After cleaning my stainless steel sink, I realized it wasn't looking as shiny as it did years ago, when it was new. I remembered a old tip from a friend years before, so I got a nice clean soft rag (old socks make wonderful rags) and put some baby oil on the sink and rubbed the baby oil all around it. Wow, how nice! It looked like new (almost), it was so shiny.
I tried baby oil on everything I had around the house that was needing a shine. I even put it on the dinning room table and what a great shine. The whole kitchen looks bright and shiny now. It was so easy and baby oil is very cheap. Leaves everything so shiny. Be sure not to use to much though, a little goes a long way.
By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV
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For quick cleaning of your stainless steel sink and drain squirt ketchup in the sink and wipe it around with a soft scrubber. The acid in the tomato will easily clean the scum in the drain and also the sink.
After several years of using harsh agents to clean my sinks and destroying my hands in the process I have started using Brillo type (store brand, of course) soap pads to clean my stainless steel sinks. They look lovely and shiny and my hands are getting better all the time.
Here is a nice way to clean your sink. Before you think it's expensive it's not. The drug store has coupons through email.
After several years of using harsh agents to clean my stainless steel sinks and destroying my hands in the process I have started using Brillo type soap pads (store brand of course). My hands are getting better and the sinks look fantastic!
We have a new RV that we live in. I used Lime Away to get rid of some hard water deposits and it blackened and my stainless steel faucet. After much ado I tried the Blue Magic metal cleaner. It works; all I can say is it works, it works, it works!
Stains resulting from harsh chemicals, etc. on your kitchen stainless steel sink can generally be removed by a gentle application of MAAS Metal Polishing Creme.
Spray some men's shaving foam into your stainless steel sink and spread it around with your hand. Let it set for about 5 minutes and then wipe it up with newspaper. Your sink will be shiny as new.
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I would like to restore my stainless steel sink to its original newish shine. Can anyone help?
I use 000 steel wool on mine. I go with the grain of the sink and it shines it right up. SOS pads also work quite well. Use the old style metal not the plastic ones.
Use alcohol to clean stainless steel sinks for a clean sink and a clean smell.
This is a reply for the person who wanted to renew her stainless steel sink. i have heard that vinegar is supposed to make your stainless sink shine like a mirror.
I just read in a new book that to clean that stainless steel sink use hydrogen peroxside. I tried it and it makes it shine.
Mabel in MN
I use a product I bought at a "Smart & Final" store. It is called, logically enough, Stainless Steel Cleaner.
We just had granite countertops installed with a $600 stainless steel undermount sink. Put the baking stone in there to wash, scratched the bottom of the sink horribly. The finish is a brushed stainless steel. Is another finish better or more durable? I may ask the installer to change it out.
Use olive oil and will shine great!
I agree with Mike and Stephanie, the stainless steel sinks today are junk. I am a teacher and they remodeled my room and replaced my 50 year old stainless steel sink with a new one that started rusting in just a few weeks. My other one did not have a speck of rust! I did not do any fancy cleaning or drying with my other sink and it was always beautiful.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THEY HAVE USED AND REFINISHED A STAINLESS STEEL SINK WITH THE STAINLESS STEEL PAINT? PLEASE HELP
Hi. I use borax on the stainless sinks and the bath tub. It has many more uses, even laundry.
I got a new stainless steel sink. It had dark marks on the inside, so I cleaned it with Gel Gloss, which is recommended for stainless steel. The marks came off, but the cloth I used was black, like I had removed tarnish from silver.
I now have cleaned it a second time, about a week later, and once again the cloth is black. I'm concerned I'm removing the finish from the sink. Has anyone else experienced this black residue when cleaning their sink?
By Beetlebeau from PA
I"ve had stainless steel sinks for many years. Wouldn't have any other kind! I've always used simple brill-o pads to clean them. Once it's cleaned good once, then just a dab of dish soap will keep it clean after that. And brill-o again if it gets real dirty or stained.
If your sink is new don't use Brillo! Instructions for caring for your sink should mention this. If the sink is old, Brillo probably won't hurt it.
On a new sink though, it will ruin the finish faster. I just use Bon Ami or Barkeepers Friend on a sponge if it needs extra cleaning. Usually just a scrubby sponge and dish soap leaves it beautiful.
I need a thrifty cleaner for stainless steel sinks. Can you help me?
How do I remove stains created by a tarnish remover used to polish silver? I laid a sponge in the sink and now I have an outline of a sponge!
Is there a way to get light scratches out of a new stainless steel sink?
Sam from Clearwater, FL
Have you tried buffing with SOS pads? On her website, Flylady talks about using them in another step to a shiny sink.
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