Oh the changes and things I’m having to adjust to with the move …
I now have a stainless steel sink.
Although I tried a couple of cleaners I had on hand, none was made specifically for stainless steel. It still looked dingy and dull.
Wiping it down and drying it often to avoid water spots, didn’t help. It was still ugly. So now what to do? As in anything these days, if you aren’t sure of how to do something, you Google it. There were a lot of products made for stainless steel sinks but I in my frugal way, didn’t want to spend anymore money than needed. Plus, I have tried to get away from so many chemicals.
One of the common factors in a lot of cleaning is baking soda. This has so many uses around the house. Maybe I’ll make a list of those like I did the coffee grounds.
Just to see if using the vinegar and baking soda method worked, I taped off half the sink for this experiment. Don’t you love as a DIYer you have items such as 3M painters tape around?
Remember, I am only doing half of the sink at this time but these directions will refer to your whole sink.
Start by giving the whole sink area a heavy spraying of plain white vinegar then sprinkle a heavy coat of baking soda all over. Let this set for at least 5 minutes. Don’t forget to do the faucet area and outside rim of the sink.
After letting the baking soda soak into the vinegar, dampen a dish cloth, or you might prefer a sponge, with just enough water so you can make a paste with your baking soda. Keep scrubbing with the paste solution until you have done all of it.
Rinse well. Remember the baking soda is gritty so also do a bit of scrubbing as you rinse.
After it is rinsed well, wipe it down with a dry towel.
Enjoy your clean and shiny sink. I know this sink is older and a bit worn but I was still happy with results and especially after cleaning the whole sink.
The baking soda is also a great deodorize foe the drains and garbage disposal.