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Quick and Easy Cleaners for Your Stainless Steel Sink
by Scott Gray

Are you tired of scrubbing your stainless steel sink with a host of harsh chemicals? Are you tired of spending big bucks on cleaners that rarely work? Are you sick of smelling fumes from potent cleaning products? If you are, then consider cleaning your stainless steel sinks and any other stainless steel items in your home with items that are probably found in your own kitchen. These natural cleaners are safe, non-toxic, and inexpensive so that your stainless steel kitchen sinks, bar sinks, bath sinks, or even laundry sinks will be sparkling just like new.

Tired of Heat Stains? Try Club Soda!

Club soda has long been in the cleaning kits of handy men and women for ages. However, expand the uses of your club soda and use this useful liquid to remove heat stains. Typically, heat stains are something associated with stainless steel cookware, but your stainless steel sink can also feel the effect of heat. Also, those stubborn steaks in your sink that seem to have taken up residency can be quickly and easily removed with club soda. Pour the liquid directly onto the spot and, using a soft cloth; rub the stain in a circular motion.

Nix Hard Water with Vinegar

White vinegar is the old fashioned cleaner of anything dirty. The acidic qualities of vinegar make this substance perfect for keeping every inch of your home clean. If your home has been found to have hard water, eliminate those deposits by using vinegar. For sinks, pour vinegar into the sink and allow the liquid to sit overnight. For faucets, soak a clean rag in white vinegar and allow the rag to sit overnight. This works especially well on those utility sinks that often look dirty and unattractive, making them seldom used. Furthermore, using vinegar to clean your sink will leave the stainless steel bright and shining, so you will find yourself using vinegar regularly to spruce up the look of your kitchen or bathroom.

Baking Soda as a Soft Cleanser

Those harsh cleansers typically used to scrub your sink clean can leave the stainless steel scratched and lifeless. Instead of using a harsh cleanser, consider turning to baking soda. This delightful substance is probably already in your home and fantastically inexpensive. Best of all, it removes stubborn stains without scratching the surface of your sink. Make a paste of water and baking soda, and then rub the mixture into the stain using a soft cloth. You should be sure not to use a scouring pad or steel wool, which can scratch the surface of your sink, allowing bacteria to be trapped in the gouges and make your sink look prematurely aged.

Olive Oil for Stubborn Streaks

Olive oil has long been touted as a fantastic edible for all sorts of things. Keeping you healthy while keeping your food tasty, this oily substance now has a new use—a cleanser! One of the negative aspects of using stainless steel as a material for a kitchen sink is the appearance of streaks. These streaks can be caused by a number of things, from hard water to heat, but they are always difficult to remove. If you leave your sink looking streaked and ugly, make an effort to banish the streaks and restore your sink to its former shiny glory. Instead of using harsh chemicals that smell terribly, cost a fortune, and do not completely remove the streaks, consider using common olive oil. This miracle substance is perfect for getting out even the most stubborn streaks, allowing you to spend your time doing something else than scrubbing out your sink! Simply use a soft cloth, rub the olive oil directly into the stain, and watch the streaks disappear.

Scott Gray is currently a home improvement enthusiast and freelance writer who enjoys providing tips to consumers who are in the market for a new sink including all types of stainless steel sinks.


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