If you own a home, or are fortunate enough to live in a very nice apartment, you will find, upon closer inspection, that there is a pretty good chance that most, if not all, of your appliances around the house are made of stainless steel. That means you definitely want to keep these as clean as possible, as not only would not doing so negatively impact the aesthetic of your home, but more importantly, possibly contaminate the very food you eat. If it involves food prep in any kind of way, you want to keep that appliance as clean as possible.
However, while the benefits of having stainless steel appliances include the fact that they look nice and last for quite a long time, one of the drawbacks is they have to be cleaned in a very specific fashion and with a specialized type of cleaner. If you do not use a stainless steel cleaner to clean your stainless steel home appliances, you will likely scuff or otherwise damage them.
Because stainless steel has to be maintained in a specific fashion, it is important to be knowledgeable about what type of stainless steel cleaners are on the market, and amongst those, which ones actually get the job done. That is why we felt it was important to have our review team take a look at a whole plethora of stainless steel cleaners and separate out the wheat from the chaff.
When all was said and done, we found that Therapy Premium Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish was our Top Pick, with Bar Keeper’s Friend Soft Cleanser taking our Honorable Mention slot, and Puracy Natural All Purpose Cleaner walked away with our Green Pick award.
So how did we come to these conclusions? We didn’t take the handing out of these category awards lightly, but we also wanted to make our review process transparent and easy to comprehend for both our readers and the review team of over 35 years of experience. To that end, we decided to split our grading criteria up into three categories, which we will explain in greater detail below.