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Cleaning a Stainless Steel Sink

This sink was dull and dingy and needed to be clean and shiny. Another DIY using baking soda and vinegar made this happen.
After trying several cleaners full of chemicals, I wasn't happy with the results so I tried using what I had on hand.
Start by giving the whole sink area a heavy spraying of plain white vinegar then sprinkle a heavy coat of baking soda all over. Let this set for at least 5 minutes. Don’t forget to do the faucet area and outside rim of the sink.

After letting the baking soda soak into the vinegar, dampen a dish cloth, or you might prefer a sponge, with just enough water so you can make a paste with your baking soda. Keep scrubbing with the paste solution until you have done all of it.
Rinse well and dry. For all the details check out my blog post.

To see more: http://notjustpaperandpaint.com/2015/01/26/stainless-steel-sink-made-shiny-new/

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  • Fab and Pretty
    Fab and Pretty
    on Jan 26, 2015

    Just tried this and love it! Yesterday was my scheduled sink cleaning day so nice timing I postponed it! I used the left over paste, scooped it into a plastic container, then went to the bathroom sinks, sprayed and paste scrubbed, them, even the soap spots on the drain covers came off. ~actually used to do the 'flylady' method of bleach and fill the sink with hot water...really prefer this.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 26, 2015


  • Diane
    Diane Clifton, TN
    on Feb 15, 2015

    I always use vinegar and soda to clean my sinks.

  • Julie Green
    Julie Green Australia
    on May 27, 2017

    wonder if it will work for the shower

  • Missroselady
    Missroselady Twin Falls, ID
    on May 28, 2017

    I have granite all around my stainless sink, so using vinegar is not safe. I clean my sink with just baking soda, then rinse. Next I use baby oil (or you can use olive oil, or canola oil) and smear all around with paper towel. It looks great when finished. One reader thought the cooking oils would become rancid. Not in my sink. I use it every day, so it doesn't have a chance!

    • Glorus42
      on Jul 9, 2017

      I cleaned my black porcelain (?) sink this way and oiled it with a light coat of olive oil, which restored the shine for a while. I use mine every day too.

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