How to keep your kitchen sink sparkling!

It doesn’t take long for kitchen sinks to start getting dull, mucky and grimy. With all the washing up we get through and dirty dishes your sink holds – it’s not surprising.

Here are some easy tips to keep it looking at its best all year round…

 

1 – Have a toothbrush that’s your about to throw away – don’t! Keep it and it can be the perfect cleaning buddy for your sink. The bristles are fantastic for getting into the tiniest of gap and is great to use around your taps.

2 – Got a stainless-steel sink? A micro-fibre cloth could be your best friend! The texture of the cloth is amazing for buffing surfaces. Use a dry micro fibre cloth in small circular motions and watch your sink shine!

3- Makes sure you let your sink dry out. If you use your sink multiples times during the day and don’t give it the opportunity to dry out, bacteria could be lingering in the water which could then transfer to your next load of washing up. So, letting your sink dry in between washes is a good way of reducing the risk of this.

4- Do you let your cleaning products sit for long enough? A lot of the time we don’t let our products sit for long enough to do the job properly. Check the individual instructions but generally products should be left for at least 2 mins before wiping away for maximum impact.

5- Wipe down your sink every time you use it. This is probably the easiest and most obvious tip. If you clean it after each use, it won’t be able to build up enough dirt to get that bad in the first place.

6 – Try to avoid soaking greasy dishes for too long. The quicker you get the washing up done the less time the bits soaking will have to leave any grime or dirt in your sink. This grime also won’t be the easiest to get off!  The less organic matter on them, the lower the risk of bacteria growing and kitchen pests landing on your food to spread germs

7 – Be sure to keep your drains as clean as possible. It’s not only your sink that gets the brunt of the washing, your sink pipes have to deal with all that washing and grime too! Be sure to flush them out every few months.