How to Disinfect Kitchen Sink Without Bleach (Complete Guide)


The kitchen sink is frequently regarded as a sign of cleanliness. After all, this is where you conduct most of your washing and cleaning. Cleaning essentials such as soap, sponges, washcloths, and brushes are likely to be found near every kitchen sink. Given this, you might be surprised to learn that the kitchen sink is one of the dirtiest places in the house.

People frequently prefer to avoid using chemicals like bleach in the cleaning procedure. And when it comes to food or the place where food is prepared, their consciousness is limitless. We would never serve unsanitary foods to any of our family members. However, due to frequent use, our kitchen sink generally becomes filthy. We used it to clean various veggies, meats, and fish. As a result, certain bacteria remain uncleanable on it. These pathogens are infectious and can multiply rapidly. As a result, it can induce infection and several dangerous diseases. If you wish to eradicate these bacteria without using bleach, you must be aware of the proper procedure for disinfecting the kitchen sink without bleach. Now that we’ve covered a lot of ground, let’s get right to work.

You Will Require

  • Gloves made of rubber
  • Scrubber without abrasives
  • An old toothbrush with a microfiber cloth
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Baking soda and olive oil
  • Vinegar, white
  • Peroxide of hydrogen

Warning: Mixing salt, lemon, vinegar, and baking soda together and producing a cup of paste with a mixer will not help you disinfect your kitchen sink.

Steps on How to Disinfect Kitchen Sink Without Bleach

Making Use of White Vinegar to Disinfect Kitchen Sink

White vinegar can kill bacteria without presenting the same risks as chemical cleaners. To clean your sink with vinegar, fill a spray bottle halfway with equal parts vinegar and water. Because of vinegar’s versatility as a cleanser, it’s a good idea to keep a spray bottle of it on hand at all times.

Step 1

To prepare your kitchen sink for cleaning, remove anything from it and leave the sink empty. Nothing, not even the sponge holder, should be present. It will make your job easier.

Step 2

Rinse the sink thoroughly with tap water and dish soap. It will aid in the removal of all food particles. If there are any stubborn food particles, use hot water to remove them. Pour hot water on the stuck-on food and scrape gently with a cloth. Check that the countertop and the faucet are both wet. (At this point, you’ll see the advantage of removing everything from the sink.)

Step 3

Coat the sink with baking soda before drying it. Any moist surface is easier to coat with this type of granular stuff than a dry one. To ensure an even distribution of baking soda all over the sink and countertop area, you can use an old toothbrush. 

A parmesan cheese dispenser can also assist you in effectively spreading this soda. Baking soda will remove odors and brighten the sink.

Step 4

Scrub the covered sink gently in the direction of a concentrated circle with a non-abrasive scrubber. You can use a toothbrush to scrub spots where your hands can’t reach (tighter spaces, complex twists around the fixture, countertop, and drain). Before getting your hands dirty, don’t forget to put on your rubber hand gloves.

Step 5

Fill a clean spray bottle halfway with undiluted vinegar and spray evenly over the baking soda coating you just made. As soon as those two things come into touch, they begin to fizz and kill all the germs.

Vinegar helps remove water spots from the stainless steel kitchen sink and also becomes very effective in disinfecting anything when it comes in contact with baking soda.

Step 6

You can apply this step only if you get some stubborn stains after rinsing off your sink. Make a cup of paste with vinegar and cornflour. The vinegar and cornflour ratio should be 4:1. The cornflour’s soft abrasive texture easily eliminates any tough spots from stainless steel. Apply the paste to the stains and rub it in with a microfiber cloth.

Allow the paste to lie on the stains for a few minutes, then take a break (listen to one more holy song) before rinsing with warm water. Use enough water to remove all of the paste residues.

Step 7

Using a spray bottle, saturate the sink with Hydrogen Peroxide. To disinfect any sink, a solution of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide works better than bleach. But be careful not to combine them.

It may emit toxic gases that you do not want to smell. To avoid any unpleasant surprises, first, coat the sink with vinegar, and then, after a thorough washing, spray the sink with hydrogen peroxide. You should also avoid storing any leftover hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle or other clear bottle. If you don’t have a dark container of an appropriate size in your house, it’s best to keep the remaining in the bottle it arrived in. In any case, hydrogen peroxide will completely clean your kitchen sink.

Step 8

This time, rinse the sink with tap water and immediately wipe it down with a microfiber towel. Because water residue might leave stains on the stainless steel surface, you should wipe promptly (in the direction of the metal’s “grain”).

How to Disinfect Kitchen Sink with Bleach

Warning: Bleach should not be used in a stainless-steel sink.

Bleach is corrosive to steel and can destroy your sink. Check the pipes under your sink if you have a porcelain sink. If you have stainless-steel pipes, avoid using bleach.

Vinegar is a dependable natural disinfectant, but if you want something with a little extra oomph, bleach might be the way to go. While a bleach solution is not recommended for stainless steel, it may be suitable for your porcelain sink.

There are two major ways to cleanse your kitchen sink with bleach. To begin, plug the drain and fill your sink with warm water, then add bleach to make a solution. Keep in mind that you only need a small amount of bleach to make a disinfecting solution. For every gallon of water, use about one-fourth of a cup of bleach. Allow the solution to soak in the sink for a few minutes before draining and properly rinsing.

Alternatively, you can make a solution in a bucket or bowl and wipe the sink with it. To safeguard your hands, always use gloves when handling bleach. When you’re through sanitizing your sink, give it a good rinse to ensure that all of the bleach is washed away.

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