We sink it's cleaning time

One of the most used parts of the kitchen is dirtier than you think. It's time to clean up your act!

Story by: Loukas Tsitsiridakis
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A good sink is expensive to replace, so it pays to look after it

We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but your sink is the second most germ-filled place in the kitchen.

Considering how often it’s used, this actually makes sense.

But how do you get it gleaming again?

Start with warm water and dishwashing liquid – or an all-purpose cleaner for a more intensive clean. Scrub gently to get rid of any remaining food scraps that might be present.

Wipe with rubbing alcohol mixed with equal parts warm water (or citrus peels if you’re environmentally-inclined). This both deodorises and gets rid of stains.

Now to clear the drain. Mix half a cup of baking soda with a quarter cup of salt. Then add a cup of vinegar and a cup of boiling water. Leave it for up to an hour for the drain to clear before rinsing out with more hot water.

Give the sink a wipe over with a microfiber cloth to eliminate any streaks and water stains.

Oh and in case you were wondering what the most germ-filled place in the kitchen is? The humble sponge! It might be a good time to replace that...

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Sep 13, 2018

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