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Why are all those lovely shiney stainless things I own soooo good at attracting smears, mucky marks and greasy stains?
Well for a start there’s …
… hard water …
… kids with forever grubby hands …
… toothpaste with the top left off …
… PLUS everything under the sun that gets dragged through our kitchen & bathroom on a daily basis …
Grrrr … deep sigh … 🙁
But as I refuse to spend hours every day cleaning, all that stainless steel had to stay seriously unshiney UNTIL I discovered I could get it all shiney again in seconds naturally!
And I mean seconds!
A Micro Fibre Cloth
The first line of attack is just to rub it with a slightly damp micro fibre cloth. The key is to rub it directionally, top to bottom, left to right rather than just round and round.
This works well if you are shine your stainless steel regularly … errm NO!
A Stainless Steel Cloth
If like most of us you don’t, the stainless steel cloth from e-Cloth is unbelievably brilliant.
It has two sides – a “bobbly” one and a smoother one.
You use the bobbly side to get gunk and most marks off and the smoother side as a final clean on polished stainless steel. As with all micro fibre cleaning don’t get your cloth too wet & wipe directionally.
And then like magic you have shiney stainless steel in no time at all!
Without having to fork out on cleaning sprays that clog up the cupboard.
If your stainless steel has serious limescale get out the vinegar.
Just damp your dry stainless steel cloth with white vinegar. The acetic acid in the vinegar dissolves the hard water and limescale scum like magic!
And in case you’re sceptical about its power … check out this science experiment my 4 year old did to dissolve sea shells in vinegar. Yep, seriously it dissolves shells 🙂
And shells and limescale are both calcium carbonate … so if it works on shells …
But if your stainless steel is really in a bad way … and you can’t quite remember when it was last shiney … either damp a cloth with or spray on a solution of citric acid.
Citric acid is a natural, biodegradable acid so it won’t hurt the planet.
I buy it in bulk from Amazon as it’s also great for grotty loos & sinks!