Learn how to clean a quartz sink in seconds with two easy ingredients you already have. Fast, cheap, and effective way to keep your white farmhouse sink sparkling clean.
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If you’ve been following along on our renovation journey, you’ll know we recently replaced both our faucet and sink. It was quite the upgrade from an old, tattered aluminum sink with a separate sprayer hose to this deep, white farmhouse sink made of quartz with this faucet HERE.
It was much needed and very welcomed in our kitchen.
However, my only single complaint is that white quartz sinks like this love to get scuffs on them. Whether it’s from my cast-iron skillets or non-stick cooking pans, every couple of days or so I notice some dark marks on the pristine white stone.
That being said, this sink is still worth every penny. You see, it takes seconds to remove these scuff marks and only an entire five minutes to do a complete deep clean of the sink. Not much, considering the aesthetic appeal it adds to the room. Along with the roominess of the deep basins, it is a high-quality sink for the cost.
Now, you may be wondering how exactly I’m able to get stubborn scuff marks from cooking pans off the white stone so quickly and easily.
At first I tried and tried to scrub with soap, using my favorite bamboo dish scrubbers but could not get the marks out. Then my mind quickly wondered about my other usual natural cleaners I keep on hand: vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice.
I decided first to try the baking soda, along with the soap I had already been using.
In seconds, the most stubborn, darkest scuff marks disappeared. I was impressed and hooked on this method fast!
Now I clean my sink daily and sprinkle some of this on whenever I notice some marks. It works every time. We’ve only had the sink for a month or so now, but I have gotten so much use of it and had so many opportunities to test out this cleaning method countless times.
If you’d like a little more detail on how to clean a quartz sink like this, read on for all extra tips.
How often should I clean my white farmhouse sink?
A white quartz sink should be cleaned often. Anything you use often, especially when water is involved and its purpose is to clean other items, should be cleaned frequently. I personally clean mine daily since it only takes five minutes. I like to start each day with a clean sink, so I usually clean it right before bed or as soon as I wake up in the morning.
Does any type of dish soap work?
Some people will tell you with certain DIY cleaning recipes that you should only use Dawn dish soap, specifically the blue kind. In my experience, this usually isn’t true. I like to buy liquid dish soap that uses essential oils for fragrances and other plant-based ingredients that are gentler and less harmful to the environment. That’s what I always use and it works for me. I recommend any type of liquid dish soap that you already use or have on hand. You don’t need anything specific or special.
Does it matter how long scuff marks have been on the sink?
In my experience, this shouldn’t matter. Whether it’s been minutes, days, or weeks they should come right off with the special combination of dish soap, baking soda, hot water, and a dish scrubber.
How to Clean a White Quartz Farmhouse Sink
Dish scrubber (I use this bamboo one HERE and highly recommend it because of the effective bristles)
Liquid dish soap
Vinegar-water solution (1:1 mixture)
Spray bottle (I use this one HERE)
Tips for Success | how to clean a white quartz farmhouse sink
Be generous with the baking soda if you find that it’s not working as well as you had hoped for. If a scuff isn’t coming out, it’s usually because there isn’t enough baking soda with the dish soap or it needs to be scrubbed more vigorously.
For the best results, use a bristled dish scrubber. They won’t scratch your sink, but they scrub things very well and are tough and durable. I purchased this set almost three years ago and use them daily. And I haven’t needed to replace any of them yet. I wash them thoroughly, shake the excess water out, and let them sit top up to dry for an hour and they’re perfectly clean.
Steps | how to clean a white quartz farmhouse sink
1. Clear sink
First you’ll want to make sure all dishes are cleaned and removed from the sink. Remove any accessories like drain stoppers (you can wash these too as you clean the basins) and rinse any food particles down the drain. Also clear the edges of the sink since it will all get cleaned and wiped down.
2. Combine ingredients | how to clean a white quartz farmhouse sink
Squirt a decent drop (maybe a ½ teaspoon per basin) of liquid dish soap into each side of the sink. Then add a few splashes of water to begin lathering it up with a scrubber. After you’ve gotten a small lather going on the scrubber brush, directly sprinkle baking soda onto the scrubber. Continue working the scrubber brush into the sink basins on both sides until you have scrubbed out any scuff marks and completely scrubbed the entire inside of the sink. For best results use circular scrubbing motions.
3. Rinse with hot water | how to clean a white quartz farmhouse sink
Use the hottest water you can from the faucet sprayer and rinse out all the soap and baking soda. This helps remove everything efficiently and kills any remaining germs.
4. Spray with vinegar-water
Next use a vinegar-water spray bottle to spray down the edges of the sink, the faucet, any soap dispensers or other accessories you usually keep on or around the sink. You don’t want to add more germs right back into your newly cleaned sink. After spraying these areas generously, thoroughly wipe them down with a towel.
5. Dry with towels | how to clean a white quartz farmhouse sink
Last but not least, I dry everything to ensure more bacteria doesn’t accumulate. Water harbors and grows bacteria quickly and attracts pests like ants. Wipe it all down: insides of the basins, edges of the sink, top, etc. until it’s completely dry.