8.05.2010

A Clean Sink is a Happy Sink

You know, one of the little things I can do to really make the Big Guy sit up and take notice that I've cleaned (besides spraying Pledge in the heating ducts, shhh) is getting all the dishes out of the sink and giving it a good scrub and shine.

I use the small side of my sink as a dish drainer and I admit I'm a little lazy about putting them away. It kind of leaves the kitchen a little messy looking. But even when the sink is empty, the sink is a little dull. I think she's depressed.

It's time to shine her up, baby! (Is this a weird post? Just checking)

My tools of choice?

Bar Keepers Friend (love this stuff! It shines your All Clad, too!)
Lemon Oil
and a Scrub Brush


This is what my sink looks like after a scrub with dish detergent.


And here it is after my little scrub routine.


I have to admit, I was always on the Bar Keeper's Friend boat and that was that. But I read something a few months ago on Nester about finishing up with a Lemon Oil polish and I was sold!

My mother in law is a big fan of Murphy's Oil Soap and Lemon Oil junky, so I definitely had some oil on hand. Just scrub her up with the brush and the Bar Keeper's Friend, rinse all the grit, dry well, then apply a thin layer of Lemon Oil with a paper towel. Ta da!



I was not paid to write this (but I should have been!) I just really love these two products. Try it, you'll like it, too. Your sink will be like jewelry for your kitchen!

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23 comments :

  1. I have been using "Bar Keepers Friend" for many years.
    I love it...my stainless stove is so pretty after a good cleaning!

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  2. I'll be buying these 2 products at the store today. I've had trouble getting my sink shiny. I hate to clean something and still have it looking dingy.

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  3. I have one of those solid sink surfaces that I can actually sand with fine grit sand paper. However, my stainless bath fixtures are getting this treat asap! Thanks for sharing.

    Janet xox

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  4. ♥♥♥ barkeepers friend! I have a white sink and this is really the only thing that works well!

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  5. I have the Bar Keeper's powder, but have never used the lemon oil. I hope they have it at WM or T. Going there today!

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  6. I do love a clean sink. But this is something I've never tried before, so I'll have to do so! I'm all about having jewelry for my kitchen. ;-)~

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  7. I used to always use Bar Keeper's Friend! I wonder why I stopped? Now I bleach my sink when I go for my sparkly clean sink, but am going to have to remember the lemon oil- what a great idea! (I leave rags of pine-sol hiding behind things when I want my house to smell clean- pledge in vents- priceless)

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  8. My husband just commented last week that our stainless steel sink looked dull and old. I am going to try this and see how long it takes him to notice!

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  9. looks great - where can i find bar keepers friend? thanks!!

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  10. I buy Bar Keepers Friend at my grocery store. You should be able to find it next to the Ajax.

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  11. Bar Keepers Friend, huh? I'll have to try it.... that sink looks beeyootiful!

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  12. Lemon is my most favorite scent! If I can find Lemon Oil, I'll definitely start cleaning with it!

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  13. I couldn't find just lemon oil, so I got lemon scented pine sol instead. We'll see how it looks! Jennifer, what do you use on your granite countertops? I'm not sure what to use on mine...

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  14. I love bar keepers friend and use it in my house cleaning business but have never thought to add lemon oil to stainless steel sinks. I'm going to now though!

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  15. Wow. Adding this to my grocery list for next week. I use Soft Scrub but it's getting expensive and doesn't look like your sink! I love cleaning things, too. More for me than the fam - makes me happy. (:

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  16. I love Barkeepers Friend but I didn't know about the lemon oil. Best part is, I have both of these products! Going home to try it!!

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  17. It's lookin' very sparkly! I tried the Nester's version last month. My "plug" for the sink wasn't working well, so a lot of the bleach leaked out, but it did clean up nicely!

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  18. I use Barkeeper's Friend but haven't tried Lemon Oil.... will have to try! I love how it makes your sink look, and your sink looks just like ours! Haha, seriously! Same shape, same counters!

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  19. Yeah, you should have been paid! Look how much product you've sold with this post! Send it in somewhere girl! I'll be trying the Lemon Oil too. Great idea!

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  20. I love Bar Keeper's Friend, too. I need to add the lemon oil step to my routine.

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  21. Oh yeah.....I swear by Barkeepers Friend! But I've never heard of Lemon oil.......gotta find me some of that and make my sinks sparkling like yours! The Big Guy must be impressed :)

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  22. I have never heard of Bar Keeper's Friend. I don't even know if we have it over here.

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  23. I'm the cleaner in the house, so I assure you that this post will be put to good use!

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