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When purchasing a stainless steel sink, many homeowners resolve to the eventuality of the surface eventually becoming scratched.

Be cautious while cleaning
When cleaning the sink, never use wire pool pads. This material is very rough, and it will certainly scratch the surface of your kitchen sink.

It is also advised that you clean your sink every couple of days using only warm water and regular detergent. If you wait longer than that, you will have to use harsher detergents that are likely to damage the surface.

Watch out for water
After use, be sure to dry your stainless steel sink and buff it gently with a cloth. This will help to prevent the build-up of mineral deposits and keep your sink in good condition.

Avoid heat and certain chemicals
Never put hot pots and pans in the sink, as this will damage the stainless steel. Reginox also provides a list of chemicals that should not come into contact with your sink:

  • S-39 solder flux
  • paint stripping agents
  • brush cleaners
  • metal shavings
  • agents for removing the grouting between tiles and paving
  • agents for unblocking drains
  • silver cleaner
  • adhesives

Consider a washing up bin
When washing knives and other sharp objects, you run the risk of scratching your sink. To avoid this, consider using a washing up bin to protect the surface of your sink. Even when using a washing up bin, remember to clean out your sink daily.

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