Along with the granite countertop owner’s manual, cleaning stainless steel sinks is important info to go along with care tips for your stone tops.
Sink care guidelines are seldom provided when you purchase stone countertops.
Instructions you’re given for countertop care typically come from an installer or helper who has never been properly trained in either the science of stone care or the “scratchability” of stainless steel.
How to clean stainless steel appliances is covered in a second guide –
How to clean stainless steel sinks from Amerisink.com
AmeriSink granite sinks (and probably your sink too) are made of type 304 series alloy stainless steel, featuring the highest quality 18/10 chrome-
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SINK?
Clean stainless once a week. wipe the sink dry with a clean soft cloth, working with, not across, the grain; this will inhibit water spotting and mineral deposits in severe hard water conditions.
All Purpose Cleaner, Kitchen Cleaner, Formula 409 (follow the directions on the product) are products available in hardware and grocery stores that can be used every day to protect, polish and clean your stainless steel sink.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Do not use any abrasive sponge pads, wire brushes or Steel Wool.
Cleaners containing Chloride are not recommended, as these products will dull and tarnish the finish.
SURFACE RUST & STAINS:
Stainless steel does not rust.
FLITZ & BAR KEEPERS FRIEND are all effective at removing “surface” residue such as: tarnish, rust, lime deposits & hard water stains.
Scratches are inevitable in any sink material, including stainless steel. Over time, these scratches will become uniform with the sink’s grain.
For severe scratches, secure a pumice rubbing compound from a hardware store, and follow the directions on the package. Note: Once the sink’s finish has been restored to your satisfaction, AmeriSink recommends the purchase of a customized sink grid to protect the bowl’s bottom.
As a granite countertop fabricator and installer, I was approached by Angie’s List but it wasn’t for a paid listing. When dealing with contractors of any kind, quality referrals are your best way to avoid frustration and hassle.
Consider a referral source like Angie’s List to help you find any kind of contractor, not just granite fabricators and installers.
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