Ways to conquer stains on kitchen sinks and appliances
Coffee cups, pots, pans and all matter of food and drink, it’s not surprising that stains arise in all areas of our kitchen, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t still have Instagram worthy worktops and a sparkling sink.
We have therefore gathered all the tips and tricks you need so that your stains can be removed in no time.
First of all, the method you use to conquer stains depends on the material of your sink or appliance:
Professional cleaner, Melissa Maker, says that bicarbonate of soda is great natural cleaning tool, and is one of the best things to tackle stains - including tea and coffee marks! The bicarbonate of soda will ensure that tough stains are removed without scratching the metal surface.
She advises to mix the bicarbonate of soda with some washing up liquid, so it turns into a paste, then scrub this onto the stain with a sponge or an old toothbrush. Don’t scrub in circular motions or use anything rough that will scratch. For harder stains and watermarks, spray some vinegar onto the stain after this step and then rinse off to reveal sparkling stainless steel.
Porcelain and Ceramic
Cream cleaner is great for kitchen sinks, just like bathroom tiles it can tackle stains on ceramic or porcelain materials. Cleanipedia suggests applying Cif Cream Cleaner to a sponge and spreading the product over the sink. After leaving it to work for a few minutes scrub the sink with a sponge in circular motions, and then wipe off with a damp cloth.
Porcelain in particular can scratch easily so make sure you aren’t using scouring pads or wire wool, and instead a soft sponge with a bit of elbow grease will work just fine.
Glass cooker tops can encounter oil splatters and food spills, and while it’s best to wipe them down every time, some stains can still stick. Better Homes and Gardens suggests spraying the cooker top with your usual cleaner and letting it sit for a while, then using a scraper at a 30-degree angle to scrape off the food debris, which should get rid of any food stains.
For the stains on your oven doors, Mrs Hinch recommends using the Pink Stuff paste, and a Scrub Daddy sponge to scrub the glass well until the stain is removed. Once all the burnt grease is scrubbed off, simply wipe with a damp cloth and your glass door will look brand new!
Granite can easily be left with water marks on it but ensuring that your sink is rinsed and dried properly after each use can really help prevent stains in the first place. Don’t use harsh cleaners or acidic products like lemon or vinegar on this type of sink, as it will damage the surface according to Granite Gold. It is instead suggested to use mild washing up liquid and warm water to remove any stains, and for tougher cleaning use a pH neutral cleaner that is specifically made for granite.
Always check your manufacturers cleaning recommendations on all appliances and sinks before trying out any of our tips.
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