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DirtyKitchenSink

The Kitchen Sink


Q: When was the last time you sanitized your sink?

28% 

Yesterday. In fact, I do it everyday.

20% 

Last week.

29% 

I clean it with soap, but don't sanitize it.

23% 

I rinse it out, but that's about it.

558 Total votes cast.

When you think about all the dirt and uneaten food that goes in there, this shouldn't come as a surprise. Rinsing fruit, veggies, meat, poultry, and fish all in one place means a lot of bacteria in and around the drain. On top of that, we rinse pots, pans, pet bowls, and sometimes even kids in the very same spot. When it all adds up, kitchen sinks are actually germier than toilet seats.

The best solution for cleaning your kitchen sink is to use a bleach-based cleaner. Stainless steel sinks can benefit from a good scrub with a mild soap. Another option is to use white vinegar to sanitize and to remove any stubborn stains or spots. Just make sure to always rinse your sink well after cleaning it, no matter what kind of solution you use.

Next: The Kitchen Sponge

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