How to Clean a Sink in 6 Easy But Powerful Steps

by Norfolkavenue

Want to learn how to clean your sink? Keeping your sink clean not only enhances the overall look of your kitchen but also ensures a hygienic environment.

I'll walk you through the steps of how to clean your sink with baking soda, as well as some other highly effective products. Get ready to witness pure satisfaction as we make your sink sparkle!

Tools and materials

  • Powerful steam cleaner
  • Bar Keeper's Friend Powder Cleaner
  • Baking soda (soda bicarbonate)
  • Vinegar
  • Disinfectant
  • Cleaning cloth or sponge
Prepping the sink area

Step 1: Prepare the Area

Before starting the cleaning process, clear any dishes or items from the sink. This will give you easy access to all areas and prevent any accidental damage to your belongings.

Steam cleaning a sink

Step 2: Steam Cleaning

Take your powerful steam cleaner and start by giving your sink a thorough steam treatment. The steam effortlessly pushes out dirt, grease, and grime from every nook and cranny.

Move the nozzle across the sink's surface, focusing on stained or stubborn areas. The steam not only cleans but also sanitizes, leaving your sink germ-free.

Using Bar Keeper's Friend powder cleaner

Step 3: Bar Keeper's Friend Powder Cleaner

Sprinkle Bar Keeper's Friend Powder Cleaner all over the inside of the sink. Gently scrub the sink's surface, paying extra attention to any spots or stains. This cleaner is particularly effective for composite sinks and quartz worktops, bringing back the shine and luster to your sink.

If you were unsure of how to clean a quartz sink, Bar Keeper’s Friend is a great cleaner to use. When done scrubbing, rinse the sink thoroughly to remove any residue from the cleaner.

Using soda bicarbonate and vinegar

Step 4: Soda Bicarbonate and Vinegar Combo

For a powerful and natural cleaning solution, combine soda bicarbonate and vinegar. Scoop 3 or 4 tablespoons of soda bicarbonate and pour them into the sink's drain.

Follow this by pouring vinegar over the soda bicarbonate. The fizzing reaction helps break down any grease, unclogs the drain, and leaves a fresh scent. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes to maximize its cleaning power.

Pouring disinfectant down the drain

Step 5: Disinfect the Drain

To ensure a germ-free environment, pour a small amount of disinfectant down the drain. This step helps eliminate any lingering bacteria and leaves your sink smelling clean and fresh.

Step 6: Rinse and Dry

Once you've completed all the cleaning steps, rinse the sink thoroughly with water to remove any remaining cleaning agents. Use a clean cloth or sponge to wipe the sink dry, leaving it gleaming and ready for use.


How to clean a sink

Congratulations! Your sink is now sparkling clean, and you've discovered the joy of effortless cleaning with the power of steam, Bar Keeper's Friend, and the soda bicarbonate and vinegar combo. Regular maintenance using these simple steps will keep your sink looking pristine and hygienic.

Enjoy your clean and refreshed kitchen space! Leave me a comment to let me know if this sink cleaning method works as well for you as it does for me.

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