Saturate a sponge in pure white vinegar. Scrub the brown stains carefully with the saturated sponge. Rinse the sink with cool water and wipe dry with a lint-free towel. Continue if the stains remain.
Add 1 tbsp. of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to 3 tbsp. of cream of tartar. Stir the peroxide and tartar together to form a thick paste.
Apply a dollop of the thick paste to a clean, damp sponge. Scrub the brown stains with the paste in the direction of the grain.
Rinse the paste off the stainless steel sink with cool water. Dry with a towel.
Things You Will Need
- White vinegar
- Lint-free towels
- Hydrogen peroxide, 3 percent
- Cream of tartar
- Do not use bleach on the stainless steel. The chlorine will react with the steel, causing a permanent discoloration.
- Rinse the sink thoroughly and wipe dry with a soft cloth after each use. This will prolong the life of the stainless steel sink and help prevent stains.