How To Clean a Stainless Steel Sink

Portrait of a stainless sink

It can be a tedious job to clean your under-mount kitchen stainless steel sinks. Sometimes, it can even be as hard as plumbing jobs. It can also be tricky, as many types of commercial cleansers can be too abrasive to the surface of the stainless steel, most especially in older kitchens, as it can cause scratches in your sinks. Here is an article that might help you find the best way to clean your stainless steel sinks.

Some of the safest non-abrasive cleaners that you can use are vinegar and baking soda. This is because they are natural and will not easily cause scratches on your stainless steel kitchen sinks. To make your basin as shiny as ever, you only need a touch of elbow grease to apply it.

  1. First of all, you have to clear your sink of all your dishes. To eliminate debris, wipe it out and cleanse it with water.
  2. For easy cleaning jobs, you can try cleaning your stainless steel kitchen sinks first with hot soapy water and then drain it. Using a clean cloth soaked in vinegar, scrub the sink. Sprinkle a modest amount of baking soda around the sink. Make sure that the bottom of the sink is lightly coated with the baking soda. You can rinse it down again using a damp sponge.
  3. Next thing you should do is to polish water spots. To do so, pour a small amount of vinegar onto your sponge and use it to remove any gunk on the sink that the baking soda was not able to eliminate. When finished, rinse the sink basin again.

For tough cleaning jobs, you can try any of the following. Your first option is to mix tartar cream and hydrogen peroxide. Use a damp cloth to massage the solution into the sink. Wipe the sink with the damp cloth after you let it dry for a while.  Your second option is to spray a layer of hot water over the sink, and then spray another layer of household ammonia. Cover your stainless steel sink with a plastic bag, and leave it for a night. The next morning, rinse the ammonia and wash the sink with hot soapy water. Finally, clean your sink with a damp sponge or cloth.

For maximum effect in making your sink shiny, use a soft, clean rag and pour a small amount of oil on it.  Any type of oil will do, whether it be baby oil, olive oil, or others, then let it dry. Make your sink shines, and focus on dull spots, especially.

You can use soft nylon bristle scrubbers in scrubbing your stainless steel kitchen sinks. You can also use nylon pot scrubbers as a substitute. It is important to remember that you should not use paraphernalia with pointed, sharp, and rough edges, as it may scratch your under mount stainless steel kitchen sink too much.

To avoid a mess, use your apron while cleaning your sink. Follow these steps monthly.


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