How to Clean Stainless Steel Sink Stains

Clean your stainless steel sink easily and cheaply with natural ingredients!

How to Clean a Stainless Steel Sink

This is an easy, quick, and natural way to get a fresh and clean stainless steel sink. There’s a good chance you already have the supplies on hand. And if you don’t, they are usually pretty cheap and easy to find!

Your stainless steel sink can be clean and fresh in just a few minutes with two simple, natural ingredients. After you clean your sink, learn how to clean garbage disposal with DIY cleaner bombs.

Dirty stainless steel sink stains

Before Using Our Stainless Steel Sink Cleaner

As you can see from the photo above, my stainless steel sink has some pretty visible stains (it looks worse in person too). This is pretty typical for my sink, minus all of the dirty dishes. I had to clean mounds of dirty dishes before I could get a decent picture. 😉

How to clean stainless steel sink with a lime and baking soda

DIY Stainless Steel Sink Cleaner

  1. Rinse the sink with water.
  2. Grab a lemon or lime and cut it in half.
  3. Pour some baking soda into a dish, about a 1/4 cup should do it.
  4. Dip the fruit into the baking soda.

scrubbing stainless steel sink with lime and baking soda

  1. Scrub the baking soda onto the sink with the fruit, going in the direction of the stainless steel.
  2. Repeat, dipping for more baking soda when needed.
  3. Rinse with warm water.
  4. Turn on the water and the garbage disposal, and throw the fruit rind into the garbage disposal to freshen things up.

Clean stainless steel sink

Now That’s a Clean Stainless Steel Sink

Look at how much better my clean stainless steel sink looks! It basically looks brand new!

Now, I don’t often do this, but to add extra shine you can rub a small amount of olive oil or baby oil into the surface of the stainless steel with a soft cloth. Then buff dry with a dry soft cloth.

Important Notes While Cleaning Stainless Steel:

  • Always go with the grain of the steel.
  • Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
  • Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

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How to clean stainless steel sink stains

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