Use Flour To Polish Stainless Steel

Just cleaning a stainless steel sink doesn't guarantee it'll have a nice showroom shine. Next time you clean your sink use a scoop of flour to give it a brilliant shine.

Well-scrubbed stainless steel has a matte finish. If you want a high-gloss shine to your sink and/or stainless steel counter, you can use flour. Over at the household blog ReNest they highlight the power of flour to really buff out stainless steel:

After cleaning your sink with a paste of baking soda and water, dry the sink out completely and shake in some flour. We use roughly 1/4 cup, though to be honest it's not really a measuring thing - more of a dump a little out and call it good, kind of thing. Simply buff your sink with a soft cloth rag and keep at it until your sink is glistening. Wipe out leftover flour with your towel and shake into your compost bin or trashcan. It's as easy as that.

It's cheap, effective, and if you're trying to cut down on the number of harsh chemical cleaners you use in the house, you'd be hard pressed to find something more harmless than flour. Have a clever cleaning tip or trick to share? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Shine Stainless Steel With Flour [ReNest]


    When we put in our new kitchen last year, complete with Stainless steel cooktop and oven, the electrician swore by baby oil for cleaning stainless steal. Just a small squirt, and buff with a paper towel really makes the steal shine for very little elbow grease.

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