Stainless steel sinks are a popular choice for kitchens and laundry rooms due to their durability and sleek appearance. However, to ensure your Everhard Stainless Steel sink maintains its lustre and longevity, proper care is essential. In this comprehensive guide, we’ve compiled a list of important tips and tricks to help you keep your stainless steel sink in pristine condition.

Routine Maintenance: Keep It Shining

Regular cleaning is the key to preserving the beauty of your stainless steel sink. Follow these simple steps to maintain its shine:

• Regularly clean your sink using bicarb soda or a stainless steel cleaner to enhance its appearance.
• After each use, rinse your sink thoroughly with clean water to remove any chemicals, iron deposits, or acids on the surface.
• Wipe your sink dry with a cloth after every use to prevent water spots and keep the stainless steel fresh.

Avoid Pitfalls: What Not to Do

Certain substances and practices can harm your stainless steel sink. Here’s what to avoid:

• Fruit Juice and Cleaning Chemicals: Fruit juice contains citric acid that can mark the stainless steel, and cleaning chemicals may contain chloride, leading to surface rust. Rinse the sink with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth after exposure to such substances.
• Chemical Storage: Storing chlorine, bleach, or acid-based products under the sink can lead to rapid rusting due to fumes attacking the surface. Store these products in a different area of your home.
• Avoid Soaking: Never leave damp sponges or cloths in the sink, as this can cause the surface to become pitted over time if not cleaned properly.

Understanding Stainless Steel: 304 Stainless Steel Material

Everhard sinks are crafted from 18/8 304 Stainless Steel, consisting of 18% chromium and 8% nickel. While stainless steel is durable, it requires proper care to resist elements in the domestic environment.

Common Causes of Corrosion: Prevention is Key

To prevent corrosion, follow these guidelines:

• Avoid direct contact with Hydrochloric or Muriatic Acid, commonly used in building trade materials.
• Steer clear of excessive contact with chlorine bleaches or harsh cleansers, as exposure to vapours can stain and spot the surface.
• Dry the surface after use to prevent water left on the surface from causing rust spots with contamination from cleaning products.

Removing Rust Spots and Stains: A Step-by-Step Guide

In case rust spots or stains appear, follow these steps:

• Clean the surface with water and dry it with a cloth or microfiber cloth.
• Use a stainless steel cleaning agent like Hillmark Steel Power or Autosol Stainless Steel Polish.
• Apply the cleaning agent to a cloth and rub it on the surface in a circular motion with slight pressure.
• For severe spots, create a film by leaving the cleaning agent on the surface for 1 hour, then remove with a clean cloth using a circular motion.
• Once cleaned, use a microfiber cloth to remove any excess cleaning agent, leaving a polished finish.

For a visual guide, check out Everhard’s Stainless Steel Care Video here and learn how to clean a stained sink here.

By following these tips and maintaining a regular cleaning routine, you can ensure your Everhard Stainless Steel sink remains a shining centrepiece in your home for years to come.