I Tried the Bestselling Stainless Steel Wipes on Amazon — Here’s How It Went

updated Feb 2, 2021
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Someone holding canister of stainless steel wipes.
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I first heard about Weiman products from my German grandma, who I often steal cleaning tips from. She loves to use special Weiman wipes for her glass cooktop, but because I have a gas-burning stove, I didn’t have a use for them. But I recently discovered these bestselling stainless steel wipes on Amazon and I couldn’t add them to my cart fast enough.

By the time the wipes — which have five-star ratings from more than 80 percent of reviewers — arrived at my house, my stainless steel fridge and dishwasher were in desperate need of a pick-me-up. My son had dribbled yogurt all over the front of the dishwasher, and my fridge was covered in greasy fingerprints. 

Credit: Ashley Abramson

Normally, I’d use a white vinegar and water solution to stave off residue on my stainless, but I’ve never been completely happy with the results — there were always leftover scuffs and spots, no matter how diligently I buffed the stainless surface. So I was hopeful these super-popular stainless steel wipes would help me solve one of my pesky kitchen problems. 

Credit: Ashley Abramson

All in all, they worked like a dream, and I can see why Amazon customers leave such glowing reviews. First of all, the wipes are super easy to use. Just pull one out of the tube, as you would a Clorox or Lysol wipe, and start your cleaning. Per the instructions, I wiped in the direction of the metal grain on both appliances, and I was surprised how much soapy moisture accumulated on the surface. The real magic happens when you wipe the residue off. I used a paper towel because somehow all of my microfiber cloths were dirty, but no matter what you use to buff the stainless steel, you’ll be amazed at how shiny it is by the end. 

Credit: Ashley Abramson
All clean! Minus the still-there yogurt smear!

The one thing to keep in mind is that these wipes alone won’t remove food residue or other sticky grime. You’ll need something a little more abrasive. But I suppose that’s the way all cleaning goes — before you can shine up a surface (or sanitize it), you need to remove debris and residue first. Lesson learned. 

The only other criticism I have is the wipes definitely aren’t the most eco-friendly option. I would much rather use a spray (or better yet, a concentrate that I can dilute at home, in my own glass bottle) than a wipe, which has to be thrown away — particularly because the wipe really only has enough moisture to wipe down one appliance at a time. If you end up buying the wipes, make sure to reduce waste by using a clean, lint-free cloth (ideally microfiber) to buff the fingerprints away. Hopefully you’ll be as impressed as I was by your shiny, like-new appliances!