How to Keep Black Appliances Shiny

In a lot of ways, black appliances are like black cars. They're sleek, shiny and look amazing; however, they unfortunately show dirt, grime and fingerprints in a way you'd never expect. Normal logic dictates that black would be a great alternative to white when you want appliances that disguise fingerprints and smudges, but many people report that black appliances are one of the most difficult colors to keep clean and shiny.

Black appliances make a bold statement as long as they're clean.

Step 1

Combine 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 2 cups hot water, 1 tsp. liquid dish detergent and 1 tbsp. baby oil in a clean spray bottle.

Step 2

Swirl the bottle around to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. The dish washing liquid, vinegar and alcohol will cut through the grease and grime, and the baby oil will add a sheen to your appliances.

Step 3

Spray your appliance down thoroughly with the solution and wipe it clean with a microfiber cloth. Use an additional dry cloth to polish the appliance to a high sheen if your original cloth becomes too damp.

Amie Taylor

Amie Taylor has been a writer since 2000. Book reviews, gardening and outdoor lawn equipment repair articles and short fiction account for a handful of her published works. Taylor gained her gardening and outdoor equipment repair experience from working in the landscaping and lawn-care business she and her husband own and operate.