✓ After each use, clean your sink with a soft cloth, warm water, and liquid detergent e.g. BrillCare or liquid Ajax. Dry with a soft cloth.
✓ Remove all stains as soon as possible, using hot water and a non-abrasive cleaner.
✗ Do not use abrasive cleaners, abrasive scrub pads and aggressive chemicals. These can scratch the sink surface, making it susceptible to stains.
|Stain or mark||Cleaning method|
|Organic stains e.g. tea, coffee, fruit juice, wine||Fill the sink with a highly diluted organic cleaner such as bleach and leave overnight. Rinse with warm water and a soft cloth.|
|Specialist stains e.g. ink, oil-based stains or paint||Use a cloth dampened with methylated spirits. Meths can dissolve paint, so do not let it come into contact with painted surfaces.|
|Lines caused by pots or cutlery||Rub with a cloth or sponge and liquid detergent.|
|Mineral buildup e.g. limescale, white residue||Cover the bottom of the sink with a mixture of white vinegar and water and soak for a few hours. Then rub the bottom of the sink vigorously with the stiff side of a sponge, and rinse thoroughly with water.|
✗ Avoid placing pots, pans or other hot objects in excess of 280°C on the surface of the sink. The bottom of a pot or pan just removed from the stove can be over 600°C! Pots, pans and other hot objects must be placed on potholders (made of wood, rubber, etc.).
✗ Avoid putting very hot and very cold objects on the sink at the same time, as this can cause thermal shock.
✗ Do not use the sink as a cutting surface. Use a cutting board made of hardwood or polyethylene.
✗ Avoid letting heavy or pointed objects fall on the surface of the sink.
✗ Do not pour alcohol, gasoline, trichloroacetic acid or any solvents onto the sink. These can react with the structure of the sink and damage it beyond repair.