Stainless steel sinks are easy to keep clean. Simple everyday maintenance, as outlined
below, will ensure its long-lasting beauty.
- DO...Daily regular cleaning to remove dirt and prevent staining is recommended.
For this purpose liquid dish detergent, water and a soft household sponge or cloth
- DO...Rinse thoroughly after each use. “Thorough rinsing can be done by running
water for a few minutes and rubbing the cleaned area with a clean sponge.
- DO...Towel dry after each use to prevent mineral deposits from building up
on the surface of the sink.
- DO...Mild, non-abrasive cleaners can be used with a nylon scrub pad. For
stainless steel sinks, rub with the grain of the finish and 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
- DO...Stubborn stains from hard water's salt particles deposits can be removed
by pouring a little warm vinegar based cleaner into the sink and allow it to sit
for a few minutes. Rinse with clean water and dry.
- DO...To clean the three way matt finish used 3 M scotch bright the direction
of surface hair line.
- DO NOT...Use a steel wool pad to clean your sink. Steel wool pads have a
tendency to break apart and small particles of steel can become embedded in the
surface of the sink. The steel particles will rust and will give the appearance
that the sink itself is rusting.
- DO NOT...Allow soap or other household cleansers to dry on surface of the
sink. Most brands contain chemical additives which will affect the original finish.
- DO NOT...leave rubber or plastic protective mats in the sink. The contact
points where the mat rests on the sink tend to collect residue which may leave marks
on the sink and can result in unsanitary areas.
- DO NOT...Exposed Residential stainless steel sinks to the following agents.
If contact should occur, rinse immediately with clean water and clean the sink thoroughly.
- Photographic chemicals, particularly those containing ferric chloride.
- Chlorine bleach. Chlorides will attack the protective layer of the sink. Always
dilute if used for disinfection.
- Acids, such as sulfuric and hydrochloric in high concentrations.
The concentration of acids contained in drain cleaning products is low; however,
thoroughly rinse the sink bowl if those products are used. The best method of “preventive
maintenance” is to ensure that the sink is dry and clean when not in use.