What’s that smell? Oh, it’s the kitchen sink!
After you’re done washing your pots, pans, and miscellaneous utensils your sink may look shiny and clean on the surface, but what is going on underneath? The kitchen sink may be the dirtiest part of the entire house, beating the bathroom toilet! Even if you utilize your garbage disposal often, food particles, grime, and bacteria collect over time and create an unwanted smell.
Cleaning the kitchen sink is often neglected because we can’t see that food particle build-up. We know we’re guilty of coming home after an exhausting day and being greeted with an unpleasant stench coming from the sink.
There are plenty of different at home remedies that will quickly get the job done. Our team at Appliance Educator have gathered our top 3 ways to get rid of the stench coming from you sink:
1. Baking Soda and Boiling Water
Just like using baking soda to get rid of odors in your fridge, you can do the same for kitchen sinks. However there is an extra step to this process – after putting a generous amount of baking soda down your sink, boil some water and drain it down afterwards. A simple two-step solution!
2. Citrus Peels
Don’t toss out your orange peels! Reduce waste and have your kitchen smelling like summer by tossing your citrus peels down the sink and switching the garbage disposal on while running a quarter size of water at the same time. This is a great natural, at-home remedy that is as easy as can be.
3. Ice Cubes and Salt
Toss 2 cups of ice cubes down the drain, following with 1 cup of salt. Rock salt is preferred, but if you don’t have this in the cabinet don’t fret – table salt will do the trick as well. After the ice cubes and salt are in the sink, run the disposal for at least 3 minutes. The ice will freeze and remove any food particles on the blades of your disposal.
Maintain Your Kitchen Sink
Maintaining a kitchen can be a pain, but it is something that comes with having a nice kitchen you could cook, host parties, and be proud showing off to your guests. With the remedies above in mind, we recommend routinely cleaning your kitchen sink to prevent any major stenches from happening again. After all, the garbage disposal is not easy to get to or replace.