Tips for A Clean Porcelain​ Sink

Who doesn’t love a beautiful white, crisp, and sparkling clean porcelain sink? I’ll be the first one to admit, porcelain sink maintenance can be a pain. And having it stay stain-free for long is easier said than done if you don’t maintain a cleaning routine.

However, with the correct tools, having a clean porcelain sink becomes second nature and life becomes less frustrating and everything starts to look like the insides of Sponge Bobs brains (rainbows, candy floss, cupcakes etc).

Today I’m sharing three simple steps that you can use to get your porcelain sink super clean with minimal effort. I have also created a video showing you the process in case you don’t feel like reading.

Now, I don’t deep-clean my kitchen porcelain sinks everyday – life’s too short for that. I just give it a quick wash with some dishwashing liquid twice a day. And then I’ll do a deep-clean twice a week (or a bit more if I feel the need).

Now for that Clean Porcelain Sink

To get started, you will need just a few basics supplies.  You probably already have these supplies in your kitchen.


Ok. Then I’ll list them here:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Washing up liquid
  • Baking soda/bicarbonate of soda
  • Lemon juice
  • Orange essential oil (or any essential oil of your choice)
  • A study brush

1. Burst the Grease

The first thing you want to do is to get rid of any grease build up. I do this by first wetting down my sink with warm water. I then add a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid to my brush and scrub my porcelain sink gently before rinsing with warm water.

2. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

Baking soda and lemon juice? Yes, they are great for removing stains, rust, and water marks. They are also non-toxic.

Whatsmore, baking soda or bicarbonate of soda is slightly abrasive which makes it safe and super effective for cleaning porcelain sinks.

I just sprinkle a good amount of bicarbonate of soda all over my porcelain sink and wait about 5-10 minutes. Then I go ahead and dip my brush in some lemon juice and gently scrub using circular motion to get rid of stains, water marks, and rust. Rinse.

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3. Polish Your Clean Porcelain Sink

And finally, when I’m done with all the scrubbing, I go ahead and polish the sink using a few drops of orange essential oil (my favourite because it smells rideculously delcious). And, not only does the orange essential oil leave my sink smelling amazing but it also protects it from getting new stains.

How to Clean Porcelain Sink

So friends, that’s it. I hope you found this post useful and that you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it (and filming it). Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I love hearing from you.

Have a lovely day! ~Helen

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