Best way to clean a kitchen sink

Asking yourself what’s the ‘best way to clean a kitchen sink?’

Read on to find out how…

Why bother?

Your kitchen sink gets lots of everyday use and is something that needs a deep regular clean for hygienic reasons. Use one of these five eco-friendly cleaning tips when cleaning your kitchen sink to make it limescale free and sparkle:

Kitchen sink cleaning tips

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a natural corrosive that can be used to remove limescale deposits from chrome kitchen and bathrooms taps. For best results rub half a lemon over the surface and, leave for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. For persistent limescale repeat as necessary.

Distilled white vinegar

Distilled white vinegar is also excellent for removing limescale from chrome and stainless steel. Soak paper towels in the white vinegar and wrap around the taps. Leave for a few hours (ideally overnight), then rinse thoroughly. This is also a great way to remove water marks from stainless steel sinks and drainers. Wipe dry with a good quality micro-fibre cloth or a tea towel.

Lighter fluid

To remove rust marks from stainless steel sinks, run with a little lighter fluid.


Ceramic sinks get discoloured easily. To overcome this and restore whiteness, fill the sink with cold water, add a cupful of bleach and leave to soak.

Don’t forget the plughole

Don’t forget plug holes and overflows. Use a good scrubber to scrub inside the plug hole. To really get a sparkle in some instances you can remove the plug hole and treat separately. Make sure you don’t drop or lose any screws.