Care and maintenance of your stainless steel sink and outdoor kitchen

Our products are mainly made of Swedish stainless steel (1.43-01 for those interested) and the metal we use consists of almost 90% of recycled material, only 10% is new steel from the mines. Stainless steel is a very durable material but, like everything else, also needs care to maintain its beauty. Our product manager Anders Sund gives some tips and advice on how to take care of your stainless-steel sink or outdoor kitchen.

Take care of your sink

Stainless steel can withstand more than most other materials used for countertops, and many of the agents that had given permanent stains to other materials do not affect stainless steel sinks at all. The steel used for our sinks has a soft surface and will be scratched during use but fortunately a stainless-steel sink is like a vintage wine – it ages well and only gets better and more beautiful with time. The scratches quickly become less visible when the sink gradually gets a nice patina.

Frida Lundgren who writes about home decor on instagram @Fröken.Frida comments after the installation of her Contura sink “… a classic sink that will only become more beautiful over the years. Unswedishly satisfied ♡ ”.

Care and Maintenance

A stainless-steel sink is easy to take care of and does not require much time. It is usually enough to rinse and dry the sink properly after use. From time to time you can use some detergent and a brush. Do not allow water or other liquids to dry on the surface as this may cause a coating from contaminants from the liquid which can be difficult to remove.

For removal of stains, it is recommended to use a cleaning paste intended for stainless steel or a glass cleaner. Even the use of regular white toothpaste can work if needed. Use a nylon sponge (never steel wool) for rubbing.

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Do avoid

Never use traditional abrasives, scouring pads, bleach or chlorine-containing detergents. Chlorine solutions must not be in contact with the surface for a longer period of time and silver polishing agents can give stains that are very difficult to remove. Never use steel wool for cleaning, in addition to scratching the surface it leaves small iron particles on the surface that can develop into rust stains.

Common foods such as juice, salt, mustard, mayonnaise and vinegar contain acids and other substances that affects stainless steel. Wipe off any residue from these products.

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