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Spring is finally here, and with the warmer days fast upon us we know how lovely it is to invite friends and family to our homes and enjoy al-fresco dining in the sunshine or a delicious Sunday Roast. So why not give your kitchen and bathroom fixtures the same TLC by using organic and natural solutions. By using traditional remedies; and fewer plastics you can achieve a more natural sparkle and polish, that’s good for your home and good for the planet too. The following guide is one of a series from The House of ENKI, designed to tackle the most common household ailments, stains, discolouration and more.

Today we're going to talk on how to restore that new shop shine to your stainless steel units.

Whilst it might seem like the obvious choice, using excessive bleach and microfibres can gradually weaken and damage metal units. However, you can easily achieve long-lasting results with products already in your larder or kitchen cupboards.

You will need a damp cloth or sponge, vinegar, baking soda, olive oil and water.

Step 1: Fill your sink or basin, to the brim with hot water from the tap and at least one cup of vinegar, leaving for up to half an hour to really let it sink into every nook and cranny. Whilst you wait, browse our store for new products, we're constantly updating our collection to showcase the best in kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Step Two: Mix baking soda and water to make a thin paste. This should be easy to spread like toothpaste. Try possible to avoid lumps from the soda, and mash it together until smooth. The smoother the paste, the easier it will be to clean your surfaces without smearing - saving time in the long run.

Next, run a warm damp cloth or a soft sponge to scrub over the sink. You can also use this to go over your fixtures such as taps, plug holes or even the draining units.

Step Three:  Drain the water and buffer around the sides with olive oil.  This will help create a naturally smooth finish and shine leaving your units good as new.

Top Tip: Don't like the smell of vinegar? Why not combine the vinegar with natural sweet fragrances. Lemon juice, peppermint and lavender oil create a soft, delicate smell that leaves your kitchen smelling fresh all day long.

Do you have any top tips for a clean, shiny sink? Or have any cleaning questions?  Let us know, in the comments section below.  At the House of Enki, we're here to help to design the luxury kitchen and bathrooms of your dreams.