How to Polish Stainless Steel Sink to a Mirror Finish

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How to Polish Stainless Steel Sink to a Mirror Finish

Your stainless steel sink is supposed to be tough and impossible to start looking dull or ragged. The name suggests that, but that is not quite practical. Your sink will need some polishing at some point after all the wear and tear it goes through to make it look like a mirror again.

Cleaning your stainless steel sink regularly is a must. With all the dirty dishes, food, and grease that get dumped into your sink, it won’t always look as shiny as its name suggests.

You will sanitize and remove stains from your stainless steel sink by doing some cleaning. But you will also want to polish it to have it look shiny and new after cleaning it.

You don’t have to polish your stainless steel sink as much as you clean it. You can maybe do some polishing once or twice per month. Or as much as you want to have your sink glistening.

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Things You Will Need:

Microfiber Cloth

Olive Oil

Paper Towel

Mr Clean Magic Eraser

White Plain Flower


How to Polish Stainless Steel Sink to a Mirror Finish Process 

Below is the exact cleaning process I use to clean my kitchen sink to make the stainless steel sink look like the mirror in my bathroom.

Steps To Take:

1) Before polishing your sink, you need to clean it first. You don’t want to be polishing a sink that has stains and grease from food all over it. Plus, you want to make sure the drain is fresh and nice too.

2) After cleaning, sprinkle some olive oil in your sink. This process only requires a tiny bit of oil. Now, spread the olive oil all over the sink. Make sure to properly rub in the oil.

3) Next, sprinkle some all-purpose flour all over the sink. You will need to make sure you use a thick dusting of flour. Depending on your sink, a cup of flour or so might get the job done.

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4) Now, use a soft cloth to buff the flour into the sink. You do not have to do all of your sinks in one go, as you may feel more comfortable trying this method on one section first.

5) Keep buffing until all the flour and any other debris vanish from your sink. If you are liking the results, you can also polish your faucets, handles, rim, and the rest of your stainless steel sink.

You can choose to use a paper towel to do the buffing instead of the cloth. That would make for an easier clean-up. Tossing a well-used piece of paper towel into the garbage bag or bin will end up being way easier than washing flour out of your kitchen towel or cleaning cloth.

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Final Thoughts

Your stainless steel sink should be glistening after you are done polishing it. It is something you might want to consider doing when you have guests coming over, and you want them to be impressed with your sparkling sink.

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Stainless Steeling Cleaning Products

1) Bar Keeper Friends Cookware Cleaner

2) Crown Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Cleaner

3) All-Clad Cookware Cleaner And Polisher 

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