How to Clean Kitchen Sink in Just 4 Easy Steps

Are you struggling with how to clean your sinks?  Those dirty dishes, food scraps from cooking dinner, and washing dishes can build up bacteria quickly. Letting the water run down the drain throughout the day is not enough. If you want to keep plates and bowls germ-free, deep cleaning for the sink is needed at least every two weeks. Proper care and maintenance can also make your sink last longer. Follow these easy steps for an efficient cleaning solution.

What You'll Need:

  • Dish Soap
  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar
  • Sponge/ Microfiber cloth
  • Old Toothbrush
  • Paper Towel
  • Dry Cloth
  • Olive Oil (Optional)

4 Steps to Clean the Stainless Steel Sink

  1. Thoroughly rinse out your sink.
    Empty your sink of all dishes and any food particles. Use a soft sponge or microfiber cloth to scrub the basin. Give it a quick wash and rinse, and get all of the debris out of the way.

  2. Use around a half cup of baking soda, sprinkle it all over the sink, and leave it for 5 minutes. Baking soda softly cleans without scratching stainless steel. Then use a sponge/ microfiber with some dish soap to scrub it into a paste. Then, rinse the sink with water.

  3. For the drain flaps (underside of the rubber drain flaps can be dirty!), the faucet, and the edge of the countertop, use a paper towel soak with baking soda and water/ vinegar. Leave it on the surface for 15 minutes. Then use an old toothbrush with some dish soap to scrub those hard-to-reach areas.

  4. Spray all over the sink with vinegar. Remove all of the baking soda and vinegar by rinsing with hot water. Then, use a dry cloth to scrub the sink. You may also want to apply a few drops of olive oil to buff the sink until it sparkles.


  1. Remove any food debris and wipe the basin and faucet down daily with mild dish soap.
  2. Scrub in the direction of the stainless steel grain.
  3. Always dry with a soft cloth to prevent water spots and surface rust. It will leave your sink with a beautiful shine!
  4. Don't use your sink as a cutting board as it will naturally damage the surface of your sink. If you want to save more space for your kitchen, take a look at our Koozzo work station sink.