Ok. I'm going to be a little judgmental here, folks, but ewwwwww! Do people really not clean their kitchen sinks after doing a load of dishes? Really? Let's make a pact right now that from now on, after we do dishes we take the 10 seconds needed to clean out the sink. Deal?
Your kitchen sink
Kitchen sinks are dirtier than most bathrooms. There are typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the drain alone. Plus your sponge, basin and faucet handles are crawling with bacteria as well.
And if that doesn't gross you out, how about this?
"Most people don’t realize that in our studies of homes we find the greatest number of fecal bacteria actually in your kitchen sink, and the least number in your bathroom," says Gerba. There are actually 200 times more fecal bacteria on a the average person’s cutting board than on a toilet seat, he notes.
So, I don't think I really need to go into what this means for our food preparation and health, right? We need to get rid of all that grossness before it effects us and our families. And what should we do? KILL KILL KILL! Well, that's what we are led to believe anymore, isn't it? We have to use harsh chemicals to KILL the bacteria so it won't kill us. And what happens as that KILLING chemical goes down the drain? Does it just magically disappear? No, it goes out into our world where it continues KILLING many things we never intended to kill.
The other problem with these KILLING antibacterials is that they are raising alarm in the medical community because of the increasing evidence linking their use and the sharp rise in childhood allergies, asthma, and eczema AND the mutation of bacteria as it grows resistant to these products.
Well then, how do I protect my family from these very real and serious food borne bacteria?! It turns out that Better Life products use safe ingredients that create CLEANERS. Yeah, that's right. They simply CLEAN.
Most days and nights, after I'm done washing the dishes I spray down all my counters AND the sink with Whatever and wipe them all down. A couple of times a week, I'll use Even the Kitchen Sink to get a nice scrub and shine. My sponges go in the dishwasher with every load and a couple of times a week I cut up a lemon and toss it down the garbage disposal to freshen it up.
Naomi, a Better Life customer, brought to our attention how Even the Kitchen Sink saved her favorite pot she inherited from her grandmother. After a bittersweet chocolate pudding scalding, she boiled some soapy water on the stove and scrubbed to no avail. Her ever-helpful husband put it in the dishwasher where the burnt stuff got nicely baked on. As a last ditch effort she grabbed some Even the Kitchen Sink and gave it a scrub and voila! Pot saved.
After hearing this story, I decided to go after my own burnt pan from when I pan seared a flank steak last week. (I really need to get a cast iron skillet.) I had also tried the simmering the soapy water trick and was able to get a good deal of the burnt crud out. But this was left.
So, I gave it a whirl. Even the Kitchen Sink and scrubbing pad and sure enough, Voila!
I was impressed. You want to try it? Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win one of three bottles we're giving away! And if you want to blog about this give away, we'll give the blogger with the most clicks to this post a free Starter Kit! Comments open until 5/26. Not lucky enough to win a free bottle? You can buy it here!
I would love to win this prize. I try to shine my sink every night, but I always seem to wake up and find more dirty dishes in the sink. I guess that is to be expected with a 4-year-old and a husband who enjoys indulging in a midnight snack.
Yeah. I’m still waiting for them to come out with self-cleaning models of the husband and 4 year old.
Ooooohh, I don’t have that one yet and I’m already thinking of a few ideas of stuff I’d given up on!
I bought a shiny black stove. Mistake #1. Then I cooked on it. Mistake #2. Who knew that a black stove shows every last bit of splatter, dust, and (sorry about this….)dog hair. Using my other cleaning products required several passes and still left a dull residue. I was really surprised to discover that my Whatever not only cuts the grease, but leaves no dull film after wiping the stove. Very shiny result. I love this stuff. I haven’t seen the Even the Kitchen Sink yet, but I will certainly buy some the next trip to the store. The old science teacher in me knows that we co-exist with plenty of bacteria, some of it beneficial. However, I really don’t like to think of them colonizing my sink and counters. Being totally opposed to the use of serious anti-bacterials which will just let the fittest of the little guys survive and reproduce, passing on their immunity, I am so happy to have this alternative.
Woah…the info about the fecal bacteria in the sink was way more that i wanted to know!! lol. i’d love a chance to try this out!
Impressive video. I love how the Whatever spray cleans, and I wondered if it disinfected, too. So thanks for posting this!