How to Clean a Stainless Steel Sink (Quick & Easy)
Chances are, your current kitchen sink is stainless steel. Over 70% of sinks manufactured today are stainless steel sinks, and there are several good reasons for this.
Stainless steel sinks are practically indestructible, do not bend to extreme heat, do not stain, and are a great budget option for the kitchen renovator or builder.
Just because it’s an inexpensive option, stainless steel sinks don’t have to look cheap or dingy. As long as you know how to keep it clean, it will be pleasant to look at every day you are in your kitchen for years to come.
Plus, they are extremely easy and fast to clean!
We’ve got you covered with instructions and tips on how to keep your stainless steel sink shiny like it just came out of the box.
Stainless steel sinks thrive on frequent cleaning, it is impossible to clean them too much. They will not wear out from excessive cleaning, and will in fact keep their great look if you do so. Keep this in mind as you read our “how to clean” tips.
This should be done to wash away chlorine found in dish soap and water, which can cause unsightly water marks in your sink. These are the easiest, quickest, and best ways to keep your stainless steel sink shiny over a long period.
Before You Begin
Using these things could cause scratches in your sink and even leave iron residue, causing rust to form inside the sink.
Alright, now that you have everything you need, let’s begin the cleaning process.
How to Clean a Stainless Steel Sink
Why You Can’t Let Things Sit on a Stainless Steel Sink
If you want your sink to stay clean for a long time, do not make it a habit to house your dishrag, sponge, dirty or drying dishes in or on the sink. While this is a convenient thing to do, the chlorides from dish cleaners and water, if left sitting on the surface of the sink, will discolor or stain your stainless steel sink.
This is why it’s best not to let stuff sit on the sink. Drying it completely after use will also prevent any stains from forming.
Congratulations! You now have a sparkling clean sink that looks perhaps better than new. Keep it clean by following our preventative cleaning tips. Laziness in this area is sure to result in a tougher cleaning job later, which is not so pleasant to squeeze in before guests come over for dinner!
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- Preventative cleaning
- Before You Begin
- How to Clean a Stainless Steel Sink
- Why You Can’t Let Things Sit on a Stainless Steel Sink