5 Stainless Steel Cleaning Methods, Milsek

Stainless steel is a popular kitchen appliance finish. It can complement any style or decor, and it simply looks fantastic in the kitchen.

Aside from its beauty, stainless steel is incredibly durable and is able to withstand countless years of use without showing signs of wear and tear. 

In addition to being resistant to the bad stuff, stainless steel is extremely hygienic thanks to its non-porous surface. Unlike wood and plastics, stainless steel is able to withstand the accumulation of bacteria and germs commonly found in the kitchen. This makes it a wonderful choice for homes with large families, children, and animals.

However, as beautiful as stainless steel appliances are, they do often show smudges and fingerprints that can be unsightly for those who love a clean home.

Luckily, stainless steel is easy to clean when you have a special stainless steel cleaner on hand like Milsek. To use, all you need to do is pour a small amount of Milsek onto a microfiber towel and wipe away the dirt and grime. The powerful formula deep cleans all stainless steel surfaces and leaves behind sparkle and shine.

If you don’t have a stainless steel cleaner on hand, here are some other stainless steel cleaning methods you can use to polish and clean your kitchen appliances.

5 Stainless Steel Cleaning Methods

Dish Soap

The number one stainless steel cleaning method for when you don’t have stainless steel cleaner on hand is to use dish soap. To use this method, simply put a small amount of dish soap onto a rag and moisten it with just enough water to dampen the cloth. All you have to do next is wipe along the grain of the stainless steel.

For extra stubborn areas, you may have to repeat the process a few times. Once the entire appliance has been cleaned, use a clean, dry cloth to wipe it down and dry it completely.

Finish off the job with a polish by dabbing a few drops of baby oil onto the clean rag and wiping the surface following the grain of the steel.

White Vinegar

White vinegar is a natural household cleaning product that can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, including stainless steel. To use white vinegar on stainless steel appliances, simply pour the vinegar onto a microfiber cloth or spray it directly onto the surface. After letting it sit for a moment, wipe in the direction of the grain to clean the surface. You may need to repeat the process several times in order to thoroughly clean the surface.

Once the stainless steel has been cleaned, pour a small amount of olive oil onto a clean, dry cloth, and polish the surface. If any extra olive oil residue remains, wipe it away with a clean cloth.

This is a great, all-natural method for cleaning stainless steel surfaces.


Many would be surprised to find that water and a clean cloth can work wonders on stainless steel surfaces.

If you are in a situation where you are not sure what to clean your stainless steel appliances with, try grabbing a clean lint-free cloth and dipping it in some warm water. Just follow the direction of the grain and you would be impressed at how much this simple combination can achieve.

When using this stainless steel cleaning method, be sure to always use a clean, dry cloth to completely dry the surface when you are finished wiping. Oftentimes, even pure water can leave behind mineral residue or spots on your stainless steel surfaces.

Glass Cleaner

Glass or window cleaner is the perfect product for wiping away fingerprints left on stainless steel appliances. Most homes already have this product in the cupboard, so it is the perfect quick-fix for making fingerprints disappear.

To use, spray the glass cleaner onto a microfiber cloth and apply evenly. Move the cloth in a circular motion to remove the fingerprints completely and repeat as needed. It is not recommended to spray the glass cleaner directly onto your appliance as it could leave streaks and spots, creating more work than anticipated

Be sure to rinse the stainless steel with a dampened cloth and then towel dry to complete the job.

Club Soda

Our final favorite stainless steel cleaning method is to grab a bottle of club soda. Club soda is an easy and chemical-free solution for bringing the shine back to your stainless steel appliances

To use, pour a small amount of club soda onto a clean microfiber towel and wipe in the direction of the grain. Not only will club soda help to remove fingerprints and food residue, but it will also leave behind a nice shine. 

5 Stainless Steel Cleaning Methods Conclusion

That wraps up our top 5 stainless steel cleaning methods! Have you tried any of these before? Leave us a comment and let us know which one works best for you.

Happy Cleaning!

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