Stainless Steel Sinks Care & Cleaning
Expectations: Your stainless steel sink will sustain scratches and wear marks from everyday use. No matter what gauge sink you have it is impossible to prevent scratching. Over time, scratches will be less noticeable as they will develop a non‐directional luster that will replace the directional brushing marks of the stainless when brand new. The use of a sink grid can help to minimize scratches on the bottom of the sink. In no circumstance should a rubber mat replace a sink grid. Rubber mats will trap water, harboring bacteria and can cause the sink surface to discolor. It is best to rise out and dry your stainless sink after each use. Do not use metal scouring pads on the sink itself; not only will you scratch your sink but it can cause your sink to rust and discolor.
Regular cleaning: Lightly wipe down with dish soap, rinse with water, and dry with a towel. Occasional polishing with a household cleanser such as bar keeper’s friend will have your sink shining like new (but – do be careful with this and other abrasive cleaners as they can damage your countertops). If your sink has a noticeable grain wipe in the direction of the sink grain.