Hi all! I’m back with another kitchen cleaning zone. I actually enjoy cleaning my kitchen. But not so much that I want to invest hours in it. Monday through Friday I spend about 15 minutes cleaning one of five zones in this room. You can see Zone 1 here and Zone 2 here.
Every Wednesday I focus on the sink area. I use the same routine each week, so it’s like a habit and goes fast. I’ll walk you through my routine, but find one that suits you best. What works for me may not work for you.
First, I’ll get a full kettle of water on the stove to heat up.
While I’m waiting for it to boil, I’ll dump 1/2 cup of baking soda down both drains,
followed by a cup of white distilled vinegar for both drains. I’m not sold on the fact that it will clear a clog, but I am sold on the fact that it helps with odors. So while it’s working it’s magic, I fill my soap dispenser,
Polish the knife holder,
And wipe down the window sill and bottles.
By now the kettle is whistling and it’s time to pour half down each drain. I’ll follow up with an additional rinse of hot water. Now it’s time to put 2 cups of ice into the disposer and run it. It sharpens the blades and breaks up any grease build-up which has accumulated. The ice chips will scour all the hard to reach areas of the unit, and melt down the drain. My mother always did this, so it must work, right?
Now it’s time to clean the sink. My go-to product is Soft Scrub with bleach. It has enough abrasion to eliminate stains, but not enough to leave nasty scratches. I just use a wet rag and do a little scrubbing.
An old used toothbrush works great where the sink meets the counter.
Give it a real good rinse. Ahh, all is well with the world.
Then I quickly wipe the cabinets in the corner and under the sink, and polish the corner counter. Put everything back and I’m done! Germ free for a couple of hours anyway.
I hope this was helpful to you.