September 18, 2018

My Kitchen Sink Set-Up

Whenever I post an image of my kitchen sink I get a lot of questions on the different items.  I thought I’d share my kitchen sink routine and favorite products all in one post.  Good products and an effective system definitely make even the most mundane tasks a little more enjoyable, don’t you think?

Let’s start with the sink

It’s an undermount double stainless steel sink from Kohler.  When I ordered it I was able to order the rack that fits inside the sink.  I love this feature – it lets dishes dry easily but isn’t bulky.  The faucet is the Kohler Vinnata Sink Faucet – we love it!

Nightly Sink Scrub

My favorite way to clean the sink is with my Nightly Sink Scrub.  If you are new here and haven’t seen this part of my daily routine, check out this post for all the details.  It will change your evening kitchen routine for the better.

The premise is that every night we reset the kitchen, put the dishes in the dishwasher, wipe up the counters and finally sprinkle a little sink scrub in the sink and give it a little scrub.

Scrub, scrub, scrub

I prefer to use the dishwasher for most dishes, pots, and pans, but I do have a couple that aren’t dishwasher safe.  For those I use a scrub brush.  I use this one for all dishes, pots, and pans and this one for my cast iron.  I use this wand cleaner for delicate glassware.  I keep the scrub brushes under the sink in a jar but I keep the daily dish scrub brush in this holder.

Sink side necessities

I like using a sink side tray to corral hand soap, dish soap, and countertop spray.  This keeps these items from dripping on the counters and it keeps everything in one neat and tidy place.  You can find the pictured items in my shop – spray bottle, pump, labels, and sink side tray.

Clean counters

I use bar mop towels in place of paper towels to wipe counters daily.  I keep them in a covered glass jar on the counter so they’re handy.  I use my DIY granite spray daily as I clean up the counters after meals and as needed.

Window sill

I mix up what’s on the window sill from time to time, usually with the seasons.  Right now I have a few vintage canning jars and two jade plant succulents.  The canning jars can easily be found at antique stores and thrift markets and the artificial jade plants are from here.

Here are a couple more kitchen posts you might enjoy:

NIGHTLY KITCHEN QUICK CLEAN

FAVORITE DISH SOAPS

FAVORITE DISHWASHER DETERGENTS

HOW TO REDUCE PAPER TOWELS IN THE KITCHEN