I’ve been using the Affresh® Stainless Steel Cleaner for a few weeks now (read: Affresh Review: Keep Your Stainless Steel Appliances Clean) and while it wasn’t able to remove the water damage on my dishwasher (to be fair, I don’t know of any cleaner that will), it works on my 30-year old stainless steel sink beautifully! Not only does it bring back its shine, I love the way it feels after I clean it. It’s hard to describe, but it feels softer…perhaps slicker..and the water runs off and doesn’t leave water spots. I love that.
I also use it on my chrome, although I don’t believe it’s supposed to be used that way, and it works great. I love that I can use one cleaner for the sink, the faucet and the surrounding counter.
Using the Affresh® Stainless Steel Cleaner is easy – spray the area to be cleaned. Allow the cleaner to sit for a few moments (up to a few minutes for heavy soil) and then wipe clean. I finish by giving it a buff with a clean, dry cloth for the ultimate shine. I found cloth works best – paper towels left my appliances streaky. I sometimes clean with paper towels and then buff with cloth.
I still love the fragrance, I believe it’s apricots, but it smells like peaches to me. The scent doesn’t last long, but that’s ok. It’s there while I’m cleaning and I’ll admit, it makes it a little more enjoyable…I avoid most scents, but this one doesn’t come unscented. I’ve enjoyed my trial of the cleaner and will certainly reconsider my anti-stainless steel stance for appliances. Since all most of ours were purchased when we bought our house in 1988, I’m sure we’ll be replacing some of them soon.
Before, during & after Affresh Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner
Affresh® Stainless Steel Cleaner can be purchased in a spray bottle or convenient pre-moistened wipes and because it’s a water-based cleaner, it can be safely used on refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, microwaves, and washers and dryers. Affresh® Stainless Steel Cleaner is available at most large retailers locally and online at retailers like Amazon.com
The affresh® brand of products specifically helps keep appliances operating at peak performance, when used in conjunction with a regular maintenance routine as indicated in the appliance’s Use & Care Guide. First introduced in 2007, the products have evolved to include washer cleaners for traditional and high-efficiency washing machines as well as for dishwashers and garbage disposals, and a new line of cleaners designed to help clean everyday kitchen food spills and stuck on residue in the interior and exterior of household appliances. Affresh products are manufactured and marketed under the Whirlpool Corporation portfolio, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion in 2010, 71,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more, visit www.affresh.com.
Note: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of affresh and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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