Stainless steel appliances have become an increasingly popular choice for many homeowners over the years, and for good reason. They boast a sleek and modern appearance that adds a touch of sophistication and complements any kitchen style and decor. Not to mention their high durability and long life span, making these stainless steel appliances a great long-term investment!

However, like any other surface in your home, they require regular cleaning to maintain their luster and keep them looking their best. Appliances such as stainless steel refrigerators that are used and touched daily can smudge and appear dull if they are not properly cared for. We'll take a closer look at stainless steel appliances, the pros of owning them, and how to properly clean them in order to keep them in tip-top shape for years to come.


The Benefits of Stainless Steel Appliances

  • Long life span: Stainless steel appliances are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures, making them a reliable choice for high-use kitchens.
  • Rust resistant: They are highly resistant to rust, ensuring their longevity and value over time.
  • Easy to maintain: Stainless steel appliances have a long lifespan and are easy to maintain with simple cleaning routines. Following a simple cleaning every few days will maintain their shiny and polished appearance for years to come.
  • Versatile Design: Their sleek and modern appearance makes them an attractive addition to any kitchen design, from traditional to contemporary.
  • Can increase home value: Stainless steel appliances can increase the value of a home, as they are a desirable feature for homebuyers and are associated with being high-quality long-lasting appliances.
  • Hygenic: They are very hygienic, as they are non-porous and do not absorb bacteria or germs, making them easy to clean and maintain a sanitary environment in the kitchen.

How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

Now that we’ve covered some of the top benefits stainless steel appliances have to offer, let's talk about what you can do to help keep your appliances looking their best.

  1. Start by wiping down the appliance with a microfiber cloth to remove any loose debris or fingerprints.
  2. Next, spray your favorite cleaning solution onto the surface of your appliance. We suggest adding white vinegar and water to a spray bottle. However, cleaning with simple dish soap will also do the trick.
  3. If you have tougher stains, take a soft sponge and gently scrub the areas you wish to clean, applying more cleaning solution as needed.
  4. Wipe the surface dry with a microfiber cloth, making sure to move the cloth in direction of the grain to achieve the perfect polished look.

What To Avoid When Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances

  • Try to avoid using harsh tools, such as steel wool or scrub brushes. Abrasive tools like these can scratch or damage the surface of your stainless steel appliance.
  • Do not use any chlorine-based or chemical cleaners, keep an eye out for store-bought cleaners that are made with chloride and avoid them.
  • Avoid using an oven cleaner
  • Avoid using harsh tap water, it can cause frequent spots or stains on your appliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to clean stainless steel refrigerator doors?

In order to properly clean your stainless steel refrigerator doors, simply follow the steps instructed above.

How to clean stainless steel appliances without streaks?

In order to avoid getting streaks, make sure you are going in the direction of the grain when cleaning. Look for striations running vertically or horizontally to identify the direction of the grain.

How to clean stainless steel appliances naturally?

There are many ways you can clean your appliances naturally, we suggest using white vinegar.

What is best for cleaning stainless steel appliances?

It’s always best to clean your stainless steel appliances with natural cleaners that are not abrasive or filled with harsh chemicals.

How often should you clean stainless steel appliances?

In order to keep your appliances looking shiny and brand-new, it’s recommended that you clean them once a week.

Top Stainless Steel Appliances

Kitchenaid 44 dBA Dishwasher in PrintShield Finish with FreeFlex Third Rack

This Kitchenaid stainless steel dishwasher will make dealing with stubborn dirty dishes a thing of the past. Packed with multiple high-tech features, this appliance will make this daily household chore a breeze.


  • Energy Star Certified
  • Free Flex Third Rack
  • Adjustable Rows in Middle and Lower Racks
  • Express Wash Cycle
  • Sani-Rinse Option
  • Pro Wash Cycle
  • Heat Dry Option

Whirlpool 36-Inch Wide French Door Refrigerator - 25 cu. Ft.

If you are looking for a refrigerator that has ample storage capacity, cutting-edge features, and a sleek stylish appearance, look no further. This Whirlpool stainless steel refrigerator will elevate your kitchen in both design and practicality.


  • Energy Star Certified
  • Humidity-Controlled Crispers
  • Exterior Ice and Water Dispenser With Filtration System
  • LED Interior Lighting
  • Finger Print Resistant
  • Adaptive Defrost
  • Accu-Chill Temperature Management System
  • Measured Fill
  • Refrigerated Exterior Drawer

Bosch Benchmark Series, 30" Single Wall Oven

This Bosch stainless steel wall oven will have you baking and cooking your favorite meals like never before. Expertly designed to enhance user convenience and style, this wall oven makes the perfect addition to any kitchen.


  • Telescopic Rack For an Effortless Glide
  • Self-Cleaning Option
  • Convection Multi Rack
  • Side Opening Door
  • Steel Touch Buttons

Upgrade Your Kitchen Today

Excelling in durability, versatility, and practicality, stainless steel appliances are a great investment for any homeowner. If you’re ready to upgrade your kitchen with the latest stainless steel kitchen appliances, head on over to the nearest Mountain High Appliance location in Denver, Louisville, Littleton, Colorado Springs, and Glenwood Springs.

We carry the best variety of kitchen appliances from all the best-performing appliance brands in the industry, such as Miele, Sub Zero, Kitchenaid, Bosch, Wolf, and more. Our appliance experts are always happy to answer any questions and help you find the right appliance for your budget and needs, from start to finish.

If you can’t make it to one of our stores, no worries! You can conveniently browse our website, give us a call, or reach us through our contact us page for any questions. For all of your kitchen appliance needs, from the newest built-in dishwashers to feature-packed French door refrigerators, Mountain High Appliance has what you need to complete your home.