How to Make Your Own Stainless Steel Cleaner: Weiman Alternative

I like to keep my fridge looking as minimal as possible. I don’t keep magnets, calendars, or artwork on it. I just love the way it looks in its natural state!

But it’s so hard keeping it clean.

Every time I walk into my kitchen, I see tiny fingerprints everywhere. #momlife 

I purchased Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes to help me stay on top of it, but the thing is, I didn’t love the icky residue it left behind. 

That was even more annoying to deal with than my kids’ fingerprints. 

Why Make a DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner?

I dreaded reaching for those wipes because I always have to follow up with a paper towel every time I use them. That’s the only way I get those “streak-free” results which makes no sense to me. 

I should just be able to use the Weiman wipes and walk away, but I can’t. 

So I did some research and made my OWN stainless steel cleaner. This recipe is all-natural, disinfecting, and STREAK-FREE! 

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DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner Ingredients

This is what you’re gonna need to make a streak-free stainless steel cleaner at home:

  • 1 ½ cup distilled water 
  • ¼ cup white distilled vinegar 
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol 
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 10-12 drops lavender essential oil 

The secret ingredient is cornstarch!

That’s what makes this DIY stainless steel recipe streak-free. And the lavender essential oil + 70% isopropyl alcohol works together to fight against bacteria. 

Because it’s not enough JUST to tackle those tiny fingerprints. It’s important to kill those germs too!

How to Make A DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner

You will need a 16 oz glass spray bottle and a funnel. Once you have your materials and ingredients ready, follow these instructions below to make a DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner! 

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First, dissolve the cornstarch in a small amount of cold water and pour it into a glass spray bottle using a funnel. Then, pour your distilled water into the spray bottle. Add the vinegar and rubbing alcohol next, and add your drops of lavender essential oil. Shake to combine ingredients. 

Use this cleaner on all of your stainless steel appliances and never buy those wipes again! 

Just shake before each use, spray and wipe with a clean, dry microfiber cloth or a paper towel.

The results are amazing and last a good while. I hope you enjoy this Weiman alternative stainless steel cleaner as much as I do!

Want a printable recipe?

Streak-Free DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner

Stop buying those wipes and make your stainless steel cleaner! This DIY recipe will clean & disinfect all your stainless steel appliances for less.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 16 ounces


  • 1 16 oz glass spray bottle
  • 1 Funnel
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons


  • 1 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 10-12 drops lavender essential oil


  • Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of cold water.
  • Pour cornstarch into a glass spray bottle.
  • Add distilled water to the glass spray bottle.
  • Add vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and essential oil to the water and cornstarch mixture.
  • Attach spray nozzle and shake well to combine ingredients.


To use, shake well, and spray generously on stainless steel appliances. Wipe fingerprints and smudges with a dry, clean microfiber cloth or paper towel.

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  • Reply
    10/11 at 6:44 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I am wanting to do a deep clean for fall and will have to try this out. We are also going to do some professional carpet cleaning which I am excited for. Thanks again!

    • Reply
      Danielle Skeaton
      10/13 at 5:54 PM

      You’re welcome Jackie! I hope you love it as much as I do 🙂

  • Reply
    04/18 at 1:12 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this stainless steel cleaner. I am getting ready to do a big spring cleaning & will have to try this! I also have professional carpet cleaning on the to-do list haha! Wish me luck!

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