Most kitchen sinks are made out of steel so I am certain that the sink in your kitchen is most likely a steel one. And because kitchen sinks are used very often – at least three times a day, making sure that you properly clean and maintain them is crucial for their long lifespan.
It’s also important for your health because, after all, your kitchen is the place where you prepare your food and you rinse vegetables in your sink which is why I am going to teach you how to properly clean it with just natural ingredients. Yes, you don’t need any fancy expensive commercial cleaners that are packed with harmful and toxic chemicals!
How to Clean Your Steel Sink With Natural Ingredients?
One ingredient for the cleaning that we will use is, of course, water. Hot water and a cloth or a rag is definitely one of the best things you can apply when cleaning your steel sink. Just dampen a rag with hot water and start wiping the surface with it – all the dirt and dust will be removed easily.
If, however, you need something more effective and powerful for the cleaning then you can also add dish detergent and use soapy water to clean your steel sink. In case you notice a lot of build-up and greasy stains, I recommend you add a few tablespoons of ammonia to the soapy water mixture. I have noticed that this hack works very well.
If you don’t have ammonia in your home and you don’t feel like going to the store, you can swap it for baking soda. I am certain you have baking soda somewhere in your kitchen cupboards so put it to use and create a paste with hot water, a few drops of dish detergent, and baking soda. Use this mixture to gently rub the surface with a cloth.
And then once you are done wiping, get another clean cloth and dampen it with water so you can rinse the steel sink and get rid of the soapy water and baking soda mixture.
The final step of the cleaning is drying the surface. If you don’t do this, hard water stains will appear on the sink and will make the surface look dirty even though you just spent the last hour cleaning it. Just grab a third rag or cloth and wipe the sink. Don’t let it air-dry!