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How To Clean a Kitchen Sink in 3 Minutes

How to remove stains from a white porcelain kitchen sink

A not-so tricky, trick question: What do your teeth and your porcelain kitchen sink have in common? The answer may surprise you. Wine, coffee, tea, dark broth, leftover food, more wine, more coffee… basically all of the things that stain our teeth also stain your poor porcelain sink. Unfortunately, dish soap and a sponge just won’t cut it. Read on for the easiest way to clean your sink.

The Easiest Way to Clean Your Sink

I came across the below DIY recipe to clean a kitchen sink from Erin Meyer, writer of The Organized Life blog on Pinterest. With only three ingredients that can likely be found in your kitchen right now, you can take your sink from grungy to sparkling in a matter of less than 3 minutes. 

Ingredients to clean your sink

  1. Baking Soda
  2. Kitchen Sponge
  3. Hydrogen Peroxide

Instructions for how to clean your porcelain sink

  1. First use water to dampen your sink then sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda on top
  2. Wet kitchen sponge with hydrogen peroxide and scrub
  3. Rinse your now sparkling white sink clean with water

How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 minutes

How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 minutes

How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 minutes

How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 minutes

How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 minutes

How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 minutes

How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 minutes

How to clean a kitchen sink in 3 minutes

Wondering about other ways you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean your house? Use this same paste on your porcelain shower tiles and tub to remove stains and grime. Use hydrogen peroxide to remove stains from your mattress. You can also use it as an alternative to bleach in your laundry!

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Randall Richards

Monday 9th of March 2020

This is great information. I’m trying to decide on stainless steel or granite. In the end, I think I’ll choose stainless steel. I am a bit concerned about choosing the light color I would need, considering we are hard on our sinks. This article certainly made me think

Kait

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Nice, best of luck to you Randall!

Steven C Toone

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Hi Kait, I have a question, Does Hydrogen Peroxide or Baking Soda remove the little grey scratches from the sink as well?

Kait

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Hi Steven - It should definitely lighten them up quite a bit. I notice similar improvements to those scratches with this recipe compared to commercial cleaners. Let me know how it goes!

Karen Sanders

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Thank you Kait, I known that "Hydrogen Peroxide" can make the scratches on stainless steel sink and for this, I asked you. whatever, I appreciate your help.

Karen Sanders

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

Hi Kati, I have a question. You have shown the process for only on ceramic or stone kitchen sink but do you think that this process will work as well on stainless steel kitchen sink?

Kait

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

It should work fine, but to be safe I might just use dish soap and baking soda and test a small area of your sink first to ensure it doesn't leave scratch marks!

Lisa

Saturday 17th of November 2018

Hi

Does this remove the little grey scratches from the sink as well?

Thanks

Lisa

Kait

Wednesday 2nd of January 2019

Hi Lisa, this process can definitely help disguise them! Give it a try and let me know :) Thanks for stopping by!