Cleaning a sink seems simple enough, right? If you’ve got a stained kitchen sink then you’ll love this post. Learn how to clean a kitchen sink. These steps will be the same for cleaning any sink and removing stains from sinks.
I love tea. I drink at least 3 cups a day, sometimes more. The problem with tea and coffee is they can stain almost any surface, even sinks.
This morning I walked into the kitchen to put my cup into the dishwasher, looked down and saw cup stains in the sink. I’m going to show you how to clean a sink and how I was able to remove those stains from the sink.
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Supplies you’ll need to clean a kitchen sink
The supplies are minimal here’s what you’ll need:
- Magic Eraser
There’s no need for harsh chemicals when cleaning your sink. Soap and water will do great most of the time. You’ll want to use a dish rag, scrubber, or a sponge to remove any food that might be stuck to the sink.
For stains or caked on food using a magic eraser will do the trick.
The steps to take to clean your kitchen sink:
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to clean a sink
- Step 1 rinse the sink
If you have a spray hose you’ll want to use this to rinse your sink. If you don’t using a dish rag or sponge will do the trick.
- Add soap to a dish rag
Now that the sink is rinsed it’s time to clean it with soap and warm water. Add soap to a dish rag or sponge.
- Scrub the sink
With your dish rag or sponge scrub the sink. Get rid of any caked-on food as best as you can using a rag. You may need to use a scrub brush if the food is caked on too much.
- Clean the drain
Don’t forget to clean the sink drain by using your soapy dish rag.
- Rinse the sink
Like in step 1 you’ll want to rinse the sink. The simplest way is to use a sprayer attached to your faucet. If you don’t have one, rinse out your soapy rag and then use that to rinse the soap from the sink.
How to remove stains from a sink
If you have coffee, tea, or other stains in your sink follow these steps to remove stains from your sink. The steps are the same for stainless steel and porcelain sinks.
Before you remove the stains from a sink, make sure to clean your sink first. Follow the steps above to do that.
After your sink is clean grab a magic eraser.
Now start rubbing off any stains you have in your sink. My entire sink was stained with tea. So I scrubbed the entire sink including the drain with the magic eraser to remove those stains.
As you can see my sink was stained.
So, this entire project it took me about 5 minutes to clean and remove the stains from my kitchen sinks.