Say hello to a gleaming cooker with the £1 cleaning tip dazzling social media

Savvy mum shares her secret weapon for a streak-free finish

If you are struggling to get your cooker gleaming like new, this budget Wilko stainless steel cleaner could do the trick.

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Our cookers take a lot of battering during the day when working from home. There's the inevitable nugget of porridge hardening under the rings, splashes of soup and lumps of tomato that ran away from the bolognese.

However, even after a vigilant scrub and buff, our cooker always seems to lacklustre. That's not to mention the dreaded white swirls that never seem to buff out.


stainless steel cleaner and wooden counter

(Image credit: Liv Lawrence)

Buy now: Stainless steel cleaner, £1, Wilko

But, one savvy Mum posted in the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook group her secret to keeping her cooker spotless for just £1. Liv Lawrence revealed that she used Wilko stainless steel cleaner to achieve the streak-free finish.

'I can't actually believe this stuff,' she wrote in the Facebook post. 'I usually use Cif perfect finish stainless steel cleaner, but today I was in Wilko and saw this for just £1!!!'

'Thought I'd give it a go, not expecting much, but it's so much better than Cif and also cheaper!' she adds. 'Not a streak in sight. Used a Minky pad to apply and then Minky green glass and window cloth to buff.'

She finished the post with a caption of her gleaming cooker. It's safe to say that the results speak for themselves, just look at that shine! If we didn't know any better, we'd say the cooker was brand new.

switch board with hot water kettle and wooden counter

(Image credit: Liv Lawrence)

Fellow members of the Facebook group were equally impressed with the post clocking up 378 likes.

'Will need to try this,' commented one admirer.

'Looks super! Thanks for the tip,' wrote another.

The Wilko stainless steel cleaner has already proven to be a sellout hit. However, it is back in stock in stores and should be available to buy online from Wilko soon.

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Wilko stores have remained open during the lockdown to allow customers to shop for essentials. However, standard delivery is still available, taking between 3 to 5 working days.

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.