how to clean a kitchen sinks

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Its design and decorations reflect your personality.

Maintaining a clean kitchen is important, but sometimes tricky. Between working and chauffeuring the kids, the chores sometimes pile up like laundry.

But if you set aside an hour your kitchen will sparkle. All you need to do is prioritize which tasks to complete first.

If your kitchen sink’s lost its shine, then it’s sink cleaning time.

Not sure how to clean a kitchen sink? Follow along as we give you tips.

How to Clean a Kitchen Sink

While growing up, many of us learned how to wash dishes, whether a dishwasher was present or not. But sinks get used a lot, especially during the holidays or big family dinners. So incorporating the task of cleaning the sink must be done.

Below are the necessary materials and ten steps to cleaning your sink.

Materials Needed:

  • Baking Soda or Cleaner
  • Gloves
  • Paper Towels
  • Sponge or Scrub Brush
  • White Vinegar

1. Wash Your Dishes

If you’re going to clean the sink, it’s best to do it after washing the dishes.

2. Dry and Put Away Dishes

After washing and drying your dishes, put them away. You’ll want an empty sink and countertop while you clean. Plus clearing the area prevents breaking dishes.

3. Rinse the Sink

Now that you’ve prepped the sink rinse away all food or drinks. Clean out the drain or use the garbage disposal.

The daily rinsing of debris or food from the sink is a good habit. You don’t want the acid or salt to damage the sink. If left untreated the sink may get stains unremovable stains.

4. Sprinkle Baking Soda or Spray Cleaner

Cover the entire sink with baking soda or the cleaner of your choice. Use as much cleaner as you need to get the job done.

5. Scrub the Sink

Squeeze dish detergent onto your sponge or scrub brush. If you didn’t cover the sink in baking soda, begin cleaning the sink.

Start scrubbing, in circular motions, at the top of the sink. Scrub your way down towards the drain.

6. Re-Rinse the Sink

After giving the sink a good scrubbing, rinse the gunk down the drain.

7. Sanitize With Vinegar

Grab some paper towels and soak them in white vinegar. Cover the whole sink and let them sit for about 20-30 minutes.

8. Clean the Faucets

After cleaning and sanitizing the sink, it’s time to move on to the faucet and handle. The baking soda or cleaner used on the sink is suitable for the faucet.

Once they’re clean, you can wipe them with vinegar to sanitize.

9. Freshen Up the Drain or Disposal

Next, the drain or garbage disposal need to get fresh. Use a half cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar for the disposal. Reduce the amount of both ingredients for a drain. Allow it the fizzle for a few minutes before rinsing with hot water.

10. Dry Off the Sink

Grab more paper towels to dry off the sink and countertop.

Admire the shiny sink before sitting down to rest.

Maintain a Clean Sink

Now you know how to clean a kitchen sink. But maintaining your hard work comes next.

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