Green Cleaning: Stainless Steel

In Uncategorized by Madison Mayberry8 Comments


As long as I can remember, I’ve lived in a house or apartment with stainless steel appliances and bathroom fixtures. And beautiful as they may be, they are a pain in the but to clean. Despite my best intentions and using stainless steel cleaner, I always struggled to get my steel to shine.

Last weekend my mom stayed with us on Saturday night. Being the mom that she is, she got to work cleaning our apartment and polishing our fixtures and appliances with her new, greener cleaning technique: olive oil.

Although I was skeptical at first, once I saw the results I was sold. Even Joey commented on how great our fridge looked, and that’s not something he typically remarks on. The best part: it’s super simple and doesn’t require anything more than a paper towel or thin cloth and a bit of olive oil from your pantry.

What you need:
-Thin cleaning cloth or paper towel
-Olive oil

How it’s done:
-Put a small amount of olive oil onto the cloth or paper towel. Use dampened cloth to buff the stainless steel. Re-dampen the cloth as needed.

Amazing, right? Don’t ask me why I let my faucets get so bad in the first place, but rest assured my entire house looks much cleaner than it did a few days ago!
Happy Cleaning!