The kitchen sink is a central area in any home: you wash your hands, dishes, and even your fruit and vegetables in it. Making sure to clean kitchen sinks regularly is an easy way to keep this area hygienic and prevent rust and limescale, but where do you start?
Cleaning kitchen sinks doesn’t need to be difficult, or take a long time. Simply follow our tips on how to remove stains from kitchen sinks and get the answers you need. We’ll even look at how to get rust stains out of kitchen sinks to help you tackle those really tough marks.
How to clean a kitchen sink
No matter how good you are at removing bits of food from the drain and giving the sink a quick clean with dishwashing liquid and a sponge, you want to give your kitchen sink a good clean after every thirty uses or so. If you haven’t done this before, worry not: learning how to clean kitchen sink stains, even those that have been there for a little while, is easy.
First, make sure you have what you need:
- Jif – a good, all-round kitchen cleaning product can make your life a lot easier and more efficient, especially if you’re cleaning the whole kitchen in one go
- Baking soda – a cupboard staple for both baking and cleaning jobs
- White vinegar – a natural disinfectant that works well together with baking soda
- Citrus peel –helps with stain removal, deodorises, and adds a little shine
Then, follow the steps for your chosen cleaning method.
How to clean a sink with Jif
- Put on a pair of gloves
- Apply a little Jif to a sponge and spread the product throughout the sink
- Leave it to work for a few minutes and then scrub the sink in circular motions
- Spend a little extra time cleaning around the plughole and don’t forget the tap!
- Wipe off the product with a damp sponge or cloth, and rinse the sink
- Dry the area with a clean cloth and rub a little citrus peel over the area to add shine and help deodorise