How to wash a sink of stainless steel
Any thing will serve longer if you take care of it every day. This applies to the sanitary ware. Sink of stainless steel is constantly in contact with water, grease and other contamination. Sad consequences are well known – the material starts to get dark and becomes covered with unpleasant residue.
Daily cleaning requires minimum of efforts:
various cleaning agents, special or dishwashing detergent; sponge or rag; gloves.
Further, commonplace things – after each dish washing the sink should be treated with detergent and rub with a sponge. Wash off it thoroughly and wipe dry with a rag.
Shops of household chemical goods offer a variety of special tools for cleaning stainless steel as well as cleaning cloths, which are divided into several types:
for dry cleaning;
for wet cleaning;
It all refers to the daily procedures. But what if the grime, oxidation and fatty build-up have already appeared? Dark spots appear as a result of contact of the sink with various oxidants. In this case, the following things will come in handy and help us:
– baking soda;
– any bleach;
Each of these agents may be used individually or jointly. You can wash your sink using a small amount of bleach applied on the sponge and on the dirty spot. Then carefully rub it and rinse with water. This method is dangerous due to the fact that it can lighten the spot and further it will stand out against the background of the entire sink. To prevent this, after each cleaning of sink of stainless steel you should rub it with vinegar and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse by the usual detergent and water.
Baking soda copes well with dark spots, but you will have to make a little effort. Sprinkle the baking soda on the abrasive side of the sponge and carefully wipe the sink. Then, wash the soda away with plenty of water.
Another effective and proven method is cleaning of stainless steel by potato starch or decoction. It’s simple – pour the solution into the sink and wait until the stains disappear.
If we are dealing with highly contaminations, for example with dried fat, we need a more serious approach. Start to clean the sink with a base layer of dirt and stains. For this purpose, pour a full sink of hot water. Add means for washing dishes and wait for the water to cool completely. If there are fluted parts on the sink, they can be washed using the old toothbrush and baking soda.
If your sink has worn-in stains of dirt, you can easily get rid of them by a solution of vinegar and salt. Soak them for 20 minutes. This solution perfectly removes salt deposits and inveterate fat.
Each time after cleaning the sink of stainless steel, wipe it with vinegar. This gives it a shine, and in addition, disinfects the surface.
To remove an unpleasant smell of sewage when there is no special agent at hand, you can use such a method. Pour inside 100 grams of soda ash and add 100 ml of vinegar. You will see a hiss and an abundant amount of foam. After 5-10 minutes, be sure to pour the boiling water into the sink to wash away all the dirt.
Some general tips on handling with sink from a stainless steel:
Cleaning of the sink should be carried out along the main fiber.
Do not leave food debris and dirt. It promotes the formation of new spots, which corrode the surface.
Do not use metal brushes for cleaning the sink.
Do not put rubber mats on the bottom.
Olive or vegetable oils will add shine to the sink.