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How to Naturally Kill Germs in a Kitchen Sink

Your kitchen sink can be dirtier than your toilet. Gross! Hard to believe, but true. But what’s the best way to clean a kitchen sink naturally, without using chemicals or bleach?

stainless steel sink against white walls with natural scrub brush


You can clean your kitchen sink effectively and kill all of the bacteria, without inhaling harsh fumes.

Yep, that’s right. It IS POSSIBLE to disinfect and sanitize a sink without toxic chemicals that you don’t want to be breathing in.

Try this all natural one-two punch to kill germs and get your sink really clean and disinfected. (Keep in mind that this process might not be suitable for all kitchen sink materials. We use it on stainless steel. To avoid damage, perform a test spot first.)

And check out our DIY all-purpose kitchen cleaner to clean and sanitize your countertops, appliances, etc. And natural ways to deodorize your refrigerator.

stainless steel kitchen sink in white countertop

3 Steps for the Best Way to Clean a Kitchen Sink

It just takes a few steps to easily kill germs and disinfect your kitchen sink. Here they are:

  1. Clean with soap and water, using a sponge or reusable rag.
  2. Spray it down with white distilled vinegar. Let completely dry or wipe off.
  3. Spray it with hydrogren peroxide.

Then simply let air dry.

The vinegar kills all kinds of nasties, from germs to mold and even cuts grease.  Here’s a helpful list of what kind of vinegar to clean with.

The hydrogen peroxide is just as effective at killing bacteria and disinfecting as bleach is, only without the toxic fumes.

Just DON’T mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together to save a step. It will create a chemical – peracetic acid – that could harm you.

What’s better than using an all natural and effective way to kill germs and clean the kitchen sink? 

The fact that these cleaning items are really cheap!  So you’ll actually save money in the long run.  Not bad.

stainless steel sink in white countertop with scrub brush


More Great Vinegar Hacks

Vinegar is a powerhouse when it comes to naturally cleaning your home. So be sure to try out these amazing ways to use vinegar!

Cleaning your toilet with vinegar for a quick, easy, and cheap way to freshen the toilet bowl. If you have water spraying everywhere in the shower, here’s how to use vinegar to clean your shower head and get rid of the gunk.

Outside of your home, vinegar can kill weeds and it makes a great natural cleaner for vinyl fencing.


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Tom Price

Monday 28th of October 2019

Great tips! I have been trying to be super conscious of my impact on the environment lately and I 100% need to try this out.


Thursday 12th of September 2019

This is great, non-toxic way of killing household bacteria without harming the environment.


Thursday 12th of September 2019

Wow! great eco friendly product that kills bacteria without harming the environment.