Our Tips For Cleaning A Kitchen Or Bathroom Sink

By Maria Rogerson

May 19, 2015House & Garden Kitchenware

If you think the toilet is the dirtiest place in your home, think again. According to few studies conducted recently, kitchen sinks can be even filthier than many bathrooms. The same applies to bathroom sinks as well. Hence, cleaning both bathroom and kitchen sink is really important. Following are few tips that will help you get your sinks sparkling again.


Scrub That Dirt Out

Continuous soap and water streams ‘running’ in your bathroom and kitchen sink is not enough to keep them clean. Food stains, soap deposits, water spots and rust will all build up if you do not properly clean them.

How often you should scrub your sinks depends on how often they are used. Usually, a bathroom sink needs a good scrub after about 30 uses, while a kitchen sink should be scrubbed more frequently.

A non-abrasive cleaner or an all-purpose cleaning spray will help you give your sinks a thorough scrub.

Make The Porcelain Sparkle

Ready to learn a trick that will bring back the gleam to your white-porcelain sink? Place paper towels around the sink and soak them with bleach. Wait for 30 minutes. Discard the paper towels and rinse the sink with running water. If you have a coloured porcelain, use a mild liquid detergent, baking soda or vinegar to do the trick, as bleach can cause the colour to fade.

Keep Scratches and Stains Away

If you have just replaced your kitchen sink and you are looking for effective ways to keep it scratch/stains-free, here is how you can keep it looking new for the years to come.

  • Place a plastic mat specially designed for kitchen sinks on the bottom of your sink. This will avoid your sink’s surface getting scratched.
  • Avoid long acid-exposure on the surface of a porcelain enamel sink. It can lead to staining and it can etch the sink’s surface.
  • Do not use scouring powders to clean the sink. A mixture of warm water and dish detergent makes a better choice.

Use Vinegar To Get Rid of Lime

Did you know that the white spots you’ve spent so much time cleaning off the faucets, are actually lime deposits from hard water? And what if we tell you that they can be easily removed with a secret ingredient you have in your kitchen pantry? Yes, with vinegar. Soak a paper towel in vinegar and wrap it around the spotted area. After 10 minutes, take the wet paper towel away and dry the area with a dry clean cotton cloth. All set!