Skip to main content

Cleaning Stainless Steel With CLR Metal Clear Cleaner

One of Susan's passions is cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends.

You can use CLR on stainless steel, chrome, and several other surfaces.

You can use CLR on stainless steel, chrome, and several other surfaces.

CLR Metal Clear Review

Do you often see products advertised on TV and think, "I should try that, but I bet it doesn't work as well as they say it does"? I'm often skeptical, but lately I'm finding that every product I try made by Jelmar does what it says it will.

CLR Metal Clear is a multi-purpose cleaner that will not only clean but shine, too. This product can be used on:

  • stainless steel
  • aluminum
  • chrome
  • porcelain
  • Corian
  • granite
  • enamel
  • laminate countertops

Proof That This Product Does Work!

Originally, I thought this product would be great for cleaning the brake dust, dirt, and grime off our vehicle's wheel rims. Then I started thinking about the different items in my kitchen I could use it on.

I have a saucepan that I use quite often, and one day I came home to find it burnt-looking on the outside. It was one of those cases of "It wasn't me." The two pictures below show the results of using Metal Clear. This was a test to see how well this product would work, and I was quite happy with the results. The pan took three minutes to clean. Since it worked so well, I went back and applied it a second time to clean the rest of the pot.

The end result after two applications.

The end result after two applications.

Instructions: How to Use CLR Metal Clear

  1. Apply a bit of the CLR to a clean, damp cloth.
  2. Briskly rub onto the surface to be cleaned.
  3. Rinse under cool water and dry.

Cleaning Stainless Steel Is a Breeze With Metal Clear

Bring the inside and outside of those stainless steel pots and pans back to looking brand new with very little effort. Clean the grime off of those metal rings around your stove burners with ease.

I tried it on my kitchen's stainless steel sink, gently rubbed, and rinsed with cool water. In two minutes, my sink was clean and shiny. Normally I use Comet and scrub for at least five minutes, and then rinsing seems to take forever. With CLR it was fast and much easier, with great results.

My Rating

Five Stars: Really?

I personally give this product a five-star rating because it works exactly the way in which it is advertised to do. The instructions are clear on the bottle on how it is to be used, and I am very happy with the results of this product.

CLR Metal Clear by Jelmar

Questions & Answers

Question: Can I use CLR metal clear to unclog a drain?

Answer: No, I wouldn't suggest it.


John on April 18, 2018:

Can I use this product on steel siding to remove exhaust smoke from my riding lawn mower without removing the paint.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 17, 2017:

I'm so sorry that this happened to you junetalk. You can contact the company by following my link. Hope that everything works out for you. on March 15, 2017:

Last week a container of CLR tipped over on to its side. I neglected it for a few hours, thinking it was solidly capped and I was extremely busy out of house. I righted it and didn't give it any thought. Then the tile floor became sticky. Extremely sticky. Took my shark steamer and ended up with a waxy substance in the grout lines of tile. Now it is impossible to remove. I scrape it with a sharpish object and it continues to creep along grout like a horror movie. There must be a solvent I can use. Please advise.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 19, 2013:

CraftytotheCore, I've used CLR Metal Clear Cleaner on my stainless steel sink and it does a beautiful job. When I run out though I find that Comet cleans it up quite nicely too. Many people think that the Comet will scratch the sink but Comet when a little wet turns into a paste and doesn't hurt the stainless at all.

CraftytotheCore on December 18, 2013:

What a great product review. My stainless steal sink gets grimy looking and I'm constantly scouring it. I will definitely try this cleaner. For the post and pans too!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 08, 2012:

wilderness, They certainly do make a good product.

Dan Harmon from Boise, Idaho on December 07, 2012:

I've used CLR for hard water deposits for years, but never heard of this derivative. You can bet I'll give it a try, though - I'm pleased enough with regular CLR to give anything they make a shot.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 05, 2012:

kesinee, It's a hub for the review contest :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 05, 2012:

ImKarn, It sure is :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 05, 2012:

Nell, I'll have to check and see if CLR is available in the UK or not and I'll let you know.

Sranunta Lamduan from Bangkok, Thailand on December 05, 2012:

is this about advertorial hub?? ;-)

Karen Silverman on December 05, 2012:

CLR...amazing stuff..

Nell Rose from England on December 05, 2012:

Hi Susan, I am not sure whether we can get that over here in England, but its something I definitely need to try on my pots and pans, so great review, and I will keep an eye out for it, thanks! voted and shared, nell

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 02, 2012:

sg, I have that too and really like it. Thanks for the votes!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on December 02, 2012:

RH, I still have just one teflon that I use and a few frying pans that are teflon, but for the most part I prefer now to use the stainless steel pots. I do want to get a few cast iron though.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on November 30, 2012:

I love CLR! I have used it for years. It cleans great and is so handy for so many things. I used the "regular" CLR for my bathrooms and kitchen. It's great! Great hub! Voting up and useful. :)

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on November 30, 2012:

I didn't realize this was a new hub! Ah! And I need some of that stuff.

I recently threw away a pan because the Teflon was flecking off. They can all fleck off. I never want to buy Teflon again. All my pans that are metal - have stayed good for so many years! They last better than anything.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 30, 2012:

Thank you :) and hope that you have a nice weekend Prasetio.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on November 29, 2012:

Useful information and great product. I think many mothers will love to read this hub and practice your advice soon. Voted up!


Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 28, 2012:

Lipnancy, I added the CLR product into the hub that will remove calcium deposits, rust and lime.

Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on November 28, 2012:

I have never used CLR. I wonder how it would be for calcium deposits. Our region is famous for Calcium deposits.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 27, 2012:

moonlake, I didn't think that sauce pan would ever come out so clean. Thank you for the vote.

moonlake from America on November 26, 2012:

I will have to try this. I use CLR but have never used the Metal CLR. Good hub like the way it shined your pans. Voted UP.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 26, 2012:

Ardie, Thanks for reminding me of my irons. I have three ... why? My twins ski and snowboard. They've used 2 of the irons to wax their ski's/snowboard, and now you've got me thinking I should try the Metal Clear on them. I didn't start out with 3 irons of course. Just one and then bought another because the first one got used for the waxing ... then the next one. The third one I have hidden. Kids gotta love em :)

Sondra from Neverland on November 26, 2012:

Oh man - I have so many things I could use this one. Im especially eyeballing my iron with its burnt on goo stuff. Thanks for the review :)

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 26, 2012:

Cardisa, Happy cleaning and I hope that you can get it locally.

Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on November 26, 2012:

This exactly what I need. Don't know if I can get it locally but if not, I may have to buy from Amazon. I have a few pots to clean as well. Thanks Susan.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 26, 2012:

Carol, You're welcome and have fun cleaning :)

carol stanley from Arizona on November 26, 2012:

I am going to go out today and buy this. I really could use it on so many things. Thanks for writing. Up and Sharing.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 26, 2012:

bdegiulio and Randi, Thank you for stopping by. It really is a great product.

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on November 26, 2012:

Susan, I have been wanting to try this. You just convinced me! Thank you!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on November 25, 2012:

Hi Susan. Had heard of this product but will give it a try. have been looking for something to keep out stainless steel appliances clean. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 25, 2012:

Hi Mrs. M., Thanks :)

Mrs. Menagerie from The Zoo on November 25, 2012:

Wow, the proof is in the pictures! Impressive multi-tasking btw!

Susan Zutautas (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 25, 2012:

Hi Susan, Thanks always nice to know other people like this product too.

Susan Holland from Southwest Missouri on November 25, 2012:

Susan, I love CLR! It gets lime deposit off so well, too. 5 stars to this product. Everyone should have it on hand because it has so many great uses that can be applied.

Votes and shares! :-)