How to Clean a Stainless Steel Satin Sink

Written by shelley marie | 13/05/2017
How to Clean a Stainless Steel Satin Sink
Satin stainless steel sinks are durable and withstand many types of cleaning products. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Stainless steel is steel to which chromium has been added, providing resistance to corrosion, scratches, stains and rust. Stainless steel is available in a variety of finishes, and the satin finish is a common choice for sinks. It's silver in colour with a light shine, and doesn't show minor scratches and spots like a mirror finish does. Clean your stainless steel sink with the proper cleaning products to maintain its resistance to wear and keep it looking new.

Things you need

  • Cup (optional)

  • Cloth

  • Mild dish detergent

  • Spray bottle

  • Bleach

  • Powder cleanser (optional)

  • Towel

Rinse the sink thoroughly with clean water to remove any build-up or residue. Use a cup filled with water or a sink sprayer to rinse the sides.

Dampen a cloth with warm water and wring it out. Apply 2 or 3 drops of mild dish detergent to the cloth. If you want to disinfect the sink, spray it with a spray bottle filled with equal parts bleach and water.

Scrub the sink following the direction of the grain with the soapy cloth. If you use bleach, scrub the sink with a water-dampened cloth. Wipe the sides and around the drain, where dirt and residue tend to accumulate.

Rinse the sink thoroughly with clean water. Use a cup or sink sprayer to rinse the sides.

Sprinkle powder cleanser into the wet sink for deeper cleaning. Scrub the sink with a damp cloth following the direction of the grain to remove tough residue and bring out the shine.

Rinse the sink thoroughly with clean water.

Dry the sink with a towel.

Tips

  • According to The Plumbing Store website, you should scour the sink on a weekly basis. It isn't necessary every time you clean the sink, but it can remove tough residue and keep your sink looking its best.

Tips and Warnings

  • According to The Plumbing Store website, you should scour the sink on a weekly basis. It isn't necessary every time you clean the sink, but it can remove tough residue and keep your sink looking its best.

Things you need

  • Cup (optional)
  • Cloth
  • Mild dish detergent
  • Spray bottle
  • Bleach
  • Powder cleanser (optional)
  • Towel

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