How to clean a drain with a plug
Not all kitchen sink drains are alike. In very simple sinks, the drain still has a plug that allows you to stopper the bowl.
A sink waste kit that includes a drain plug that is firmly screwed in place and closed with a plug. This mostly rubber stopper can be cleaned with 10-per cent vinegar solution and can be prevented from becoming porous with a little glycerine.
The rest of the drain can also be regularly cleaned with a 1:10 mixture of vinegar and water. It can also be scrubbed with a paste made out of baking soda or powder if it is very soiled. A worn-out toothbrush or a small bottle brush are recommended for the tiny openings.
How to get your basket strainer clean again
A waste kit that includes a basket strainer has two advantages over simpler versions with a plug. For one thing, the drain basket can be removed, making it much easier to clean. What’s more, this type of waste kit can be supplemented with a pop-up element. This allows you to open and close the drain via remote control.
Our secret remedy for a clean drain
This simple remedy gets rid of even stubborn dirt from your basket strainer and every last nook and cranny of your sink. And the great thing is that it only takes a few minutes! It requires three things that you’ll already have plenty of at home.