9 Products to Keep Your Kitchen Sink Clean
Keep your kitchen sink clean and organized no matter what you’re cooking up.
We're guessing you regularly wipe down your counters and stovetops, clean the dirty dishes, and take out your kitchen trash. But what are you doing to keep your sink area clean?
Kitchen sinks go through a lot, whether you're pouring out a box of expired stock or through with a cutting board used for chicken. And cleanliness of your kitchen sink should be top-of-mind, especially since it's where you also wash your dishes and cookware. Fortunately, there's a lot you can do to keep germs at bay in your kitchen — and these tools from Bed Bath & Beyond make it easy.
Tidy up your sink area with this convenient caddy. Made from sleek stainless steel, this non-slip gadget is perfect for holding soap, sponges, brushes and more. The ribbed, sloped base makes for easy draining, so you don't have to worry about residue or water buildup. And when you do need to wipe down this caddy, it comes apart for easy cleaning. One shopper says that this Joseph Joseph Tidy is the "perfect sink companion," and another says it's "a fantastic way to keep my sink clean as it sends any dirty water into the sink."
No need to worry about batteries with this rechargeable soap dispenser! This Simplehuman pump has a motion sensor that dispenses soap (in different amounts) in a fraction of a second... and a full charge will last up to four months. Dozens of five-star reviews praise this gadget: One customer says "This little product is perfect! It provides a little or a lot of soap depending on your need. Best of all, no one has to touch it after touching groceries, raw chicken, or the trash can."
If not sanitized properly, a sponge can be one of the germiest spots in your home. Minimize contact by wearing gloves or using a dish brush when you're tackling a batch of dirty dishes. Fill this one with your favorite liquid dish soap, then get ready for leak-free cleaning.
Stop food scraps from clogging your sink with this combination strainer/stopper. Use the lock function to hold water in the sink if you're soaking something, then unlock it when you're ready to drain. This OXO gadget is designed to fit any size sink drain, and you can run it through the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Just need a spot to store your sponge or dish brush? This $5 gadget has two suction cups to provide a secure grip inside your sink and perforated holes make for efficient draining. Shoppers love this sink cradle for its small space-friendly design, easy care and durability.
Available in two sizes, this sink mat has an elevated design to protect the surface of your sink and prevent delicate glassware from chipping. Ribs on the bottom of the mat allow for easy draining, and the silicone is heat-safe (so you don't have to worry about melting your mat with a hot pot!). One Bed Bath & Beyond shopper calls this the "Best sink mat I've ever had. It's silicone and can handle hot pots; it's flexible and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. I expect it to last long and be easy to keep clean!"
If you don't have a dishwasher (or just prefer to handwash certain things), a great dish rack is a must. This foldaway one is perfect for kitchens of all sizes, and it promises to safely hold plates, bowls and even fine China. Cup racks prevent drips onto your countertop, and you can set up this dish rack to drain into your sink. Best of all, it collapses for compact storage when you're not using it!
Dish drying mats are great for drying large or delicate items: think stockpots, Dutch ovens, and wine glasses. Customers love these mats from OXO because they're easy to clean, and they store when you're not using them. Plus, this drying mat has a unique ribbed design that promotes aeration, keeping your dishes clean and sanitary while they air-dry.