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“Well. I don’t know. I like it, but it’s been around for a while now, it’ll be going out of style soon.”

Those were the words out of my mother’s mouth when I showed her my stainless steel fridge. 15 years ago.

Yes.  15 years ago when I bought my first stainless appliances my mother was worried that in a couple of years it would look dated.  The Harvest Gold of the 90’s.

People still like stainless steel.  But not everyone buys it because those people have the gift of foresight.  Because even though it looks great, stainless is a pain to clean.  Who knew one family could have  many fingers and accompanying prints.

I remember when I got my first refrigerator my mother had come over to my house while I was at work and she attempted to clean my refrigerator with Windex.  Now keep in mind I had, on numerous occasions, told her that you couldn’t clean this stainless fridge with Windex.  That it would go streaky, and frightening and awful and it would be so stressful it would put a person in the looney bin.

The looney bin, in fact, has a whole ward devoted to those who have tried to clean stainless steel with the wrong product.  It’s right next the the ward filled with women who tried to convince their husbands The Golden Girls was a great show.  Good intentions all around, but the end result is the same.  Looney bin.

So that’s the explanation I gave my mother 15 years ago.  Of course she ignored me and tried to clean my refrigerator with Windex and paper towels.  Whatever happened to my mother?   She went stark, raving mad of course.   “Betty” as you know her is only playing the role of my mother.  My actual mother is holed up in a well lit room where they feed her lime jello and try to keep her calm.

For years I also struggled with keeping my stainless steel appliances clean and in fact ruined both of them in my attempts.  I used abrasives and sponges and things that could clean the bottom of an elephant’s foot, but maybe weren’t the best things for stainless steel.

But I was desperate.  There HAD to be something strong enough to cut through the dreaded fingerprint.

I never discovered it.  UNTIL I got my new appliances.

When my stove arrived I actually emailed the Blue Star representative in my area to ask him HOW to clean it so I’d end up as the owner of a sparkling appliance and not the resident of an institution.  Was there a secret spray I didn’t know about?  The latest and greatest killer chemical that would obliterate the smudges on my stove? Because I was O.K. with that.

The answer he gave me was embarrassingly simple and I wish I knew about it 15 years ago.

 

 

TO CLEAN STAINLESS STEEL ALL YOU NEED IS A MICROFIBER CLOTH AND WARM WATER.

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That’s it.  2 microfiber cloths if you want to do an especially impressive job.

Observe the prints.

 

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I made those prints special for you. Please don’t enter them into any database.

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That little squiggly mark to the bottom right is a scratch, not a print. No idea how it got there.

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To clean the prints from your stainless steel, dampen a microfiber cloth with warm water and rub with the grain of the steel.

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Once you’ve gone over it with a the warm damp cloth, dry it with another microfiber cloth.

You can even buy polishing cloths which are even finer than normal microfiber to give a final polish.

 

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Done.
The prints are gone, it was easy, there were no chemicals and no special supplies other than the cloths which you can grab just about anywhere.
 
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I was very tempted to buy this Simplehuman Stainless Steel Microfiber Cleaning Mitt but ended up just buying a pack of 4 from Target. It came with 2 regular microfiber cloths, a glass cloth (works great on windows) and a polishing cloth.

So there you have it. Smudge free appliances in no time at all, leaving lots of time for other things like dancing, watching television, dirtying up the appliances again and of course … visiting my mother.  Bless her heart.

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91 Comments

  1. Ella says:

    Awesome!! I will stop buying the stainless steel cleaner now! What a waste!!

    • Karen says:

      Yes, stay away from the stainless cleaner. It’s just giving the illusion of cleaning and leaves a film on the stainless. ~ karen!

    • Josée P. says:

      So happy, that I just tried this out!Beautiful results!My stainless steel cleaner,has been laid to rest in my
      garbage can.

  2. SusanKate says:

    Not much will get me cleaning after 11 pm, but this was just too tempting to pass up. Got my husband to come in and check it out and he finished up the job of cleaning the fridge. Win Win all the way around. Love this tip!

  3. Lisa Schmid says:

    If you have older stainless steel appliance/sink and don’t want to buy a new one just because you have some slight rust stains or even MAJOR rust stains, this is the golden trick that will rejuvenate it completely. Are you ready? GO-JO: The amazing, non-toxic, citrus based, mechanics hand cleaner in the orange bottle. Use one hand to put it on a clean cloth and rub it on the stainless steel and use your other hand to hold your jaw from dropping while you watch the rust stains disappear. Have rusted chrome? Use it there too! Oh, and lime stains in a shower? Gets rid of that too! It pretty much is the best thing since Botox, but at $5 a bottle, your new best friend for life! And then later you can use your dandy microfiber cloths to clean your “new-looking” stainless steel!

  4. Marian L says:

    Olive oil! Seriously. A tip from Better Homes and Garden’s website. I put some on a cotton dish cloth and buff. smudges disappear and it keeps new ones from showing. I haven’t any microfiber clothes but will now have to get some to give this new way a try. Adore your new kitchen, I will have to share pictures of my now 3 yr old Martha Stewart ox hill cupboards in picket fence white and some personal tips on dealing with the pure style finish.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marian! I’d love to see the pictures! Be careful with the olive oil though. It’s a tip a lot of people use, but it isn’t really cleaning the stainless so much giving you another film on it. Try the microfiber. I think you’ll be a convert! ~ karen

  5. Jennifer says:

    After I clean my stainless steel fridge with a microfiber cloth, I spray a bit of WD40 on another cloth and give it a good shine. It smells for a bit, but I swear it prevents new fingerprints for a while.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Oh. I was hoping you were going to talk about pots, because I have a pot project right now. I took a pot of chickpeas and tomato and onion and kale- which is one of my staples, to a potluck. Someone put it on the sovereign, turned on the element, and went away. The chickpea stuff burned on to the bottom of the pot, creating an indestructible substance. My usual method is to scrape out the contents, down to the burned layer, add about 1/4 cup of baking soda, water to cover, and then boil it. Usually the burned layer releases. I have done this four times, and the bottom of the pot is still mostly black.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elizabeth – If it were me, I’d just use an SOS pad. They’ve never failed me yet for this sort of thing. ~ karen!

    • Beckie says:

      Barkeeper’s Friend will take that out

      put a bit of water in the pot and sprinkle in Barkeeper’s Friend so that it makes a paste…let it stand for a few minutes (or longer, if the burned in gunk is really bad) and then use a nylon scrub pad to clean

      repeat as needed until the pot comes clean

      Barkeeper’s Friend will also remove rust stains around drain rings

    • Traci says:

      sprinkle the baking soda on and use a wet cloth/sponge so that the baking soda becomes a paste. Then it can do its work scrubbing the gunk off with its tiny crystals. If that doesn’t work repeat with salt instead (bigger, coarser crystals). If the baking soda doesn’t work, the salt always does, just make sure you don’t add too much water. It needs to be a paste.

    • Libby says:

      If scrubbing doesn’t work, my final go-to solution is to use spray-on oven cleaner, and then leave it outside all night. In the morning, you will be able to wipe it off. I only do this for pans that are so ruined, I’m about to throw them into the trash.

    • Amber says:

      When I burn a pot I use cheap white vinegar and baking soda. You know that volcano reaction you made in science class as a 10 year old? It’s a wonderful way to chemically dissolve the hardest baked on crust of old food, while leaving metal alone. Lots of powder, a bit of water to make a paste, then pour in the vinegar and watch it foam. Lovely trick (with a bit of scrubbing) for us kitchen-neanderthals. Not like the kitchen-goddess. Nope. Not at all similar. Nope.

  7. Sherry says:

    Years ago when I worked in a diner we used a simple dish towel and carbonated water. Worked great. Of course we had it for the soda drinks but I’ve bought the cheap store brands and they work fine. Makes a good glass cleaner too if you polish with old newspapers when you’ve washed the glass.

  8. Jcrn says:

    I love microfiber cloths and they also work to keep our black quartz countertop smudge free. However, I’ve found that laundering them properly maintains their effectiveness I don’t use strong detergents (in fact detergents are kind of discouraged so I’ve wondered about vinegar).

    I washed my first set of microfiber cloths with the rest of my laundry, not having the wisdom to read the laundering instructions. Big oops! They remain effective if washed on the gentlest cycle possible or even vy hand if you can spare the time (I usually can’t) . But I do air dry mine and I keep a ton of microfiber cloths around. They add sparkle and gleam to many surfaces that lack that final touch.

    Quick, easy, and perfect solution for stainless.

    • Pam'a says:

      My husband uses microfiber cloths for various woodworking tasks and told me NOT to use fabric softener when laundering them. Oops…

  9. CJ says:

    Did you miss the comments in your cleaning tip challenge about how great microfiber cloths are? Or did you just not believe us?

    They are also particularly awesome for bathroom mirrors and any glass surface. Everybody should keep one handy in their glovebox for when the inside of their windscreen gets cloudy. Especially my family member who keeps tissues in the door compartment for said purpose but then mixes them up with used tissues and ends up with an even grimier windscreen…

  10. Jcrn says:

    Off topic but here’s a vintage book, out of print but easily found on Ebay, called I Married adventure. The Zevra Print cloth exterior looks as timeless now as it did then. And the memoir of a husband and wife’s adventure in Africa and elsewhere long before that marvelous wildlife was in danger, is an incredible glimpse at a vanishing world : <a href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=I%20Married%20Adventure%20by%20Osa%20Johnson&_itemId=280479912525&quot; I didn’t hone in on a particular auction, just samples . Hope the link works. If not just search for it on Ebay. It’s a classic.

    • Tammy says:

      I use micorfiber cloths for almost all my cleaning.
      I have some for outside windows, some for the car, some for the bathroom and some for general-cleaning.
      Water and a well-wrung out, clean microfiber cloth (sometimes called ‘magic cloth’).
      That’s it.
      For other projects, vinegar and baking soda, and for the floor, a steam cleaning mop (just uses water) and THAT’s it.

      I got rid of all the Comet, Windex, Pine-Sol, Vim…liquid cleaners, powdered cleaners, cream cleaners…you name it: they’re gone!
      The house looks just as clean as before and smells just as fresh – but I don’t have to buy $100 in chemicals to keep under the sink taking up space, and worrying about how the residue might be affecting our health or our pets.

  11. Linda J Howes says:

    Too bad about the scratch.

  12. Tigersmom says:

    I. Love. Betty.

    There. I said it.

  13. Su says:

    I don’t have stainless steel…. I am old fashioned and kinda like the white stuff for appliances… but then I’m in a database so it’s probably just as well….. I LOVE microfiber cloths…..

  14. Terry says:

    Great tip Karen,
    I will have to tell my wife.
    In the meantime what should I do with all this Windex??

    • Karol says:

      Have you not seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding? 🙂

    • Debbie says:

      Sell or give it away. I stopped using Windex long ago and use vinegar. (Some folks dilute it, I don’t.) I add a few drops of a citrus essential oil and of tea tree oil. This enhances the cleaning power and masks a bit of the vinegar odor for those who don’t like it. I like it. Costco has the large size inexpensive vinegar.

  15. In a pinch you can aslo use Pledge for an amazing shine, but it will leave a film. The cloths are better for you.
    As ar as the burned stuf in that pot goes, I would take the dishwasher powder(Cascade) and put it in the pot with very hot water and leave it overnight. That usually works on anything.

    • Lynne says:

      That’s my go to trick for anything particularly well bonded with cooking dishes. Nothing like letting something do the work for you while you sleep.

    • Becca says:

      I clean homes for a living. I use Endust and micro fiber cloth. Smells so much better than stainless steel cleaner and works just as well.

  16. Mary Kay says:

    Going home and trying this tonight – I got smudges to beat the band. Now if I could find a way to clean the top of my gas stove I’d be a much happier woman!

    • julie says:

      I hear you Mary Kay! We moved from a home with a perfectly clean smooth top to a home with a gas stove with a perpetually dirty top! The convenience of cooking on it definitely does not outweigh the misery of trying to keep it clean.

      • Debbie says:

        There is a product called Whip-It. It is a “green” cleaner and has variable ratings. The guy at Bed, Bath and Beyond convinced me to buy it. It didn’t work for what I wanted, but I knew it was supposed to be a grease cutter, so I tried it on the stainless steel gas stove top my husband wanted and I didn’t. It takes a little finesse, but I can get a shiny clean stainless steel stove top with Whip-It. It is more difficult to get cooked on grease off of the stainless rings. I soak them in vinegar and then use a Magic Eraser, praying each time the ME won’t scratch the rings.

  17. Cathy says:

    First off, switch to cherry jello and slip Xanax in it.
    Second —WHEN IN THE HELL DID A SCRATCH APPEAR ON YOUR NEW BLUE STAR?????

  18. Debbie W. says:

    Is it just me, but I need to wear gloves while using the microfibre cloths! They give me that “nails on chalkboard” feeling…heebie jeebies. But thanks for the tip – I won’t be buying the spray from the store anymore!

    • kari says:

      It’s not just you. They are a weird texture to me too. I still use them, but quickly. 🙂

    • Debbie says:

      Wow, I was just going to write about that. I can’t use microfiber cloths with bare hands. It is as if I have thousands of tiny prickles on my hands and the cloth gets caught on them. It is an awful feeling. I don’t use them. I suppose I could wear latex gloves to handle the microfiber, but that would not be nice for the environment. I bought a huge package of inexpensive terry cloths from Costco (billed as shop cloths) and I use them for everything and then wash and reuse. I don’t care if they are stained. They work and don’t bother my hands. I’ll have to see if they work on the stainless.

      Oh, I’ve seen baby oil used on stainless with amazing results, though I’m sure it leaves a film behind.

    • Christina says:

      Ah! I thought I was crazy! The microfiber cloths don’t do that to me, but those old nasty heated blankets everyone used to use do…even as a small child they did.

  19. Carol says:

    Any suggestions on how to get a water spot out of the front of the fridge door? My kids let it drip from the top all the way to the bottom, I have tryed everything even the warm water microfiber, but the ugly run is still there.

  20. cbblue says:

    I’m with Debbie W. I get the heebie jeebies with an ugly face even thinking about microfiber. I’ve tried different brands and it’s always the same. Icky. It’s like it touches back.

  21. Ev Wilcox says:

    We got microfiber cloths when both of our very young granddaughters had to wear glasses. I have used them sparingly for other things, too. But I have washed them with other laundry several times. Is that a no-no? Yikes!
    Need some information here!

  22. Theresa says:

    For that cooked on mess in the bottom of a pot, pan, or baking dish……..add enough water to fully cover the gunk and add a dryer sheet and let sit over night. The gunk will wipe off with a paper towel. Sounds strange but it works like a charm.

  23. Lynn says:

    Hey Karen,
    I discovered these cloths a few years back & they are nothing short of amazing!!! Not only do they work on stainless but just about any other surface. I have not used glass cleaner or pledge in forever. Bathroom mirrors, stainless, windows, pretty much any surface!!! AMAZING!!!

    http://www.judesmiraclecloth.com/

  24. Jeanne B says:

    How can it be that easy! I have tried a lot of different things and the only thing that has worked so far is Barkeepers Friend. My biggest struggle has been with the front of the dishwasher, it’s truly amazing how disgusting it gets. I will definitely be trying this tonight, microfiber cloths are the greatest.

  25. Those cloths are great. I bought one last year at Home Sense and it really works well. An excellent post Karen….Poor Betty, bless her! But I am in love with your replacement, so just keep her!

  26. Sandy says:

    That sucks about the scratch. I would have gotten all rage’y, like when you get that first knick or dent on your brand new car.

  27. Liz says:

    I was expecting you to post the olive oil fix or some chemical cocktail, but so thrilled that it’s microfiber!!! I went totally chemical free in my home about 5 yrs ago using Norwex. Love love

  28. Anita says:

    “don’t enter them into any database” OMG. LMAO. where is the maniacally laughing emoji for this? I need this for your posts!!!

  29. judy says:

    darn! I wondered why my microfiber cloths didn’t seem to work well anymore, I bought a huge bag of then from I think it was Costco but I never see them in stock anymore. the bag was fairly pricy-don’t remember the price- make that darn something much nastier-darn, darn and double darn!

  30. kari says:

    Next post please…. How to launder and keep microfiber miracle cleaning cloths working properly.

    • Sherri says:

      Kari, wash on gentle cycle with your usual detergent, BUT NOT IF IT HAS FABRIC SOFTENER IN IT. Be sure NOT to add fabric softener, but do add white vinegar (about 1/2 cup for a medium load or 1/3 cup for a small load) in the final rinse. They can drip dry or you can dry them in your clothes dryer on delicate (lowest heat). Just in case you missed the first couple of warnings, NEVER USE FABRIC SOFTENER ON MICROFIBER!

  31. Jane says:

    Harvest Gold. Along with a colour I love to call ‘Gang’ green, and that hot prickly looking Cherry Red, and then there was Copper. But honey. That was the 70’s, not the 90’s. You likely were not born yet…

  32. Olga says:

    Hi Karen, this is your real mother speaking. Please come closer to your speakers so you can hear me… There is nothing wrong with using Windex on your stainless steel appliances as long as you keep wiping it in the direction of the natural metal grain, that seems to be the only thing that has being magically removing greasy fingerprint on my fridge since like 90’s.

  33. gabrielle says:

    There’s a great deal on microfibre cloths right now at Home Depot – my husband picked up a huge stack for about $10 (this in Canada BTW), and he doesn’t spend money on anything! NOW all I need are stainless appliances :2(

  34. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    No stainless appliances here yet..but I did learn a lot about using microfiber cloths today..Thanks, ladies..

  35. Carol says:

    Many years ago I had not only SS appliances but also SS countertop and backsplash. The fabricators told me the best way to clean the stainless steel was wash it with clean, hot soapy water then immediately wipe dry with a clean cotton tea towel in the direction of the grain. I found it worked really well and that’s all I’ve ever used to clean stainless since….. ~ Carol

  36. Melody says:

    Great – now how do you clean those stupid, stupid sealed cooktops? Couldn’t get anything but that with electric now.

  37. Holly says:

    Thanks Karen! I’ve never, ever, never been able to get the bottom of my above the stove SS microwave clean. I decided it wasn’t really stainless after all. But today I finally got it clean and shiny! However, on the dishwasher and the oven door I used Carol’s soap trick, when the damp cloth failed, just using a squirt of Dr. Bronner’s liquid on the damp microfiber, rinsed the cloth out, wiped with the damp one and followed up with the dry microfiber cloth. Now they’re all clean and shiny!

  38. Sheryl says:

    I’ve been praying that stainless finally dies the long-over-due death it deserves. I love some of the colorful stoves out there but I’m never paying $10,000 for an appliance! Guess I’ll just get black again. I think the glass tiles will be just as dated as the avocado fridges soon too.

  39. debra says:

    Try a very thin layer of car wax. Makes stainless steel appliances much easier to keep clean–doesn’t even let the fingerprints stick 🙂

  40. Jessica says:

    Karen,
    What are you using to clean the cast iron grates? Yours look great! (Although I’m sure you made sure they were clean for the pictures so they weren’t a distraction to the finger prints). I’ve been using water and a sponge but some of the more messy spills leave little bits and they are difficult to get off. Did you season the grates?
    Jess (fellow New Blue Star owner)

    • Karen says:

      Hi jessica – I have a hunch mine look great because my Blue Star is so new, lol. When did you get yours? I’ve only cleaned the grates once! I just cleaned them with hot soapy water. And I try to wipe up spills, flow overs and that sort of thing when they happen. ~ karen!

      • Jessica says:

        I’ve had it for three weeks now. Just finished the kitchen remodel a few weeks ago. Loved everything about the blue star!
        Did you see the tip about foil lining the drip tray for easy clean up?

  41. dana says:

    The name of this post brought back the awful smell of the spray we had to use to clean the stainless at the concession stand at the theater that I worked at in the late 80s. That spray would take our breath away. As soon as it was spotless here came another Butterfingers customer. Before we could leave at night the manager would do a check of the stainless servers and countertops. Thanks for the memories, Karen. ;0

  42. Barbie says:

    I’ve been using the stainless steel cleaner for years and it does a good job….wonder if I can get the residue off now…and just use warm water and the microfiber cloth? Hmmmmmm

  43. Nanette says:

    Now about that scratch… I’ve removed fine scratches in my stainless sink with really fine (320 grit or above) sandpaper. Just make sure you are going in the direction of the brush of the stainless. A wood working store usually carries ridiculously fine grit sandpaper.

  44. debbie bashford says:

    good to know!

  45. Melissa says:

    What color of white paint did you use to paint those bricks? They look great!

  46. Nancy says:

    I totally agree with Betty. People are going to be barfing one day about all this granite and stainless steel. It’s Every Where. When I had stainless steel, I always used Windex and with the grain. Back to good ole white for me. (My second to last house had black appliances, how horrible). I buy microfiber cloths at the Dollar Tree. And I wash and dry them with everything else! I never noticed them not “working”? My new husband has discovered them for cleaning the wheels of his car (who knew wheels need to be cleaned?) and he can’t stand the texture either.

  47. Great tip…we have a lot of stainless steel and 3 kids so they get fingerprinty. I had a housekeeper that used to clean my stainless fridge with wd-40. I know it sounds CRAZY but it works beautifully and actually repels prints. I dare say it is even better than your method because it keeps it looking good for a a long time in between cleanings. However, I am sure there are some chemicals in it I’d rather not know about.

  48. Bobbi says:

    I had a pan that was destined for the landfill. My mom told me to add a couple of tablespoons of cream of tartar to enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Just let it sit on the counter overnight. The next day, the entire burned mess SLID out of the pan. Crazy.

    • Debbie says:

      Thank you for that tip! I will definitely try it! I have cream of tartar, thinking I would need it as a newly married wife. That was almost 28 years ago and I still haven’t used it! I hope it doesn’t go bad!

  49. Pam'a says:

    That ookie sensation you get from handling microfiber is because its (micro)fibers are dragging against tiny rough bits of your skin. I put on a little hand lotion and it seems to help.

  50. CindyBK says:

    Great instructional. We are redoing our kitchen and stainless will be everywhere and not only do I leave my own fingerprints OCCASIONALLY, my dh leaves them everywhere. Plus I tried this on my SS sink that is giving me fits. This sink, Kohler, has a lot of water spots. Never had this problem in other houses, but … now I do. The microfiber seemed to wipe off spots that a regular rag wipe-down didn’t deal with very well. I’m happy. My offering to you in return, on the subject of sinks, is that a hunk of cheap netting, wadded up, makes a great scrubbie. Sometimes I will tie the piece (maybe 15x15in???) in a knot. Gets stuff off better than a sponge or rag and does stink in just a few days.

  51. CindyBK says:

    Make that DOES NOT stink. LOL. I’d be a genius if I could type and proof.

  52. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for all the helpful tips about cleaning the burnt on chickpeas from my stainless steel pot. Cleaning information which came with the set had specifically forbidden abrasives. The burned on mess was about a half inch thick to start. The baking soda system got all but the layer right next to the metal off pretty easily, but several repeats hadn’t gotten any further. Apparently it had become some sort of ceramic. Simultaneously with the post about adding vinegar, I had done just that. I left a thick paste on overnight, then covered with vinegar in the morning. There wasn’t much foaming, but the black came right off when I rinsed.

  53. Kelly says:

    I use plain old rubbing alcohol on a microfiber cloth to clean and polish my stainless steel appliances. It works better than anything else I’ve tried.

  54. Tracy says:

    My bags were packed and awaiting pickup. Destination: Loony Bin. Fridge crapped out and we, with much hesitation, decided to plunge into the world of stainless steel. We’ve always chosen white appliances because our OCD tendencies could not handle fingerprints on stainless steel. Period.com Why do the white appliances and electrical outlets y-e-l-l-o-w? I absolutely HATE that nicotine yellow color they achieve over just a few years, accck! So, I welcomed the new stainless steel fridge into my kitchen and was ready to set it on fire after one week of buying every cleaner know to man to keep those blasted fingerprints at bay. The more I used, the worse it got. Settled on a cleaner that barely worked. NOW… my life has changed with warm water and two micro fiber towels (and maybe a strong gin ‘n tonic with extra lime). You…are….a….GENIUS! Applause, applause..followed by a standing ovation *♥*

    • Karen says:

      Well. I can tell by your exuberance that you have indeed tried the micro fiber method and haven’t just pretended to try it. You … are now a better person than everyone else around you. good job! ~ karen

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  57. TONI says:

    SEEMS A LONG TIME SINCE ANYONE VISITED HERE … JUST FOUND THIS MYSELF & HAVE A RELATED QUESTION GOT STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES FOR THE FIRST TIME A YEAR AGO & STILL HAVE NIGHTMARE VISITATIONS FROM THE BLUE FRILLY RAVAGES OF THE PROTECTIVE PLASTIC . GOT THE MAIN BODY OF THE BLUE STUFF OFF BUT THERE IS NO WAY, NO HOW TO REACH THE 1/8 INCH REMNANTS STUCK BHIND PLACES LIKE THE DOOR EDGE OR THE WATER DISPENSER TOUCH BAR. LOOKS SO SO STUPID. HELP ??

    • Karen says:

      Well that would be annoying. I’m not sure I know what to tell you though. Usually when you pull off the big sheet of plastic, you’d pull hard and the rest of it would come out from edges and corners, but now that the big sheet is gone you have nowhere to grip and pull for leverage. Which I’m sure you know, lol. Without seeing it, the only thing I can think for you to do is to take a razor and carefully slice along the edge where the plastic is. You won’t get it completely out but you might be able to remove any of the stuff that you can see. Good luck! ~ karen!

      • TONI says:

        THANKS … YOU KNOW, I NEVER GAVE USING A RAZOR BLADE A THOUGHT. I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE WHAT THEY WEE THINKING WHEN IT GOT TUCKED UNDER PARTS & GASKETS. SO DUMB !
        I WILL GIVE THE BLADE A SHOT ( FIRST HAVE TO GO BUY SOME! )
        AND HOPE I DON’T SLICE MYSELF TO BITS IN FRUSTRATION !!

        YOU WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF BLOOD SHED OCCURS.
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