Vinegar + Lemons+ Baking Soda Sink Cleaning

>> Monday, April 19, 2010

As you know, I'm a big BIG fan of vinegar as a cleaning product. It works really well.

And for my kitchen sink, it is no different. HOWEVER, sometimes, my sink gets so monumentally stinky (any time I cook with fish for example...) that bigger guns are needed.

That's when I call in the BAKING SODA AND LEMONS!

So, you do your dishes, wipe clean your sink and realize, PEEE-UUUU! It still reeks. Even a vingear scrub doesn't kill the smell. GAG!

To rectify the situation you will need BAKING SODA AND LEMONS. Okay, depending on the size and stench either one or two lemons.

Here's the how to:

Sprinkle GENEROUS amounts of baking soda on the sink's surface, as well as into the disposal. Let it sit for a minute. (I'm assuming your sink is still damp from washing it with vinegar and water to begin with, if not then wash it with vinegar and water to begin with. :) ) Cut the lemon in half width-wise (you know, hamburger style, not hot dog style).

Now, using the lemon, cut, open side DOWN, scrub your sink. YES, what I mean is, use the lemon like a scrubbing sponge and scrub your sink. When the half you're using is dead, throw it in the disposal. (Most disposals can handle an entire lemon.) Continue process until the entire sink has been scrubbed.

It BUBBLES! It's so fantastic, I get excited every single time. It's just so CLEAN!

Once you're done scrubbing, rinse the sink clean, using water and vinegar and wipe it down with a cloth, then run your disposal. The stinkies should be gone! Fantastic. Depending on how foul your sink was to begin with you may have to do it twice. (Not that that has EVER happened to me...).

Pretty awesome huh? SO easy, cheap and incredibly effective. NO LIE.

I'm not allowed to lie, remember?

Give it a whirl. You won't be sorry!


Erin April 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM  

I clean the sink with lemons frequently (well, when lemons are in season, and everyone is giving them away because their trees are dropping them all over the yard) and it is great! I always cut the lemons pretty small before disposal-ing them, but we've got enormous lemons here in AZ (seriously, 5-6 times the size of "store" lemons. Some are the size of grapefruits). If you've got lemon rinds left over from any cooking, I always put them down the disposal and it cleans everything out (and gets rid of the icky disposal small) very nicely!

Lynn April 24, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

I love the smell when I cut into a fresh lemon! bottled lemon juice just doesn't do that--it's the rind that counts!

I poured lemon juice into a glass with a kool-aid ice cube and the cube started losing its color!

Connie April 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

Stopping by from MMB. Love your idea about the lemons and baking soda, I am so going to do that.

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