A stainless-steel sink reveals even the tiniest fingerprint marks; therefore, you must invest a lot of energy and time to keep it shiny and clean. The good news is that there is a way to facilitate this process. With the help of a few products from your pantry, you can brighten your sink in an effortless, stress-free, and cheap way. Just follow the below-mentioned steps, and you will notice the difference!
1- Wet the sink basin with faucet water. Make sure you rinse the faucet and countertop as well. If there is any persistent stuck-on food, apply a little dish soap on these stains and rinse the area again with hot water.
2- Coat the sink basin with a sprinkle of baking soda. The excellent form of this substance will be powerful enough to deal with grease and water deposits, while its gentle composition will not damage the finish. Furthermore, it is a non-chemical and toxic-free method of removing the odor. To apply it to the sink in a controlled way, shake the powder with the help of a cleaned-out cheese dispenser.
3- Scrub the stainless-steel sink. A nylon scrub brush is the best material to rub the baking soda in the sink. Using steel wool, a steel brush or other abrasive scrubbing material may lead to further scratches. A toothbrush would work well for tricky turns and tight spaces (around the drain, fixture, and countertop).
4- Spray on vinegar, wait for a short while, and rinse again. Between the scrubbing and rinsing phases, apply some undiluted vinegar over the baking soda residue. Combining these two substances will create a fizzy process that will function as an additional but effortless act of scrubbing. This not only dissolves calcium deposits but also works as a natural disinfectant. Wait for this chemical reaction to complete, and then rinse again. After rinsing, dry the sink quickly so that you avoid water spots.
5- This is an optional step that might help get rid of stubborn stains. You can create a highly effective stain remover by mixing distilled white vinegar (1 cup) and cream of tartar (¼ cup). Apply this vinegar-tartar paste on the stain and leave it there for five minutes. Next, rinse the sink with warm water and wipe it dry quickly.
6- As a finishing touch, buff the sink basin with olive oil. Once you clean your sink and wipe it dry, you can add extra brightness! Buffing the sink with a few drops of olive oil is more than enough for your sink to shine brightly!
Tulug Z. Akkas
He graduated from BlackSea Technical University/Turkey in 1994 as a Civil Engineer. He worked on many road projects a building construction. He is still working on building projects.