Cleaning Your Ceramic Sink with Baking Soda (2023)

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A ceramic sink is a perfect choice for any bathroom! It gives the room a classy, spa-like feel. However, Keeping that ceramic sink clean can be a little bit difficult.

But did you know that you can clean your ceramic sink with baking soda? It’s true!

Cleaning your ceramic sink with baking soda is something you need to try because it works perfectly. And I am not just saying that. I do it every week.

In this article, I show you how I clean my ceramic sink by using baking soda.

Let’s start!

What You’ll Need:

Baking Soda
Soft sponge

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1. Make a paste by combining 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water. Mix them in a bowl. 

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2. Dampen the surface of the sink by turning on the faucet and splashing water around it. It helps lessen the abrasion of the paste.

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3. Dip the sponge in the paste and scrub the surface of the sink. Scrub gently in circular motions focusing on removing the stains.

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4. Turn on the faucet and rinse. Make sure you rinse away all traces of baking soda.

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5. Use a rag or cloth to wipe the sink dry.

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Vinegar and Baking Soda Method

If cleaning your ceramic sink with baking soda proves inadequate at removing stains, try combining it with white vinegar.

Just spray some vinegar on the surface of your sink and let it sit for 10 minutes before doing the method above.

Mixing baking soda and vinegar boosts each other’s cleaning properties.

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How About the Sink Faucet?

Yes! You can also clean the sink faucet with baking soda and vinegar. Check this article on how to clean your faucet with baking soda for complete directions.


You can clean ceramic sinks without bleach or other harsh chemicals, thanks to baking soda.

I hope that you find this blog post helpful.

Thanks for reading!

-Baking Soda Guy

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Is baking soda safe to use on all types of ceramic sinks? Baking soda is generally safe to use on most ceramic sinks. However, it’s advisable to test a small inconspicuous area first to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration.
  2. Can I use baking soda to clean colored or patterned ceramic sinks? Baking soda is safe to use on colored or patterned ceramic sinks. However, always test it in a small area to check for any adverse reactions.
  3. How often should I clean my ceramic sink with baking soda? The frequency of cleaning your ceramic sink with baking soda depends on how often it is used and the level of stains or grime. Cleaning it weekly or bi-weekly is a good practice to maintain its shine.
  4. Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda to clean my ceramic sink? Baking powder contains additional ingredients like cream of tartar and is usually used for baking. It’s best to stick to plain baking soda for cleaning purposes.
  5. Can I use baking soda on other bathroom surfaces, such as tiles or bathtubs? Baking soda is safe and effective for cleaning various bathroom surfaces, including tiles and bathtubs. It’s a versatile and mildly-abrasive cleaner.
  6. What if the stains on my ceramic sink are stubborn and won’t come off with baking soda alone? If stubborn stains persist, you can create a stronger cleaning solution by adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the baking soda paste. However, always do a spot test first.
  7. Can I use baking soda to clean other types of sinks, like stainless steel or porcelain? Baking soda is safe to use on stainless steel and porcelain sinks as well. It helps to remove stains and grime without scratching the surface.
  8. Can I use baking soda to clean the drain of my ceramic sink? Baking soda can help deodorize and clean the drain of your ceramic sink. Pour some baking soda down the drain, followed by white vinegar, and then rinse with hot water.
  9. Can I mix baking soda and vinegar directly in the sink for cleaning? While baking soda and vinegar can be combined for cleaning, it’s best to use them separately. First, use baking soda to scrub the sink, then rinse, and afterward, you can use vinegar for extra cleaning power.
  10. Are there any safety precautions when using baking soda to clean my ceramic sink? Baking soda is safe to use, but it’s best to wear prtective gloves if you have sensitive skin or allergies. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use and rinse the area with water.
  11. Can I use baking soda to remove hard water stains from my ceramic sink? Yes, baking soda can help remove hard water stains. Mix baking soda with water to create a paste, apply it to the stains, and let it sit for a while before scrubbing and rinsing.

Disclaimer: Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and test a small area before using baking soda on any surface. In case of persistent stains or damage, seek professional cleaning assistance.

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