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The absolute best stainless steel polish
on April 11, 2011
I have a kitchen full of stainless steel appliances. Love the way they look when they are nice and clean. But getting (and keeping) them at the clean state has been an ongoing battle.
I've tried at least half a dozen stainless steel speciality cleaners, plus a whole host of general duty cleaners. Some were totally worthless (most notably the very expensive cleaner that Viking pushes when you buy their appliances); others were somewhat effective (such as Stainless Steel Magic and ZEP Stainless Steel Cleaner). But none were what I'd call an outstanding product.
Sprayway, however, earns that title. It goes on easy, polishes well, leaves no streaks and lasts. This stuff is fantastic!
Like all oil-based products, it is not effective at removing actual dirt, grime or cooking spatters. Think of it more as a polish than a cleaner. You can use it alone if the only things you're looking to get rid of are fingerprints, smudges and light dirt. But, for more intensive cleaning (such as getting rid of splatters around the stove top) you need to start with a traditional cleaner to get the grease and grime out. I like the Natural line from Clorox, but pretty much any general duty cleaner will work, such as 409. Just make sure you avoid citrus-based cleaners since they can mar the surface.
Don't worry about all the streaks that a general purpose cleaner will leave. A one-over with Sprayway (ideally using a microfiber cloth) will leave the stainless surface shiny and streak-free. Best of all, the shine lasts - while nothing is fingerprint proof, this stuff holds up much better than anything else I've tried.
If you are a member of Sam's Club you can get a two-pack there for a lot less than buying it online. They also sell packs of microfiber cloths at a good price, which make application and polishing of Spraywave much easier and effective.