We all know the kitchen is the heart of every home. Whether spending some quality time with the family or entertaining friends, kitchen is the one room we all spend the most time in. But as fun as it sounds, kitchen is also one of the most hated rooms. Let’s face it, no one is crazy about washing dishes, right? Yes, we all have dishwashers, but how often do you run it to wash one glass, two plates and few spoons? Never, right. That’s why having a quality sink is important.
Stainless steel sinks look great and are the perfect choice for busy kitchens. Not only are they extremely cost-efficient, but also make the most attractive option when compared to sinks made of other materials. Available in wide range of different sizes and thickness, finding a durable and attractive model can be easily done. Before you pick a stainless steel sink for your kitchen, here are few things you should know about it.
Can Stainless Steel Sinks Rust?
The answer is ‘No’, if regularly cleaned. However, the stainless steel sink is prone to typical domestic wear and tear. Here are a few advice regarding the use and care of you stainless steel sink.
- On a regular basis, remove dirt and limescale deposits;
- Do not use harsh chemicals to clean the sink;
- Use only steel wool pads designed for stainless steel material for cleaning;
- Avoid lengthy contact with salty liquids and also rusting iron objects;
- Do not use your sink for dyeing or bleaching fabric.
Can Stains Appear on the Surface of the Sink and How Can They be Prevented?
Limescale deposits which can happen depending on the hardness of the water, retain dirt particles that can cause stains in a short period of time. Such stains can be prevented by wiping the sink dry after each use. However, if the stains do appear, you can use a standard stainless steel sinks cleaning agent (available in every supermarket) to remove limescale.
Can Stainless Steel Sinks Withstand Extreme Temperatures?
Stainless steel sinks are designed to withstand not only hot or cold temperatures, but sudden temperature changes as well. This means you can drain hot boiling water from cooked vegetables or meat in your sink and rinse them in cold water without causing any damage to the surface of the sink.
Why New Stainless Steel Sinks Usually Show the First Scratches Within the First Weeks of Use?
Stainless steel sinks undergo very strict quality control testing to ensure their consistently high quality. However, even the latest technology used in the production of sinks, simply cannot guarantee a 100% scratch-resistant stainless steel. Hence the appearance of minor scratches is pretty normal. To ensure a shining and scratch-free surface (to some extent) use recommended cleaning agents for regular care.