We just survived a big kitchen remodel and my SS sink in the laundry room is just plain grungy and gross. Grout, paint, construction cleanup, etc have all left it a mess. I scrubbed with Comet but would like to go back and really get it clean.
Do not use bleach, it can react with stainless steel and cause gray or gold stains. So make sure your Comet does not have bleach...or use Bar Keepers friend as recommended above (I also like BKF). Tried the liquid, prefer the powder.
Check any cleaners to make sure they are safe for stainless steel on the label. Also never use steel wool or any steel scrubber, just nylon or one that says it is safe for SS. Vinegar soaked paper towels will remove those hard water stains around faucets, ledges or drains, if left in place overnight. For a final treatment I personally like Gel Gloss, pink can from hardware or box stores. Seems to last the longest for a shine and water beading, and can be used on Formica counter tops, marble and other surfaces. Applies like a wax, dries to a haze and buffs off with a soft, dry cloth.
You should get the grout and other large debris off first with a (nonmetal)scraper...make sure you scrape in the same direction as the lines in the SS.This message has been edited. Last edited by: zone9alady,
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I was able to pick up the BKF today at the store, now I just need to quit procrastinating and go out to the laundry and scrub!
ETA: My "helper" and I scrubbed (ok - she has paws so just sat and supervised) the sink. The BKF did get the layers of grime out, so thanks to all for the suggestion!This message has been edited. Last edited by: junk collector,