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How to clean your kitchen sink: The 3 steps to repeat every week


Cleaning the kitchen sink is the job that needs to be done the most regularly. If you wash your dishes in the sink, you’ll probably need to clean your sink every day or every other day. Express.co.uk chatted to the experts from Dri-Pak to find out how to deep clean your kitchen sink properly, and you only need two affordable and eco-friendly products. You’ll need to repeat this every week to keep on top of your kitchen sink cleanliness.

Your sink is probably covered in grease, grime and food debris right now.

A quick rinse with water and washing up liquid won’t do the trick, but the real solution is actually very simple.

The experts at Dri-Pak have revealed their three-step routine to cleaning your kitchen sink.

You’ll need to give your sink a wipe down every day and dispose of the large particles of food, but these three steps should be repeated as regularly as once a week.

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Pour some boiling water down the sink and then pour a mug of soda crystals down the drain after it. Leave it to sit for five minutes.

Then, pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain to get rid of the product and take all the grease and grime with it.

The experts warn against using too much product because the soda crystals could clump together and block your drain.

They added: “If it does clog the drain, just add an acid like white vinegar or citric acid because that will force a chemical reaction which involves the acid and alkali neutralising each other.

“It’s why the ‘mix bicarb and white vinegar’ effect beloved of cleaning influencers works; but it’s more effective (and cheaper) to simply use soda crystals and hot water.”

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Step three

Your sink might be looking a bit dull at this point, and there’s a scientific explanation for this.

The experts said: “Once the sink has been cleaned, it may be that once the water has evaporated, limescale deposits from the rinse water have dulled the shine, especially if you live in a hard water area.”

To fix this, all you need to do is spritz the sink and tap with some white vinegar and wipe it down with a dry clean cloth.


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