How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink

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The kitchen sink is one of the most used articles in the house but doesn’t always get the care and attention it deserves. With all the food that kitchen sinks come in contact with every day, it is necessary to employ cleaning measures to your sink, as you would in any other area of your home. Ashley, a contributor to the ‘Apartment Therapy’ lifestyle blog, enlists some useful household cleaning tips to ensure your sink becomes shiny and sanitized for all future use. Ashley’s instructions are not only super easy to perform, but also involves few supplies to get the job done. Each of these items are natural cleaning products that can be employed for multiple projects in your home.

The best way to prevent damage and scum build up on your kitchen sink is to clean it every day. Ashley gives instructions for how to clean the kitchen sink, using simple tools and cleaning products. Wiping down the sink frequently is extremely important for protecting its finish, but don’t use just any cloth of cleaning product. Chemical-based cleaning products are not good to use in a kitchen environment because they have the potential to come in contact with foods during preparation, and they are not something people should be consuming. Additionally, while they are harmful to the human body, the harsh chemicals can also destroy the finish on your sink. Always enlist a food safe cleaning product, like dish soap, because it will clean your sink as well as it disinfects your dishes. Liquid dish soap is among the best of kitchen cleaners because it is designed to cut through grease or residue on the surface of kitchen sinks. Ashley instructs on the best kinds of cloths for cleaning kitchen sinks, too.

For even more challenging messes, kitchen cleaning tips frequently involve using natural baking soda because it forms into a paste when mixed with other liquids and helps lift up stains or grime buildup. Baking soda is truly a miracle when it comes to removing stains from carpets, curtains or furniture, but also when it comes to eliminating rust on pots and pans. In the case of Ashley’s instructions, baking soda is sprinkled down a garbage disposal drain followed by some vinegar. Baking soda and vinegar foams and helps sanitize drains. The vinegar will aid in masking the smell not only because of its smell but also because it can kill certain bacteria due to its high acid level. Just be sure to purchase a cleaning grade vinegar, because it will have a higher acid level than traditional cooking vinegar, and therefore will do a more admirable job of reducing the smell and bacteria in your drain.

If you don’t have a garbage disposal in your sink, don’t worry. Ashley’s instructions for cleaning with baking soda and vinegar will work down any kitchen drain. Thank you to Ashley, a contributor to Apartment Therapy lifestyle blog, for sharing her instructions for how to clean your kitchen sink with us.

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