Cleaning kitchen sink for many people is one of the biggest conundrums. The kitchen sink has to be extra clean, however using it every day at least once makes it almost impossible to maintain cleanliness and sanitising. On the other hand, taking care of the kitchen sink is something that many people don’t know how to do correctly, or it takes so much time and energy that many of us prefer to ignore this necessity, or procrastinate for as long as possible.

Kitchen sink cleaning may not be on the top of your priority list, but a simple scrub and rinse can really do wonders and totally improve the look. Simply think of all the soapy water and washing that goes on in your sink. Washing hands and dirty dishes can make your sink look and feel really dirty and scummy, so taking care of it every now and then is pretty much essential. You don’t need a complex and time-consuming routine, neither harsh chemicals and heavy-duty and expensive products to achieve full cleanliness and sanitisation. Here are a few ideas on how to clean any kitchen sink under the Sun!

Stainless steel

A home-made stainless steel kitchen sink cleaner that is highly effective and very safe and eco-friendly is made from baking soda, a few drops of lemon and clove essential oils and a bit of dish or castile soap. Simply sprinkle ¼ of the mixture in your sink and give it a good scrub. Then rinse well and wipe down with a paper towel. That is all and your stainless steel sink will look like brand new! Still, if you want more “shine” for the sink, spay a bit with your favourite glass cleaner and wipe clean.

Solid surface sink

Solid surface sinks are great because their pattern goes all the way through the sink and there is not a big chance that it will get visibly scratched. Cleaning solid surface sinks is a piece of cake, simply use the same mixture we have to recommend to you for stainless steel sinks.

Porcelain sink

On the other hand, porcelain sinks can be scratched easily and abrasive products are definitely not recommended. Baking soda is gentle enough for not leaving scratches on porcelain sinks and still get them clean effectively. For a win-win combo, you can mix a ½ cup of baking soda, a ¼ cup of vinegar, a few drops of lemon and clove essential oils. Keep in mind that this is a one-time use cleaner. Its consistency has to be a paste-like. Apply to the sink and scrub a bit, then rinse well and dry with a paper towel.

Cast iron sink

Cast iron sinks are very heavy and solid and they won’t chip for sure. However, if you don’t clean them properly, they can be scratched and dull with time. Use the porcelain sink receipt for effective clean that is not too abrasive and won’t ruin the look of your cast iron sink.

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