Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dirty Sink, Clean Sink

A reader asked about removing tough stains from stainless steel sinks. And lo and behold I found a recipe that is so super simple. Yesterday I tested it out on my own sink and it now sparkles. I do believe that whatever our faucet is made out of it is not stainless steel - there were still watermarks on the faucet and handles after cleaning; no matter how many times I wiped them down it would still spot up when it dried. Are you ready to remove lime deposits, watermarks, and mineral deposits from your sink?

Okay, here it is...combine 2 Tablespoons salt with 1 teaspoon distilled vinegar. Make a paste and scrub your sink - then rinse. Easy, peasy.

If you have super stubborn stains, which I did not, you can try laying a vinegar-soaked rag on the spot for about an hour then repeat previous step.

If the spots are still not gone, try heating up some vinegar and pouring it over the stained section(s).

Another recipe, similar to one that I use for my bathroom sink, tub, counters, etc. Is to use 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 Tablespoon liquid soap and add a bit of white vinegar - just enough to make it thick and creamy. Apply the paste, scrub your sink/counter/tub, and then rinse.

Let me know if you try any of these tips on tough stains and report how well it works (or doesn't).

This post is a part of Simple Lives Thursday. Check out the following sites for more simple living tips and ideas.
Culinary Bliss
A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa

The above recipes came from the following book. It also contains vinegar recipes for cooking, a clean kitchen, the bathroom, all through the house, laundry and clothing, beauty and grooming, home remedies, "Handy Dandy Help," kid stuff, and pets.

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