The basket strainer is one of the hardest working components in any kitchen.
Given that a household will run the water in the kitchen around 75 times a day, then the drain and the strainer basket are in considerable demand.
And if the sink material is easy to clean and well cared for, any food leftovers will collect and get caught in the drain. Of course, dirt also gets trapped here and will need to be cleaned away.
We give you our best tips for cleaning the drain and the basket strainer.
And the great thing is that it only takes a few minutes! It requires three things that you’ll already have plenty of at home.
1. Boil 250 ml water in the kettle.
2. Leave the boiling water to cool for a moment, until you can no longer hear a simmering noise.
3. Sprinkle a level teaspoonful of dishwasher cleaning powder onto the closed drain cup that holds the basket insert. Pour over the water and leave to work for approximately 30 seconds.
4. Then scrub the strainer insert and the edges of the drain cup with the brush (30 seconds will generally be long enough). Open up the drain cup, let the cleaning water run out and remove the cleaned strainer insert.
5. Now scrub the perforated openings of the drain cup with the brush.
6. Put the strainer insert back into the drain cup and rinse with clean water.
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