Asked on Apr 02, 2018

What can you put on a stainless steel sink to protect from scratches?

  8 answers
  • Debra Holifield Debra Holifield on Apr 02, 2018

    yes please! I have so many scratches I can’t get them off

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Apr 02, 2018

    Use Barkeepers Friend to clean it. Buy special plastic sink mats for the bottom and sides. Wrap all the silverware in a washcloth before putting the whole bundle in the sink to wash. Put a plastic dishpan in the sink so dirty dishes, silverware and knives don’t touch the surface. Keep a dishcloth spread on a double sink divider and on each sink bottom. Use only dishcloths and sponges to wash with, and the softest netting for scrubbing. No scratchy sponges, Brillo pads, or hard plastic netting. Stainless steel is beautiful, but it can still be scratched by many materials. Keep it clean and shiny with BF, Dawn, and hand buffing with a dish towel. Best wishes ☺️

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 02, 2018

    If you get more on the bottom, get one of those mats that you can put in the bottom of the sink. If you know you are going to have things in the sink that will scratch it, put towels or rags on the sink to keep things from rubbing on the surface. Scratches are inevitable no matter how hard you try to prevent them. Clean with the grain and no harsh abrasives.

  • Julie  McCuiston Julie McCuiston on Apr 02, 2018

    I have a giant stainless steel kitchen sink. I have a custom sized liner like this to keep things from scratching the bottom. I wash my sink with BARKEEPERS FRIEND and then polish the sink with a dry cloth or a quick polish with Pledge and it looks like new.

    I also suggest any new stainless steel sinks be at least 18 gauge and stay away from 22 gauge stainless as far as quality and durability.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Apr 02, 2018

    No matter what you are bound to get scratches but if you keep it nice and shiny by using cleaners such as Barkeeper's it will look good. You can also put in the silicone mats at the bottom or a stainless steel grid pan to keep things off. Remember it is an integral part of the kitchen and should work for you not you work for it.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 02, 2018

    Cling film?

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 02, 2018

    I don't think there is really anything you can use, but a good quality sink shouldn't scratch from just anything. My last sink came with a stainless steel rack. And it scratched the bottom of the sink more than anything else I put in it. Just be careful, a kitchen that's used will always have "character marks."

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Apr 02, 2018

    Nancy and Ana, we are all on the same page! ☺️