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Removing Water Marks from Stainless Steel Dishwasher Front

While durable, stainless steel does have the disadvantage of showing water marks. This is a guide about removing water marks from stainless steel dishwasher front.
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February 13, 2008

My dishwasher front is Stainless Steel and has these streaks that do not come out with the stainless cleaner I bought. Does anyone know how to get rid of these water marks?

Karen from Coral Springs, Florida

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February 13, 20081 found this helpful
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Don't bother with the fancy stainless steel cleaners, try a vinegar solution instead, about 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, spray on, wipe off with soft cloth! Should do the trick!

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February 13, 20085 found this helpful
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Spray with WD40 and wipe with dry cloth. I learned this while working at a laundermat. We had to do this on the big triple loader washers.

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February 13, 20080 found this helpful
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You can use lemon oil that is used for furniture polish and any stainless steel sink or appliance, as well as, shower doors and faucets. Rub on and buff with a clean dry lint free cloth.

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March 24, 20080 found this helpful
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OMB - i used olive oil today on my dishwasher front, refrigerator front, stove front and microwave front and wow - THEY LOOK GREAT! just put a little on a dry, lint free cloth and rub.

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February 21, 20090 found this helpful
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I had stubborn stains on my stainless steel appliances. No matter what I tried the marks and streaks stayed put. I came on here and used the vinegar tip. I used a much stronger solution on a paper towel and then wiped clean immediately. It took 3 wipings but it came out nicely. Then I took WD-40. Wow! My appliances have never looked better. Thanks for the tips. These actually work!!

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February 13, 20100 found this helpful
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Horrible hard water stains from our well water. Tried vinegar/water mix, olive oil, WD40 - all provided minimal help. Silver polish (just the cheap stuff you buy at Walmart for your silver serving dishes) did wonders! Our refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and sink all look brand new off the showroom floor!

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November 17, 20160 found this helpful
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No. I tried them all, the thing that finally worked well was a magic eraser (several times) followed by washing with warm soapy water

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November 18, 20160 found this helpful
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I just used a "Grate Chef" wipe that someone had given me, and it worked to take off a water drip stain that was driving me crazy! I had used several other methods, sprays and wipes, and nothing worked. They are sold at Home Depot and Lowes and are not very expensive.

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February 1, 20170 found this helpful

The absolute easiest, no elbow grease, water spot removal is mixing a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Use your fingers to gently rub it on the stainless steel washer door. Wipe off with wet microfiber. Finish off with WD-40.

Bonus: Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda get the stains out of those plastic cutting boards.

Bonus#2: hydrogen peroxide in your fountain or bird bath keeps them clean.

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February 10, 20170 found this helpful

I make a spray of half baby oil and half alcohol. Spray on a cloth, then buff with another cloth.

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