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How To Clean A Kitchen Sink

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A complete guide for how to clean a kitchen sink and what you need to do daily and weekly to keep it clean and fresh!

It’s easy to keep the kitchen sink clean if you do a little each day. After each use and at the end of the day. Then once a week do a deep clean to make sure it stays fresh, clean and sparkling!

Equipment Needed For Cleaning The Kitchen Sink

Before you start to clean, gather together everything you will need – sink cleaner and sink cleaning products

  • Rubber gloves
  • Non-abrasive sponge scrubber
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Toothbrush
  • Washing up liquid

Cleaning Note! Always follow manufacturers instructions and use the cleaning method recommended and best suited to the material your kitchen sink is made from – not all of our methods will be suited to your sink.

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Clean A Kitchen Sink After Each Use

It only takes a few seconds, to wipe around the sink area with a cleaning cloth soaked in hot soapy water. And if you do this after each time you’ve washed the pots or used the sink, it’ll help the area to stay clean.

How To Clean A Kitchen Sink Daily

At the end of each day – just spend five minutes giving the kitchen sink a clean

Step One – clear the sink

  • Clear everything away from the sink area – the washing up bowl, cutlery drainer and plate drainer.

Step Two – clean the sink and taps

  • Squirt a little dishwashing soap into the sink and on the draining board.
  • Using a microfibre cleaning cloth soaked in hot water, give the taps, draining board and sink a wipe down. If there’s any stubborn stains or marks, sprinkle a little baking soda onto them and gently scrub.
  • Quickly scrub around the base of the taps and plughole using an old toothbrush.
  • Rinse everything thoroughly

Step Three – clean the drains

  • Pour boiling water down the kitchen sink drain, this will just clear away any greasy build up and rinse away any gunk.

Step Four – dry the sink

  • Wipe the sink dry using a clean, soft cloth and buff to polish to leave it shiny.

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How To Clean A Kitchen Sink Weekly

For cleaning the kitchen sink weekly, firstly clean the kitchen sink drain, and then do all the daily cleaning chores above.

Step One – add the soda crystals

  • Tip a cup of soda crystals down the plug holes.
  • Pour two cups of white vinegar down the sink drain on top of the soda crystals
  • Let the mixture fizz and sit in the drains for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse away with boiling water.

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