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How to care of your Teka stainless steel kitchen sink

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Timeless. Elegant. Like fine silver, its beautiful finish gains with age and use. But this does not mean we can neglect the care of this essential kitchen item. As a rule, stainless steel’s best friend is cold, clean water or a mild detergent solution, applied with a soft sponge, rinsed well and wiped dry. Here are some of the products or elements that can damage your kitchen sink:

Chlorides:

Chlorides are found in almost all soaps, detergents and cleaning products and can be damaging to stainless steel kitchen sinks. They are water soluble, however, so if you rinse away residues after each use, a weekly scouring is all that is needed to keep your sink looking bright and shiny.

Scratches:

Like most metallic surfaces, your stainless steel kitchen sink will scratch. Don’t worry, these are simply usage marks which will eventually blend into the overall finish of the sink.

Knives:

Your kitchen sink is designed to serve as many things but not as a chopping board. This type of use will cause deep scratches in its surface, and will also blunt your knives. For an additional work area, choose from our wide range of chopping boards.

Water Quality:

The quality of your water can affect the appearance of your kitchen sink. When water has a high iron content, a brown surface stain can form on the sink giving the appearance of rust. Also, in areas with a high concentration of minerals or oversoftened water, a white film may develop on the sink. To combat these problems, we suggest you wipe the sink dry after each use and give it a more thorough clean each week using a recommended abrasive product.

Foods:

Foods containing high levels of salt should not be allowed to dry on the sink surface. Rinse your sink thoroughly after use.

Stainless steel is hard, especially grade 304 (18/10) or 316, never buy grade 430 since it is too soft and can rust. Treat your sink well and clean with sink cleaner every two weeks and it will last a lifetime.

Stainless steel is hard, especially grade 304 (18/10) or 316, never buy grade 430 since it is too soft and can rust. Treat your sink well and clean with sink cleaner every two weeks and it will last a lifetime.

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