it around like a lot of other cleaners.

Benefits of Cleaning with Vinegar:

  • inexpensive
  • no harsh chemicals
  • effective sanitizer
  • effective grease cutter
  • non-abrasive


1) Do not reuse empty cleaner bottles. Buy a new bottle to use for your vinegar spray

2) As with any cleaner, you should avoid all contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin

3) Keep out of the reach of children

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