Now that the holiday season is in full swing, Huff the Hubs and I are not only getting the house “Christmas ready”, but we’re also trying to get the house “everyday ready”. We’re planning on having a housewarming party after the New Year, so that means getting boxes thrown out, rooms decorated, and cleaning. Lots and LOTS of cleaning.
One of the things that drew me to this house was that the awesome stainless steel appliances came with it! I LURVE stainless steel! However, steel does not love water spots. I tried everything I could think of to make my dishwasher and oven door look sparkling clean, but nothing worked.
Those water spots have been taunting me. Jerks.
So, I consulted Pinterest and found this:
The blogger says that this cleaner will make your stainless steel appliances look like new! I figured it was worth a shot.
Here’s what you need to make the cleanser:
~1/4 cup vinegar
~1/2 cup baking soda
~1 tablespoon lemon juice
~1 tablespoon oil (I used EVOO because that’s all we had)
Pour the baking soda into a bowl and then add the vinegar. And, if you’re like me, freak out when you see the chemical reaction happening between the two as the mixture fizzes and spills all over your counter.
Then, realize you need a bigger bowl.
Add in the oil and lemon juice and mix well until it becomes a paste.
Then, grab a soft cloth and work the paste in circles on your appliance. Let it set for 5-10 minutes.
Then, dampen your cloth and wipe off the paste.
Omg, y’all! This seriously made my dishwasher and oven look brand spankin’ new! I couldn’t believe it! It may sound odd to get this excited over clean appliances, but if you could only peek inside my neurotic head, you would see how this has been irritating me for WEEKS!
Have you ever tried this before? Did you have different results? Share in the comments below!