Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity!
I pinned a link to a recipe from that claims it would make your stainless steel sink shine like new. The pictures looked promising. Since my sink was looking pretty scuzzy, I thought I had better investigate pronto!
Here are the materials you will need to round up:
First, spray the sink with vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda over every surface. Wait ten minutes. While you are waiting, boil some water. After the ten minutes is up, rinse all the baking soda and vinegar away with the boiling water. Next, scrub the sink with more baking soda. Rinse. Apply Goo Gone and wipe off. End by rubbing olive oil into the surface. Buff and shine until everything looks sparkly clean.
But I know what you really want to see are the before and after shots, so here you go:
Well I'll be...that sink is shining like the top of the Chrysler building!
When my husband got home from work, he said, "Did you clean the sink or something? It looks really shiny!" That's when I knew that the test was a success. If the husband notices, it must be pretty obvious, right?! Ha Ha.
And since things in the sink area were looking so schnazzy, I decided to switch out my dish soap and hand soap bottles for something a little prettier:
They are olive oil glass bottles I bought at WalMart for around $10 for both. They are definitely a step up from the store bottles, don't you think?
I will definitely call this Pin a win, but I do wonder how long this shine treatment will last. Although the process was easy, it's not something I would probably do very often because it does take time. And let's be honest, the day old crumbs on the floor and the stack of dishes in the sink have to take priority over how shiny said sink is. I did do one load of dishes and the sink was still looking good, but I'll let you know in a few days how it's holding up.
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