How to clean stainless steel and wood

A modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

People commonly use toxic treatments to clean stainless steel and wood. This stainless steel cleaner and furniture polish use ingredients you may have in your cupboard — olive oil, white vinegar and water. Non-toxic, natural and effective!

Stainless steel cleaner

Removes smudges from stainless steel appliances

  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) white vinegar

Drip olive oil onto rag. Rub surface to get rid of smudges. Drip white vinegar on the other side of rag. Wipe and let dry.

Furniture polish

Since wood finishes vary, always do a test patch

  • 500 ml (2 cups) warm water
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) white vinegar (or lemon juice)