Stainless steel sinks are a great addition to any kitchen but they need some TLC to keep looking their best. Watermarks and limescale are an inevitable occurrence, so knowing how to properly maintain your sink to keep it looking great for years to come is vital. These tips and tricks will help you have a clean stainless steel sink without causing any further scratches or damage.
How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink
Keep your stainless steel sink stain-free with these simple cleaning tips. Simply dry your sink after use and clean regularly with a soft sponge and soapy water. Wiping dry will prevent surface water marks and soap build up.
Method kitchen cleaner spray is the best way to give your stainless steel sink a deeper clean. For best results, use a soft cloth and spray the solution around your sink, rinsing and repeating to give a thorough clean.
Add a Sparkle
Buff your stainless steel sink with olive oil and a lint free cloth to give that extra shine. Clean with the grain, not against it, to ensure you don’t dull or scratch the sink.
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Avoid Abrasive Materials
Steel wool, abrasive brushes and scouring pads can cause damage and rust to your sink. Always clean with softer sponges and use a soft toothbrush for tougher areas.
Stay away from bleach and harsh chemical cleaners that contain ingredients such as hydrochloric and sulphuric acid. You should also avoid using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar on your sink as these can leave marks on the surface.
Keep It Tidy
Regardless of how much washing up liquid is used during the daily dish wash, sinks will still inevitably collect food scraps and soap deposits which can lead to rust, and eventually water spots will appear. As a rule of thumb to stop these from occurring, you should keep on top of daily cleaning to prevent long-lasting stains.
Use A Sink Protector
Certain types of sink materials and particularly stainless steel sinks can be weak against scratches from daily use. To avoid these scratches, place a protective matt in the sink to absorb the impact from utensils and dishes. A range of sink basin protectors are available depending on your style preference.
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