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Old 01-08-2013, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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So we got the new appliances last week and I need recommendations for the stainless steel cleaner you use. The cooktop came with with Cerama Bryte, but not sure it did the best job. Can definitely tell I'll need it!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I don't have stainless steel appliances, but I heard that Avon Skin So Soft oil on a soft cloth works well for finger prints.

When stainless came on the market, I went online to a consumer forum, and read from numerous people that it was a nightmare to keep them clean looking.

My girlfriend is a cleaning lady in upscale houses, (her house is spotless!) and before she took on the cleaning business, she was considering buying SS appliances. I told her how difficult they are to keep clean. She said "oh you know me, I'll keep them clean". She has said numerous times since then that she wished she had listened to me. She opens her fridge door with a paper towel. Even the handles get finger marks on them.

On the same consumer forum, I found out that the best cleaner for glass-top ranges is Bar Keeper's Friend. It is in powder form. You can find it at WalMart near the Comet powder. It is cheap, lasts for ever, and it works like a charm. Wet your glass top with a bit of water, sprinkle a little amout of BKF on it, and using a scrubby sponge, rub in light circles across the top. Wipe off with your dish cloth, rinse again, and dry with your tea towel. Works great!

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I use a spray bottle of warm water and a good microfiber cloth....we recently had a repairman out to fix our dishwasher (thank goodness under warranty).....he gave me some stainless cleaning advice which has proved helpful: stainless appliances do have a grain and should be cleaned/polished in the direction of the grain.....and he was absolutely correct. The grain on my dishwasher runs in a horizontal direction and so I now clean and polish with the grain. This made a world of difference!
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:01 AM
 
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We just use water and a microfiber cloth as well. I tend to find SS fairly easy to clean. Yes it gets some fingerprints, but it doesn't take long to wipe down before people come over
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You will not believe what works best for us - leather cleaner rubbed on with a soft cloth.

That's right. And no, it doesn't smear. It shines up very nicely and seems to repel fingerprints.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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Thanks so much for the tips!
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:14 PM
 
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I've tried all the special cleansers made for stainless steel. But nothing works as well as ORANGE-GLO, the stuff that's made for cleaning/polishing wood. OMG. It's the best for stainless steel!
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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First, I clean the surface with a sponge and Joy (the only one that rinses clean) and wipe dry with a paper towel. The I rub mineral oil on the surface. I try and only open the doors by the handles, but my spouse (bless her heart) is more of a booty bounce person. So, I just clean them again.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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