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Old 04-04-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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ISO help cleaning black appliances

What is the best way to clean black kitchen appliances like a stove or refrigerator ? They seem to get streaks on them very easily.
Thanks ahead of time for any help you can give.

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Old 04-04-2008, 11:32 PM   #2
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windex seems to work on mine....
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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Windex, vinegar and water, whatever you use for cleaning. But if you have a restaurant supply place near you, consider getting some stuff called Sheila Shine. You put it on right after you clean your appliance and it discourages smudges and fingerprints and makes it much easier to clean off dried spills and messes. Really, this stuff is amazing. I got it for my stainless steel appliances but discovered it works great on any surface! You reapply it every few months. It says on the can that you can use it on "fine wood furniture", too. I haven't tried that but it's on every surface in my kitchen.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:52 PM   #4
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I looked up Sheila Shine and it seems it's for stainless steel only. Is there one that can be used on black?
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:57 AM   #5
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I just use Windex - and accept the fact it's going to show finger prints and streaks and spots if they are touched or used.
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Old 04-05-2008, 03:00 AM   #6
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Windex works for me also.
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:01 AM   #7
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Windex and paper towels.
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:29 AM   #8
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Yes, you're right!!

No buckets of hot water, no harsh chemicals, no rags, no rinsing, no hard labor involved and no mess!

And when you're done, the paper towel gets tossed! Simplicity in and of itself.
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:25 PM   #9
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Thanks.
Windex, it will be!
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:34 PM   #10
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While Windex will work great to get rid of the streaks and put a shine on the paint, it's not great for coking crud on a stove top.

For stubborn stuff, I use Dawn Power Dissolver or Barkeeper's Friend for the tough stuff.
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