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Thursday, January 15, 2015

How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink Naturally!

As part of my "Get The House Cleaned and Organized" challenge for 2015, I've been testing all kinds of cleaning methods I've read online.  The one item in my kitchen I have had the most trouble with is our Blanco Stainless Steel sink.

Seriously, for the amount these sinks sell for, you would think they would stay looking new for decades.  But when you have hard water, this just isn't the case.  It wasn't so much scratches as it was a film I just couldn't get off the sink no matter what store-bought cleaner I tried.  Of course, you have to be careful not to use anything too abrasive or harsh.  I've tried near everything including the scratch-resistant pads for my glass-top stove. 

So after trying several methods, believe it or not, these three items worked like magic!

First, I rinsed the sink and removed any stuck-on particles.  Then I mixed the baking soda with water to form a thick paste.  This paste was then applied to the inside of the sink with a damp rag.  It was amazing to feel the film dissolving as I applied the paste in a circular motion.

I left the baking soda paste for about 15 minutes and then rinsed the sink with some water (this helps to keep the drains fresh too) and then a quick wipe with a rag soaked in white vinegar.  After more water to remove all traces of the vinegar, I towel dried the sink and then applied a thin layer of olive oil and buffed everything to a high-polished finish.

The results were amazing!  Our sink had even developed a brownish tinge in the bottom that I couldn't get rid of and now it looks like it was just installed.

This is a cleaning method I will do every 7 to 10 days because with results like these, it won't feel like I'm cleaning and scouring for nothing!

If your stainless steel sink is looking dull and dingy, give this a try.  You will be amazed!


Unknown said...

Wow, your sink really looks pristine! The cleaning procedure you came up with is amazing. Isn't it great how we can use things that we already have in the kitchen in a different way? Anyway, thanks for sharing this post with us. All the best!

Lovella Cushman @ Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd

Karla Foster said...

What an immaculate stainless steel sink. It really looks like a mirror with its flawless look. You've just taught us a lifehack for better cleaning. Hahaha! I really appreciate it! Thanks for sharing that! Stay efficient!

Karla Foster @ South West Houston Plumbing

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Unknown said...

Wow! It seems that those DIY cleaners are really effective, because your sink is looking really new and shiny. I just hope that the pipes and the drainage are also properly cleaned, so as to avoid any clogging. Thanks for sharing that! Kudos and all the best to you!

Evon Brow @ Athens Plumbing