How to Clean Stainless Steel with Vinegar

How to Clean Stainless Steel with Vinegar

Discover the ins and outs of keeping your stainless steel appliances sparkling like new using vinegar.

Maintaining the mirror-like shine of stainless steel can be tricky, but we’re here to help. Discover the ins and outs of keeping your stainless steel appliances sparkling like new using vinegar.

How to Clean Stainless Steel Surfaces with Vinegar

What You Need:


  1. Give your appliances a quick wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any surface dust or grime.
  2. Spray a bit of vinegar onto your microfiber cloth and gently scrub away any stubborn stains or spots.
  3. Once you've conquered the stains, give your appliances a rinse with clean water and wipe them down with a dry cloth.
  4. To prevent streaks and water spots, make sure to dry your appliances thoroughly with a soft, dry cloth.

Other Natural Stainless Steel Cleaning Methods

Feeling adventurous? Here are seven alternative cleaning methods to try:

  • Olive Oil and Vinegar: Mix equal parts olive oil and vinegar for a natural, streak-free shine.
  • Dish Soap and Baby Oil: A gentle yet effective combo for tackling grease and grime.
  • Club Soda: The carbonation helps lift dirt and leaves behind a sparkling finish.
  • Steam: Harness the power of steam to loosen stubborn stains and dirt.
  • Baking Soda: Make a paste with baking soda and water to scrub away tough spots.
  • Powder Cleanser: Look for a non-abrasive powder cleanser to buff away imperfections.
  • Stainless Steel Cleaner: For an effortless, effective, opt for a natural stainless steel cleaner that is formulated to leave a streak-free shine.

Quick Tips for Keeping Stainless Steel Clean

  • Always wipe with the grain to avoid scratching the surface.
  • Steer clear of abrasive cleaners, which can damage stainless steel.
  • Use a microfiber cloth to prevent unsightly fingerprints.

How to Use Vinegar as an Effective Stainless Steel Cleaner

Now, let's dive deeper into the wonders of vinegar:

  1. Introduce vinegar: As a natural acid, vinegar is perfect for cutting through grease and grime on stainless steel.
  2. Detailed steps: Simply dilute vinegar with water in a spray bottle, spritz onto your appliances, and wipe away with a microfiber cloth.
  3. Additional tips: For stubborn stains, let the vinegar sit for a few minutes before wiping, and always follow up with a water rinse to prevent any lingering odor.

Use a Natural, Plant-Powered Stainless Steel Cleaner for Best Results

When it comes to cleaning stainless steel, Puracy’s Natural Stainless Steel Cleaner removes smudges, grease and grime without leaving streaks behind. Like all our, there are no sulfates, dyes, perfumes, or other nasty bits in its formula. Just a 96.8% plant-powered formula that is easy to use. We designed it to be easy because you’ll probably be using it multiple times per day if your household is anything like ours.

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