This Highly Rated Stainless Steel Cleaner Instantly Erased Years of Smudges Off My Fridge (Without Streaks!) — And It’s on Sale!

updated May 29, 2023
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Sometimes it takes a burst of cleaning energy to make you realize just how many parts of your home have gone neglected. For me, this has included polishing my wood cabinets and cleaning my exterior windows on a busy Brooklyn street, just to name a couple. One area that has gone neglected for what I assume has been years (I moved into an apartment my friends have lived in since 2017!) is my fridge. Because it’s mostly covered in magnets and save-the-dates, it sounded daunting to take them all down and wipe the highly smudged stainless steel exterior. But, when I came across this plant-based cleaner, I was so excited to try it that I didn’t mind the hassle. And it sure has paid off!

Earlier this year, I tested out the wood cleaner and polish from plant-based cleaning brand, Therapy Clean. I was shocked by how shiny it made my cabinets with hardly any elbow grease — and it was quickly snatched up by thousands of Kitchn readers. Encouraged by these results, I tried the Therapy Clean Stainless Steel Cleaner on the years of fingerprints smudged on my fridge. What I wound up with was a gorgeous streak- and smudge-free door that I can’t help but admire.

As an added plus, you can try both items (as well as the all-purpose sprays we happen to love, too!) for yourself now at a hefty discount. Now through June 2, Therapy Clean is hosting a sitewide Memorial Day sale — use the code CLEAN20 at checkout to take 20 percent off sitewide!

As with the wood polish, there are a few obvious factors I love about this stainless steel cleaner. The first is the amazing smell. One of the biggest draws of this cleaning line is that they use essential oils in each of their products, so you’re left with a fresh scent in addition to a clean home. This creamy formula is made with coconut oil and lavender oil, so your kitchen will already feel cleaner after spraying because it just smells so nice. 

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The second aspect I can’t get enough of is the fact that it truly is streak-free. At first, I wasn’t sure if this would hold true because of the thicker formula and creamy color. However, after just one swipe, it left behind zero residue or streaks. And although I had tons of smudges and stains on my fridge door, it required little effort to wipe them away. Just a few wipes and they were gone, a shining surface left behind in their wake. To make your cleaning experience even better, the stainless steel kit includes a large microfiber cloth for wiping and buffing that you can use over and over again.

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It’s also designed to leave a protective barrier behind to resist fingerprints, dust, dirt, oil, and smudges. So I’m excited to keep an eye on my fridge and see how long it lasts!

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After cleaning my fridge, I moved on to my sink. I first gave it a good scrub by using Bon Ami (which happens to be one of our favorite ways to clean stainless steel!). Then, I sprayed this cleaner all over the sink and faucet and wiped everything down. The sink looked great, but I was particularly impressed with the faucet. It immediately sparkled!

And don’t just take our word for it — over 11,000 customers gave this cleaner a 5-star rating on Amazon, with tons of stunning pictures to support just how shiny you can get your stainless steel appliances. When you’re done, you can sit back and admire the sparkle just like I keep doing every time I step into the kitchen!

Buy: Therapy Stainless Steel Cleaner Kit, $7.96 (normally $9.95)