Cleaning my stainless steel pots, pans and appliances has been on my to-do list for weeks now. I cannot tell you how yucky, sticky and ugly my cookware has become over the years, and with each use I think to myself “I must clean these!”
Well, today I finally checked this task off my list!
I hate cleaning stainless steel, mostly because I have zero patience for tedious tasks. But I’ve learned the hard way that the longer you let your stainless steel go, the more elbow work you’ll have to put into cleaning later.
I spent a little over an hour scrubbing pots and pans today, but it sure did pay off. My stainless steel looks brand new!
All you need is two ingredients, baking soda and peroxide.
In a small bowl, add ¼ cup of baking soda and just enough peroxide to make a paste. Using a sponge, scrub your stainless steel with the mixture.
Side by Side Comparison
This solution really does clean everything – stove, oven, stainless steel appliances and even the handles of the refrigerator door!
**UPDATE (JANUARY 2017)
I recently learned about Bar Keepers Friend and now use this magical powder in place of this cleaning method. It is way faster and requires a lot less scrubbing!
I sprinkle a little powder in the pot, let is soak for a bit in my sink and then scrub a little and the build up comes right off!