When the vintage farmhouse sink, you need to get clean to avoid stains and eliminate bacteria. While you may want to get an abrasive cleaner to power through that mess, think again you might end up doing your sink more harm than good. Remove any basin mat on the bottom of the heat sink used to protect the plates or glassware from breaking. Once the sink support has been removed, let the food particles go down the drain.
Wet the inside of the sink, including the sides. Then, sprinkle baking soda through the inside of your dirty sink. The water should help the adhesion of dust to the sides of the pile. Open the mixer and let the sponge wet on both sides. One side of the sponge should be a regular absorbent sponge, and the other one a nylon scouring pad. Rub the baking soda on the surface of the sink with the sponge. Work the top of each side down and the edges of the bottom of the sink towards the drain.
Turn on the tap and, with the sponge, clean any remaining cleaning agent and let it run down the drain with water. While the sponge is still wet, clean the faucet, handles, and around the base of the faucet, adding baking soda if necessary. Rinse the sponge and clean the tap area again. Dry the surface to a shine with paper towels. Stainless steel sinks can be dyed by water droplets remaining on the surface for a prolonged period.