I always wipe the sink after each use. It gets a proper clean about once a week.
I think we have to be careful we don't get too paranoid about germs. There is an old Scottish saying "children eat a peck of dirt before starting school". I think there is an element of truth in that as you never used to hear about the "allergies" which are so prevalent nowadays.
I'm with you on this one Finy. I don't clean mine every day, but when it starts to look like it needs a scrub I'll give it a clean and follow this up with an antibac spray. We're all still living and relatively healthy so hoping that the germs haven't done too much damage.
As I wash my dishes as I use them,rather than letting them mount up,I feel that my sink is definitely clean enough! I will give it a really good scrub though only when I think it is in need of that Extra bit of Oooomph!!!
My house is over 25 years old, but the drain pipe is white as you look in the sink.
I use 'Magic Sponge' to clean inside the sink 2-3 times a day when I wash up.
I also leave the tap running a few times a week for a minute or two to clean away any old water.
I bleach my 'drain pipe' with the very heavy duty bleach.
I never have a dirty dish-wipe....and the sink is wiped down 2-3 times a day.
Along with the dish rack.
I have about 2 dozen tea towels, and once one is used...it go's in the wash.
(they are all washed separate from any other washing).
That is one area I am totally a freak with, I just can't help myself.
There is also a theory that our kids are developing allergies because they have iinsufficient contact with germs. I wipe down as I go, but only use an antibacterial washing up liquid, for example, when I am in a shared kitchen occasionally.
Don't clean the sink daily as I think that is over the top. We need germs to make us stronger and more resilient anyway. When the sink looks or feels grubby I use Jif or that sort of cream cleaner and occasionally pour some bleach down the drain but try not too waste too much water.
I keep my kitchen sink clean with a light rub over with a scourer every time I wash up. I also make sure the wash cloth is hung over the tap to air between washes.
I have seen people leave their sponges in the bottom of the sink, to gather all the dirty water that goes there.
No I don't even do mine weekly, & my husband & I are never sick from it. I clean it with something I can't remember the name of. I've heard it's actually healthier to leave the washed up items in the drain rack, & to not dry them by hand. It also saves a lot of time!
I want to clean that sink! Paper towel near the water source?! Dirty sponge in the sink and dirty dishcloth languishing on the sink divider?!! Yuck. It needs uncluttering so it can be cleaned around and it needs a good clean and shine. Get the plug out of the sink too. I would not have a cuppa if offered. Sinks and toilets are my pet hate. Clean, clean, clean.