A closer look at how to deep clean your kitchen sink using natural products you may have around your home.
Here in Miami, it is absolutely vital to attend to a weekly clean. Even the smallest resident crumbs or sticky spots are a major hazard for attracting pests. If you’re like me, you use your sink for a lot more than dishes, especially vegetable waste during dinner prep. This makes accumulation inevitable.
Let’s look at a 2-stage process to return your sink to a flawless state. The cleaning stage may look familiar and the polishing stage may surprise you:
1 SOS Pad
White Vinegar (having it loaded into a spray bottle is essential for a wide variety of cleaning needs around the house)
2 Dry Towels (paper or cloth)
- Sprinkle baking soda to cover surface of sink.
- Scrub into a paste with SOS pad.
- Spray with vinegar and leave for 30 minutes or so (you can attend to another non-sink-related kitchen project in the meantime).
- Scrub again with SOS pad and rinse
- Dry with towel very well (essential for the next step since you can’t have any moisture mingling with the flour)
- This is where things get strange (and magical!): Sprinkle half the sink with flour
- Using a paper towel or soft cloth, buff the flour into the sink like you are waxing a car. Get into all the little details like the drain, rim around the top of the sink, handles, knobs and little grooves where dirt has accumulated.
- Repeat, continuing to buff, removing any excess flour.
Hopefully this polishing stage will fill you will just as much amazement as it did for me. The abrasiveness of the flour will shear off crust and stains that you may have thought were now just a part of the fixture! It can be done monthly, bi-monthly or weekly, depending on how addicted you get to the pristine glow of a sink polished with flour. Salt works too (just maybe not as cheaply). Try both and see which results you like better!