How To Clean Kitchen Sinks
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Below are tips for how to clean kitchen sinks, whether stainless steel or porcelain. You can also share your own tips too.

Tips and instructions for how to clean your kitchen sink daily, and also for deep cleaning the two main types of sinks, including stainless steel and porcelain {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

Daily Cleaning Tips For All Sinks

While the kitchen is the heart of the home, the kitchen sink is the center of your kitchen, if not literally, at least figuratively. Much of the activity of food preparation centers around this area, and as such it can get quite dirty and messy.

Therefore, your sink needs to be cleaned daily. Fortunately, this daily cleaning process is quite simple, and doesn't take much extra time at all after you remove all the dirty dishes from it.

Tips and instructions for how to clean your kitchen sink daily, and also for deep cleaning the two main types of sinks, including stainless steel and porcelain {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

In addition, while there are differences in the way you should deep clean a stainless steel sink and a porcelain sink, which I'll discuss more below, the daily cleaning of both types of sinks is pretty much the same.

For daily sink care, each night after dinner, you should completely empty your sink of dirty dishes, and pots and pans and either load the dishwasher or handwash these items.

In addition, make sure to remove all food scraps and rinse the sink drain out thoroughly, which will help reduce odors.

Once the sink is clear cleaning your sink nightly is as easy as wiping it out with your dish rag, soaked in a mixture of warm water and a small amount of dish soap.

You just want to remove any debris or grease that has accumulated from cooking and other cleaning of the sink, and scrub away any large particles of food that are sticking to the bottom or side of the sink.

After rubbing down the bottom and sides of the sink give it a quick rinse and then dry quickly with a clean cloth, so you don't get water spots or accumulate hard water build up, and you're done. Simple and easy!

How To Deep Clean Your Sink: Instructions For The Two Most Common Types

As mentioned above, the two most common types of kitchen sinks are stainless steel and porcelain, and periodically both types need to have a bit of a deeper clean than the daily cleaning also mentioned above.

Here are the two main articles on the site providing additional tips for deep cleaning both types of sinks, although obviously there are many ways to do it, and I've also got reader tips listed below these two main articles for even more ideas for you.

How to clean your stainless steel sink and make it shine
How To Clean Stainless Steel Sink
The easiest and best way to clean porcelain sinks
How To Clean Porcelain Sink

Tips From Other Readers {Plus Share Your Own}

Do you spend a lot of time cleaning your home and possessions? If so, you can use some good tips to help you get these chores done, so you can have some fun! Here are tips I've collected from readers like you, and from around the web to help you with these tasks.

Here are the best tips submitted so far:

share your cleaning tips here
Share Your Tips Here
homemade stainless steel cleaner ingredients
Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner Recipe
alka seltzer packet
Use Alka Seltzer For Porcelain Type
stainless steel sink
Clean Stainless Steel Type

hope's stainless steel polish
Hope's Stainless Steel Polish Removed Stains
scotch brite greener clean non scratch scrub sponges
Use Scotch Brite Greener Clean Scrub Sponge
bar keepers friend liquid
Bar Keepers Friend Liquid {For Porcelain & Stainless Steel Types}
baking soda
Cleaning Porcelain & Fiberglass Kinds With Baking Soda

bar keepers friend
Bar Keepers Friend Powder To Clean Stainless Steel & Porcelain
shiny stainless steel sink
How To Shine Stainless Steel Type
murphys oil soap
Murphy Oil Soap To Clean Stainless Steel
Use Oxiclean To Remove Stains

xtra laundry detergent, spring sunshine scent
Use Cheap Detergent For Cleaning
rust stains on fiberglass sink
Remove Rust Stains From Fiberglass With BKF
rubbing alcohol
Polish With Rubbing Alcohol {For Stainless Steel}
porcelain sink
Clean Porcelain With BKF

Old English lemon oil
Lemon Oil For Shining Up Sink

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If you are like most of us you use your kitchen sink everyday to clean and rinse dishes, wash your hands, and for other tasks in the kitchen.

If you've got several kids, like I do, then you don't just use it everyday, but multiple times everyday.

Because you use it so much, and for messy things, you need to keep your sink clean.

I would love to hear your tips for how you clean it here, both on a daily basis and also for more thorough cleanings now and again.

I would also love your tips for keeping your sink clear of dishes on a regular basis, if you've mastered that task too!

Share Your Kitchen Sink Cleaning Tips Here

Kitchen sinks is a common object that needs cleaning in our homes, so share your tips with me for how you do it.

If you like to use a particular type of cleaner, either homemade or purchased, or special cleaning equipment to get the job done well, please tell me about that too.

Finally, pictures aren't required, but are encouraged, especially if it helps show how you do something or the good results you had from using your tips.

Submitted Tips For How To Clean Kitchen Sinks

Click the links below to see other tips that have already been submitted.

Feel free to comment on any of these submissions to tell your own experiences, or about any other thoughts you have.

How To Clean Porcelain Sink: Simple, Easy & Frugal Trick 
Here's such a dramatic difference between the before and after pictures from a reader, Dayna's vintage sink. And do you know who helped her …

How To Clean Stainless Steel Sink: Tips & Tricks 
Below I've gathered tips for how to clean a stainless steel sink, and then keep it looking good and shiny afterward. This originally started with some …

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