How to Clean a Ceramic Sink
Ceramic, unlike porcelain, is more prone to chipping but is also easy to maintain thanks to its non-porous material. It’s made of clay, powder, and water and is shaped before being set at high heat. Smooth, durable, and waterproof, ceramic is also resistant to discoloration and scratches.
An all-purpose cleaner or a small amount of mild dish soap with a soft sponge is perfect for maintaining ceramic surfaces, if not a simple wipe down with a damp cloth. Just be sure to thoroughly dry ceramic sinks of soap and other traces. Avoid using scouring materials or highly concentrated drain cleaners with ceramic sinks.
For a deeper clean of ceramic sinks, you can use a sprinkling of baking soda around the sink to remove grime, mineral buildup, or even toothpaste with circular motions from a soft damp sponge. To brighten and whiten your ceramic sink, coat the ceramic with lemon juice from fresh lemon slices, and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
To remove stains from ceramic, apply a mixture of vinegar/hydrogen peroxide and cream of tartar to the stain and wait 10 minutes before removing the mixture with a soft sponge. You can also remove stains by spraying a bleach solution mixed with water to the ceramic surface and then letting it set for 10 minutes before rinsing.
If your ceramic sink has hand-painted features, avoid using abrasive cleansers to maintain the decoration.