5 Ways to Clean your stainless rangehood and other appliances

1. Dish-washing liquid and baby oil

Simply dampen your cloth with a modest amount of warm water and squeeze on a few drops of dish-washing liquid. Working with the grain, wipe over the stainless steel appliances, rubbing a little harder if needed to remove stubborn marks. When clean, dry the surface with a fresh towel.

Now for the polishing: take a soft, clean cloth and apply a few drops of baby oil and use this to rub over the stainless steel surface or appliance

2. Water and a microfiber cloth

As a quick, during-the-day touch-up for your stainless steel surfaces or appliances, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to note how much you can achieve with a microfiber cloth and warm water.

By simply rubbing the stainless steel surface with a damp cloth then polishing with a dry, microfiber one, you can remove a lot of greasy little marks and stains.

An outdoor rangehood
3. Vinegar and oil

White vinegar is a powerful and effective household cleaner. Using a spray bottle, apply vinegar directly onto the stainless steel surface of the appliance and, following the grain, rub it clean with a soft, clean cloth. Apply a small amount of olive oil to a second cloth and polish the surface.

4. Glass Cleaner

Mild glass cleaner is an excellent, quick clean-and-shine-in-one option. Simply spray directly onto the stainless steel appliance and rub off with a dry, clean cloth. Remember, if the stainless surface is to be in direct contact with food, this may not be your best option.

An indoor rangehood
5. Baking Soda

This is an effective cleaner, however, because you are dealing with a powder, care must be taken to ensure that you don’t scratch the surface.

Spray the stainless steel surface liberally with the vinegar, then sprinkle it with baking soda. Using a sponge or cloth dampened with vinegar, gently rub the surface to remove any marks, then rinse or wipe clean with warm water. Dry and polish the surface with a soft clean cloth.

Polishing your stainless appliances

Simply spray WD-40 onto a rag, and then wipe away. Remember that just like wood, stainless steel has a grain, and its always best to wipe along the grain than against it.

The surface of your sink will look clean and shiny. As an added bonus, WD-40 provides a layer of protection to help prevent stains from apprearing later on.