Friday, May 04, 2018

Tips for Handling Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Problems

If you have a stainless steel sink in your kitchen, you must have experiences the following problems: water
spots, rust stains, scratches, corrosion, and dents. But have you dealt with them and how? Below are simple
and easy tips on the prevention and solution of these problems.

Eradicate Those Water Spots

Water spots are usually caused by leaving your stainless steel kitchen sink without drying them after after use.
Water running from your faucet (unless distilled) contains dissolved minerals. You could prevent these
stubborn spots by towel drying your sink every after use.

If these water spots are already present, instead of spending your money on spending for a commercial sink
cleaner, choose two things that are typically always found in the kitchen: vinegar and baking soda. If you prefer
using vinegar, pour it onto a soft cloth and rub on the spot you want to remove. If you prefer baking soda, mix
one cup water and two tablespoons of baking soda. But if you want to use both, sprinkle baking soda on the
spot first and then rub it with the cloth with vinegar.

Prevent the Rust

Rust stains usually appear on your stainless steel kitchen sink after using iron-containing kitchenware. Rust
(Fe2O3) is formed from the combination of iron and oxygen, and water contains oxygen elements. To prevent
rust stains, prevent iron from touching your wet sink!

Get Rid of those Stubborn Scratches

Scratches on your sink is caused by the friction between the stainless steel surface and sharp objects. Avoid
scratches by handling your sharp objects carefully, especially when washing them.

If they already exist, be informed that your stainless steel kitchen sink has polish lines or grains. Rub your
scratches using a soft cloth with mild sink cleaner in parallel to the grains; never across them to camouflage
your intervention.

Don't Let Your Stainless Steel Corrode

Do not abuse the durability of your stainless steel kitchen sink. Corrosion usually happens when you use
strong chemicals in cleaning your sink and using them frequently. Remember, choosing the milder agents is
never harmful to your sink. If possible, clean your sink with a commercial cleaner only every other week.

Dents, the Biggest Problem

The best way to get rid of dents is to prevent them! Prevent dents by not dropping heavy objects on your sink.
Always be careful when doing your chores around them if you want your sink to last long.

William W. Teho, Jr.
Stainless Steel Sink