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How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink Like A Pro{Cleaning 101}

I let my sink get looking all disgusting and gnarly lately just so that I could show you guys how to clean it. Lol!

But really, I am working on my cleaning 101 series(it’s going to be years before I’m totally done), just as things need cleaned at my house, and this is one of those cleaning tutorials that could come in really handy if you want your sink looking fantastic.

How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink Like A Pro

I am transitioning all of my tutorials over to having video too, and I’m sure that it is going to be quite comical at times because I am still mortified to be in front of the camera…but I’m attempting to “fake it ’til I make it”…or at least until I enjoy being on that side of the camera anyway… so I’m giving you guys a heads up about that.

We are going to start out with a free printable “How To” card for those of you that need a written step by step reminder. Within that card will be the video of instructions, and then below it I will have a step by step tutorial with still images, and links to suggested products.

How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink Like A Pro

How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink Like A Pro

Learn the easy steps to getting your stainless steel sink looking new again. It even removes rust stains and hard water build-up.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Estimated Cost $5-10

Materials

  • Scrub Brush
  • Tooth Brush
  • Paper Towels or Rags
  • Spray Bottle filled with 1 part vinegar two parts water
  • Stainless Steel Wipes
  • Stainless Steel Soap Pads

Instructions

  1. Using a spray bottle filled with a mixture of one part white distilled vinegar and two parts water, spritz down the faucet so that it can start breaking down the mineral deposits while you work on the rest of the sink.
  2. Next, Spray down the sink, with water, and get a stainless steel soap pad wet too. Using circular motions, use the soap pad to scrub out the entire sink and anywhere on the faucet that needs it too.
  3. Then spray all the soap down the drain with water.
  4. Next we take our spray bottle and spray down all the edges of the sink, the drains, and the faucet.
  5. Let it sit for a minute to let the vinegar do its thing and then take the tooth brush and clean all the areas that have a hard-water build up. Use the scrub brush on the drains and make sure to get the faucet itself really well (especially around where the faucet is touching the counter) with the tooth brush or scrub brush depending on how bad your mineral deposits are.
  6. Once you’re done scrubbing, spray the sink down again with water.
  7. Use a paper towel or a rag and wipe all the water out of the sink. Let it dry for a few minutes.
  8. Then, using the stainless steel wipes, wipe down the entire sink and faucet in a circular motion whenever possible. This step should leave a white film on your steel and that is just what it should be doing.
  9. Let the white film sit for a couple of minutes to dry, and then using a clean rag or more paper towels, buff all of the white residue off to expose your shiny and new looking sink & faucet!

Before we go to the still images tutorial of the process, I wanted to share with you all links to five of my other posts that you’re also going to LOVE:

Now back to learning How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink Like A Pro!

*A note about the photo-tutorial, I just wanted to mention that I know that a few of these pics are a little blurry. I had to pull them from the video that I took (otherwise it would have taken months to get my sink that dirty again to take good still images) so please keep that in mind as you’re viewing.

Here is everything that I used to clean this sink…not pictured is the water from the faucet ;).

Now I’m going to show you some before and after shots together so that you will get super excited about cleaning your sink too… and I probably could have cleaned my sink like this one more time in order to get it looking perfect, but even so, just doing this once made a HUGE difference to my nasty sink and faucet.

First, using a spray bottle filled with a mixture of one part white distilled vinegar and two parts water, spritz down the faucet so that it can start breaking down the mineral deposits while you work on the rest of the sink.

Next, Spray down the sink, with water, and get a stainless steel soap pad wet too. Using circular motions scrub out the entire sink and anywhere on the faucet that needs it too. Then spray all the soap down the drain.

Next we take our spray bottle and spray down all the edges of the sink, the drains, and the faucet.

Let it sit for a minute to let the vinegar do its thing and then take the tooth brush and clean all the areas that have a hard-water build up. Use the scrub brush on the drains and make sure to get the faucet itself really well (especially around where the faucet is touching the counter) with the tooth brush or scrub brush depending on how bad your mineral deposits are.

Once you’re done scrubbing, spray the sink down again with water.

Use a paper towel or a rag and wipe all the water out of the sink. Let it dry for a few minutes.

Then, using the stainless steel wipes, wipe down the entire sink and faucet in a circular motion whenever possible. This step should leave a white film on your steel and that is just what it should be doing.

Let the white film sit for a couple of minutes to dry, and then using a clean rag or more paper towels, buff all of the white residue off to expose your shiny and new looking sink & faucet!

That’s all there is to it!

It’s simple, but there are just a few steps to follow, in a certain order and it makes all the difference in the world to how your sink is looking.

I hope you will forgive my overuse of the word REALLY in the video and my overall dorkiness, but this is how I clean a sink to make it sparkle and shine so I thought that someone else out there may find it helpful too.

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Here are five of my other posts that you may also like(the pics are links):

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*Reposts: Please note that this idea/post was originally posted to this website on 08/09/2018, but it was in great need of a refresh so it now is more user friendly/shareable.

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