Does mineral oil polish stainless steel? Here’s what I found out: white vinegar and mineral oil is all you need to effectively clean and polish your stainless steel surfaces. Vinegar will work to sanitize the surfaces and oil will revitalize the shine.
What oil can I use on stainless steel? After cleaning with a vinegar-based solution, rub oil onto the stainless steel surface–first wiping in the direction of the grain, then in a circular motion to polish and shine. Most oils work equally well, but olive oil, mineral oil, or almond oil are all good choices.
Can I use mineral oil on steel? Even kitchens with stainless steel surfaces can benefit from a mineral-oil treatment. While the stainless steel doesn’t need a coating of mineral oil, the oil can still be used to clean and polish the metal, giving it a gleaming finish.
What products should not be used on stainless steel?
- Harsh abrasives.
- Scouring powders.
- Steel wool.
- Bleach and other chlorine products.
- Glass cleaners that contain ammonia, such as Windex.
- Tap water, especially if yours tends to be hard water (use clean distilled or filtered H2O instead)
- Oven cleaners.