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How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink

Posted By Tipnut On July 19, 2010 @ 3:37 am In Kitchen | 19 Comments

For General Care:

PolishingFirst clean it with hot soapy water, drain, then choose one of the following methods…

  • Use a soft cloth soaked in some white vinegar and scrub the surface
  • Sprinkle baking soda around the surface then scrub it down with a damp sponge

For tougher jobs:

  • Linda Cobb suggests mixing 3 parts cream of tartar with 1 part hydrogen peroxide and then using a damp cloth, massage the mix into the surface. Let dry then wipe with a damp cloth.
  • 1 part vinegar, 1 part hot water, 1/2 part baking soda. Scrub mixture into surface using a damp sponge or cloth. Rinse well then dry with a cloth.
  • I’ve also been told a tip to spray a layer of hot water over the sink to cover, then spray a layer of household ammonia. Cover with a plastic bag (stretched across the top with ends taped down on counter top) and leave overnight. Rinse the ammonia off in the morning then wash with hot, soapy water and dry with a cloth.

To make it shiny:

  • Wash the surface well then rub in baby oil, or olive oil, or windex and buff dry with a soft cloth

Good scrubbers to use:

  • Soft nylon bristle scrubbers or nylon pot scrubbers. Don’t use anything too abrasive that will scratch the stainless steel.

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