Sink Cleaning Secrets: Your sink is to your kitchen as your bed is to your bedroom meaning if your whole kitchen is clean it’ll still look messy if you have a messy cluttered and crusty sink but keeping that sink clean and shiny is a tall order because let’s face it the sink as you can see right here is usually the repository for every dirty dish in the house so with that in mind and because many of you have asked here are a few handy tips to help you keep your sink clean empty and shiny.
in fact I bet you this will be the most comprehensive detailed megamix of information on one article about a sink that you’ve ever seen keep your sink empty the real secret to keeping a clean sink is to not leave stuff in there in the first place and trust me I know people who think this sink is some sort of magical transporter which transports dirty dishes directly from the sink into the dishwasher if you know one of these people or if you are one of these people all you need to do is start putting the dishes directly into the dishwasher and not into the sink and make sure you do this every day for a couple of weeks and soon enough as I’ve said before you’ll create a habit and you’ll end up always putting your dirty dishes where they belong and you’ll have a cleaner sink if you don’t have a dishwasher then the habit you need to embrace is just washing your dishes after each use and while that might not sound overly appealing I believe it’s better than the alternative of having food rot away at room temperature for four days in the sink how to clean your sink if you have a stainless steel sink like I do cleaning it is actually really easy you want some sort of detergent or soap to clean and then some sort of mildly abrasive product to scrub away the build-up which often forms when dishes are left in the sink I remove debris from my sink traps and then I spray the sink with all-purpose cleaner or just dish soap and water or even vinegar and water and then I use baking soda so much we put it on the payroll once the sink is sprayed down all you have to do is sprinkle baking soda all around the sink and leave it for a few moments then scrub it with a sponge and rinse with hot water which is key get all debris and baking soda granules down the sink and buff it with a dry cloth.
If you notice brown stains forming around your drain these are pretty simple to clear up all you have to do is create a paste of dish soap and baking soda and apply it to the area leave it for a few moments and then scrub it gently with a cleaning toothbrush clean your sink traps your sink traps can get disgusting have you ever smelled one to clean it which I recommend you do monthly take it apart if you can and soak it overnight in soapy water and baking soda then in the morning rinks and replace so before you do that take a little cleaning toothbrush get into all the nooks and crannies rinse well dry it and then you can use them again how does shine you sink there are a few ways to shine stainless steel sinks but my favorite is using rubbing alcohol which works wonders on any stainless steel surface and of course disinfect it all you have to do is use a mixture one part rubbing alcohol to one part water spray the sake down and then wipe everything dry with a clean cloth boom sparkling unclog or deodorize your drain if your sink drains slowly or if you’ve noticed a little funk coming from your kitchen sink you may have some build-up that you need to clear out of your drink to do this you take about a cup of baking soda and just dump it down the drain then you’re going to leave it there and do nothing for about an hour coming up to that sixty minute mark you’ll boil about three cups of vinegar in a kettle and doesn’t this serve double duty you’re actually going to descale your kettle and the proces so you’ll take that boiling vinegar and you’ll just dump it down the sink and then your sink won’t stink no mo the garburator I don’t have a garbage disposal or a garburator but for those of you who do you’re lucky and you can use the same steps we just talked about to get your drain unclogged to also clean your garbage disposal just add a cup of baking soda down the drain then chase it with three cups of boiling vinegar and run the garbage disposal.
It’ll be loud it’ll be noisy but it will smell beautiful now to keep odors at bay you can cut up a lemon or a lime or a grapefruit or even an orange I can’t catch but any citrus fruit will do you just plop the slices into the garbage disposal turn it on to rid yourself of the garburator funk or just do this at any time you have used citrus peels for good measure and it’s so much easier to juggle with two things in three finally the faucet which is not technically part of the kitchen sink but it’s a close relative so we’ll clean you two for chrome and nickel faucets all you need to do is fill a spray bottle with a / vinegar and water mix just spray on the vinegar mixture to the faucet the faucet handles and let it sit for about a minute or so then you’ll take that microfiber cloth make sure it’s bone-dry and wipe it to a shiny finish if it’s even the slightest bit wet you’ll have streaks if you have pesky water spots just spray and leave that vinegar for a few minutes and then wipe it off with a dry cloth really vinegar will counteract those water spots now if you have copper stainless steel brass or bronze faucets and they’re you know high-end a little expensive it might be best just to use simple dish soap or even a specialty cleaner which a manufacturer can recommend.
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