This Handy Household Ingredient Is The Key To A Shiny Clean Stainless Steel Sink

Stainless steel sinks are low maintenance on the whole, but every material attracts stain now and again. If you find your sink is no longer gleaming and has a few noticeable marks, try the following cleaning method involving baking soda. Its main use might be in the world of baking, but this staple pantry ingredient is also a great cleaning agent and will remove stains with ease.

Removing stains from your sink will help to keep it in good condition and will also make it look much better aesthetically. As well as baking soda, you'll need some dish soap (to pre-clean), a couple of soft cloths or non-abrasive sponges, and access to hot water to properly carry out this method, which we recommend trying each time your sink isn't looking its best. As it doesn't require any special ingredients, this is definitely one baking soda cleaning hack that's worth trying to restore your stainless steel sink to how it looked when you first bought it.

Put the gleam back into your stainless steel sink

The first thing you need to do is clean your sink with some dish soap and a soft cloth. Once the sink looks less grimy, rinse all soapy suds away and reach for the baking soda.  Add enough baking soda so that the whole sink is covered in a thin layer — make sure your sink is still damp when you do this for best results. Using another soft cloth or a sponge with a non-abrasive surface, work the baking soda into the stainless steel. Do this in the direction of the grain so the surface remains even. Don't press too hard in case of scratches; although baking soda isn't a harsh cleaner, it is still a mild abrasive.

When any stains are no longer visible, rinse the sink out with hot water and dry it. We always recommend carrying out a small spot test when using a product on your stainless steel sink for the first time. You can do this by sprinkling a small amount of baking soda in a corner and leaving it for a few minutes before scrubbing slightly with a cloth. If you can't see any scratches, it's likely your sink won't sustain any damage with the above cleaning method. Simple and affordable, this cleaning tip is ideal for keeping your stainless steel sink in pristine condition.