Best ways to clean your stainless steel sink

Learn the best ways to clean your BLANCO stainless steel kitchen sink daily or weekly, including removing rust and what not to use on stainless steel.

How to clean and maintain the beauty of your BLANCO stainless steel kitchen sink
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How to clean your stainless steel sink

BLANCO stainless steel has a non-porous surface which prevents dirt, bacteria and microorganisms from accumulating. It has a natural resistance to common household acids, marks and stains such as those made by coffee or certain types of fruits and vegetables. Watch the video or read the tips below to learn how to keep your kitchen sink looking like new.

For daily cleaning:

A BLANCO stainless steel sink will maintain its brilliance best if cleaned immediately after use. Follow this simple routine for an easy, everyday clean:

  • Wet and squeeze some dish soap onto the soft side of a sponge.
  • Wipe the stainless steel surface in the direction of the brushed finish.
  • Rinse with clean water and dry in the direction of the brushed finish with a microfibre cloth.

For weekly cleaning:

For a deeper, weekly cleaning to extend the life of your BLANCO sink, use BLANCOCLEAN Daily+ to reduce limescale and soap scum buildup. Follow this process:

  • Pour BLANCOCLEAN Daily+ directly onto the sink and let sit for 1-2 minutes to take effect.
  • Wear a glove and wipe with the soft side of a wet sponge in the direction of the brushed finish.
  • Rinse with clean water and dry in the direction of the brushed finish with a microfibre cloth.

Additional tips for cleaning stainless steel sinks

What should you not use on stainless steel?
Stainless steel by BLANCO is highly durable and easy to clean

What should you not use on stainless steel?

  • Do not use use aggressive cleaning agents such as strong abrasive cleansers that contain chlorine (usually sodium hypochlorite) or hydrochloric acid.
  • Do not use use cleaning baths for silver.
  • Do not use use steel wool, metal scrub pads, prickly brushes or the rough side of sponges—these will scratch and dull the surface of the sink.
  • Do not drop sharp objects into your sink or use it as a cutting board. Materials that are harder than stainless steel can scratch, including stone, diamond, glass, ceramic or abrasives.
  • Do not use rubber-coated mats as discolouration of the sink may occur after prolonged use.
How to protect your stainless steel sink?
How to protect your stainless steel kitchen sink

How to protect your stainless steel sink?

  • Use a sink bottom grid to protect your sink. BLANCO custom-sized stainless steel grids fit inside the bottom of the sink to protect against scratches caused by sharp utensils and other kitchen tools.
  • Empty your sink each day. Remove all metal cookware to prevent rust spots.
How to remove limescale on a stainless steel sink?
Easily clean your BLANCO stainless steel sink with our high-quality stainless steel cleaner!

How to remove limescale on a stainless steel sink?

Did you know that most stains are caused by discolouration adhered to limescale? When you remove limescale on a regular basis, you also remove the likelihood of stubborn stains in your sink. Tackle limescale deposits quickly and easily with the help of our Stainless Steel BLANCOCLEAN Daily+ cleaner.

How to remove scuff marks from a stainless steel sink?
How to get rid of scuff marks on a stainless steel sink?

How to remove scuff marks from a stainless steel sink?

Rinse and dry the sink thoroughly after each use, as physically drying your sink instead of air drying will help prevent water spots from appearing. Do not leave wet sponges or cleaning materials on the sink for long periods of time as this could stain the sink surface.

How to remove rust spots from a stainless steel sink?
How to remove rust stains from a stainless steel sink

How to remove rust spots from a stainless steel sink?

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. Remove rust spots and stains with a mild cleanser. 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 discolouration of the sink may occur after prolonged use.

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