How to Remove Stickers From Appliances

Whether they were stuck there by the appliance manufacturer or "decorative" children, stickers can be a pain to remove from home appliances. To remove the entire sticker--plus all of the sticky residue--all it takes is a little patience and a single ingredient from your kitchen pantry.

Remove the stickiness of tape with household vinegar to keep your appliances looking like new.

Step 1

Place 3/4 cup of white vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until it is slightly warmed. If you don't have a microwave, place the vinegar in a saucepan and heat over a low flame until it is warm.

Step 2

Soak a cotton towel in the warm vinegar, making sure that the towel is large enough to cover the entire sticker.

Step 3

Place the vinegar-soaked towel over the sticker for a few minutes, allowing the vinegar to penetrate the sticker completely. Once the sticker has been thoroughly saturated, it should peel easily from the appliance.

Step 4

Repeat the process for stubborn stickers if any sticky residue remains. You may need to use a little elbow grease to rub the vinegar into the appliance to remove the sticky residue completely.

Lynn Burbeck

Lynn Burbeck is a professional writer with over five years of experience writing for the Web. She has published numerous articles for print and online media including "Grit" Magazine. Burbeck holds a B.A. in journalism and political science.