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Old 12-22-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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I'm considering an axe........
SS is highly overrated IMHO

I have no problem keeping my SS appliances clean, and I have kids and pets. I use either Cinch with a soft paper towel ( I buy only Viva paper towels, they are super soft and absorbent) or I use the SS cleaning cloths in the bottle called Stainless Steel Wipes. I've never understood why some people find SS hard to clean, I think ours are easier to clean than the old white/off-white appliances were. What am I missing?
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:39 AM
 
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I think my sister used glass cleaner on my stainless steel fridge. It's the only thing I can figure out, because I've never used anything than specific cleaner meant for SS. NOW there's spots on the doors. Should I try vinegar? That's what I use on my Corian countertops.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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I have no problem keeping my SS appliances clean, and I have kids and pets. I use either Cinch with a soft paper towel ( I buy only Viva paper towels, they are super soft and absorbent) or I use the SS cleaning cloths in the bottle called Stainless Steel Wipes. I've never understood why some people find SS hard to clean, I think ours are easier to clean than the old white/off-white appliances were. What am I missing?
You're not missing anything. It's very easy to keep clean and new looking, with a simple wipedown every once in a while with the Stainless steel wipes.

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Old 01-12-2015, 01:31 PM
 
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Her post that you have answered was from 2008. My question, which is why I revised this thread is, I've used my regular cleaner to get off the spots from what I believe was Windex sprayed on it. It didn't work. Do you have any suggestions on what to do NOW?
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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I used those wipes to get all sorts of spots and things off of stainless.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Her post that you have answered was from 2008. My question, which is why I revised this thread is, I've used my regular cleaner to get off the spots from what I believe was Windex sprayed on it. It didn't work. Do you have any suggestions on what to do NOW?
I spray Pledge (yellow can - I think it works better than the multi-surface Pledge) on the stainless steel appliance and then wipe it off with a microfiber cloth. I think the microfiber works better than a paper towel.
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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Every six months or so I apply some Ice car polish: Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T-468 Ice Liquid Polish, 16 ounces: Automotive

Most smudges can be easily removed with a dry rag or towel. Dried food can be removed with Windex.

It actually prevents smudges.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:28 AM
 
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I got it off last night by using the vinegar/Dawn/water mixture I use on my Corian countertops. Thanks for all your recommendations. IMHO, NO WINDEX!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I've used a 3:1 vinegar/water solution and a microfiber cloth with great results- that mainly being "clean"- no residue, oil, etc.

A lot of those purpose driven cleaners for SS have oil in them- yes it improves "shine" but it attracts dirt, dust, and other contaminants even faster, requiring more cleaning, and MORE oil- and you keep buying the product! Great for the manufacturer!!! No so much for your wallet and time.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You won't believe what we use about twice a year on our stainless appliances - leather cleaner. That's right. It works GREAT and really repels fingerprints and smudges. Really brings out a subtle shine as well.

Our fridge is one of the SS finishes that doesn't show fingerprints or smudges and I really like that. I don't have a significant problem with any of my SS appliances now that I think of it but occasionally I do like to get out the microfiber cloth and the leather cleaner and buff the appliances to a nice sheen.
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