Stainless Steel Sink Care

Quick tips for daily sinkware cleaning and care:

  • Combine a simple daily treatment with weekly cleansing using a soft abrasive scouring pad and any common kitchen cleanser. Make sure to scrub in the sink corners and around the drain to. remove any grime build up from food and oils.
  • Remember to always scrub in the direction of the polish lines so that your strokes blend with the surface of your sink.
  • Since most soaps and detergents contain chlorides, once cleaning is complete, rinse the surface immediately to prevent corrosion. Rinsing in clean hot water leaves stainless steel shiny and germ free, all ready for the next use.
  • Ordinary carbon steel brushes or steel wool should be avoided as iron particles that are left behind can lead to rust and corrosion.
  • Lastly, it is advisable to wipe the surface completely with clean dry towels so that the water does not evaporate and leave water spots. Avoid the use of oily rags or greasy cloths when wiping the surface. Regularly drying your sink works wonders to prevent hard water and surface rust marks.

Things to AVOID:

  • Don’t let soap cleansers, sponges, towels or rags dry on the sink’s surface. They can dull the surface beneath them as well as harbor bacteria or other unwanted items.
  • Rinse regularly to keep the chlorides found in most cleansers from affecting the natural luster of stainless.
  • No steel wool pads should ever be used on stainless steel sinks. The iron particles that are left behind can lead to rust and corrosion.
  • For tough stains or dirt, try a ScotchBrite scouring pad and rub deeply in the direction of the grain.
  • Avoid leaving steel and cast iron cookware in your sink for extended periods of time. Iron plus moisture on top of stainless can lead to surface rust and staining.
  • Rubber dish mats, wet sponges and cleaning pads are a no-no for a lengthy stay in your sink. Since they trap water, discolouration and staining can result.
  • Don’t use your sink as a cutting board. Knives and other sharp kitchen instruments will naturally damage the surface of your sink.

How to get that stainless sparkle again?

Every Zomodo sink comes with a Sink Care Pack.  Please check the original Zomodo box for this item.  Our care pack contains small samples of stainless steel polishing cream, conditioning oil, a ScotchBrite pad, and a smooth nylon scouring pad.  Instructions on how to recondition your sink can also be found in your SCP and at the link below.

Additional Zomodo Sink Care products an be purchased at the Cleaning Products Tab.

Reconditioning your sink will eventually create a new finish, otherwise referred to as a patina.  However, it should be noted that sinks starting with a very high-lustre polish (such as our ScotchBrite and Microbrush finish) will not return to their original state after reconditioning.  They will form a new patina, which will always be slightly duller than the original finish.

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Zomodo Regular Stainless Care Pack

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Zomodo PearlArc Stainless Care Pack