I'm sure we can all agree on the aggravations that "builder's grade" products present us with. Honey-oak cabinetry, one piece-no personality shower units, beyond basic faucets, below grade carpeting and really almost...everything including the kitchen sink.
Take a look a my weird, country well water stained, scratched stainless steel sink after I scrubbed it with Dawn, Comet and Windex...and when all else failed, the Magic Eraser...which wasn't so magical.
Here's another sickening, discouraging view.
I read on another blog, can't remember which one, where the blogger had the same problem as I. She used a recipe of white vinegar, lemon juice and dishwashing liquid, put it all in a spray bottle, gave it a shake then sprayed away. She said to let it soak on the surfaces for 30 minutes, then scrub, rinse and it'll look nearly brand new. She had amazing before and after pictures. I was super excited and filled with hope.
I followed the instructions to the "T". Disappointment.
Here's the after shots:
I was not impressed. It's a very small improvement...I even used a straight edge razor to work on the really thick crud and even that didn't do much.
Here's an easier comparison:
That's a little better, it at least helps hide all the "ick" but I'm still disappointed because the next time I clean it I'll have to treat it with olive oil again to maintain this shiny look. I so wanted this to work! Any of y'all got any other tried and true methods?
Until we buy a new sink (probably not stainless steel) and new faucets, this one will have to do.
At least I know it's clean.