This Highly Rated Amazon Find Instantly Erased Years of Smudges Off My Fridge (Without Streaks!)

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Sometimes it takes the spring cleaning bug 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 month, 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! 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 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. 

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.

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!

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 a great way 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 — more than 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!

Erin Cavoto

Commerce Writer

Erin writes about all things shopping-related for The Kitchn, including highlighting small cookware brands, testing cool products, or scoping out need-to-know sales. She’s also a regular at the Trader Joe’s cheese section and has a never-ending supply of tea at home.

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