How to Fix a Clogged Kitchen Sink With Salt and Baking Soda

A clogged kitchen sink is an inconvenience, but it's something that happens to nearly anyone who regularly cooks in the kitchen.
Clear a clogged sink drain with a homemade cleaning solution.Clear a clogged sink drain with a homemade cleaning solution.
Over time, grease and bits of food from your dishes, pots and pans will build up in the drain regardless of how clean you try to keep it. While you can purchase commercial drain-cleaning products, many of them contain harsh chemicals that some people would rather not use in their homes. Instead of pouring a chemical cocktail down your kitchen sink, you can use a cleaning solution made with nontoxic ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

Step 1

Pour 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of salt into a bucket and stir the ingredients together.

Step 2

Add 1 cup of white vinegar to the bucket. The mixture will begin to foam.

Step 3

Pour the foaming mixture into the clogged kitchen drain immediately.

Step 4

Fill a large stock pot with approximately 2 qt. of water and bring it to a boil on your stove.

Step 5

Pour the boiling water directly into the drain approximately 15 minutes after you add the foaming vinegar and baking soda mixture.

Things You Will Need

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup salt
  • Bucket
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • Large stock pot
  • 2 qt. water

About the Author

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.