Today I am going to show you how to clean a stainless steel kitchen sink naturally using baking soda and vinegar. This method is simple (six steps) and quick (under ten minutes).
A shiny and clean stainless steel kitchen sink can be one of the nicest looking objects in your home and possibly the nicest looking in your kitchen. But how do you get one using natural everyday affordable household products?
I am going to show you how. In fact, this is the exact process I use to clean stainless steel kitchen sinks for my clients. It is simple, quick, and above all it’s effective.
Before we start cleaning let’s first find out why you want to use baking soda and vinegar to clean a stainless steel kitchen sink.
Why Clean a Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink with Baking Soda and Vinegar?
Baking Soda occurs naturally in the earth and has the following cleaning properties:
- It is an alkaline and base which makes it react with acids
- Dissolves dirt and grease in water
- Moderately abrasive making it a good scouring powder
- Deodorizes bad odors by neutralizing them
Want to learn more about baking soda? Check out Baking Soda — The Everyday Miracle
Vinegar can be naturally made using grapes, apples, coconut, sugarcane, grains, corn, or yeast.
It has the following cleaning properties:
- It contains acetic acid and therefore reacts with bases
- Cleans hard water spots (very important when it comes to stainless steel)
- Removes dirt, debris, and grease
- Disinfects and deodorizes
Want to learn more about vinegar? Visit The Vinegar Institute
Vinegar and baking soda are also affordable household products that you probably already have in your home and use for other household purposes.
What You Need to Clean a Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
- A couple of tablespoons of baking soda
- ¼ to ½ cup of vinegar, depending on how big and dirty your sink is
- Waffle weave microfiber towel or a dishrag
- Oxo Good Grips Deep Cleaning Brushes or a toothbrush
- Non-scratch scrub sponge
- Terry cloth towel
Clean Your Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Naturally in 6 Simple Steps
- Wet the sink with hot water and sprinkle baking soda around the stainless steel sink.
- Wet the non-scratch scrub sponge with water and scrub baking soda lightly around the sink with the sponge. Use an oxo good grip deep clean brush or toothbrush to clean around the drain and around the base of the faucet and other hard to get to places in and around your sink.
- Use approximately ¼ to ½ cups of vinegar to cover the baking soda paste. This may be easier to do if you put the vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it onto the paste.
- Wipe the baking soda paste and vinegar up with a wet waffle weave microfiber towel or dishrag. Make sure to clean and scrub any rough areas and stains that were not removed with the paste alone. Use the Oxo good grip deep clean brush or toothbrush again if necessary.
- Rinse waffle weave microfiber towel or dishrag and start rinsing the paste off all areas.
- Wipe the entire sink with a dry terry cloth towel.
Below you can see a video of me cleaning a stainless steel kitchen sink.
Now your stainless steel kitchen sink should be clean and shiny. There shouldn’t be any water spots either because the vinegar should have removed them.
You can also clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar. Click here to learn how.
As you can see, cleaning your stainless steel kitchen sink naturally using baking soda and vinegar is simple, quick, and effective.
There are many things you can clean and do with vinegar and baking soda in your home. Visit our Learning Resources page to learn them, including how to make your own Natural Stainless Steel Sink Cleaning Product.
Now, I’d like to hear from you.
Have you ever cleaned your stainless steel kitchen sink naturally with baking soda and vinegar?
Let us know in the comments below.