The other day my sister and I were enjoying a rare lunch date together and “talking shop”. We were brainstorming ideas for our respective websites (you can wander over to my big sisters blog: Camp Wander) when she mentioned that I simply HAD to do a post about how to clean stainless steel in the kitchen! Since I don’t have any stainless steel appliances, it hadn’t occurred to me that this would be an issue for people who do. But according to my sister, it’s a BIG issue! She said she has tried countless store-bought cleaners to try and restore the clean and shine to her stainless steel appliances, but to no avail.
Of course when I hear “store-bought cleaners”, I tend to get a little nutso! lol. So I decided I was going to find an alternative for her ineffective and over-priced arsenal of cleaning products that weren’t doing squat for her stainless steel.
After a LOT of research I came up with what I THOUGHT sounded like just the ticket! But of course not having anything in MY “test kitchen” to try it out on…I had to send the formula over to Rebecca’s beautiful, newly remodeled kitchen for actual testing. So thank you Rebecca, for helping me out with today’s blog post and for helping out your fellow stainless steel afficionados.
The stainless steel cleaner “recipe” I found comes from Leslie Reichert’s book, “The Joy of Green Cleaning”.
(You can also view the video here)
1 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 Tablespoons Borax
Combine first 3 ingredients into a bowl and mix together. Then add just enough club soda to make a thick paste.
Dip a rag into the paste and rub onto your stainless steel appliances. Gently then wipe off with wet rag.
Four simple ingredients that will leave your stainless steel appliances SPOTLESS!
Here is photographic evidence:
Wow! Look at the shine on that thing! Doesn’t it look nice?? (I’m trying really hard right now not to be jealous of her beautiful new kitchen!)
Rebecca wanted me to pass this along: “I have countless cleaners for stainless steel and none come close to this kind of clean and shine!”
Pretty high praise I’d say!
Stainless steel appliance owners: you now have a powerful ally in the fight against smudges and fingerprints…..
go forth and clean!