To Top

Cleaning a Stainless Steel Sink

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

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

January 7, 20100 found this helpful

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 8, 20100 found this helpful

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 8, 20100 found this helpful

I don't know what the black residue is, but stainless steel is virtually impossible to hurt. That's why it is called stainless. Don't worry about it.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
February 21, 20100 found this helpful

The 'black' is a normal result from cleaning/polishing metals (S.S., Copper, Brass, etc.)
Gel Gloss is excellent. If you ever have scratches or stains that seem impossible to remove, get MAAS.
available practically everywhere.
http://www.meta  net/page/1017618

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

August 10, 20100 found this helpful

I have had a stainless steel sink for 5 years and it looks like new, how do I keep it that way? I just scrub it with dish washing liquid and water, if it seems really dirty I use baking soda with a wet cloth to make a paste and scrub the sink. For an occasional rust mark after letting rinsed cans drain I use the Mr. Clean eraser, presto, clean sink, so shiny!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
stainless steel sink
Cleaning a Stainless Steel Sink
Home and Garden Cleaning BathroomJanuary 3, 2010
Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances
Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances
A badly burned stainless steel pan
Cleaning Stainless Steel Cookware
Cleaning a stainless steel dishwasher.
Cleaning Fingerprints Off Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Sink
Removing Rust from a Stainless Steel Sink
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/09 07:42:58 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!