November 24, 2020 2 min read

So, you brought home that brand new stainless steel refrigerator. In the store it sparkled. Shimmered. Looked like the perfect appliance for your kitchen. Right? But now, it’s covered in fingerprints and you just can’t seem to clean them off. You may even be experiencing buyer’s remorse and regret your purchase in the first place. Don’t worry, we’ve been there before too.

Stainless steel is a notoriously finicky surface to keep clean. You see, most consumers don’t realize that it’s not as simple as “spraying and wiping” with their favorite all purpose cleaner. Inevitably the surface ends up looking worse than it did to begin with. Why? Well there’s a few reasons…

All Purpose Cleaners or Glass Cleaners are not meant for stainless steel surfaces

Just because it says “All Purpose” doesn’t really mean it should be used to clean stainless steel. You see, most of these products contain surfactants (a fancy term for cleaning agents) that do a great job of removing grime. However they are highly prone to leaving behind residue. Those streaks you are seeing are most likely left over cleaning agents which have adhered to the surface. Inevitably you’ll end up buffing and scrubbing over and over again with no real results.

You need to clean & polish at the same time

Removing fingerprints from stainless steel is a two step process. You need to first clean and then polish. Because stainless steel is a metal, it can naturally shine when a polish is applied. Polishing is simply applying a protective coating on top of the steel which helps prevent future fingerprints from settling in on the surface. Think of it like waxing your car. You don’t just wash it - you also wax and protect it!

Not all stainless steel cleaners are created equal

We get it, there are lots of products to choose from. However, not all are created equal. You need to look at the ingredients. Most store brand cleaners rely on cheap synthetic ingredients such as petroleum distillates to do their “dirty work”. While they may make your refrigerator sparkle, you’ll be left holding your breath. Look for products that list all ingredients and come from renewable sources.

Powerful Cleaning + Eco Friendly

Therapy Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish is a 2-in-1 cleaner and polish. We’ve opted to use natural ingredients derived from coconut to remove fingerprints and leave a brilliant shine. In addition, Therapy is USDA Certified 100% BioBased! That means that you can feel good using a products that not only delivers results, but is better for the environment. Interested in learning more? Buy Therapy Stainless Steel Cleaner now.