How to clean the kitchen sink

The sink is one of the items in the kitchen that can get really dirty and it requires more maintenance to prevent deterioration. Hard water and grime are the kitchen sink’s biggest enemies that can cause it to loose brightness.

However, it is not advisable to clean the kitchen sink with abrasives or scouring pads that may damage the surface. Extreme temperatures can also cause damage, so it is interesting to avoid placing sinks near windows or outdoor places.

If the sink is manufactured from synthetic materials, it is relatively simple to make it glow again. You should only apply a few drops of lemon juice or white vinegar dissolved in hot water, and rub with a soft cloth.

After a period of time some areas of the synthetic sinks can lose their luster. To make them shine again, it will be necessary to polish the area with a specific liquid surface polish.

If the sink is ceramic or stainless steel, the most common solution to prevent moisture and dirt is using a damp cloth to wipe it down after each use.

A baking soda and water paste can be used for removing stains in your ceramic sink.

Sinks made ​​of stainless steel have an advantage over those made of other materials, because they are resistant to stains and chipping. However, sometimes it’s likely for hard water stains, soap residues or dirt to accumulate. You can return your stainless steel sink to its original luster, but you must use the appropriate type of cleaning materials to avoid scratching or chipping the finish.

To remove hard water buildup use a towel soaked in white vinegar, squeeze it lightly and rub the stains. Rinse the sink thoroughly with clean water and dry with paper towels or a dishcloth.

To remove general dirt buildup wet the sink, apply mild abrasive cleaner or liquid dishwasher cleaner to a non-abrasive sponge, scrub the surface, and rinse. Repeat if necessary. Check the product label to make sure it is safe to use on stainless steel sinks.

Stoneware or glass sinks can be cleaned with a product specifically made for cleaning bathrooms.

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