Do you know what is the perfect nightmare for someone when they have a stainless steel sink? It is the rust. Yeah, for ruining the whole look of the image of you ‘Once shining’ stainless steel sink, rust is more than enough.
It’s been decades that stainless steel made utensils are holding their appeal in regular household chores and the same goes for stainless steel sink as well.
There is nothing new to say about the best aspects of having a stainless steel sink. Its durability, strength and several other good aspects have been keeping it on the top of the customer’s preference list for years.
But like all the other sinks, more or less, it has some drawbacks as well and some problems that users face while using a stainless steel sink.
One of the major problems of using stainless steel sink is the rust. So, today I am going to tell you about the ways to get rid of the rust problem of your best stainless steel sinks. Not only the cure is what I am going to tell you about, but about the prevention of rust as well.
- Rust: Why it is happening?
- Way to get rid of the rust
Rust: Why it is happening?
Before going to any explanation regarding the solution of rusting problem, first of all, I’d like to tell you about the probable reasons why actually rust takes place over stainless steel sinks, where it is the least expected by any user.
You might be thinking that, isn’t stainless steel rustproof? Yes, it is. But the fact is whenever ever a sink gets rusty, it is not because the rust is being generated from the material within but it is happening under the influence of some external factors.
Let me tell you about some of the probable circumstances under which rust can take place on your sink.
Situation – 1: keeping tin cans in the sink for a long time
Stainless steel doesn’t rust, I can’t say the same thing about tin made cans. There’s been people who noticed circled rust marks over their stainless steel sinks.
After talking to them what came out was that one of their family members kept a tin can on the sink for a long time, which ultimately caused rust on their sink.
Having pet food cans is quite normal in most of the houses, which are often made of tin. So, if you have such tin cans, do not leave them in your sink.
Situation – 2: Rust from iron in the water
Another kind of rust marks that are seen on peoples sinks. These are mainly made due to iron in the water supply. If you have iron in your water supply, you will notice some pin point rust marks on your sink.
This happens when the water drops are not wiped dry and the remaining water drops dries on the surface. It leaves rust marks there.
Situation – 3: leaving dish soaps in stainless steel soap dispenser
If you leave dish soaps in any stainless steel soap dispenser you might see some rust colored residue over your sink in a while. But it is nothing that cannot be cleaned.
But for avoiding such marks it will be better if you can keep the soap dispenser to a little distant place after you are done with your cleaning work. The good news is it doesn’t happen to all the dish soap brands, but in case of some particular ones.
Way to get rid of the rust
Yeah, way to get rid of the rust of your sink.
Most probably the part you were waiting for. Some of them who suffered from this rust problem of their sink, knows how how irritating and embarrassing it can be for them when there is these rust marks appears all of a sudden.
But a good news for them is, they can remove the rust mark easily with the help of some regular household things like-
- Lemon or lemon juice
- Pammy stone
- Baking soda
Now let’s see what are the steps that you need to go through for making your sink rust free again. It is so simple that, you can do it any day without investing too much of your time.
Step – 1: Spread the baking soda on the rusty spots
The first thing you need to do here is get the baking soda and sprinkle it over the rusty spots. Make sure the amount of baking soda you are using too much than the required proportion.
Step – 2: Sprinkle lemon over the baking soda
The next step is sprinkling lemon the portion of the sink where you have spread the baking soda. After dropping you will hear fizzing due to the reaction of lemon liquid over the baking soda.
Step – 3: Dropping the vinegar
Then take the vinegar bottle an spread some of them over the rusty spots, where earlier you have spread lemon and baking soda. After dropping the vinegar you will be hearing more fizzing than before.
Step – 4: Take the scrubber and scrub the rusty spots
Take the scrubber on your hand and start scrubbing the spots. Don’t use so harsh scrubber that may leave scratches mark over your sink.
In that case, on the way of cleaning rust, you might cause some new and unwanted spots over there. Rub the rusty spots properly. Rust can take place on the edge of drains as well, so make sure that you are cleaning them properly as well.
Step – 5: Using Pammy stone for stubborn rust marks
It is not that all the rust spots are going to leave easily with the scrubber. In case stubborn rust spots use the Pammy stone for getting rid of the stubborn rust spots.
Step – 6: Wash the sink
After that wash the whole sink with water, you will be looking at a rust free sink, shining and as good as new.
Rust is something that none wants to see in the sink. After all, a clean and shining sink is one of the pretty obvious wants of anyone that owns a kitchen.
But, you will have to admit that with everyday chores it is not going to be easy. But if you know how to keep it that way, that not going to be anything difficult anymore.