How To Clean Plastic Kitchen Sink? 2 Effective Methods Are Explained

Plastic kitchen sinks are mostly white in color and made of acrylic, so, it attracts stains. But don’t worry, we will learn how to clean plastic kitchen sink easily.

Everybody knows how much sinks are important in the kitchen. From washing hands to vegetables, we need it for everything.

That’s why there is a big possibility of getting it dirty and mostly if the sink is light in color.

In the case of plastic sinks, if anybody puts any hot pan or pot in the sink then the area may get dark in color. Because the hot pan can melt the plastic and put a dark spot on it. 

So, always be careful if you have a plastic sink in the kitchen. Don’t put any hot item directly to it.

Now let’s clean it.

How To Clean Plastic Kitchen Sink

First, sprinkle some baking soda to the stained portion and then spray some vinegar to it. If you want to clean the whole sink then apply it to every part. Wait for a few minutes and then rub it using any microfiber brush or any soft brush and clean with water. 

After that, squirt some dish soap to the sink, plug the drain, and run the hot water tap till it gets half-filled and let it sit for 30-45 minutes. Now, drain the sink and polish it with any microfiber cloth and you will get a clean and glazing sink. This method is applicable to light and semi-dark stains.

For darker stains or spots due to hot items, suitable methods are discussed below.

Let’s start:

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How To Clean Plastic Kitchen Sink If

The Stain is Light:

For lighter stains, I have already discussed the method above but for clarity, I will write here step by step.

What Do You Need?

  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Dish Soap Liquid
  • Microfiber Brush or Any Soft Brush

You will need only these items. Now, try these steps to clean it.

Step 1: Sprinkle some baking soda to the affected portion or to the whole sink.

Step 2: Spray some vinegar to the portion where you have applied the baking soda.

Step 3: After that, wait for a few minutes and then rub with a soft brush.

Step 4: Rinse the water and clean the area nicely.

Step 5: Now, plug the drain and squirt some liquid dish soap and run the hot water tap till it gets half-filled.

Step 6: Let the water sit for 30-45 mins and then drain it.

Step 7: Finally, polish the plastic sink with a microfiber brush and rinse water to get a nice, clean, and glazing sink.

You can replace the baking soda and vinegar with a chemical cleaner to get similar results. For cleaners, you can click here to check on Amazon. That’s it!

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The Stain is Dark:

If the stain is darker or the spot is due to hot items then you have to work a little harder to get it done. But don’t worry about it we will sort it out, how to clean it.

Whatever stains you may have, always try the first method that I have discussed above. If it does not work then try this method because in this method we sometimes use a stiff brush depending on the stain to clean it which may result in scratches.

What Do You Need?

  • Oven Cleaner
  • Any sink cleaner
  • Steel Wool or Hard Stiff Brush (For severe stains)
  • Lemon
  • Dish Soap Liquid

That’s it, you will need these items only if you have stubborn stains left after the first method.

Step 1: First wear masks and gloves so that the harsh chemicals won’t harm you.

Step 2: Apply the oven cleaner to the affected portion and rub it with a brush or scrubber.

Step 3: Squirts the sink cleaner to the same part and let the mixture sit for 20-30 mins.

Step 4: After that, rub with a brush or steel wool and rinse water and clean it.

Step 5: Now, take the lemon, squeeze it and rub the whole sink and clean it with water. This will help to disinfect the sink.

Step 6: Plug the drain, squirt the dish soap liquid, and run the hot water tap until it gets half-filled and let it sit for 30-45 mins.

Step 7: Finally, drain the sink and polish it with a microfiber brush and rinse water to get a nice, clean, and glazing sink.

Note: If the sink still not get cleaned, then you can repeat Step 2 to Step 4, and this time you can use little hard brush to clean it. You can get little scratches but this will not harm the sink.

If you follow these steps then you will definitely get the result. Because these all are proven steps that have work for me and for others also.

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Plastic kitchen sinks are cheapest compared to stainless steel or porcelain or granite etc and that’s why people love to use it in their kitchen.

This acrylic kitchen sink easily attracts stains but it is also easy to clean. If you are a little careful and clean it timely then it can last for many years. But if you are not careful and keep hot items in it then it may not last for a long time.

So, if you find article helpful then please share it with your friends and family so that, they can also get benefit from it. Also, don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comment section below. Thank You !!!


How Do You Clean Acrylic Sinks?

Acrylic sinks are nothing but the plastic sinks, so to clean it just follow the above steps. For best results try the baking soda and vinegar method.

How Do I Sanitize My Kitchen Sink?

To sanitize the sink, you can use alcohol or any cleaners to clean it. You can rub with lemon to disinfect the sink.

How Do You Remove Hard Water Stains From Plastic Sinks?

To remove the hard water stains, you have to follow the second method that I have discussed above. You can try the baking soda and vinegar method first if it does not work then try the second one. The second method will definitely work.

Does Vinegar Harm Plastic?

No, vinegar will not harm the plastic sink because vinegar is a solution of acetic acid and water where the acetic acid is only 3% to 5%. So it will not harm.

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