Without alarming you, did you know your kitchen sink could be dirtier than a toilet seat? Yes, completely gross, but also very real. The reason for this is food particles left in the sink from plates and cookware, which breed bacteria. It’s this bacteria that can then lead to E.coli and salmonella. Although we tend to give the bathroom and toilet a good scrub, we don’t necessarily give the kitchen sink the same attention. A regular cleaning routine will not only leave your sink sparkling, it will keep it hygienic to use, too.
How to clean your sink:
It’s so easy! All you need is a smooth paste cleanser, a soft cloth and a little elbow grease.
Step 1 Run the tap and rinse out your sink – remove coffee grinds and any other debris.
Step 2 Wet your soft cloth, wring it out, and then apply a little cleanser to the cloth (try using Gumption). Work the cleanser over all the steel surfaces of your sink, drain and tapware, using a series of circular motions. Apply more cleanser as required.
Step 3 Rinse cloth and sink thoroughly using fresh water.
Step 4 Wipe over sink and tapware using clean cloth. To keep a brilliant looking sink for longer, avoid leaving tea bags, food scraps or coffee grinds in your sink – and repeat this cleaning process every week as part of your routine. Ta-da!