My sink holds dirty dishes and standing rinsing water. I clean the cat’s bowls in there too. So, every day waste accumulates in and on the surface of my sink resulting in stains, odours, and creating a cozy little haven for germs.
The detergent and water that flows through the sink isn’t cleaning it. Soap deposits, food stains, rust, and water spots all build up if you don’t stay on top of them.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Stainless steel sinks should always be thoroughly rinsed after every use, not only to keep them clean, but also to prevent potential pitting. Acids and salts can damage the finish so don’t leave fruit, vinegar or salad dressing in the sink.
Use mild detergent and a nylon sponge .
- Every day, rinse out your sink thoroughly
- Then wash the sink using a squirt of dishwashing liquid in a bowl of warm water. Dip a sponge in the mixture, and scrub gently. If you want to give it a more thorough scrub, try an all-purpose cleaning spray or a nonabrasive cleaner.
- For stubborn stains, wet the entire surface and sprinkle baking soda onto the surface. Use a nylon scrubbing sponge to work the baking soda in, and then rinse thoroughly clean
- Always rinse the sink clean after using a cleaner or soap and dry it with a soft cloth. You can also finish with a glass cleaner for extra shine
Clean ceramic or porcelain sinks with a cleanser in a gel or creamy solution to avoid avoid scratches. Never use abrasive cleaners on ceramic sinks. For stubborn stains, repeat the cleaning with a bit more effort. Get the old elbow grease going!
Still got Bad Stains? Clean surfaces with lemon juice. Add half a cup of powdered borax to the juice of one-half lemon. Dab a sponge in the mixture, rub, and rinse with running water — it’ll work like a charm whether your sink is made of porcelain enamel, stainless steel, or any other material.
Put a dish mat in the bottom of your sink.
This will protect the sink’s surface from scratches and protects your dishes too.