Stainless Steel Sinks Care & Cleaning

Constructed of high-grade stainless steel with nickel and chrome content, STERLING(R) sinks provide excellent corrosion resistance and are made to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. Keep your sink looking great with these tips.

 

How to Care for Your Stainless Steel Sinks

  • Clean stainless steel at least once a week.
  • Always apply stainless steel cleaner and polish with a nonabrasive cloth or sponge working with, not across, the grain.
  • Do not use steel wool, wire brushes or abrasive sponge pads. Use only nonscratch cleaning pads.
  • Cleaners containing chloride (bleach) are not recommended. If used, rinse the surface immediately to prevent corrosion.
  • Most stainless steel products will scratch from everyday use. However, these scratches will blend over time to create a unique finish.
  • Do not store open containers of cleaners or chemicals such as acids, bleach, sodium chloride, lye, toilet bowl cleaner, drain cleaner or hard-water stain removal products under your sink.

 

Products to Consider

  • Fantastik Heavy Duty All Purpose Cleaner
  • Formula 409 Multi-Surface Cleaner
  • Windex Original
  • Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleanser
  • 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish

 

For Rust Removal

  • Autosol Rust Remover
  • Bar Keepers Friend MORE Spray & Foam Cleaner

 

Care Tip

Allowing water to evaporate on metal will form water deposits. To avoid this and keep your product looking beautiful, it is important to wipe the sink clean with a soft cloth after each use.

 

General Care and Cleaning

Allowing water to evaporate on metal will form water deposits. To avoid this and keep your product looking beautiful, it is important to wipe the sink clean with a soft cloth after each use.

  • Test first. Always test cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area first before applying to the entire surface.
  • Wipe clean. Wipe surfaces clean and rinse completely with water immediately after applying cleaner. Rinse and dry any overspray that lands on nearby surfaces.
  • Don’t let cleaners soak. Do not allow cleaners to sit or soak.
  • Avoid abrasive materials. Use a soft, dampened sponge or cloth. Never use an abrasive material such as a brush or scouring pad to clean surfaces.