From washing hands to dirty dishes with leftover food, sauces, and drinks cleaned, kitchen sinks can soon start looking cloudy and dull. Why not make your kitchen sink appear brand new again? The good news is that you can do that with our kitchen sink cleaning hacks! Today, give them a try and see how better your sink will be.
Keep Your Sink Empty
Do not clutter up your sink if you want it to appear uncluttered. Start putting dishes directly into the dishwasher as quickly as practical, rather than using the sink as a holding area. To avoid having to wash dishes after each usage in a kitchen without a dishwasher, you’ll have to go into the habit of doing so. Performing this task for a few weeks will become second nature; it will seem to take no time at all. Take a look at the alternative: letting food deteriorate at room temperature for days won’t do any good.
Clean Your Sink
Now that the dishes have been removed, you can see the layer of grime formed on the sink itself. Whether stainless steel, porcelain, or plastic, cleaning your sink is simple. To clean, you’ll need some detergent or soap, as well as a mildly abrasive product to scrub away any buildup.
Remove any debris from the sink traps before spraying the sink with an all-purpose cleaner, dish soap, water, or vinegar and water. After spraying the sink, sprinkle baking soda all over it and leave it for a few minutes. Rinse with hot water after scrubbing with a sponge.
Using a dry cloth, buff the surface. Dish soap and baking soda can be mixed to create a paste and applied to remove brown stains. Then, gently scrub with a cleaning toothbrush for a few minutes.
Deep-Clean Your Sink Traps
Your sink traps can become disgustingly dirty… Here’s what you need to do! Take the trap apart once a month to clean it, then soak it overnight in soapy water and baking soda before rinsing and replacing it. Rinse thoroughly after getting into all of the nooks and crannies with a cleaning toothbrush.
How to Shine Your Sink
A spotless sink is the sign of a fresh kitchen. There are several ways to shine a stainless-steel sink. One way is to use a spray bottle filled with one part rubbing alcohol and water. Spritz the sink with water, then buff with a completely dry cloth.
Unclog the Drain
If your sink drains slowly or notices a funk coming from it, you may have a buildup that needs to be flushed out. Spill about a cup of baking soda down the drain and let it rest for an hour. Heat about 3 cups of vinegar in a kettle, then pour it down the sink. And your sink will no longer smell.
Freshen the Garbage Disposal
The same procedure that you used to unclog your drains will work here as well—make sure to run the garbage disposal while putting in the hot vinegar. Slice up a lemon, lime, grapefruit, or orange and toss the chunks into the garbage disposal while it’s running to keep odors away.
Shine Your Faucet
Use the same 50/50 vinegar and water mixture to shine the sink on chrome and nickel faucets. Spray the faucet, wait a minute, then wipe it down with a dry microfiber cloth.
Consult the manufacturer’s instructions if you have a copper, stainless steel, brass, or bronze faucet.
Your kitchen sink should be a safe place to grab a glass of water, wash your hands, and even brush your teeth. With these few tips, we hope that this vital part of your house will be happier and healthier for your entire family!