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Old 03-20-2017, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Kitchen sink cleaning

Do you clean your kitchen sink? If so, with what and how often?

I wash dishes every day and wipe out the sink when I wash or as the hot soapy water drains. To me if I am washing my dishes and expect the hot soapy water to get dishes clean then it should also be getting the sink clean. My mom thinks otherwise and that I should also weekly (at least) clean it with an actual cleanser like Soft scrub or something.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:23 PM   #2
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We have well water (treated so it's soft, but not chlorinated) so I sanitize my sinks once a week. It's not just the sink, but I take apart the plug because that gets grungy if left for more than a week. I also sanitize the faucets. If our water was chlorinated I might not be as worried about bacteria growth.
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I've often wondered about this.
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Default Re: Kitchen sink cleaning

No, I don't. Actually, I guess I kinda do. Before I run the water for dishes, I move the dishes that have collected and clean the sink with dish soap and hot-tish water to get anything that may have been left on the dishes and dropped into the sink. But I don't use a special cleaner. I let that water drain then rinse the sink with hot water. Then plug it and run water for dishes. After dishes are done, I just let the water run out and rinse.
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I do but just with dish soap. I think sinks are gross though. I see people pile food in them and it totally weirds me out!
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Old 03-21-2017, 02:12 AM   #6
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Just dish soap. I have a thing about sinks though. Just can't wash in a sink full of water. I soap up dishes then rinse them in running water.... so not as bothered about sterilizing the sink.

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Old 03-21-2017, 02:54 AM   #7
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I wash meat in my sink pretty regularly so I like to disinfect it after that. Raw meat bacteria skeeves me out.
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My sink is (unfortunately) white. I have and do clean it with dish soap or cleaner or bleach. Usually the bleach when it starts to stain.

How often is probably weekly-ish.
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If *I* am the one in the kitchen, when the sink is finally empty of dirty dishes, I use a soapy sponge and fully scrub the sink, faucet, etc and shine the faucet. I don't do the dishes as much as I used to, as DH has taken that over. But if it was me, it would be every night, because that's what my mama taught me.

I don't use bleach or disinfectant though.
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My sink is white. I use bar keepers friend if it starts to look dingy, but I usually just use dish soap and a brush I keep for that purpose.
If it is clean and has black marks, which it gets sometimes, I use a magic eraser.
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I think sinks and pillows are probably the dirtiest things in the house!

I use bar keeper's friend.

If you really clean out your sink every night and wash with soapy water, I wouldn't worry. You haven't gotten sick yet, right?
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Oh yes, that's what dh got for our sink - Bar Keepers friend. I couldnt remember the name of it, I was thinking "not comet" but a powder. It does work really well.

I never heard of it until I met dh, but he knew of it growing up I guess.
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Exactly! I don't see the need for bleach or Comet if I expect the hot soapy water to clean things like raw meat off plates.
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Exactly! I don't see the need for bleach or Comet if I expect the hot soapy water to clean things like raw meat off plates.
Well, I don't wash dishes.

I shove all of it into the dishwasher. So I do need to wash my sink! ha!

I try not to wash more than a few items a day! And I cook A LOT. But I'm also totally willing to run dishwasher 2X a day once a week or so.
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I use baking soda and vinegar for regular day to day cleaning. I use Seventh Generation disinfecting spray after raw meat/eggs. Dh almost never washes the sink. I like to give it a good wipe out at least weekly, if not more. But I have a lot of mouths to feed daily, so a lot passes through my sink!
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