Sometimes you can rest on your laurels after you complete a task. Unfortunately, cleaning your kitchen sink isn’t one of those times. According to the National Sanitation Foundation, your kitchen sink is the germiest place in your house (and in case you’re wondering, the germiest item is the kitchen sponge). This is true even if your sink doesn’t look dirty. Everyday activities like scrubbing pots and rinsing poultry introduce germs and bacteria to your kitchen sink on a regular basis. So how often do you really need to clean your kitchen sink? Perhaps even more importantly, how do you sanitize your kitchen sink and get rid of those pesky germs? Here’s what you need to know.
Leanne Stapf, Chief Operating Officer of Cleaning Authority in the Washington, D.C., says under normal circumstances, you should give your sink a thorough cleaning once a week. This is true even if it looks clean to the naked eye or went unused for a stretch of time.