I like to keep it clean for a lot of reasons, but, as you may know, I don't like spending a lot of time cleaning (who does!). This has lead me to try to find the most efficient ways to maximize the cleaning outcome while decreasing the cleaning time.
I usually do a wipe down every night, but this week I didn't clean one thing. I mean no cleaning at all just to show you how awesome my DIY cleaners are. This actually took a lot from me because I live with a man who looovveess the microwave and actually cooks, too. You can use your imagination to fill in the rest.
But I did it! I survived! Barely. ;)
The final result:
It's really simple to clean your stainless steel.
I use olive oil, but you can try other oils if you don't have olive oil.
First, I will wet the wash cloth and wipe down the appliance. I like using a wash cloth because it has a bit more fibers to get in there and clean.
After the wipe down, I will dry it off, then apply some oil to a dry, soft cloth. I do the whole karate kid "wax on, wax off" approach by apply the oil and then using the other cloth to remove any excess. I usually will apply the oil to all of my appliances and then come back around to wipe them off, so there isn't a huge rush.
Well, unless you have a dog that likes to lick olive oil....
It's so simple! It really takes less than 5 minutes for me to clean the stainless steel on my oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge this way and it's so much cheaper than the fancy stainless steel cleaners, too!
There is no set amount-- just enough so it won't all evaporate when you put it in the microwave for about 5 minutes.
I usually stick this in the microwave right before I start cleaning the stainless steel so it's ready to go when I'm done.
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