How to Clean a Ceramic or Porcelain Sink So it Shines!

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If you have a white kitchen ceramic sink, you probably have stains and grey marks on it. When we moved in our home, I noticed how stained our sink was, and it didn’t seem to be coming clean with simple dish soap and wiping down. I had to find out how to clean a white ceramic sink for good. That’s when I discovered a secret cleaning weapon for kitchen sinks!

Bar Keeper’s Friend. Well, actually there are 2 secret cleaning weapons….

Products Needed to Clean a Ceramic Sink

Using a combination of Bar Keeper’s Friend and my Scotch-Brite heavy duty scrub sponges (affiliate link) gets those stains clean! I’ve always loved these Scotch-Brite sponges for getting out tough stains on my counters and sinks.

If you have another powdered cleanser, that should work too. I’ve used Bonami and Comet. They aren’t my favorite, but they do work. Bar Keeper’s Friend can be used on lots of surfaces: stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, corian, copper, brass, tile, chrome, and formica.

Also, Bar Keeper’s Friend is only $2-3 at most local stores which is much cheaper than getting it on Amazon. However, if you want to order it online, here is a link: Bar Keeper’s Friend (affiliate link).

How to Clean a Ceramic Sink

Before cleaning your ceramic or porcelain sink, dampen the sinks by spraying a little water on them. This will help the cleanser get to work right away. Then sprinkle Bar Keeper’s friend on the bottom of the sink. It really doesn’t take much. Err on using less to start out. You can always add more if needed.

Next, this is where some elbow grease comes into effect! You’ll want to scrub from the top of the sink down. You’ll notice the stains disappearing as you scrub. It’s a really satisfying task!

If your drain is dull and stained like mine was, be sure to scrub it clean too. It may take a little while, but you’ll notice it getting shinier and shinier.

Also, if there are grey marks on your sink from pots and pans banging against it, your scrubber can easily get those off. Just use the green side to rub the grey marks off.

After scrubbing the sink clean, rinse throughly with water. Then wipe dry with a clean cloth. If you used the sponge to clean your faucet, you’ll notice some residue and streaking. Be sure to rinse off streaking from your faucet and wipe it dry as well.

And that’s it! You now have a clean ceramic sink! Enjoy.

If you are interested in getting some more cleaning done in your kitchen, check out this post: Kitchen Cleaning Checklist: Free PDF.

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