How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 steps

A kitchen sink is a place that naturally breeds bacteria, so it’s essential to keep this space clean and tidy every day. Here’s how to clean your kitchen sink properly.

While you may put off cleaning your kitchen sink (like you would your bathroom sink!) the great news is, it’s actually quite an easy area to clean. Why? Because it isn’t porous like some other surfaces.

Here is our quick guide to cleaning your kitchen sink.

Ingredients you will need to clean your kitchen sink

  • Bi-carb soda
  • Dishwashing gloves
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Soap

Keeping your kitchen, especially your kitchen sink, clean and tidy is essential for a happy, healthy home. Picture: Lucas Muro

Step 1: Empty the sink

Remove all crockery and items from your sink, including sponges and scourers.

Make sure your sink is clear before you begin your thorough clean. Picture: Getty

Step 2: Add bi-carb soda

Sprinkle some bi-carb soda around the sink; this will help to dislodge any items that are stuck to the surface.

Step 3: Start scrubbing the sink

Use warm water and scrub vigorously around the entire sink, working from the outside in so you can send any nasties down the drain.

The chrome tapware in this kitchen is sparkling – we can only imagine what the sink looks like! Picture: Lucas Muro

Why you should clean your kitchen sink

A kitchen sink is a breeding place for bacteria because it’s a place where you and your family use warm, soapy water and deal with all sorts of organic matter. Yummy… (not!)

As a result, it is perhaps one of the most important surfaces to keep clean at home – not only to prevent bacteria from forming and spreading, but also to ensure optimal health for you and your family.

How often should you clean your kitchen sink

At the end of every day, post-dinner when you clean the plates or stack them in the dishwasher, get into the habit of cleaning your sink with a scrubbing brush to remove built-up dirt and grime.

Then, every week (or fortnight at least) take the time to do a bigger kitchen sink clean using bi-carb soda, following the steps listed above.

Article repurposed from How to clean a kitchen sink by Kristy Barratt. Author at