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When we go on a kitchen cleaning spree, we can often miss some key areas. One such spot is the kitchen sink. It constantly comes in contact with food waste and dirty dishes. Add to that the moisture and heat, and it makes for the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. So, it’s safe to say a clean sink is an essential part of any kitchen.
Cleaning kitchen sinks is important, and yet often overlooked.
Different sink materials require different cleaning methods. So, to help you out, in this post, we will go over how to clean your kitchen sink and make it shine.
So, if you have ever:
Then keep reading! This post has all the cleaning tips you need.
No matter what type of sink you have, always begin cleaning by removing any dirty or clean dishes from the basin. Make sure there are no leftover food particles in the sink, too – wipe up any deposits with paper towels. Make sure to clean your sink regularly as part of a kitchen cleaning checklist. The more you do it, the less work it is in the long run!
Cleaning a stainless steel sink is easy! Just remember – don’t use anything that could scratch the steel, such as a scourer or a harsh brush. A soft cloth or sponge works best in this case. You can also use a soft, old toothbrush for smaller areas.
Here’s how to clean a stainless steel kitchen sink:
Time needed: 45 minutes.
Begin by washing the stainless steel kitchen sink with some dishwashing liquid, water, and a soft sponge or cloth. Start from the sides and work your way down to the bottom of the basin.
You can use hot tap water or put the kettle on. Pour the hot water down the drain. This will loosen any build-ups and get rid of bad smells inside the drain. Just make sure not to use boiling water as that can damage the pipes.
Dry the basin with a clean cloth.
For stubborn spots, make a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice. Buff the sink with a clean cloth in a circular motion, focusing on the stained areas. Rinse the basin.
Mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle.
Spray the vinegar mixture on, making sure to cover the sink completely.
Give the basin one final wipe with a soft, dry cloth to make the sink shine and avoid water spots.
If your drain is clogged and your sink has standing water in it, you’ll want to take care of that first. Take a look at our helpful blog post on unclogging a sink drain.
Ceramic sinks require a slightly different approach than stainless steel ones. So, here is what to do:
Cleaning a porcelain sink can be done using the same method as ceramic ones, with the addition of salt. Just remember to use non-abrasive sponges or cloths to avoid scratching the kitchen sink and ruining the finish. For deeper cleaning, follow these steps:
To clean an aluminium sink, you can use methods similar to cleaning a stainless steel one.
For granite sinks, regular upkeep is key. It’s always better to perform light cleaning often instead of heavy cleaning once in a blue moon. Avoid using any bleaching agents, spray cleaners or descaling solutions, as they can ruin the finish and colour.
Cleaning the faucet is just as important as washing the rest of the sink. All you need is some soapy water and white vinegar.
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