How to maintain your stainless steel sink

Kitchen & laundry sink care

To keep the lustre of your stainless steel sink, non-abrasive cleaners are recommended. However, some stains can be tougher than others. Learn our insider tips to maintaining the beauty of your sink.

Cleaning Stainless Steel Kitchen SInks
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.

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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.

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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.

BLANCOCLEAN is 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.

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Maintaining lustre and shine.

When using a stainless steel polish, ensure that you read directions carefully. 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. Test on a small area first.

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Prevent damage to your sink.
  • Do not drop sharp objects into your sink or 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.