We put in a lot of time and effort to keep our stainless steel appliances and faucets looking clean, glossy and free of fingerprints. What is normally neglected is the stainless sink perhaps because it is packed with dishes. However, this does not always have to the case, stuck-on food, stains, and smudges can be dealt with effectively. According to this cleaners in Bournemouth you can use natural household ingredients to restore your sink’s shine at the least cost. The following simple tips will transform the look of your humble sink making it shinier than your appliances.
Rinse the Sink
First eliminate food particles through rinsing the sink basin. Ensure the adjacent countertop and faucets are well wet as well. For hard to remove stuck-on food, squeeze some soap onto it and use hot water to rinse it off.
Sprinkle Baking Soda
Now grab some baking soda and sprinkle it generously inside the sink. Baking soda eats away grease and hard water stains leaving the sink finish without any scratches since it is a gentle and natural abrasive. Besides, it eliminates bad odors and does not leave any toxic residues behind unlike conventional cleaners. Ensure the powder is well distributed all over the sink.
Next, start rubbing the baking soda using a soft nylon brush working along the grain of the stainless steel. Avoid using highly abrasive scouring pads, steel brushes or steel wool as they can scratch the finish exposing the metal leading to rust. Use a toothbrush to get to the hard to reach surfaces around the drain, fixtures etc. Baking soda will even get rid of the minor scratches conceal them.
Leave the baking soda to sit in the sink for a while then grab a spray bottle filled with concentrated vinegar and spray over the baking soda paste. As the fizzing and foaming reaction begins continue with the scrubbing. Vinegar with its acidic properties is a powerful natural disinfectant and dissolves mineral deposits caused by hard water. Allow the reaction to fizzle out before rinsing the tub with warm water. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe it dry.
Cleaning Stubborn Stains
For tougher stains mix a solution of white vinegar and cream of tartar in the ratio 4:1 that means you add one part of the cream of tartar to 4 parts of vinegar and make a paste. Target the stain by applying the paste directly onto it. Use a microfiber cloth to rub the paste into the stain and allow it to sit for 10mins. Vinegar works well on most stains well but this is the best alternative for tougher spots. Again rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
Apply a Finish
After cleaning the sink and wiping it dry, now you can apply a nice finish by rubbing some olive oil to add a perfect glow.