6 Tips for a Spotless & Germ-Free Kitchen Sink
This essential kitchen element requires some cleaning of its own!
The kitchen sink is an integral part of any home. Whenever you think of a kitchen, you may actually visualize the sink’s location in regards to the stove and everything else, don’t you? Nowadays, it’s necessary for everyday living and to carry on daily tasks such as washing dishes and preparing food.
Since it is mainly used for cleaning and washing all the cooking utensils, you may think that only using a kitchen cleaning spray to wipe it down once in a while is enough to maintain it. But how often do you take the time to do a deep cleaning of your sink and garbage disposal (if you have one)?
The kitchen sink is the one place where odors, germs, and food scraps tend to accumulate; so that’s why doing a deep clean of your kitchen sink is necessary for the health and safety of your family and home.
How to Clean the Kitchen Sink
Germs and bacteria won’t just wash down along with the soap, water, and food particles when you do the dishes. To get rid of the grime and do a complete deep clean of the kitchen sink, you’ll need the following: liquid dishwashing soap, distilled white vinegar, baking soda, an old toothbrush and a soft sponge.
- Thoroughly wipe down and rinse out your sink. If you have a stainless steel sink, you should use a mild soap and a nylon sponge or soft rag. Be aware that ammonia, bleach or abrasive cleaners can ruin the finish.
- Scatter the baking soda over the surface of your sink. Work it into a paste and rinse thoroughly.
- Soak paper towels in white vinegar and then line the sink with the wet towels. Let them sit for about 20 minutes. Clear and dispose of the paper towels.
- Rinse the sink with warm soapy water.
- Wipe the faucet and handles with a mild soapy solution. Use the toothbrush to clean the hard-to-reach areas. If you see any spots lingering, use a cloth soaked in white vinegar to remove them.
- Once you’re finished cleaning, do one last deep rinse and dry with a soft rag. Your sink should now be shiny and squeaky clean!
Even though everyone knows how to wipe down a kitchen sink, we hope you find these steps to remove the accumulated germs and bacteria useful. And if you think that it is time to renew your tired kitchen in Denver and give it a new look, we can help!
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