There are a few easy and inexpensive tips we can give you to keep your stainless steel sink looking brand new for years to come.
- Clean regularly with a mild detergent solution and/or clean water applied with a soft cloth or sponge. Rub gently.
- Rinse and towel dry after every use (to prevent mineral deposits from building up on the surface of the sink).
- Deep clean once a week with a recommended cleanser (be sure to rub in the direction of the finish lines) and a soft cloth or sponge rather than an occasional aggressive single cleaning. Cleaners should state “suitable for stainless steel.”
A few don’ts:
- Do not use coarse abrasive powders, metallic scourers such as steel wool or brushes with metal bristles.
- Do not use the so termed “silver cleaners.”
- Do not leave wet sponges, cloths, cleaning pads, rubber mats or dishpans in the sink. This could lead to surface rust or possible pitting.
- Do not leave standing solutions of chlorine bleach and water in the sink for extended periods of time. Always rinse the sink after using such solutions.
- Do not allow liquid soap or other cleansers to dry on the surface of the sink.
Tomorrow we will give you some specific brands that we’ve found helpful in terms of cleaners as well as some troubleshooting tips!