Clean the stainless steel sink - all household remedies

Stains and limescale in the sink do not necessarily have to be treated with chemical clubs. The simple home remedies that our grandmothers have already used are often much more effective in the wash basin or in the stainless steel sink. We have put together all the home remedies for you that work when cleaning the stainless steel sink.

Washing-up liquid

Ordinary washing-up liquid will help against most stains on stainless steel. Above all, the many greasy fingerprints that always appear in a kitchen will quickly disappear with detergent. A soft cup brush helps with cleaning the sink. If you clean the surface so regularly, limescale doesn't even get a chance to stick. It is important to always dry the sink thoroughly after cleaning.

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Microfiber cloths

The modern microfiber cloths work particularly well in a ceramic sink or wash basin. Often you don't need any cleaning agent at all, just hot water. With a stainless steel sink, many microfiber cloths even have a polishing effect. So you not only save the cleaner, but also the polishing paste (€ 22.49 on Amazon *) .

Eraser sponge

There are white eraser sponges on sale everywhere, which remove stains and dried-on soap residue from almost every surface. The sponges are quite effective, but they don't last very long. However, if you want an all-round product for cleaning the house, the sponges are well suited. Keep in mind, however, that the cheaper specimens can be a bit too rough for the stainless steel surface. You may then have to polish the stainless steel.

Polishing paste

Polishing paste in tubes is worked into the stainless steel surface with a soft cloth or a polishing sponge. Smaller scratches disappear as well as limescale marks or dried-on soap residues. The paste costs from around six euros per tube. It is worked into the surface in circular movements until the surface shines perfectly.

baking powder

Baking powder is used in a similar way to polishing paste. You can always use the baking powder if the sink is not scratched but looks a bit shabby and dirty. Mix a bag of baking powder with a little water to make a creamy paste. You then work this into the surface like a polish in circular movements with a polishing sponge or cloth.

Let the paste work for about an hour. Then wash the baking soda off the surface with plenty of water and dry the sink thoroughly.

Home remedies

  • Dish soap and cup brush
  • Microfiber cloths with hot water
  • Eraser sponge
  • Polishing paste / polishing sponge
  • Baking soda and water
Tips & Tricks If you have proceeded a little too roughly with a stainless steel sink, you can restore the shine with citric acid. This also works to compensate for a chemistry overdose. We often clean with chemical agents that make the material matt, then the citric acid on a soft cloth helps.