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How To Clean The Bathroom Sink And Countertop

Learn how to clean your bathroom sink and countertops


A white bathroom countertop with a mix of brown and white splashback

We spend a lot of time in front of the bathroom sink. Whether it’s brushing our teeth, washing our hands and faces, doing our makeup, or giving ourselves a pep talk in the mirror, we spend a great deal of time in front of this undervalued place in the bathroom. Because it is such an important part of our everyday lives, the bathroom sink, and countertop should get the TLC it deserves in the form of a good clean every day with the best bathroom sink cleaning products on the market.

Here’s a little look at the most common types of sinks we find in South African homes and how best to keep them sparkling clean. We recommend the top products on the market for cleaning bathroom sinks too.

How To Clean Different Types Of Sinks And Countertops?

From the biggest mansions in Bishops Court to the humblest kraals in the Transkei, you’ll always find a sink or basin which the family would use as their bathroom sink. Whether it’s to get ready in the morning or to clean up at night, the bathroom sink is often a place of quiet reflection at the beginning and end of every day.

  • Stainless Steel

  • Ceramic or Porcelain

  • Granite

  • Copper

Bathroom sinks are often built into a bathroom countertop as well. Either made from wood, stone, ceramic tiling or granite as well. When we talk about cleaning the bathroom sink, we need to include cleaning bathroom countertops too.

The Best Products To Clean Sink And Countertop

What Is The Best Cleaner For Bathroom Sinks And Countertops?

When it comes to ensuring a clean bathroom countertop and sink, at Cleanipedia we recommend using Handy Andy Cream as a daily cleaner. It is ideal for all types of bathroom sinks and gets rid of 100% of the dirt and stains found in the bathroom. Whether you have children with messy little hands, or you’ve spilt your eyeshadow powder in the sink, Handy Andy will do give your sink and countertop the best clean possible, every time.

Handy Andy is also safe enough to use every day and gives the bathroom a wonderful fresh smell at the same time. What’s more, you can use Handy Andy to clean all the surfaces in your bathroom from the toilet seat to the shower floor. We recommend giving your bathroom sink and countertop a good clean with Handy Andy and warm water at least every second to third day for best results.

For a deep clean, and to make sure you’ve killed any viruses or germs that could be lurking in your sink or on the countertop, we recommend using Domestos for the hardest work. Deep cleaning your bathroom should take place at least once or twice a month and because Domestos contains thick bleach, it really works to get rid of any nasty germs lurking in your sink. Just be careful of using a bleach product like Domestos on any surfaces that are not sealed like copper or unsealed wood.

In the bathroom, the hardest stains to remove again will most likely be on counter tops and tiles. Oil stains from oily bath products as well as mould stains can often be a problem in the bathroom. If your sink ever gets clogged up, read What To Do When Your Bathroom Sink Is Clogged. For more sink cleaning tips and tricks, read.

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