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How to Care For and Clean a Stainless Steel Sink

By Edited Jul 8, 2016 3 2

A stainless steel sink in a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Stainless steel has a sleek and timeless beauty to it. Stainless steel has become quite popular the past few years. While it is easy to clean and care for, it does have to be tended to. Stainless steel for the most part is doesn't require a lot of hard work to maintain. Using the wrong products on your stainless steel sink will ruin the finish and beauty.

Things You Will Need

Rubbing compound, white vinegar, lemon juice, car wax

Step 1

If you have stains in your stainless steel sink, use rubbing compound to remove spots and stains. Rubbing compound is made for cars and is available at automotive stores, large chain stores and online.

If you have spots from hard water build up mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of hot water and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in a spray bottle. Spray the entire surface of the sink, let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Use a damp soft rag to wipe down the sink.

To care for and maintain your stainless steel sink add a coat of car wax. The car wax will put a protective barrier between your stainless steel sink and the stains. Put a coat of car wax on your sink every 2 to 3 months or more if you use your sink a lot.

Never use any abrasive products such as sandpaper on stainless steel, it will ruin the finish and will scratch the surface.

Tips & Warnings



May 10, 2010 9:35pm
This is a valuable information on how to Care For and Clean a Stainless Steel Sink. Thanks for writing this article. 5* plus recommendation!
Aug 27, 2013 7:59am
Useful information, you can really bugger up stainless steel if you treat it wrong.
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