A Guide to Use and Care of Stainless Steel Sinks
- When it comes to maintenance, the best thing you can do is to be consistent in your cleaning. It is preferable to clean a little on a frequent basis than a heavy duty cleaning once in a while.
- Keep the sink clog free to prevent standing water.
- To clean your sink, use a soft cloth and liquid detergent. For tougher stains use a mild abrasive cleaner like Ajax or Comet.
- Follow the direction of the grain when cleaning or scrubbing away stains, scrubbing against the grain will show as a scratch.
- Do not leave soaps and other cleaners in your sink overnight. Do not use solutions with bleach. All of these contain chemicals that may damage your sink if left on the surface.
- Do not use steel wool on your sink. If aggressive cleaning is needed, use a Scotch-Brite pad and rub in the direction of the finish lines.
- Do not leave salt, vinegar, citric fruit juices, mustard or pickles on the sink; wipe them up immediately as they contain citric acids which over time can etch the surface.
- Do not leave any steel or cast iron cookware in the sink for a long period of time. This may also leave iron particles that will corrode the sink.