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Here’s The Best Way To Clean And Disinfect Your Kitchen Sink

You don't even want to know how many germs your kitchen sink is harboring.

When it comes to cleaning the kitchen, most people regularly wash the dishes, wipe down the counters and sweep the floors, but don’t spend as much time on the kitchen sink. It might not seem like a priority each night, but the kitchen sink is actually one of the dirtiest parts of your kitchen, especially if you don’t take the time to disinfect it. In fact, when it comes to bacteria, the kitchen sink is often more germ-ridden than your toilet seat.

To banish those nasty germs and keep your kitchen in pristine condition, you’ll want to make sure you’re giving proper attention and care to the kitchen sink. Here’s how to quickly and easily keep yours sparkling and sanitized.

1. Scrub

Use a sponge to get rid of soap deposits, food stains, rust and water spots. If you have a sink that is made of nonporous, acrylic-based solid surfacing like Corian, you can use baking soda to rub out any stains. If it’s made of porcelain enamel, stainless steel or any other material, you can also use a combination of lemon and powdered Borax to get rid of any spots.

2. Sanitize

Kill all those germs in the kitchen sink by plugging the drain, filling your sink up with warm water and adding a little bit of bleach. Use a sponge to wipe up the faucet and handles, let sit for five minutes, then drain.

3. Use Vinegar

To get rid of those lime spots on your faucet handles, you’ll want to wipe them down with a paper towel and vinegar. If you have a stainless steel sink, the vinegar can help disinfect and remove stains from that as well.

4. Keep Your Sink Stain- And Clog-Free

Keep some baking soda by the sink and sprinkle some on it whenever a stain is starting to set in. Also, regularly pour it down the drain with some warm water to prevent any clogging in the future.