So before bed just wash the dishes, clean your sink with soap and water and dry with a cloth. Give it a try and believe me, you'll head to bed with a skip in your step.
Once a week deep cleaning
It's really easy and inexpensive to get your stainless steel sink sparkling clean. All you need are a few items you already have in your home and a little elbow grease.
So grab the following items: dish soap, baking soda, a lemon or vinegar, and a dish cloth or sponge and 2 dish towels or other clean cloths.
Here are some close ups of my sink before cleaning. I must admit this is almost a three week build up. I wanted to make sure the stains were visible and to show you that the above ingredients are effective.
Wash and put away any dishes in your sink. Then wash the sink with dish soap and dry.
Sprinkle baking soda.
If you are using lemons, squeeze the juice over the baking soda. If you are using vinegar just pour a little over the baking soda. Both the lemon and vinegar will cause a fizzing action when it comes in contact with the baking soda. This will break down dirt and stains.
Using a damp dish cloth or sponge, scrub away. Make sure to get the sides, top and faucet Then rinse very well and dry.
And now for the secret ingredient.... Isopropyl Alcohol
Once your sink is dry, use a clean dish towel or t-shirt to wipe entire sink with isopropyl alcohol. This will clean your sink even more and leave a nice shine. You can also wipe it with light olive oil to create a barrier against future stains and buildup.
Look at that!
BTW. This sink came from my girlfriend's backyard. It had been out there for a long time. All I used to clean it up originally was baking soda and lemons.