How to Clean a Stained Sink in Your Home?

How to Clean a Stained Sink in Your Home? Photo by Marek Studzinski on Unsplash

Not sure how to clean your stained sink? We’ve got you! 

At Happy Sinks, we are all about using the best and latest tricks to keep the most central area of our kitchen functional, the sink! We have learnt a lot over the years and here are some really effective tips and tricks for a squeaky clean sink.

How to Clean a Kitchen Sink

Always make sure you have the right utilities for cleaning your kitchen space. From food particles to stubborn stains, there is a solution for everything! You might want to check out Happy Sink’s amazing products that will cut down your cleaning hassle to half! But you certainly have to put in some effort to get the best outcome. 

Some basic things you would need for a stainless steel sink;

  • A good efficient cleaning utensil whether it's in the form of a sponge, paper towel or a cloth. Make sure everything is eco-friendly and fully doing the cleaning purpose. 
  • Baking soda for both cleaning and disinfecting jobs. 
  • White vinegar to act as a natural disinfectant when mixed with baking soda. 
  • Citrus peels to remove stains and suppress pungent smells that come from stinky sinks.

How to Clean a Sink with a Chemical Formula 

  • First things first, put on a pair of gloves. 
  • Apply the chemical formula a little to a sponge and slather it slightly to make foam.
  • Now scrub the sink in circular motions using the foam. 
  • Scrub around the plughole and don't forget the tap of the sink. 
  • Clean the area with a dry cloth and rub a little citrus peel over the area to add shine and eliminate any pungent smell. 

How to Clean Your Sink with Baking Powder and Vinegar 

  • Take a spoonful of baking soda and sprinkle it fully over the kitchen sink, focusing on stubborn stains 
  • Now, using a Swedish washcloth scrub your sink for a couple of minutes. Focus most on the stubborn stains. If you are still struggling to get the stains out, then let the baking soda formula stay on for a bit longer 
  • Once you have scrubbed your sink, you can spray the sink with vinegar and see how the stains melt with baking soda 
  • Simple wash the sink with water and rub it dry 
  • Use a citrus peel to get rid of the sink smell 

Pro-tip: use hot water to clean your plug holes and sink drains after washing with vinegar and baking soda solution. 

Some Extra Tips and Tricks for the Shine 

Keep reading if you want some extra sparkle for your stainless steel sink! 

Use a little bit of club soda for a squeaky clean sparkle trick. Once you are done with the vinegar and baking soda solution, you can add club soda to make sure your sink is fully cleaned. Make sure you wipe the club soda dry from the surface of the sink to avoid any surface rust.

Some Things to be Avoided when Cleaning a Stainless Steel Sink

  • Don't let any cloth air dry on the sink without a drying rack. The surface can become rough and also accumulate bacteria on the sink. You can use our magnetic dishcloth holder to neatly store your dishcloth in the sink.
  • Always avoid steel pads to scrub your sinks and shelves. Steel pads do come across as very tempting to get rid of all the stubborn sink stains but it can lead to corrosion and rust.
  • Never use your stainless steel sink as a cutting board to avoid any scratches on the surface of your sink.

Wrapping it Up! 

Small tips and tricks can not only increase your stainless steel sink durability but also keep it in a good shiny state. All you have to do is invest in the right products and then maintain its quality for the sink’s longevity.