Cleaning Fingerprints Off Stainless Steel

If your stainless steel appliances, fixtures, and other items look as though they are trying out for the next episode of CSI, it is time to remove the evidence. This is a guide about cleaning fingerprints off stainless steel.

Cleaning a stainless steel dishwasher.

January 12, 2012 Flag
0 found this helpful

I got this idea when I took my sewing machine in to have a little tool up. The repairman told me he wiped it down with WD-40. I'd just brought a new stainless steel stove and couldn't get the fingerprints off of the doors after it was taken out of the box. So, why not?

I tried WD-40 and, boy o boy was I ever pleased. It took off all the fingerprints and water stains from washing it down. Thanks to Morgan, my sewing machine repair guy.

Source: The feather weight repairman from Scottsbluff, NE.

By Sally from Crawford, NE

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 13, 20120 found this helpful

I'd think any type oil would do the same, veggie oil, olive oil, etc.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 14, 20120 found this helpful

Yes, I'd be wary of spraying WD-40 around. It's flammable and irritating to the lungs, plus you wouldn't want to chance rubbing it in your eyes. Probably a regular vegetable oil would be better.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 14, 20120 found this helpful

Holy moly, I'm gobsmacked that a Feather Weight repairman had the nerve to use WD40 on one of those precious machines! WD40 attracts lint and dust like a magnet. Wowsa! It also gums badly after too many applications, and is the worst thing you can use on a sewing machine, or a door lock.

FTR, the only oil to use on a Singer (or any other quality sewing machine) machine is an oil made specifically for sewing machines, and even then one should be wary that it really is sewing machine grade oil-lot of bad labeling out there right now.

WD40 is a great lubricant and rust block, but it is not good to use in ALL applications.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 14, 20120 found this helpful

I use Avon's Skin-so-soft on my stainless steel stove and fridge. Works like magic. I personally wouldn't recommend it but my dad use to spray WD-40 on his hands and rub it in like lotion. He said is loosened his joints up from his arthritis. He swore by it though.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

March 10, 2013 Flag
0 found this helpful

Can anyone help on how to clean fingerprints off of a stainless steal appliance?

By Janet K.

Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 11, 20130 found this helpful

Put some vegetable oil on a paper towel and wipe it down. It will gleam.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 5, 20160 found this helpful

One way that I notice works is to wipe it with a little furniture polish (any brand seems to do) and a microfiber cloth.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Home and Garden Cleaning MetalMarch 12, 2013
paint can with red paint
Painting Stainless Steel
A badly burned stainless steel pan
Cleaning Stainless Steel Cookware
Stainless Steel Cookware
Switching to Stainless Steel Cookware
Stainless Steel Dishwasher
Converting Appliances to Stainless Steel
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 20, 2016 at 4:09:00 AM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!