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Stain on stainless steel sink...?

We have a stain from a pot or bowl in our new expensive stainless steel sink. It looks like a water mark that happens when you leave a glass on a table without a coaster. It's a mark in the shape of the bowl or pot that was there. We left it there overnight:( It's not rust either. Help!

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The best product I have ever come across is Barkeeper's Friend. I use the liquid version rather than powdered version. It is a soft soft abrasive scrub designed for stainless steel. I original found it to use it on all my All Clad pots and pans to keep them beautiful and shining. I also have a stainless kitchen now, sink, stove and fridge...and I use Barkeepers on everything. It is fantastic. If you don't want to go out and find Barkeepers tonight, you can get a similar affect using baking soda mixed with dish soap. Make a good paste to gently rub on stains. Be sure to rinse the stainless steel surface thoroughly, and towel dry. If the stains still remain you can try vinegar. Remember to thoroughly rinse and towel dry. But tomorrow go out and get a bottle of BarKeeper's Friend...you will never regret it. UPDATE: just saw a few other answers, DO Not use steel wool (SOS pads) you will scratch the heck out of the finish and you will not be able to fix it.
Sep 27, 2017
Do Not use anything abrasives. You will have problems forever if you do. That will ruin the finish. BarKeeper's Friend has been a life saver for me for the cheap sink that was put into my place. Was shocked that it made my sink almost look new again.
Sep 27, 2017
use bar keepers like some recommended , then polish with pledge furniture polish, sounds weird, but it brings back the luster to stainless and helps prevent marks if you do it again, wipe down dry and use a rag with pledge every time you finish in the kitchen to keep your sink beautiful for years to come
Sep 27, 2017
in your super market their is a pad that is green and is called scooth bright use it on the stain and it will remve it
Sep 27, 2017

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