Cleaning fans share £1 trick to 'transform' your dull stainless steel sink

If you have a stainless steel sink, you know how much of a task it is to keep it clean and free from stains or water spots.

Watermarks are caused by hard water - water that has higher than average traces of dissolved magnesium and calcium in it - and they can be a hassle to remove.

The lime and other minerals in the water leave behind white water spots after the moisture dries, which make your sink look dull and dirty.

Luckily, there's a simple way to restore your sink back to its shiny self, and it could be tucked away in the back of your cupboard.

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According to users on a Reddit forum, baby oil is the perfect final step to shine up your sink after cleaning, and it can be purchased for just £1 in most supermarkets and drug stores.

In response to a post seeking help for a marked stainless steel kitchen sink, one user said: "This going to sound crazy, but baby oil helps with these kinds of stains.

"I have spent a fortune on cleaning products for my stainless steel and I saw this hack on Pinterest.

Cleaning fans share £1 trick to 'transform' your dull stainless steel sink

"I bought a small travel size bottle and was amazed."

A second person agreed and said the results of using baby oil promised an "amazing transformation".

But while the oil is effective at making your dull-looking sink appear shiny, it's advised that you give it a good old clean first.

According to an expert from "Baby oil used on a soft, dry cloth will effectively remove streaks from shiny surfaces like stainless steel or enamel - but it won't actually sanitise the surface."

Once you've wiped down the sink with a clean, damp rag, use baby oil on a soft cloth, like a microfibre one and buff the surface in the way the grain of the steel goes.

To check this, look closely at the sink, and you should be able to see lots of little lines going in one way - move the cloth in this direction and apply minimal pressure.

Your sink should be looking sparkly once you've done this. However, if after the first attempt it doesn't look how you want, repeat the process a second time.

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