Saturday, February 9, 2013

How To Clean a Stainless Sink and Get Rid of Drain Odors

Time:  10-15 minutes

My kitchen sink was in need of a good cleaning!  It was looking pretty disgusting and the drain had an odor coming from it.  See the picture below, pretty bad right?  Well this tutorial will show how I got my sink to look shiny and great using baking soda, vinegar, boiling water, and Bar Keepers Friend.  I love Bar Keepers Friend because it removes rust stains without chemical odors.

1.  Sprinkle baking soda all over and around the sink area.

2.  Spray the baking soda with vinegar.  I keep a small spray bottle full of vinegar for cleaning.  Vinegar works great as a disinfectant  glass cleaner, and an air freshener   I suggest getting a spray bottle for yourself. I got mine at The Dollar Store.

3.  Let the baking soda and vinegar sit for about 10 minutes.  Put on a pot of water to boil.  After 10 minutes, pour the boiling all over the sink.  This helps to loosen the dirt and grime.

4.   Shake Bar Keepers Friend in the sink and take a scouring pad/cloth and clean all around and in the sink.   Rinse clean.

5.  To get rid of the drain odor ( I do not have a garbage disposal and we have a septic tank), pour baking soda down the drain followed by a 1/2 cup of vinegar.  Let sit for about 10 minutes and then pour boiling water down the drain.  This loosens and gets rid of odors, sanitizes  and removes grease from your sink drains.  Repeat once a month to keep drains free of blockages without using harsh chemicals.

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