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In the bottom of the sink it reminds you that something was poured in sink and ran down drain and let that area gray/discolored and down close to metal so anything grabs on it and it stays discolored

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Depending on how old your sink is or how hard your water is, you may have an issue with mineral build-up on the bottom of the sink. If it's calcium, it would be white, so you wouldn't be able to see it. This sink is porcelain, so it isn't porous and should feel completely slick to the touch, especially when wet.

If it isn't, try cleaning it with a melamine sponge. There are various brands. They are all white rectangular squares and come with names like Magic Eraser (it's all the same stuff). This is a very fine but hard abrasive that should be able to clean off any film. If you continue to have issues, you can also use a cleaning product formulated to remove soap scum (like Scrubbing Bubbles).

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How to Sanitize Your Dishwasher

Step 1 -
Get rid of any odor that may be coming from the plumbing pips your dishwasher shares with the sink. Pour a half of cup of baking soda down each sink drain. Pour cups of vinegar down each drain until all of the baking soda is washed away. After five minutes, run very, very hot water down each of the drains.

Step 2 -
Clean out your garbage disposal. Slice a lemon/lime and put the slices down your disposal drain. Run your disposal with cold water running.

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Pour two cups of vinegar into the dishwasher and let it sit for an hour and then let the dishwasher run through a cycle with the hottest water possible. Repeat the process is that does not clean up all of the build and film. You can use baking soda and bleach instead of vinegar - just sprinkle the baking soda in the bottom of the dishwasher tub, and pour bleach inside the tub as well.

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