- White vinegar
- Mineral or olive oil
- 2 clean, non-abrasive rags or cloths
- Paper towels
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Use this food- and child-safe method for cooking utensils, food prep surfaces, or bowls. The acidity of the vinegar will cut through grease and dirt, and the oil will return the steel’s shine.
This is another cleaning solution perfect for food prep surfaces or stainless steel pieces that children may touch. The dish soap acts as a surfactant, which suspends dirt particles above the surface, allowing them to be easily removed.
Because WD-40 is petroleum based, this solution is best for stainless steel tools or surfaces—like workbenches and garage storage cabinets—not used for food prep or near children. The spray will provide a shiny coat of protection against future blemishes.
Hard water stains, which are yellow/white chalk-like deposits on metal, porcelain, and tiles can be easily eliminated using household products.
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