Need advice on cleaning stainless steel sink

jannieJanuary 31, 2011

Help! My stainless steel kitchen sink is stained with what look like water marks. I've tried everything, Dawn detergent, scrubbing with baking soda, scrubbing with Bar Keepers Friend yet the water "drip" marks remain. Anybody know how to remove them? the sink is rarely used as I have a dishwasher.Any advice is appreciated!

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Try using lemon oil furniture polish on it. Or Pledge.

The lemon oil makes metal bathroom fixtures shine. I use it on the metal shower surround. It's inexpensive. I believe I found it in the furniture polish section at WalMart. A bottle of it will last forever. Pour some on a cloth and rub lightly.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lemon Oil

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 10:23AM
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Have you tried W-D 40?

Cleaning sink with alcohol works too.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 6:24PM
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Thanks for the tips. I will certainly try them.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 11:15AM
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Try Brillo pads.

Try filling sink with bleach & water and soaking for a while.

Can't guarantee but worth a try!


    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 11:48PM
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I cleaned mine this weekend with a metal polish. I was amazed at the black stuff that came off my sink and I thought I was a faithful SS sink cleaner. It gave my sink a brillant shine.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 7:25AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

If your sink is a 'polished' finish, I'd be careful of what is used as it could scratch the finish.

I have a brushed finish stainless sink and use Brasso multi purpose metal polish to clean and shine it. I too was amazed at the black stuff that came off of it, and how it really shined up like new.

Sometimes for heavier water calcium deposits around the faucets I'll use a little vinegar before using the Brasso.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 10:55AM
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I am happy to report the Lemon Pledge worked. Also, it makes water droplets bead up and roll down the drain, saving me constantly wiping the sink out with paper towels.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 11:41AM
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Someone recommended to me WD40 to clean my stainless steel sink; shined wonderfully. However, after reading the ingredients I haven't used it again for that purpose. Alcohol or Sprayway Glass Cleaner work nicely.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 5:46PM
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