How to maintain your stainless steel sink

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How to clean a stainless steel kitchen sink
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To keep your stainless steel sink clean, rinse and dry thoroughly after every use. This keeps calcium deposits and water stains at bay. Scroll below for more insider tips to maintain the beauty of your stainless steel sink.

How to clean a BLANCO stainless steel sink
How to clean a stainless steel sink?

For daily cleaning use liquid cream cleansers such as BLANCOCLEAN for stainless steel.

  • Use a sponge to rub with the grain of the finish.
  • Rub the entire sink surface to obtain a uniform appearance.
  • Rinse with water and wipe down sink with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Drying the sink will prevent water spots caused by lime in the water.

For surface scratches – Use a fine pumice powder.

Cleaning a stainless steel kitchen sink by BLANCO CANADA
Removing rust spots and stains.
  • Rust spots and stains can be removed with metal cleaners such as Flitz.
  • Stainless steel does not rust, however rust stains may occur as a result of other materials coming in contact with the sink allowing iron particles to bond to the sink’s surface.
  • Iron particles introduced by metal cookware, steel wool pads, etc. can react with water and deposit rust spots.
  • Do not use rubber-coated mats as discoloration of the sink may occur after prolonged use.
  • Do not leave wet sponges or cleaning materials on the sink for long periods of time as this could stain the sink surface.
Cleaning a stainless steel kitchen sink by BLANCO CANADA
Using surface cleaners.
  • Do not use strong abrasive cleansers, cleansers that contain chlorine (usually sodium hypochlorite) or hydrochloric acid.
  • Do not use steel wool or metal scrub pads—these will scratch and dull the surface of the sink.
  • Do use BLANCOCLEAN, a combined cleaner and polish and will help maintain the original luster of your sink. However, other non-abrasive liquid cream cleaners can also be used.
Cleaning a stainless steel kitchen sink by BLANCO CANADA
Maintaining lustre and shine.
  • When using a stainless steel polish, ensure that you read directions carefully.
  • Test on a small area first.
  • Use a damp cloth and follow the grain of the steel when polishing.
  • For best results, rinse with water and buff with a soft, static-proof cloth.
Cleaning a stainless steel kitchen sink by BLANCO CANADA
Prevent damage to your sink.
  • Do not drop sharp objects into your sinkor use it as a cutting board as this will damage the sink. Materials that are harder than stainless steel can scratch, including stone, diamond, glass, ceramic or abrasives. Do not use rubber-coated mats as discoloration of the sink may occur after prolonged use.
  • Use a sink bottom grid to protect your sink. BLANCO custom-sized stainless steel grids fit inside the bottom of the sink to protect it from scratches caused by sharp utensils or other kitchen tools.
  • Empty your sink each day. Remove all metal cookware to prevent rust spots they might cause.
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