What is the most effective way to clean, polish and remove stains from stainless steel appliances?

Update: 31-12-2019

One of the best habits to adopt is to wipe down your ap […]

One of the best habits to adopt is to wipe down your appliances with a damp, soapy washcloth every time; rinse the washcloth with clean water and wipe again to remove any soap; then finish with a wipe of a dry terry towel.

• Always wipe in the direction of the stainless steel “grain,” starting at the top of the appliance and working your way down towards the floor.

• Use a nylon scrubbie, a mild detergent, and hot water. Be sure to rinse the surface and towel dry to prevent water spots or staining.

• To remove really tough dirt and stains, make a paste of baking soda mixed with liquid dish soap and gently scrub with a nylon scrubbie or an old toothbrush. If some stains remain, use undiluted vinegar, again scrubbing gently with a soft brush. Be sure to rinse and towel dry.

• You may want to buff your appliances periodically with a stainless steel polish, lemon oil, or a silicone-based spray to maintain a lustrous finish. Apply the polish in the direction of the grain with a lint-free cloth; buff and dry with another lint-free cloth.