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How to Clean Copper Sinks Naturally

Copper sinks offer a luxurious look and are quite efficient at fighting bacteria, making a copper sink a sanitary addition to your kitchen. Even better news is that something so elegant-looking doesn't require a lot of upkeep -- simple maintenance and cleaning add to copper sinks' desirability.

Cooper sinks require very little cleaning and care.

Things You Will Need

  • Mild natural soap
  • Clean cloth
  • Soft, dry towel
  • High-quality wax

Copper sinks offer a luxurious look and are quite efficient at fighting bacteria, making a copper sink a sanitary addition to your kitchen.  Even better news is that something so elegant-looking doesn't require a lot of upkeep -- simple maintenance and cleaning add to copper sinks' desirability.

Cleaning your copper sink requires little more than a few minutes and natural cleaning ingredients. 

  1. Rinse away any loose debris in the sink with running water.
  2. Apply a mild natural soap to a soft, clean cloth or sponge and gently scrub the sink with it.
  3. Rinse away the soap with running water.
  4. Wipe the sink with an absorbent dry towel to remove excess moisture.
  5. Apply a high-quality wax made for plumbing fixtures to the sink per the sink manufacturer's instructions to help protect it from damage. This helps the water run off smoothly and maintains the copper's natural luster. Reapply the wax when water no longer beads on the sink.
  6. Tip

    Wipe down the sink after each use with a soft, dry towel to help prevent damaging hard-water buildup.

    Warning

    Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasives. Copper cleaners should also be avoided.

Things You Will Need

  • Mild natural soap
  • Clean cloth
  • Soft, dry towel
  • High-quality wax

Tip

  • Wipe down the sink after each use with a soft, dry towel to help prevent damaging hard-water buildup.

Warning

  • Avoid harsh chemicals and abrasives. Copper cleaners should also be avoided.

About the Author

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.

Photo Credits

  • hand with sponge image by sparkia from Fotolia.com
  • hand with sponge image by sparkia from Fotolia.com