And there’s no denying that a white farmhouse apron front sink is beautiful! Any stains on your white sink, from hot sauce to coffee, will come right off with Bar Keeper’s Friend.
If you are nervous about using a somewhat harsh cleaner, you can try something gentler like Bon Ami or even baking soda.
The abrasive nature of the cleaner removes any stains or scuffs on your sink’s surface. Bar Keeper’s Friend states it is safe on porcelain, fireclay, and cast iron farmhouse sinks, but of course you’ll want to test it on an inconspicuous spot first to be certain. And it’s great (as we will see in a minute) for disinfecting the drain, garbage disposal, and sink grid (if you have one).
You really need a mildly abrasive cleaning agent like Bon Ami or Bar Keeper’s friend. If you have very hard water, you might need to take special care to remove any limescale buildup in your sink. Taking a minute to rinse the whole thing down every time you do the dishes can make a big difference. If you’re working with dough or batter or anything that will dry and leave a sticky mark, deal with it right away. It keeps cast iron pans from chipping the surface or leaving rust marks, and makes for a handy makeshift drying rack. But alas, we are mere mortals, and sometimes our fireclay sinks need a good scrub.
Remove any debris from the sink by rinsing and wiping down with mild dish soap. While the water is running, add a generous splash of bleach and squirt of dish soap.
Of course that all depends on how busy your kitchen is, your dishwashing habits, and what you have protecting the bottom of the sink. I find that I need to deep clean my farmhouse sink at least once every two weeks. It adds shine and helps liquids run off the surface, which can prevent stains.