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If you have stainless steel appliances and children, you probably have fingerprints all over them. Am I right? I’m sharing how I keep my appliances kid-print free.
I’ve never owned stainless steel appliances until we bought our home. And boy is it hard to keep them clean! Especially with a little one around. The first time I cleaned it I used a damp lint-free cloth. Then, it looked like this, smear city. There were streaks everywhere. It looked worse than when I started.
Of course, our kids come and place their cute, but print-making, hands in places where they really don’t need to place them. And we get this. Hand-print city!
I did my research and found that stainless steel can be cleaned with 2 simple, and safe ingredients. The great part is you probably already have them in your pantry. Vinegar and Olive Oil! Can you believe it?! Here is what you need!
- Olive Oil
- 1 lint-free cloth
- 1 hand towel
With just 4 simple steps you’ll be on your way to kid-print free appliances.
- Spray vinegar onto a lint-free cloth and wipe your appliance in the direction of the grain of the stainless steel.
- Next, fold your lint-free towel to another side, clear of vinegar.
- Place a small amount of olive oil on your cloth and wipe in the direction of the grain as well.
- Lastly, grab your hand towel and buff out the olive oil. Again, you want to go in the direction of the grain.
This will keep your appliances kiddie-print free for about one-to-two weeks. I did the fingerprint test after buffing it out and they are almost invisible. The olive oil works as a shield. It’s genius and keeps your stainless steel appliances looking brand spanking new. I used this process on my refrigerator, microwave, stove and dishwasher.
What are some of your favorite cleaning tips that can make mommies lives easier? Leave your recommendations in the comments.