If you dropped something in your kitchen sink, would it elicit the same reaction as if you dropped in the toilet? Probably not.

But maybe it should! Did you know that the kitchen sink is one of the dirtiest places in your home?

Food particles hanging out in the sink turn it into a petri dish for bacteria. Raw meat, coffee grounds, grease, dairy products, etc. land in your sink on a daily basis with the potential to be a danger to your health.

Do you disinfect your sink like you do your toilet? If not, stick around to learn the best way to get a clean kitchen sink!

The Steps to a Clean Kitchen Sink

You probably don’t give much thought to cleaning your kitchen sink. After all, you probably just rinse it and wipe it down as you’re cleaning up from dinner each night.

However, cleaning the sink needs to go deeper than that for it truly be clean. Let’s take a look at how to clean the sink so that it is shiny and spotless, and most importantly of all, germ-free.

1. Start with an Empty Sink

Take all dishes, food particles, and silverware out of the sink. Clean the strainer and run some water through the garbage disposer.

2. Gather Your Cleaning Supplies

A natural approach is best. Baking soda, lemon juice, white vinegar, and dish soap will do the trick. Get a sponge, cloth, and paper towels.

3. The Actual Cleaning

First, rinse and clean the surface with some dish soap and a cloth.

Next, sprinkle the sink with baking soda. Add some water to make a paste. Using a sponge or cloth dipped in lemon juice, scrub every inch of the sink, including the sides, the counter line and around the drain. Be sure to clean around the faucet and the faucet handles as well.

Once this is done, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse everything with clean, warm water.

Next, soak some paper towels in white vinegar. Line the sink with the paper towels. Leave these for around 20 minutes. The vinegar will work to disinfect the sink.

After the 20 minutes are up, rinse again with warm water.

4. Follow Up

Olive oil or lemon oil will give your sink just the right shine.

If you have a stainless steel sink, put a couple of drops of olive oil on a cloth and rub it over the surface of the sink. For a porcelain sink, you’ll do the same but with lemon oil.

How to Clean a Kitchen Sink the Right Way

A clean kitchen sink is a great place to start to keep germs and bacteria out of your home. Spread the word!

Do you have friends who suffer from allergies or illnesses? Remind them how to clean a sink to keep the nastiness at bay.

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