Make Your Stainless Sink Sparkle!

So, this is not a recipe post.  It’s not even a post about food.  It is a kitchen related post, however.

I see pins on Pinterest all of the time about natural cleaning methods and tricks for cleaning various things around the house.  One day, I saw one about how to clean your stainless steel sink, so I pinned it.  And then I proceeded to not do anything about it.  For weeks.  And months.  Until we were having some guests over and I got to thinking that the sink was looking pretty cruddy after taking some abuse, including scratches, paint rinsing, and various types of food/crud buildup.  But the nice thing about what you pin is that you can go back to it whenever you want!  So I did.  And that’s what I’m here to tell you about today.


This sink cleaning method was a pretty impressive trick.  It used all things I already had in the house, was easy to do, and really did make my stainless sink look like new!  I’ll definitely do it again after we abuse our sink some more. 🙂 I think you are going to be so impressed by the difference this makes, I’d suggest taking before and after pictures…just for fun.  Here’s our before and after. Looking at them kind of makes me want to go do it again.


Gross, right?


Much better!


  • Vinegar in a spray bottle
  • Baking soda
  • Boiling water
  • Goo-Gone
  • Olive oil
  • Sponge
  • Paper towels or 2-3 soft rags


First, put a smallish pot of water on to boil.  Not super small, just like the size you would use to make rice. And really, if you have too much, it’s just water. So it’s not a huge deal.
Spray your entire sink with vinegar and then sprinkle with baking soda. Let that sit for ten minutes while your water comes to a boil.
Rinse the sink with the boiling water.
Spray with more vinegar and give it a good scrub with your rag. Once you have scrubbed it well, wipe it down with a clean rag or paper towel. Really make sure you get all of the baking soda residue cleaned off.
Next, spray Goo Gone onto the entire surface of the sink and rub down with a dry rag or paper towel.
Finally, put a little bit of olive oil on your rag and buff your sink. This is the final step, so really make it shine!


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