Cleaning ceramic sinks: how to look after ceramic surfaces

Perfectly cleaned ceramic sink

Ceramic sinks are rightly considered to be easy to clean. They have a smooth, hard and completely sealed surface. This prevents dirt and liquid from getting into the material. However, there are a few things to be aware of when cleaning ceramic. In order to ensure that you ceramic sink remains beautiful and easy to maintain for a long time to come, we recommend three levels of care – daily cleaning, monthly deep cleaning and surface freshening-up – and provide advice on suitable cleaning products to use. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy your BLANCO Ceramic sink for many years yet!

What makes ceramic sinks special

Ceramic is a highly resistant material. It is resistant to heat and cold, as well as being shock- and scratch-proof. Bacteria have no chance against the smoothness of ceramic sink surfaces. Liquids such as water and oil run off it very easily, so that hardly any marks can form. These properties mean that ceramic sinks always look very clean and well cared for. Their soft feel also makes day-to-day work with ceramic sinks a real pleasure.

Daily cleaning

Cleaning ceramic sinks is extremely easy: as the material is very dense, hardly any marks can form, as dirt simply cannot adhere to it. However, you should still give your ceramic sink a quick clean every day. All you need is a standard sponge, a little washing-up liquid and water. Slightly moisten the sponge under running water. Squeeze a small amount of detergent onto the soft side of the sponge. Clean dirt off your ceramic sink by rubbing the soft sponge over the surface in small, circular movements. Finally, rub the surface dry with a microfibre cloth. As you can see, ceramic is very easy to look after!

Monthly deep-cleaning

In order to conquer particularly stubborn limescale deposits, we recommend using BLANCO CeraCare, a biological cleaner specially designed for ceramic surfaces. You should do this kind of deep clean every 3 to 4 weeks.
Using it is easy: Dip the enclosed sponge lightly into the open CeraCare can. Clean your ceramic sink with small, circular movements. After applying the CeraCare, leave it to work for a few minutes before rinsing with clean water. This is particularly easy to do if you have a pull-out spray.

If your BLANCO Ceramic sink has a PuraPlus surface, you should freshen it up at regular intervals. PuraPlus is a hydrophobic special coating from BLANCO. It reduces the adhesion of limescale, making daily cleaning easier. To maintain this effect, we recommend the BLANCO PuraPlus set, a two-component care product especially designed for PuraPlus ceramic surfaces.
Apply a little PuraPlus starter to a microfibre cloth and rub it evenly into the sink, working in small, circular movements. Now dry the surface thoroughly.
For the second step, use the PuraPlus liquid. Shake the bottle briefly, then pour some PuraPlus liquid onto a paper towel. Rub it into the sink in small, circular movements. Now leave it to work for approx. 10–15 minutes. Finally, polish the surface dry with a microfibre cloth until there are no streaks left.
After treating the sink with PuraPlus liquid, you’ll notice how the water rolls straight off it: liquid no longer clings to the surface, causing less limescale.

Avoid these cleaning agents

Although ceramic surfaces are impervious to marks, you should be aware of the following: Certain cleaning agents should not be used to clean ceramic. These include:

  • Scouring agents or powder
  • Aggressive, highly concentrated drain cleaners
  • Strong mixer tap and steel cleaners
  • Prickly brushes or steel sponges

All of the aforementioned things can cause damage to the surface. This causes the sink to lose its shine and appear matt. In order to avoid this, we recommend using BLANCO cleaning and care products, which are designed for the precise properties of ceramic.