A practical guide to help you care for and maintain countertops, floors, and sinks
Written by Brooke Lea Foster
Simon UptonA clean kitchen is like a hot shower: It makes you feel so much better. While a daily deep cleaning is unrealistic, it's also not necessary. Here, a guide to when to clean what, and how to do it mindfully-so as to not damage delicate surfaces.
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Stainless steel, cast-iron, and porcelain sinks should be wiped down with an all-purpose spray (or one made with mild dishwashing soap and water) after each use. For best results, rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth, which will help prevent soap scum. Deep-clean your sink once a week.
For a deep clean: Empty your sink of dishes and plug the drain. Fill the sink with hot water, pour in a cup of bleach, and leave it to sit for an hour. Wearing gloves, remove the plug, and let the water drain. After rinsing the sink, sprinkle it with