Australian mum shows how toothpaste, cooking oil removes scratches from stainless steel appliances in an instant

A video showing the trick has been viewed over 30,000 times.
A video showing the trick has been viewed over 30,000 times. Photo credit: Instagram/@

Stainless steel kitchen countertops, fridges and other appliances will always be a popular home interior choice, and for good reason: they look chic and they can take a beating in a family kitchen. 

But any stainless steel kitchen owner will know they can also get scratched to bits, which can lead to a big eyesore. 

If you've been despairing over your scratched kitchen, one Aussie mum is here to help with her brilliant way of removing scratches from steel appliances using products you'll already have at home: toothpaste and cooking oil. 

Sharing the life hack in an Instagram Reel, mother of four Liz Amaya's simple three-step process starts by gently scrubbing the scratch with whitening toothpaste using a soft-bristle toothbrush.

"Go with the grain of the steel," she recommends. 

Then she wipes down the surface with a damp, microfibre cloth. 

Finally, she wipes over the area with any type of oil to buff out the surface and leave an instant shine.

Amaya's video finishes with her revealing the now scratch-free area. 

The video has been viewed over 30,000 times, with Amaya's impressed followers vowing to give the "genius" hack a try in their own homes.

"I must give this a go!" one person commented. 

"Absolutely amazing," another praised. 

It's not the first household cleaning hack to go viral on social media. Earlier this year Aussie Tikokker Chantel Mila revealed how shaving foam can makes an easy and effective household cleaner. Last year, another Aussie mum posted on Facebook that the best way to clean your shower is to place a dishwasher tablet inside a magic sponge and scrub down the glass.