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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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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Ashley
    November 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Life changing. I’ll have to try out on our sink and bath tub

    • Reply
      Kait
      December 11, 2015 at 6:15 am

      ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply
    Mark
    June 21, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    This is great information. Iโ€™m trying to decide on a stainless steel or granite. In the end I think Iโ€™ll choose a 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 .

    • Reply
      Kait
      June 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks for sharing Mark, I’m sure you’ll end up with something great ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Janice Smith
    August 22, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Such a lovely kitchen sink cleaning idea you have demonstrated here. But I don’t think I can do it within 3 minutes. I think it will take slightly more, i.e nearly about 5 to 10 minutes. Still I would like to the appreciate the whole approach of cleaning. Because everyone takes sink cleaning as a time consuming and hectic task. Yes, sometimes it can be. But if they follow the above cleaning procedure, then they can clean their kitchen sinks by consuming less time and also with less effort. Hence, if the intention is right, then I think they will surely implement it from hear onwards.

    • Reply
      Kait
      August 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Janice ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Plumb Melbourne
    July 14, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Thanks for showing us how to use an auger/snake to unclog a sink. Iโ€™ve heard that itโ€™s best to avoid using drain cleaner to unclog my drains. I used to use drain cleaner all of the time until I recently found out that theyโ€™re the main reason for the damage to my sump pump. Now that I have a better idea of how to use an auger to fix the drain in my shower, I can stop putting commercial cleaners down my drain. Thanks Kait! Can I also share this on my followers on Pinterest?

    • Reply
      Kait
      August 16, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Sure, thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Lisa
    November 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Hi

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

    Thanks

    Lisa

    • Reply
      Kait
      January 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Lisa, this process can definitely help disguise them! Give it a try and let me know ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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    Karen Sanders
    September 17, 2019 at 12:45 am

    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?

    • Reply
      Kait
      September 17, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      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!

  • Reply
    Karen Sanders
    September 18, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    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.

  • Reply
    Steven C Toone
    January 21, 2020 at 7:22 am

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

    • Reply
      Kait
      January 22, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      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!

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