“Green Your Kitchen” Series-Kitchen Part 4

Next on the list in my kitchen to tackle is my sink and my dishwasher.  We wash our dishes to hopefully clean them in our sinks and dishwashers, so what happens if they are not clean themselves?  Here are a few tips that hopefully will help you to keep them clean naturally.

As you can see, I have a stainless sink.  It is starting to look quite grimy and needs a good cleaning.  I clean it everyday with soap or vinegar but here is the simple way I scrub it to give it some life back:

Stainless Kitchen Sink

Start by sprinkling baking soda onto a sponge or rag and start scrubbing.  In the hard to reach places around the faucets and knobs, use a toothbrush dipped in baking soda.  Rinse thoroughly right after scrubbing and everything will turn out shiny.  If need be follow up with some vinegar to get rid of the leftover white residue.  The same applies to a porcelain sink.  They tend to stain easier so it is best to try to take care of anything that may stain right away.

Can you tell a difference now?  This was hard to capture but it really is much brighter and the rings around the drains are now gone!

Dishwasher

First empty out your food trap.  Then place 1 tablespoon of baking soda in the soap dispenser and 1 cup of vinegar in a dish on the top rack.  Run your cycle and you will have a clean and deodorized dishwasher.  I try to do this monthly.

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