Get That Stink Out of your Sink!

We have all been there. You take out the trash, wipe down the counters, and give the dog a bath – but you just can’t get rid of that smell in the kitchen! Where is that smell coming from? Laundry? Nope! Rotten fruit? No way! Did you check the sink? Yep, that’s it!

Kitchen sinks get a lot of use each and every day. In addition to food preparation and clean up, it is likely that your kitchen sink sees a lot of dirty hands, laundry and general cleaning too. Because we are washing greasy dishes in the sink with all those little bits of food and dirt, it can build up quite a stink. You can banish that smell with items you probably have on hand.

If you have a garbage disposal, cut a lemon, lime or orange into quarters and put it down the sink with two cups of ice. Turn on the disposal while running cold water down the drain. If you are out of citrus fruit, place one cup of rock salt and two cups of ice in the disposal and turn it on while running cold water. The ice will scrape the gunk off the blades of the disposal and the ice or citrus will kill the germs. Citrus will also cut any grease.

If you don’t have a garbage disposal, put two quarts of water on the stove to boil. Once the water reaches the boiling point, add one cup of baking soda to the drain. Follow with one cup of vinegar. The solution will start to foam as the two react. Follow with boiling water. Add an extra splash of vinegar to fill germs and keep the drain fresh as a daisy.

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