The SECRET to clean stainless steel

Fingerprints. Smudges. Food smears. Streaks. They get all over my dishwasher. That's life with stainless steel in the kitchen. Whatever mess you've got going on with your hands, it's bound to end up all around the handles and edges, marking up your beautiful appliances. I've tried it all in the past; various cleaning products from the hardware store, wipes, sprays, even homemade concoctions involving baking soda and lemon juice and whatever else Pinterest suggested. Nothing worked. I started to wonder if stainless steel was a bit of a misnomer. But then something came in the mail that changed all that.

I swear to you I'm not being paid to write about this. It's just SO GOOD.

After getting my lovely new dishwasher from KitchenAid Canada, I was sent a dishwasher care package in the mail. Inside the big basket were some stainless steel cleaning wipes as well as a spray and cleaning tabs to bring a sparkle to even the inside of my fancy machine. I was skeptical at first. But the package said KitchenAid recommends this stuff. Hmm, I thought, okay let's give it a go.

Oh my WORD!

It's sooo good. Like, we're talking miracle cleaner here. The smudges and streaks and smears were gone. Completely. All those homemade pastes I'd tried and perfectly good lemons wasted, and now I finally know how to keep my stainless steel clean.  

So, what is this big secret?


I love it. It is incredibly effective. And now I want you to have some too. So the company has agreed to give one of my readers:

A ONE-YEAR supply of affresh products!

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post telling me how dirty your stainless appliances are. And be sure to include your email address so I can reach you if you win.

The winner will be selected on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern.

Good luck!

For anyone wanting to rush out right now and get some affresh wipes, they are available at Lowes, Leons, Home Hardware, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Outfitters, Coast Wholesale Appliances, IGA, Sobeys Atlantic, Highland Farms and online at and


  1. When I received the teaser for this blog entry in my inbox yesterday, I knew it was time. Time to stop pretending that all my stainless steel appliances weren't covered in fingerprints, grease marks and water drips. I had to face reality. So I started with plain hot water. Nope. Hot water and dish soap. No. Eco-friendly ammonia-free spray and a microfiber cloth. Nada. Windex and paper towel. No dice. Finally, stainless steel cleaner. Still no. Sigh. I need Affresh in my life, otherwise it's back to pretending those marks don't exist!!!

    Lisa B (barrettlisa at shaw dot ca)

  2. We have a three-year old. Like all kids, she loves our stainless appliances. She loves to leave smeary, smudgy prints all over them.

    Glen P its_all_good at shaw dot ca

  3. 7 old boy and infant on the way! Can we say at least another decade of fingerprints? Help! ;)

    Michelle L
    trendywestendy AT yahoo dot com

  4. We have a stainless fridge and a 5 yr old's never clean. :s

    Sandra R

  5. I moved into a historical home that had been renovated and was so excited about all the stainless steel appliances in my kitchen until I tried to clean them....Oh my Lord!! I have tried so many different products, pastes, along with vinegar and just cannot keep them clean. ALLL of my appliances and drop lights are stainless steel so if they are not clean my kitchen is not clean!! HELP, I really need afresh! Can't wait to try it.

    Thank you,
    Margie Stetson

  6. Somehow one evening the freezer side of my two door fridge was left ajar. Some weird melting happened leaving a drip stain from the ice maker unit all the way down the front of the fridge. I have been living with it for over two years. Tried 'me all, all give this knew a whirl too. Wish me luck! Cathy

  7. My fridge door is nothing by finger prints. Then my daughter trying to be helping uses the wrong cleaning product or wipe and makes it worse. I now need to go out and get those wipes. Sparkling fridge door, here we come.

  8. I would love to try this stuff!! I have 6 kids and I have to constantly wipe my kitchen down, but I have not been able to find anything that gets my stainless steel appliances looking as good as new.

  9. Oh oh oh! I need this in my life! I don't have kids but I do have three stainless appliances (sadly no room for a lovely dishwasher) that I have been so careful with but which still get marks and fingerprints on them. Glad to find out about this - will definitely be picking some up!

  10. mine are pretty good until my 14 month grandson, Mr. Baby comes to visit. Then I need big help!

  11. Mine are clean for about half an hour an hour after cleaning them until I go to use them again! These affresh wipes look great.

  12. We just got all new appliances just under a year ago... And the stainless steel gets so marked up!! I would love to clean with affresh!! They look like a miracle. ;) amazing giveaway!

  13. We would love this! No children and out appliances are horrific.


  14. No matter how many times I wipe my appliances down, food stains look back just to haunt me.

  15. Thanks for entering, everyone! The winner is Mardi! She will be receiving a one-year supply of affresh to keep her stainless sparkling.


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