Black appliances exude a sleek and contemporary aesthetic. Their glossy finishes tend to reveal fingerprints, water spots, dust, and grime.
Black accents in kitchens are currently in vogue, and it’s easy to see why.
The deep and moody color provides a striking contrast to the prevailing white marble trend that dominates social media. Black has earned its place among the top paint colors for 2019.
Black appliances exude a sleek and contemporary aesthetic.
However, their glossy finishes tend to reveal fingerprints, water spots, dust, and grime more easily. Fortunately, you can maintain the luster of your black appliances with just three simple steps.
We will guide you through creating a natural cleaning solution using common pantry ingredients and share effective techniques for removing stubborn stains.
How to Clean Black Appliances
Cleaning black appliances requires a similar method to cleaning stainless steel but with a few additional considerations.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to effectively clean your black microwave, oven, dishwasher, or small appliance and keep them looking shiny and new.
What You’ll Need:
Microfiber cloths are ideal for cleaning black appliances due to their gentle and absorbent properties.
They are effective in picking up tough grease and grime while being safe to use on surfaces. Avoid using steel wool or scrubbing pads on black appliances to prevent scratching.
Step 1: Wipe Down with Vinegar and Water.
For microwaves, fridges, and other black appliances, create a homemade cleaning solution by mixing equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle.
Spray the solution directly onto the surfaces, including the exterior and interior of the appliances. Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe away any Food Stains and splatters.
Pay attention to the handles, as they often harbor bacteria. Vinegar is safe to use on microwave buttons and won’t damage the plastic.
For the oven, save this task for last.
After wiping down other appliances, add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the vinegar-water solution in the spray bottle. Shake it well.
Remove the grates and racks from the oven and soak them in warm, Soapy Water. Spray the solution onto the stovetop and inside the oven, avoiding heating elements.
Let it dry, preferably overnight, for up to 12 hours. Refer to a comprehensive oven cleaning guide for more tips on oven maintenance.
Step 2: Wash with Soapy Water.
To remove any residue from the cleaning solution, use a new microfiber cloth dipped in warm, soapy water.
Liquid dish soap works well for this step. Consider using distilled water instead of hard tap water to prevent additional buildup and minimize white streak marks.
If streaks are still visible, don’t worry.
The final step will help you achieve streak-free results.
Step 3: Dry and Buff.
Using a dry microfiber cloth, start drying the appliances in a circular motion, similar to how you would clean a mirror.
If the cloth becomes too damp, switch to a fresh dry cloth to complete the drying process. This will ensure a streak-free finish.
Regularly cleaning your black appliances, ideally every few weeks, will maintain their shine and prolong their lifespan.
By keeping them free from stains and in good working order, you can enjoy their sleek appearance for years to come.
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