Effective Hacks To Keep Your Kitchen Sink Super Clean

by Sreya Dasgupta | January 23, 2024 | 6 mins read

Effective tips on how to clean kitchen sink at your home

Keep your kitchen sink and drains clean and disinfected at all times with our tips

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It is the place where your culinary skills come alive and provide nutrition to your entire family. With the recent pandemic, most of us who have otherwise been gravely dependent on restaurants and cooks, have tried our hand at daily meal preparation too!

However, what keeps most people away from the kitchen is the unexciting and daunting task of cleaning up! Keeping the kitchen, especially the sink and drain, can be exhausting especially if you have to do it every day.

Every day our kitchen deals with greasy, dirty utensils, gravy, oil and soil stains. If kept unattended, a clogged drain and dirty sink can be a brooding ground for cockroaches, flies and germs. These organisms create a foul smell and an unhealthy environment at home. So here we bring you some simple tips and tricks to keep your kitchen sink and drains clean and clutter-free. Read this blog to know more.

Simple Ingredients To Keep Your Kitchen Sink Clean

Keep these basic ingredients handy:

  • Baking Soda
  • Lemon
  • Dishwash Liquid
  • White Vinegar
  • A Scrub or Sponge
  • A Pair Of Rubber Gloves
  • Your Favourite Aromatic Oil (optional)
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The best way to keep a hygienic environment in your kitchen is to wash dishes and utensils after every meal. Once your kitchen sink is empty, remove all food scrap and clean the strainer. It will prevent the drain pipe from clogging. Now you can use mild soap and warm water to scrub the entire sink, including the walls, to get rid of  excess oil or grease and then rinse it out with warm water. If you still observe some stains, either scrub the surface with baking soda in a circular motion and rinse the sink with white vinegar. This will make the baking soda bubble and break down the stains. Finally, rinse the sink with warm water. If you want to go an extra mile, add a drop of lemon oil or lavender oil on a piece of cloth and rub it over the sink surface. This method leaves a lingering aroma in your kitchen and helps keep it clean and disinfected all through the day. Be mindful to use a pair of rubber gloves while cleaning your kitchen sink, it will protect your hands from dirt.

Hacks on how to clean a sink with simple ingredients and without a harmful chemical
Simple hacks to clean your kitchen sink without any harmful chemicals

How To Clean A Ceramic Sink

Ceramic is a common material used for kitchen sinks and bathrooms. This material is prone to get dirty easily if not cleaned regularly and properly. A simple and easy way to clean a ceramic sink is by using lemon and baking soda. Lightly dampen the ceramic sink with water and sprinkle some baking soda on it. Make sure there is no standing water or else the baking soda will dissolve. Use a damp sponge to scrub the entire surface, especially the stained areas. Rinse it out with warm water. Now Squeeze some lemon juice on the sink and let it rest for at least half an hour. Now rinse it out with water. Use at least four to five lemons to get the best result. Follow these steps regularly to make your kitchen sink look fresh and clean.

Trick on how to clean kitchen ceramic sink regularly and adequately
Your ceramic sink is vulnerable to stains these hacks will help you keep it clean

How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink

To clean a stainless steel sink you need to use a formula of baking soda and lemon juice. Scrub the sink thoroughly with the mixture and rinse it with water. If the stains are too tough, you can use one part hydrogen peroxide with three parts cream of tartar. Rub the surface gently with a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse it with water and your stainless steel sink will shine like new. Use these chemicals only when the stains are too tough and cannot be removed with natural ingredients. To remove the watermarks from your stainless steel sink rub the walls with some white vinegar. Voila! Your water stains will vanish in no time.

Tips on how to clean kitchen stainless steel sink with baking soda and lemon juice
Save your stainless steel sink from ugly stains

How To Clean A Granite Sink

The best way for keeping your granite sink spotless is to clean it after use regularly. For daily cleaning, you can use simple soap, water and a sponge. Rub it gently in a circular motion and rinse it thoroughly with water. Don’t forget to wipe the surface with a dry cloth to avoid any water spots, limescale or stains. Mix equal portions of water and vinegar in a spraying bottle and spray the concoction all over the sink to deep clean it. Rub it gently and rinse it thoroughly with water. Try doing this once in two weeks to enjoy a well maintained and aromatic kitchen.

Best methods on how to clean a kitchen granite sink clean and germ-free
Easy hacks to keep your granite kitchen sink clean and germ-free

How To Clean A Kitchen Sink Drain

Kitchen drainage pipes, if not cleaned properly, can lead to an unpleasant odour. The simplest way to clean your kitchen drain is to flush it with hot water at least once a week. Just boil some water, add a bit of dishwashing liquid to it and pour it down the drain carefully without spilling. Pour in some cold water after a few minutes. This will help clean all debris down the drain. Finally, pour some more hot water to flush out any dirt or debris and disinfect the pipeline thoroughly. This simple process keeps germs and foul smell at bay and protects your kitchen drain pipe from clogging.

How to clean kitchen sink drain naturally that helps getting rid of unpleasant odour
Keep your kitchen sink drain clean and unclogged to avoid any foul smell in the kitchen
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How To Unclog Kitchen Drain Pipes

If your kitchen pipeline is clogged then you can follow these simple steps to unclog it easily. First, get rid of all standing water from your sink. Pour one cup of baking soda down the drain. Now pour a cup of white vinegar down the drain opening and cover the drain. After fifteen minutes, uncover the drain and pour some boiling water down it. This method helps break down the blockages and clean your drain instantly.

Easy methods on how to clean kitchen sink drain pipe that helps break down the blockages
A natural way to unclog kitchen drainage pipe in just fifteen minutes

We hope our tips and tricks will help you keep your kitchen sink and drains clean. For more simple tips on housekeeping and maintenance do check out our blogs.

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Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer at DesignCafe

Sreya Dasgupta

Sreya Dasgupta is a content writer in DesignCafe who loves travelling, reading and archiving inspiring stories of life through her words. Her belief of finding something interesting in every nook & corner of this world, her passion for exploring new culture, culinary and lifestyle inspires her to write. When not working, she loves spending time with her Ukelele.

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