The Dos and Doníts in Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks
Saturday, April 04 2009 @ 04:14 PM MSD
People tend to take their stainless steel kitchen sinks for granted, and it is only when stains and scratches appear that they realize that they have to clean it. You need to realize that they are stain-less, and not stain-proof!
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Stainless steel kitchen sinks are not totally stain-proof; thus stains are always possible. Scratches and water spots are also problems on the surface of your sink. Corrosion on the surface and dents on the steel itself may happen as well. Thus, to prevent these problems, you have to know the dos and doníts in taking care of your sink.
Water spots. Prevention is always better than cure. You can prevent stains and water spots by simply rinsing your sink every after use. While water is continuously running, wipe your sink with a soft cloth. Always towel dry thereafter.
Scratches and dents. You have to watch out in handling your sharp objects. Knives, scissors, and forks can scratch the surface of your stainless steel kitchen sink. Also, put your heavy kitchenware gently on your sink so that you can prevent dents on your steel.
If the problems already exist, donít worry. For water spots, you can use vinegar to remove them. For stubborn spots, use baking soda by sprinkling it on the spots. For better results, try using both simultaneously. First, sprinkle the baking soda and then rinse with vinegar. Meanwhile for scratches, simply apply a cleansing agent (mild) on a damp cloth and strongly rub on the scratches parallel to the sinkís grains or polish lines.
Here are some procedures that are by most people usually do but they should never have done them. First and foremost, do not wait until the sink problems appear. Never leave your sink without towel drying after use, nor let wet sponges or cloths, and cleansing products to dry on the sink. Do not use cleansing products with chloride content or else corrosion of the sinkís furnish will happen. Do not drop or forcefully put heavy objects such as pots to prevent dents. Avoid placing sharp objects on your sink to avoid scratches. And, to put a stop to formation of rust stains, avoid iron materials. Water plus iron lead to rust.
Simply remember these dos and doníts in taking care for your stainless steel kitchen sinks not only for them to always look new, but for them to survive for a very long time.