People purchase stainless steel kitchenware and appliances for their durability, eye-catching appeal, and ability to resist rust and stains. So it is not surprising that these products are in good need, horrendously expensive, and highly coveted.
But due to constant wear and tear, in time, the costing starts to wear off, and а rusting starts to look on the surface. The value of your investment reduces and will undoubtedly create more problems for you.
So how can you protect your investment? How can you remove rust? Or how can you remove the rust from your stainless steel sink? Or how can you remove the rust from items as small as а stainless steel knife? And do you remove tarnish in the stainless steel surface?
For items as small as а pocket knife, all you will need to do is to spry on all-purpose lubricant such as WD40 on the surface, have а paper towel and wipe it down. This removes the majority of the rust from the stainless steel surface.
But if there’s still some rust stains on the surface, it is possible to take some fine sandpaper (320 or 400 grit will do) and lightly send the affected reds. But don’t overdo it or else you expose the metal and remove the costing. You are creating more problems for yourself in the future if you happen to break or etch the surface.
Now а kitchen sink is on altogether different ballgame.
To remove rust from а stainless steel kitchen sink, you’ll be going “organic.” For this job, you’ll need some baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. Just estimate the right amount of each ingredient based on the size of your kitchen sink and mix up the ingredients into а paste and spread it on the affected are. Let it sit for а few hours to give time for your homemade rust remover to react, breakdown, and dissolve the rust. Just wish stains and the paste way and wish the sink dry.
Using natural ingredients instead of chemicals to remove rust from the stainless steel kitchen sink is highly recommended, so you won’t have any problems washing fruits and vegetables in the treated spout. There won’t be any chemical residues in the sink while you are preparing it to contaminate the food.
How about stainless steel appliances? How can you remove rust from those items?
A few decades ago, home appliances used to come in 1 colour: refrigerator white. Now а stainless steel. They may look good in your kitchen, but over time the stainless steel costing will eventually need your tender loving care.
By dipping а moist, soft-bristled toothbrush on а box of baking soda you begin. Then lightly rub back and forth in the direction of the steel grin. This gentle abrasive action should get into the grin without etching it. Then rinse the baking soda off the toothbrush with а moist paper towel. Then dry the appliance. Make sure not to leave even а smidgeon of moisture onto the metal surface. Any remaining moisture will only attract more rust so you must make certain to completely and thoroughly dry the steel surface of the appliance you’re treating.
If you see or smell some rust on the toothbrush or paper towel, then you need to be congratulating yourself. This means that your efforts have borne fruit! By the way, don’t be surprised if your kitchen appliance looks better than when you first bought it in the store. You just be amazed by the results! You can take my word for it.