How To Remove Rust Stains From Stainless Steel

How To Remove Rust Stains From Stainless Steel

Beth Zeigler
Feb 10, 2010

We really love our new apartment—really. But simultaneously we noticed our well-worn cutting board and our rust stained sink. As renters, we'd always had porcelain sinks in previous homes. We honestly thought our "new" sink was forever doomed to be rust stained—apparently, not so.

One quick phone call to mom cleared up our dilemma and the solution is surprisingly super simple.

What You Need

White vinegar
Everyday scouring pad


1. Pour a fair amount of white vinegar onto a scouring pad.

2. Using a little bit of elbow grease, scrub the affected areas in a circular motion.

3. Do a happy dance as the rust stains simply disappear.

(Images: Beth Zeigler)

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