Unfortunately, stainless steel can rust… and even if it’s called “stainless” it can also stain… But don’t worry – thankfully, removing rust isn’t that difficult and you also don’t need any fancy products which will cost you a lot of money. You can still remove rust and have spotless stainless steel with natural ingredients like vinegar and baking soda. Believe me, it’s not rocket science!
Use Baking Soda
Yes, removing rust from stainless steel with baking soda is a thing! All you need to do is make a paste by mixing baking soda and water then apply that paste on the affected area. Then grab either a toothbrush or a clean rag and start gently scrubbing following the direction of the grain.
Once you remove the rust wipe the area with a damp cloth so that you can remove the paste completely.
Another favourite natural ingredient of mine used for cleaning. If I have to be honest, I use vinegar as an all-purpose cleaner. I simply add my favourite essential oil to it then pour it in a spray bottle.
But not only will vinegar clean and disinfect your home but it will also remove rust from stainless steel.
If there is rust on a smaller object like a utensil then you can soak that item in vinegar for a few minutes then wipe the rusted area with a cloth or a toothbrush and rinse.
If the object is larger like a kitchen appliance then you obviously can’t soak it in vinegar, therefore, you need to pour it in a spray bottle then spray the affected area with it. Wait 10 minutes for the vinegar to work it’s magic then gently scrub with a sponge. Continue with removing the vinegar with a damp cloth.
Use Lemon Juice
If you don’t like using vinegar due to the smell then you can also use the juice of a lemon. Mix it with baking soda in order to create a paste then coat the affected area with it and leave for 30 minutes.
Then dampen a sponge and remove the paste with it!