- Clean on a regular basis. The best form of maintenance is a frequent regular cleaning.
- Preventative maintenance and ensure the sink is clean, dry and exposed to room temperature when not used.
- Rinse thoroughly after each use, run the water for a few minutes rubbing the cleaned area with a sponge.
- Towel dry after each use to prevent mineral deposits from building up on the surface of the sink.
- Scour the sink once a week, be sure to rub in the direction of the satin finish lines.
- Scour the sink across the satin finish lines, this will damage the original finish.
- Allow liquid soap or other household cleaners to dry on the surface of the sink. Most brands contain chemical additives which will affect the original high lustre of the sink.
- Leave standing solutions of chlorine bleach and water in the sink for extended periods of time. It is not recommended that undiluted chlorine bleach be used on your sink. The risk of damage is proportional too the concentration of chlorine and the amount of time the surface is exposed.
- Use steel wool pads to clean your sink they will scratch the surface. If a more abrasive product is required use a scrubbing pad and be sure to run in the direction of the satin finish lines. Steel wool pads break apart and small particles of steel can become embedded in the surface of the sink. These particles will rust and give the appearance that the sink is actually rusting.
- Use rubber mats or dishpans in the sink to “protect” the finish. Leaving these type of items in the sink can lead to surface rust or possible pitting since the sink surface does not dry properly. If you do use mats or dish pans remove these after each use.
- Leave wet sponges or cleaning pads in the sink. Trapped water can lead to staining or discoloration of the sink surface. This can also lead to surface rust.
- Leave any mild steel or cast iron cookware or implements on the sink surfaces for extended periods of time. The combined presence of iron and moisture can only lead to surface corrosion and staining of the sink.
Following these recommendations for the cleaning and care of your stainless steel sink will ensure that it will provide you with many years of beauty and service.