How to remove rust stains from stainless steel (and freshen your sink too!)
I'm super excited to share this quick fun tip that works great if you have a rust stain in your kitchen sink, and to clean your garbage disposal while you're at it! This weekend I left an old baking pan in our sink to soak, and it left a nasty rust stain on the stainless steel that needed some TLC.
Since I had an extra lemon in my fridge (and always have baking soda in the pantry), it was super easy to clean off. I just poured a little baking soda on the stain,
cut the lemon in half, squeezed out a bit of lemon juice, and then used them lemon to do a quick scrubbing.
In under a minute the stain was gone!
Since my garbage disposal can always use a thorough-de-stinking, I cut the lemon into quarters,
added some ice,
And let the disposal churn it all around a bit. (Note, your disposal will sound awful while this mixture is running through, but the ice will sharpen the blades and the lemon will make the disposal smell fresh!)
I did a super quick cleanout of the sink using olive oil (I've always used it to shine my stainless kitchen sink)
And the sink's all freshened up, as good as new. Love that!
Do you have any other tips for cleaning stainless steel? I'd love to hear them – leave a comment to share!
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