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Five Spring Cleaning Secrets You’ll Love

Have you ever wondered how to get your stainless steel appliances to sparkle like new or needed a quick drain clog solution you can make at home? With Spring just around the corner, we’ve got five cleaning tips from Reena Nerbas of Household Solutions to help answer some common household cleaning issues!

Spotless Stainless Steel Appliances

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Hi Reena,

Please tell me how I can clean and put the sparkle back to a stainless steel toaster and electric water kettle. I clean with water and buff with a dry cloth but there are still marks left on both which I would like to get rid of so that the small appliances sparkle on my countertop.

Thank you,


Dear Karen,

It sounds like you are doing everything right to clean the outside of your appliances, what you need now is the finishing touch. After you have thoroughly cleaned the exterior of your kettle and toaster, wipe the surfaces with a soft cloth and a small amount of olive oil. You can use baby oil, cooking oil or mineral oil but I prefer to use olive oil because I find that it seeps into the metal and does not attract dirt, dust and grime.

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