Cleaning your mixer tap and sink: achieve optimal kitchen hygiene

Properly cleaned sinks

You should clean your sink regularly and thoroughly to ensure optimal kitchen hygiene. After all, the sink is the place in the kitchen that comes into contact with food most frequently. Here you can find out how to clean your sink properly, what you should look out for when cleaning your strainer and how to keep the odour trap clean over the long-term. Ensure proper hygiene in your space! You’ll be enhancing the longevity of your sink and mixer tap at the same time, as proper care leads to fewer wear marks.

Preventing limescale marks

If you want to save yourself a lot of work while cleaning, dry your sink with a microfibre cloth after each use. This will prevent water droplets from evaporating on the sink and causing unsightly limescale marks. Particularly on dark surface, such stains can taint the overall appearance of your sink. Drying with a microfibre cloth is effective at preventing this problem.

Household remedies against limescale

If you do get limescale marks, tried and tested home remedies such as vinegar or lemon cleaning agents can help. These substances remove limescale reliably, are easy on your sink when used correctly, and are naturally biodegradable. Simply put some cleaning agent on the soft side of a sponge and wipe it over the surface of your sink and mixer tap. Avoid length scrubbing with the rough side of your sponge. At the end, rinse your sink down with clean water and rub it dry with a microfibre cloth.

Cleaning the basket strainer

While the sink and mixer tap are easy to reach, cleaning the basket strainer on the outflow and the odour trap are somewhat trickier. But you simply need the right technology!

To clean your basket strainer, heat 250 ml water in a kettle. While it is boiling, add a teaspoon of dishwashing powder to the closed outlet with the strainer insert. When the water has cooled slightly, pour it onto the powder and leave the mixture to reach for approx. 30 seconds. Now clean the strainer insert and the rim of the drain with a dish-washing brush. Only now should you open the outflow and let the cleaning agent drain off. Remove the strainer insert and use the dish-washing brush to clean the hole opening of the outflow too. Finally, replace the strainer and rinse with plenty of clean water.

One more tip: If you have sensitive skin, wear rubber gloves to protect them while cleaning the strainer.

Cleaning special materials

Special care instructions apply when cleaning sinks made out of certain materials, particularly if using cleaning agents. The following focus pages provide further information on how best to clean your sink:

Cleaning stainless steel sinks

Cleaning stainless steel sinks

Read how stainless steel sinks recover from scratches and how you can help this process along. We’ll also tell you which care products will get your stainless steel sink shining again.

Cleaning stainless steel sinks
Cleaning ceramic sinks

Cleaning ceramic sinks

What can you do to preserve the water-resistant effect of your PuraPlus ceramic sink? Find out here. We also provide practical tips for monthly deep cleaning.

Cleaning ceramic sinks
Cleaning metal abrasion

Cleaning Silgranit sinks

This practical guide tells you what you can do to prevent stubborn stains on your Silgranit sink. Our tips against metal abrasion will also help you remove unsightly streaks.

Cleaning Silgranit sinks
Cleaning mixer taps properly

Cleaning your mixer tap:

Read about how to prevent limescale stains and get your mixer tap shining once again here. We also advise you on how best to clean your aerator in an acid bath.

Cleaning mixer taps