Sunday, February 2, 2014

Make Your Stainless Sink Shine - My Natural Secret Ingredient

Since we installed our new stainless steel farmhouse sink I've been kind of obsessed with keeping it shiny.  I normally wipe all the water spots off after I use the sink, but not everyone in our house takes the time to do that.   So.....let me tell you my secret to keeping it shiny longer using a natural secret ingredient.
This of course it how it looks after I've cleaned it and used my secret ingredient to make it all shiny and pretty!
We have very hard water, so this is what happens!  If you don't wipe it down right away, it gets all ookey looking like this! Yuck!  It drives me wild when its like this!
All these water marks are just not helping me think my new sink is pretty...nope at all!  Let's get rid of them NOW!
First I scrubbed the sink really good with a mixture of Dawn dish soap and vinegar (recipe here).  I used my yellow and green scrubber (use the yellow sponge side, not the green scrubber side) and spread the mixture all over the sinks.  Let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly and dry the sink with a paper towel.  NOTE: Sometimes if I have stains, I used my miracle cleanser, you can read about it HERE.
This is my secret to shiny! 100% olive oil.  Can you believe it? Have you ever tried it before?  It also helps to repel the water.  Like wax on a car it beads up and rolls right off and down the drain.  I read about its use HERE.
Careful, it doesn't take much at all.  Just pour a small amount of oil on a paper towel like you see above and get to buffing.
Using a circular motion I make sure to get it spread around and rubbed in so its not collecting dust and cat fur...oh wait, that's just our house huh?  Just keep polishing until you like it!
See! Shiny!  An no more water spots!  I have to be honest with you, it doesn't stay like this long, but while its looking like this....I love it!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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  1. Good to know. Thanks for the secret tip.

  2. I have a stainless steal sink so this is perfect for me. Thanks!

  3. Oh wow, I have to try this. I am nuts about keeping my stainless sink shiny too. Great tip. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. Great tip. I plan to try it. Thanks.

  5. Oh I really appreciate the tip. And I have to tell you...I'm drooling over your wide deep sink. How wonderful!

    Thanks so much for sharing your natural tip at Project Inspire{d}


  6. What a great tip! Thanx for sharing at THT.

  7. Wowza that is a huge difference!

  8. Thanks for sharing this! I featured you at this week's Project Inspire{d}!

  9. This is such a great tip and one I never knew before. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's Thriving on Thursday. Thanks for linking up.

    Anne xx

  10. This is such a great tip and one I never knew before. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's Thriving on Thursday. Thanks for linking up.

    Anne xx

  11. vinegar is my friend too! I fill a 16 oz. glass measuring cup with white vinegar and pull my faucet head down into it and let it sit all night. Next morning all unclogged and shinny! The chrome stuff in my kitchen I go over with paper towel and rubbing alcohol. WOW, what a shine! Love the oil idea...maybe it will discourage so many tea stains I get in the bottom of my sink.

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