Here’s my super easy recipe for stainless steel polish. You can whip up a batch in about 1 minute using just 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
It’s a natural, non-toxic cleaner that really works. It gets rid of fingerprints, smudges, streak, dirt, and grime easily without any scrubbing.
I use it on all the stainless steel surfaces in my home: refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, and more. It makes cleaning my kitchen a breeze!
Everything sparkles with a shiny smudge-free, streak-free, spot-free finish.
It’s the best stainless steel cleaner that I’ve tried. Give it a try in your kitchen. I hope you love it as much as I do.
How to make homemade stainless steel polish?
step 1: use a funnel to add 1/2 cup olive oil to an 8 oz or larger spray bottle
tip: be sure to sure a spray bottle that’s safe to use with essential oils. Here are a few of my favorite options: glass, stainless steel, or certain types of plastic (PET #1 or HDPE #2)
tip: any kind of olive oil will work; you don’t need to use your best cooking one for this
step 2: add 1/2 cup white vinegar
step 3: add 20 drops of essential oil
tip: My favorite blend is 10 drops lemon essential oil and 10 drops orange (wild or sweet) essential oil
tip: You can substitute other essential oils. Citrus oils work best as they cut through the dirt, grease, and grime to really make your stainless steel appliances sparkle. Here are some to consider: grapefruit, lime, bergamot, lemon, tangerine, orange, petitgrain, and mandarin.
step 4 (optional): get the free printable label by clicking here
tip: I print the label on regular, plain printer paper. Then I attach it to the spray bottle using packing tape. I find that this method does a great job of keeping the label adhered to the bottle and makes it waterproof so that it stays looking great for a long time. Or, if you prefer, you can also print the label on full-sheet label paper instead.
tip: Before putting on the label, wipe the spray bottle with a bit of rubbing alcohol to make sure that the bottle is completely clean and the label will stick very well.
Here’s the stainless steel polish recipe one more time
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
10 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops sweet or wild orange essential oil
(optional) free printable label – click here to get it
How to use stainless steel polish to clean & shine appliances
- shake well to mix
- spray on stainless steel appliances (works great on refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, toasters, coffee makers, etc)
- wipe with a soft cloth following the grain of the stainless steel
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