Care and Cleaning of Stainless Steel Sinks
Maintaining the beauty of Stainless Steel Sinks, the easy care way...
Much of the beauty of stainless steel lies
in its long-lasting wear and enduring good looks. Follow these
few simple "how to" sink cleaning tips, and your stainless steel
products from Just Manufacturing will retain their original
beauty for many years to come.
An ounce of prevention ...
|Forget the pound of cure. Stainless
Steel is easily kept stain-free with these simple sink cleaning tips on how to
clean stainless steel sinks:|
Since most soaps
and detergents contain chlorides, Just recommends frequent
rinsing of your stainless steel sink, preferably after each use.
Combine this simple
daily treatment with weekly cleansing with an abrasive cleaner,
ideally Bon-Ami or Zud. Unlike porcelain sinks, durable
stainless steel stands up strongly to abrasive cleansers.
Remember always to scrub in the direction of the polish lines so
that your efforts blend with the surface of your sink. For
less aggressive approach, try cleaning your stainless steel sink
with a paste of baking soda and water. Rinse well and dry.
Regularly drying your sink works wonders to prevent water and
surface rust marks.
Looking for that
extra sparkle? Use flour power to polish your stainless steel
sink by applying dry flour when the look you're after is a
gleaming finish. Rub the flour in with a soft cloth, and then
rinse and dry.
Club soda will do
the sparkle trick as well. After placing the stopper in your
sink, pour some club soda in and rub with a soft cloth. As
always, dry with soft cloth to prevent water spots and surface
Add some shine with
a few drops of baby oil. Wipe off with paper toweling and repeat
for added shine.
|Some things are best avoided:
A few DONT's for Stainless Steel care...|
Do not let soap cleansers dry
on the sink's surface. Rinse regularly to keep the chlorides
found in most cleansers from affecting the natural luster of
Steer clear of steel wool
pads. The iron particles that are left behind can lead to rust
and corrosion. For hard-to-clean projects, try a ScotchBrite
scouring pad when the job at hand requires a little extra
effort, again in the direction of the grain.
Avoid leaving steel and cast
iron cookware in your sink for extended periods of time. Iron
plus moisture on top of stainless can lead to surface rust and
Rubber dish mats, wet sponges
and cleaning pads are a no-no for a lengthy stay in your sink.
Since they trap water, discoloration and staining can result.
Just as you do not use your
cutting board to clean the dishes, do not use your sink as a
cutting board. Knives and other sharp kitchen instruments will
naturally damage the surface of your sink.
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