Cleaning your kitchen sink the green way is a great way to extend the life of your kitchen sink. Typical cleaners are either abrasive cleaners or chlorine-based formulas. If you clean your sink with these cleaners, you could be damaging the material that makes up your sink. In fact some sink manufacturer explicitly tell you not to use these types of cleaners. They will advise you to use their specialty cleaners for their sinks.
You can avoid buying sink manufacturer specialty cleaners, and clean the green way by using baking soda. This not only limits the damage to the sink material, but also saves you the expense of purchasing a specialty cleaner.
Green Kitchen Sink Cleaning Routine
- Regularly wipe the sink with water to keep foods, oils, and stains from accumulating.
- Use a few drops of dish washing soap, or baking soda to give the sink a good cleaning.
- Wash the faucet with a few splashes of water, or with a damp sponge. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, or steel wool on faucets. They may cause pits in the steel, and induce premature rusting.
- Dry the sink with a towel or just let it air dry. If you have hard water, it is a good idea to pat down the sink to remove water spots that will appear.
Tip : Store a container of baking soda mixed with spotted oil close to the kitchen sink. Anytime you want to freshen up the kitchen sink. Simply shake some into the sink, and wipe down with a moist sponge. This will give your sink an instant pick me up.
Cleaning your sink the green way saves your money, eliminates the use of chemicals and is great for the environment.