How to make stainless steel household items shine like new

Cutlery, trays, cookware, toilet faucets, sinks, cooker hoods or stainless steel surfaces require careful care for an impeccable look. Here’s how to clean stainless steel items in your home.

1. Clean the cooker hood with window-cleaning solution
Fingerprints on stainless steel surfaces give us big headaches. Remove fingerprints on the cooker hood with window-cleaning solution. This liquid removes grease and leaves a smooth, shiny appearance. If you don’t find this cleaner handy, use sanitary alcohol.

2. Wipe the microwave oven with toothpaste
If your microwave oven is made of stainless steel, for strong stains that can’t be cleaned with soap and water, try toothpaste. Apply a layer of toothpaste and wait a few minutes. Remove the excess and rinse with warm water. If the stain is very resistant, use lemon juice.

3. Remove burned debris with baking soda
Stained and burned cookware are easily cleaned if you add hot water, a little dishwashing detergent, liquid soap and fabric softener. You can put the bowl on low heat for 10 minutes and clean the burned debris on the pot’s bottom with a sponge. If you can’t get rid of it using this method, apply baking soda and hot water over the burned area or prepare a paste of baking soda and water. Leave it on for an hour and rinse the pan.

4. Use tomato juice for extra shine
If the pressure cooker you use has lost its gloss, boil a few diced tomatoes in it. Leave the pot on the fire for 30 minutes, remove the content and rinse with warm water. Tomatoes and tomato juice will thoroughly clean the cooker because of the acidic substances they contain.

5. Clean the white powdery film with vinegar
Bathroom and kitchen valves and faucets can easily get stained with limescale and rust.
For those stains, use vinegar with confidence. For rust, use white vinegar directly from its original bottle. For light stains you can spray a 1/1 vinegar and water solution.

Prepare a homemade cleaning solution!
Prepare your own cleaning solution for stainless steel objects in your home. All you need is a tablespoon of powdered chalk and homemade soap. Mix the two ingredients in a bowl until you get a homogeneous paste. Clean your stainless steel items, rinse with warm water and dry them with a clean towel.

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