Cleaning sinks is a job nobody really likes. People use their kitchen and bathroom sinks continuously, which means that they need to clean them frequently. We use our kitchen sink for washing up after meals and food preparation. When cleaning kitchen sink areas and the sink itself it requires special attention. Bathroom sinks also receive a lot of use, such as washing your face or hands, shaving and even for soaking delicates. Cleaning sinks often and keeping them clean and shining is healthier for you and improves the rooms overall appearance. Here are some cleaning tips and recipes for cleaning solutions that you make from ingredients in your cupboards that are inexpensive and effective. Tips and Solutions for Stainless Steel Sinks Stainless steel sinks are tough, durable and easy to keep clean, look great and compliment any décor. With the proper maintenance, care and cleaning of kitchen sink areas, as well as your sink; you get a lifetime of not only service but also beauty. Most stains and dirt disappears from your sink simply using soapy water or a cleaner that is ammonia-based. For a stubborn stain when cleaning sinks, mix one part hydrogen peroxide with three parts cream of tartar. Using a damp cloth, dip it into the mixture and apply to the stubborn stain. Allow this to dry and then wipe with a clean, damp cloth. To remove a rust stain, mix a little lemon juice and cream of tartar and apply to the stain using a damp cloth. Scrub the rust stain gently but, if the stain remains, leave the mixture on for several hours. Rinse this off with a damp cloth. Use warm water with a disinfectant soap, when cleaning kitchen sink areas. To disinfect your stainless steel sink, wipe with a solution of half water and half bleach. Pour white vinegar on a cloth and wipe your sink, to remove water spots. Porcelain Enamel Wash your sink with a solution of warm soapy water and baking soda to remove soil and soap scum and then rinse with plain warm water. To remove heavy deposits of soap scum or grease, use warm water and soapy ammonia, then rinse thoroughly.
Never use steel wool, scouring pads or scrapers on your sinks. Always use non-abrasive cleaners, so you do not damage the sinks surface. When cleaning sinks, use a non-abrasive applicator made of polyethylene, nylon or polyester or a sponge.