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How to Clean Black Appliances

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Do you own black appliances? A stainless steel fridge, stovetop, range hood, blender, toaster, dishwasher...? If so, you know that cleaning them can be quite a chore. It can be hard to know when they’re dirty – not to mention that scratches aren’t as visible on black appliances either.

Luckily, you can pretty much use the same strategy as cleaning stainless steel appliances. Just make sure that you are a little more thorough. It’s hard to see what’s caked on your black appliances because of the color.

Here are six steps to make your black appliances look like new.

  1. Wipe off loose dirt and grime with a damp washcloth.
  2. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with a couple of squirts of dish soap. Add dish soap until you have a pasty consistency.
  3. Dip a scrubby sponge into the paste and scrub the appliance.
  4. For tough stains, spread the paste on the stain with a towel.
  5. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Wipe the black appliance clean with a microfiber cloth.
  7. Spray it with vinegar and water.
  8. Dry it with a microfiber cloth.

What You Need

  • Baking soda
  • Dish soap
  • Scrubby sponge
  • A couple of microfiber cloths
  • A couple of washcloths

Wipe off loose dirt and grime with a damp washcloth.

To make cleaning black appliances easier, wipe off all the loose grease and dirt before starting the deep clean.

Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with a couple of squirts of dish soap. Add dish soap until you have a pasty consistency.

The dish soap and baking soda mixture will tackle difficult grease stains on your black appliances. Make the paste in a medium-sized bowl. The paste should be too thick to put in a spray bottle.

Dip a scrubby sponge into the paste, and scrub the appliance.

Once you have the desired consistency of your paste, use a scrubby sponge to break down the grease and grime.

For tough stains, spread the paste on the stain with a towel.

You might have a stain that just won’t come off, no matter what. In that case, don’t use lots of harsh scrubbing. Just spread the paste on the stain and let it break down the grime for you.

Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Wipe the black appliance clean with a microfiber cloth.

If you wipe the black appliance too early, the stain might still be stuck on there. So, be sure to wait at least 10 minutes or even longer.

If the stain still doesn’t come off, just make more paste and repeat the process.

Spray it with vinegar and water.

Now comes the fun part. You’ve cleaned all the caked grease and baked-on food, but your black appliances still lack the luster and shine when you bought them.

To keep black appliances shiny, spray them with a light coat of vinegar and water. Just pour equal parts water and vinegar into a spray bottle and you’re set.

Dry it with a microfiber cloth.

If your black appliance has a grain, be sure to dry the appliance with the grain for the best results.

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How do you get smudges off black appliances?

Smudges are quite visible on black appliances, so it’s important to have a few strategies in your back pocket to keep black appliances shiny.

  1. Spray the appliance with a kitchen degreaser or stove top cleaner.
  2. Spray the appliance with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water.
  3. Spray the appliance with glass cleaner.

Are black appliances hard to keep clean?

Black appliances are not harder to keep clean than stainless steel or white appliances. But, it can be harder to see the grease and grime on a black appliance. Set a reminder every week or two to clean your stove top, blender, dishwasher, or whatever other black appliances you own.

Otherwise, it’s easy to forget to clean them.

Can you use Easy Off on a black stovetop?

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Easy Off is a great cleaner for your black stovetop. Find one right here on Amazon. If you want to make a DIY cleaner, baking soda and vinegar is a great mixture to tackle tough stains.

For more information on how to clean a black stove top, check out this article.

Can you use Windex on black appliances?

Windex is great to tackle surface-level stains on black appliances. Vinegar and water also work well to keep black appliances shiny.

Check out our recommended kitchen degreaser sprays here.

How to Clean a Black Refrigerator

To clean a black refrigerator, use a glass cleaner like Windex. Spray the fridge directly and wipe it dry with a soft microfiber cloth. To clean the interior drawers and shelves, soak them in warm soapy water for 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse the appliance and let it air dry.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to clean your black refrigerator.

  1. Remove all the magnets, papers, and decorations from your refrigerator. Don’t forget the top of the fridge.
  2. Spray glass cleaner on the outside of the fridge.
  3. Wipe the fridge dry with a microfiber cloth.

How to Clean Inside a Refrigerator

  1. For the inside of the fridge, remove all of the food and drinks.
  2. Soak the containers in your fridge door in warm soapy water.
  3. Remove the shelves and soak them in your sink in warm soapy water.
  4. Scrub and rinse the fridge parts.
  5. Let them air dry.
  6. Move them back into the fridge.
  7. Load your food back into the fridge.

How did your cleaning spree go? Hopefully you found all the information you need to keep your black appliances clean and shiny. If you’re looking to keep up the cleaning, check out the articles below.

Related Articles

How to Clean a Black Stove Top

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How to Clean the Inside of a Stove

How do you get smudges off black appliances?

Spray the appliance with a kitchen degreaser or stove top cleaner.
Spray the appliance with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water.
Spray the appliance with glass cleaner.

Are black appliances hard to keep clean?

Black appliances are not harder to keep clean than stainless steel or white appliances. But, it can be harder to see the grease and grime on a black appliance. Set a reminder every week or two to clean your stove top, blender, dishwasher, or whatever other black appliances you own.

Can you use Easy Off on a black stovetop?

Easy Off is a great cleaner for your black stovetop. Find one right here on Amazon. If you want to make a DIY cleaner, baking soda and vinegar is a great mixture to tackle tough stains.

Can you use Windex on black appliances?

Windex is great to tackle surface-level stains on black appliances. Vinegar and water also work well to keep black appliances shiny.
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