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Removing tea stains from stainless sink plugs.

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We had a new kitchen fitted last year. One of the sinks gets tea and tea bags dumped in it on a pretty regular basis and the pop up plug has become a dark brown mess.

I have a go at it pretty regularly with a tooth brush, but it never looks like it did when fitted.

Does anyone have a miracle cure for tea and coffee stains on these items?

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Cheap coca cola from wherever. Steep in a jug of it overnight.

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Cheap coca cola from wherever. Steep it in a jug of it overnight.

 

Cheap cola is good for cleaning the loo as well

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Cheap coca cola from wherever. Steep in a jug of it overnight.

 

I've got expensive Coca Cola. Does that work OK? :)

 

Worth a try I suppose. Thanks.

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Just stick it in a container of bleach (lots of it) and water. It'll be fine next day!

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As above, just use some bleach better and cheaper than coca coala (if it works at all)

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Just stick it in a container of bleach (lots of it) and water. It'll be fine next day!

 

I've tried that. It made no difference to the staining and knackered the rubber seal on the plug.

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I use JML magic eraser and it is brilliant, brings it up nice and shiny and tea stain free!! I use the eraser for most things, I think it's better than bleach and other cleaning stuff.

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I've tried that. It made no difference to the staining and knackered the rubber seal on the plug.

 

If it made no difference to the staining then the stains cant be from tea and are probably rust based.

 

In that case coca cola will probably work.

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A bit of washing poweder or a tablet, let it soak over night but not too much water, it'll shift almost anything.

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I always though bleach and stainless steel were no good for one another :huh:

Doesn't bleach corrode stainless steel?

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