Stainless steel in your kitchen looks amazing when its first installed, but over time with grease build up and fingerprints the stainless steel will become dull and cleaning it incorrectly  can cause it to go streaky.  So how do you get that streak free finish without the use of harsh chemicals? Firstly check the manufacturers recommended cleaning techniques as some stainless steel is coated which maybe damaged with the use of some cleaners.  The tips below are for cleaning without the use of chemicals.

  1. The cloth – using a lint free cloth to clean steel is a the best option as these will not leave fluff and are also soft enough to not cause damage. Use two clothes.
  2. The grain – Always wipe in the direction of the grain.
  3. Vinegar and Water Solution – Vinegar is a natural cleaner and will cut through grease.  Use equal amounts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and wipe over,  following the grain.
  4. Polish – finally polish using a natural oil such as olive oil again buffing in the direction the the grain.