My sink had gotten pretty gross. Food residue from both rinsing and soaking, scratch marks from dishes, and I had even found a centipede in my kitchen sink. Yuck! (There’s something about finding a centipede, especially in the kitchen, that makes me wonder how many I didn’t find.)
To clean the sink, I used:
- Bar Keeper’s Friend (BKF) – about $1-2 at grocery stores, big box stores, or anywhere else
- Damp paper towel(s)
- Elbow grease
That’s it! (I thought I’d need that plastic scrubber, but the paper towel worked fine.)
- Make sure the sink is dry.
- Sprinkle BKF around the areas to clean.
- Rub with damp paper towel. Too much water will dissolve the BKF and it won’t work.
- Rinse sink and wash hands.
The drain stop was still not sparkling, and I didn’t feel like scrubbing its tiny curves, so I threw it in a bag with vinegar and warm water, propped it up in an old flower pot, and let it soak for a few hours. At this point I just wiped it down and the remaining crud came off easily and left a shine. Hooray for clean sinks!