To clean a stainless steel refrigerator, create a mixture of dish detergent and hot tap water, use a microfiber cloth to apply the cleaning solution, rinse the surface with hot water, and then dry the surface with a clean cloth. Mineral oil can be used to buff away streaks.
- Create a cleaning solution
Create a homemade cleaning solution using 1 quart of hot water and 1 teaspoon of dish detergent.
- Apply the solution with a cloth
While wearing gloves to protect your hands, use a microfiber cloth to apply the solution to the refrigerator.
- Use the solution to clean the refrigerator
Rub the front and sides of the refrigerator, making sure you remove all stubborn marks and fingerprints. Rub with the grain of the stainless steel.
- Rinse away the solution with clean water
Using a clean cloth and clean hot water, wipe off the cleaning solution.
- Dry the refrigerator
Use another clean, dry cloth to dry the refrigerator.
- Buff the fridge with mineral oil
Use a soft, clean cloth to apply mineral oil to the surface, and buff away any remaining streaks to leave the refrigerator looking shiny. There are also special stainless steel cleaners that can be used to keep stainless steel looking great and make new fingerprints and smudges less noticeable.