Clean Sinks and Dishwasher

Your cleaners:

You can work within your own preference here.  Options can include but are not limited to:

  • Barkeeper's Friend (for a really deep clean)--this is an awesome product!
  • Vinegar
  • Lemons 
  • Ice
  • Baking Soda

Your Tools:

Cleaner's choice, there's not really a wrong way to do this with the right ingredients and tools. 

  • Toothbrush
  • Dobie or slightly abrasive sponge
  • Magic eraser
  • microfiber towel
  • Paper towel/terry cloth

Order of events: 

FAUCET first: 

If there are marks around the base of the faucet, I start there.  Soak terry cloth or paper towels in some vinegar, and place it on the base of the faucet to get it going.  Later, when you return to your faucet, just remove the towel, scrub where needed, rinse and it's done. Viola.
 

DRAIN/ GARBAGE DISPOSAL:

I know I tend to dread this particular area as it can get a lot of buildup and can be a little smelly.  To maintain a clean disposal use the everyday treatment of ice and lemons. Just throw them in and run the disposal.

A separate, deep clean treatment is to put baking soda down the drain, then follow it with vinegar.  You can actually use this on the whole sink. Let it sit, then use very hot water to wash it all down the drain and run the disposal for a minute.  This will help to eliminate any unwanted odors and will leave the sink looking nice and clean. 
 

BOWL/SINK:

Like I mentioned above, the vinegar and baking soda arrangement works really well.  Use the toothbrush to get into the grooves and hard to reach areas around the drain or to get out marks that may be lingering.

You can also use Barkeeper's Friend for this portion.  Use per the directions on the bottle/can.  I use a dobie for the sink, and the magic eraser for any stubborn areas I may run into.
 

DISHWASHER:

Baking soda and vinegar do a great job with the dishwasher as well.  Run it empty with these ingredients.  Scrub after where you may need to.

Remember always to run the garbage disposal before running your dishwasher to avoid odors and dishes that aren't as sparkling as they could be!