It’s the hardest working part of your kitchen, but is it the cleanest? While your sink serves the purpose of keeping your household items clean, ironically it can become the most common area for dirt and bacteria build up. How can you be sure your kitchen sink is staying as clean as possible? Here are three very common causes of bacteria build up in the kitchen sink.
1. The wrong kind of stainless – It’s a common misconception that all stainless steel is created equal. When purchasing a stainless steel sink it is extremely important to be sure it has a polished, smooth finish as opposed to a grainy, brush like finish. BLANCO’s satin polished finish is an ideal choice when purchasing a stainless sink. Its refined smooth surface reduces the presence of biofilms caused from bacteria such as salmonella. BLANCO sinks are made from surgical grade steel, they are easy to clean and their smooth surface leaves no footholds for bacteria to stick to and continue to grow.
2. Your pretty stone sink is a breeding ground for bacteria! While natural stone can bring a lavish and luxurious feel to your kitchen, it is not an ideal choice for a kitchen sink. Natural stone is a porous material which requires special sealing and maintenance to ensure that its surface remains clean. A safer and easier alternative to natural stone is BLANCO’s SILGRANIT® sink collection, crafted of composite granite which features their proprietary Hygienic Plus Formula. Hygienic Plus acts as a shield against dirt and bacteria while reducing bacterial growth by 98%.
3. You’re missing the cleaning mark – You’ve spent the time, done your research and purchased a hygiene friendly kitchen sink, but are you taking care of it properly? Proper cleaning and maintenance is half the battle when fighting bacteria and dirt build up in your sink. Ideally, you want to purchase a sink that is easily cleaned and maintained. Surgical grade stainless, found in BLANCO sinks can be easily cleaned and maintained with common cleaning products such as Bar Keepers Friend. Be sure to stay away from abrasive cleaners such as scrub pads that may dull and tarnish the finish.