Stainless steel appliances in your kitchen take the appearance and functionality of your kitchen to a whole new level. Because stainless steel is darker than your average porcelain enamel sink, tea stains can build up and go unnoticed until they become more severe. Tea stains are caused by the brownish pigment left on the surface of your stainless steel sink from the tea leaves. Chemical products from a shop are not necessary to remove tea stains from your stainless steel sink.
Mix 18 ml (3 tsp) cream of tartar and 6 ml (1 tsp) hydrogen peroxide in a bowl. Stir the combination with a spoon.
Dampen a plastic mesh dish scrubber with plain water and dip the scrubber into the cream of tartar paste. Scrub the paste into the tea stain in your stainless steel sink and allow it to sit on the tea stain for 15 minutes.
Rinse the cream of tartar paste off your stainless steel sink with cool water.
Rub whitening toothpaste into the site of any remaining, stubborn tea stains on your stainless steel sink. Leave the toothpaste for a couple of minutes, then scrub it with the dish scrubber before rinsing off. The very mild bleaching agent in whitening toothpaste will help remove the brown pigment from the tea.
Pour a quarter-sized amount of baby oil onto a clean cloth. Rub the baby oil into the surface of your stainless steel sink. The baby oil acts as a protective barrier to keep stains from sticking on the surface of your stainless steel sink.
Combine baking soda or washing soda and hot water to remove severe tea stains from your stainless steel sink.
Abrasive cleaners will scratch the surface of your stainless steel sink. Fine steel wool can sometimes remove these scratches.