Sherry has been writing about home, family, and pets since 2008. She enjoys retirement, traveling, reading, and crafts.
Cleaning stainless steel appliances can be a sore subject in any household. My first tip is that you should not buy any of the cleaners that have pop-up wipes. None of them work. The main problem is getting a streak-free look on those refrigerator surfaces.
Using this oil-based cleaner is the best way to tackle all shiny steel surfaces. I found a bottle of SoyGreen at a swap meet, and surprisingly, it does a very good job. Now I can get rid of half a dozen bottles of low-performing products.
SoyGreen Stainless Steel Cleaner is a natural product made in the U.S.A.
Before Cleaning the Dishwasher
How to Clean With SoyGreen
- Put a small amount of SoyGreen on one folded-over corner of a large paper towel or washable cloth.
- Go over the whole appliance, rubbing out problem spots and wiping the whole surface at least once with the cleaner.
- Use extra cleaner where needed. The thumbnail does wonders on the little stubborn spots.
- Let the product set for a minute, then polish the appliance with the remaining dry part of your paper towel, working in the direction of the grain.
After Cleaning the Dishwasher
Buff for a Lasting Shine
After some attention, I get a lovely shine. I felt so satisfied; I cleaned all the stainless steel appliances in the house, including the toaster, stove hood, oven/microwave combo, and toaster oven. My husband promptly tackled his barbecue.
There is no need to have gloves on and there is no noticeable smell. When the job is finished, wash hands with warm water and hand soap. Fingers and palms will feel clean and smooth with no irritation at all. You can hand shred the paper towel and toss it into the compost bin. The paper towel is gone within a week.
Where to Buy SoyGreen
You know how swap meet buys are. Here today, gone tomorrow. After using SoyGreen, I looked for it on the Internet. The company sells on Amazon or their official manufacturer's website. The product is more widely available in 2018. The manufacturer is Soy Technologies, LLC.
On their website, read about green cleaning information, the company's eco-friendly business practices, and how cleaners and products are manufactured with care for the environment, subsequently, causing less footprint. This product is a non-carcinogen and Green Certified by U.S. EPA.
They make other cleaners mainly for industrial use, but I was impressed with the salon product, a fingernail polish remover. The product is good for your nails; imagine not smelling acetone in the nail salon.
Besides being good at the task, the environment is another reason to use SoyGreen.
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Before and After Cleaning With SoyGreen
Another tip: A few days after an application of SoyGreen, go over the same appliances again with a clean paper towel. There is enough product on the surfaces to give them another shine. Easy as pie.
The barbecue is sparkling. My husband did a good job on it.
Not Just for the Kitchen
Also Use On:
- Laundry and Bath Faucets
- Metal Door Fixtures
- Exercise Equipment
- Base Metal Light Fixtures
- Antique Wood Making Tools
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2013 Sherry Venegas
Have You Tried This Product?
WriterJanis2 on May 16, 2013:
I like the idea of a green cleaner. I really should use more of these.
Sherry Venegas (author) from La Verne, CA on April 05, 2013:
Look into the induction cooking too. My daughter and I have no complaints at all with our five burner stovetop induction. The control of the heat to the pan is very good, and no extra heat in the summer.
getmoreinfo on April 01, 2013:
I like these types of green cleaning products because it is safer for our health and the environment, I was surprised to learn how many harmful chemicals are inside most traditional cleaning products.
anonymous on April 01, 2013:
That share does look like some awesome cleaner for stainless steel. I have not tried it, but I just might have to after seeing you lens. Thanks for sharing, very nicely done. :)
Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on March 30, 2013:
We're currently in the design phase of new house and already looking at appliances. We're definitely leaning towards stainless steel for the kitchen, so this is good information for us. Thanks for the product review and tips.
Sherry Venegas (author) from La Verne, CA on March 30, 2013:
@Titia: No stainless steel in the lamb barn: feeders, grain scoops or utility tables?
Titia Geertman from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands on March 30, 2013:
Lucky for me I don't have stainless steel anywhere in or out the house. My kitchen counter is made with floor tiles. But...for those who have stainless steel, it's a good informative article.