1. Clean your sink on a regular basis.
2. Towel dry frequently to prevent accumulation of mineral deposits from building up on the surface of the sink. These mineral buildups may appear as permanent water spots. If you develop a buildup of minerals from the water, clean with a soft cloth dipped in vinegar. make sure to rinse well and
dry with a clean paper towel.
3. Clean your sink with a mild non-abrasive solution of soap of water. You can also sprinkle baking soda on a soft sponge and rub gently–always in the direction of the grain. Some regular household cleaners contain chlorides or acidic compounds. Try to select those cleaners which have a low chloride content.
4. The use of a rubber mat will help protect the surface. However, if you do use a rubber mat, remember to remove it daily as there is a possibility of bacteria growth under the mat.
5. If you develop minor scratches, try using a stronger non-abrasive cleaner such as Barkeeper’s Friend or Franke’s 903 Inox Stainless Steel cleaner, Flitz or Gordon’s Miracle Shine. If necessary, you can use a fine grade 3M Scotch brite pad and any of the above cleaning compounds. Make sure to rub in the direction of the grain. Rinse thoroughly and towel dry when finished.
1. Do not use steel wool when cleaning your sink–it will leave small residue of iron particles. These iron particles, in time will develop into rust stains and blemish the beauty of your sink.
2. Do not leave steel or cast iron cookware in the sink.
3. Do not leave certain foods such as pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, fruits or juices in the sink as they contain citric acids which may corrode the protective coating of the sink.
4. Do not use chlorine bleach–chlorine attacks the protective coating that makes sink stainless.
Our sinks are manufactured in 304 grade, that is, the standard industry makeup of stainless steel consisting of 18% chromium and 10% nickel.
The material, however, is the top choice with kitchen sinks. By learning how to take proper care, your sink will appear new and clean as it ever can be.