How Do You Keep Your Stainless Steel Sink or Faucet Clean? 

August 8, 2021

By  Liam Smith

How Do You Keep Your Stainless Steel Sink or Faucet Clean?

For some reason, stainless steel sinks and faucets always seem to have build-up on them. Stainless steel is an excellent material for the kitchen because it doesn’t require regular cleaning like other materials such as ceramic or granite do. 

The following blog post contains information about how to clean your stainless steel sinks or faucets properly. It includes an easy-to-read guide with step-by-step instructions on what supplies are needed and how to complete the process safely and efficiently.

5 Tips to Keep Your Sink and Faucet Clean

How Do You Keep Your Stainless Steel Sink or Faucet Clean?
How Do You Keep Your Stainless Steel Sink or Faucet Clean?

1. Clean the sink with a mixture of water and dish soap

Cleaning a stainless steel sink is not as easy as it may seem. The best way to do this, in my opinion, is by using dish soap and water mixed together. Take your mixture of two cups worth of dish soap with three liters (or one gallon) of clean tap or bottled water to the sink every week for maintenance purposes; remember that you need at least four hours from when you last used the kitchen if you want cleaner results.

2. Add baking soda to a damp cloth to clean the faucet, then rinse thoroughly

Create a water and baking soda solution in a bowl, dip the cloth into it, wring out excess liquid from the dampened cloth so that only an amount of droplets are left on top. Rub this gently against all surfaces of your stainless steel faucet to remove dirt buildup or calcium stains; rinse off with warm water afterward.

The best way to keep your drains clean is by using hot vinegar down them every once in a while as opposed to running any harsh cleaning product through them because they do not work nearly as well over time compared to how often you use drain cleaning products like bleach for example which can be corrosive if used too much.

3. Use an old toothbrush or scrubbing brush to remove stubborn stains from around drain areas

If your sink has stains all around the drain area, you can use an old toothbrush for some scrubbing. Consider getting a new one if yours is too worn down! You may be surprised how well that works, and in no time at all, it will look like you never had issues with cleaning before.

4. For tough-to-remove spots

For those of you with stained stainless steel sinks, never fear. There are a few different ways to make sure your sink looks good as new. You can use white vinegar and warm water on a sponge or cloth for tough-to-remove spots that will appear clean after wiping off any residue when applied for about 10 minutes. If this does not work, though, try boiling some hot water mixed with two tablespoons of baking soda before wiping the stain away from the area affected by dirt.

5. Remove rust by adding salt and lemon juice (or vinegar) in equal parts 

A stainless steel sink is a perfect way to bring a touch of modernity and cleanliness into any kitchen, but it can also be difficult for homeowners. Stainless steel does not always show fingerprints or smudges as other surfaces do, so when rust starts forming on your faucet, you may need help getting rid of that pesky residue.

A straightforward solution that will never go bad is adding salt and lemon juice (or vinegar) in equal parts then scrubbing with an abrasive sponge. You’ll want to avoid using anything too harsh since these are easily scratched by acidic substances, which could lead them to look stained again–so this natural remedy should work great if you’re trying to keep things as shiny as possible without significant investment.

How Do You Keep Your Stainless Steel Sink or Faucet Clean?


I hope this article has helped you learn how to keep your stainless steel sink and faucet clean. These tips should help with any issues related to maintaining your kitchenware looking beautiful too. Thanks to everyone who read this blog post on keeping your stainless steel sink or faucet clean—it was enjoyable writing about all of these great ways to keep things fresh and shiny—happy cooking from my home to yours.

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Liam Smith

As a showroom consultant for the past 25 years. I've been selling kitchen and bathroom sanitary ware, and our company specify and supply top rated brands' products for everything from commercial to residential.

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