How to Clean Stainless Steel Sinks

Do you always remember to clean your stainless steel sinks right after using them? Oftentimes, homeowners wash their dishes; gut their fish; peel their fruits and vegetables or scrub their pots and pans without giving their sinks a pleasurable bath afterwards. The problem is that with regular use and exposure to various substances and live organisms (like worms from fresh produce or fish intestines), your sink may actually get dirty, smelly or worse, contaminated by harmful bacteria. And that isn’t really good for everybody’s health. So to help you take care of it, read on and follow these tips!

1. Clear the sink out. And when we say “clear it out”, we mean get rid of every plate, every fruit peeling or any solid debris that’s in it.

2. Rinse the sink with hot water to get rid of grease or any sticky particles.

3. Get your stainless steel cleanser and pour a bit of it on a sponge or soft cloth. Rub your sink with the sponge in a direction that’s parallel to the sink grains. The grains are some sort of brush lines that are common in stainless sinks.

4. To clean tight or hard-to-reach areas such as that surrounding the faucet, use an old toothbrush. Make sure it’s not your loved ones’ especially your kids’. Brush around the faucet and around the edges of the sink drain & garbage disposal. Don’t forget to also wipe the faucet off as well as the sink’s outside.

5. After brushing the entire sink, rinse it. Make sure that there will be no residues of the cleanser that you used.

6. Get a towel or a cloth to dry your sink. This time, don’t rub it. Just simply dab the cloth to absorb the water. When it’s already dry, get a lint-free cloth and polish it. Wipe it with sink polish to make it shiny.

Here’s A Tip!

You may also clean your sink with baking soda, vinegar or a combination of cream of tartar and lemon juice. Make a paste of baking soda and water and spread it generously over the sink. Rub it using a sponge and then rinse and dry as explained above. You can also pour white vinegar on a moist (almost wet) cloth or sponge and then apply it on the unit. Wash and rinse afterwards. If your sink is rusted or stained, mix some cream of tartar with lemon juice. Apply the mixture onto the sink; let it sit for a while; rub and then wash & dry as usual.

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