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Care and Cleaning

Care and Cleaning

STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN & BAR SINKS

SILGRANIT SINKS

KITCHEN OR BAR FAUCET

Your BLANCO® stainless steel sink is made of 304 series alloy stainless,

General Care & Cleaning:

The BLANCO® faucet that you have just purchased has been created

featuring the highest quality 18/10 chrome-nickel formulation. This

Daily cleaning may be done with any non-abrasive cleaner (i.e. Bar

with craftsmanship and modern technology to give you a lifetime of

elegant, heavy-duty, 18 gauge, non-porous material is hygienic,

Keepers Friend, Soft Scrub, Soft Scrub with Bleach, or dishwasher

beauty and service. To care for your faucet, wipe with a clean, soft,

rust-free, and extremely durable. Our satin polished finish creates an

soap). After every use, rinse and wipe the sink dry with a clean, soft

damp cloth and blot dry as often as possible. Occasionally, apply a

What Not To Use:

enduring, easy-to-clean luster that is impervious to water stains and

cloth to eliminate any water spots or soap film build-ups.

non-abrasive polish to prevent water deposits and remove build-up

• Do not use any harsh abrasives or caustic cleaners containing

calcium deposits. (Note: these instructions also apply to our 304 series, 18 gauge, 18/8 chrome-nickel MAGNUM series and our 304 series, 20 gauge, 18/8 chrome-nickel SPEX series stainless steel sinks. Note: Your bar sink may be either a polished or satin finish, depending on model purchased.

Removing Stains And Minor Scuff Marks: Normal Stains ~ For stains, please use a mild abrasive cleanser, along with a soft scouring pad. Stubborn Stains ~ A solution of 50% bleach, 50% water should only be used for tough, stubborn stains. Let the solution sit in the bottom of the sink for one hour; then scrub. Rinse well.

General Care & Cleaning:

Also, the use of Bar Keepers Friend or baking soda (directions included

After every use, rinse thoroughly, then wipe the sink dry with a clean

on bottle or can) will help remove stubborn stains.

soft cloth. Wiping is the key; this will inhibit water spotting and mineral

(NOTE: with Anthracite or Café Brown, sink must be rinsed thoroughly

deposits in severe hard water conditions. BLANCOCLEAN, BAR

with hot water).

KEEPERS FRIEND, SOFT SCRUB WITH BLEACH, ZUD, FLITZ, GORDON’S MIRACLE SHINE and/or SHINEY SINKS PLUS (follow the directions on the product) are products available in hardware and grocery stores that can be used every day to protect, polish and clean your stainless steel sink. What Not To Do: Do not use any abrasive cleaners such as scrub pads or Steel Wool, as these products will dull and tarnish the finish. Don’t let household cleaning agents, such as bleach, sit in your sink for a long period of time as this may ruin the finish of your sink. Surface Rust & Stains: Stainless steel does not rust. If something external has caused rust on this surface, GORDON’S MIRACLE SHINE, FLITZ, SOFT SCRUB WITH BLEACH, ZUD & BAR KEEPERS FRIEND are all effective at removing “surface” residue such as: tarnish, rust, lime deposits & hard water stains. Follow the directions on the bottle. Do not use rubber-coated mats as discoloration of the sink may occur after prolonged use. Similarly, any wet sponges or cleaning materials left on the sink for long periods of time could stain the sink surface.

of household soaps, creams, and sprays to all finishes. NEVER use abrasive cleaners or pads, or chemical cleaners of any kind (including window cleaner) on any product with a protective coating or custom finish. Such cleaners will attack the protective coating and use will void the finish warranty.

FIRECLAY SINK

to eliminate any water spots or soap film build-ups. For daily cleaning

Mineral oil applied with a damp cloth can be used to restore the luster.

use mild dish soap or detergent with warm water and a soft cloth. Rinse

Miscellaneous:

thoroughly after cleaning and dry with a soft dry cloth to restore original

powder or liquid cleaners when cleaning sink surfaces. • Do not use paint removers, oven cleaners, or aggressive chemical solutions to clean sink surfaces.

To remove Adhesive Labels: use rubbing alcohol Note: Always test any stain removers in a small, non-visible location What Not To Use:

SINK REVEALS

1) Do not use any abrasive cleaning agents or scrub pads, such as Steel Wool 2) Straight bleach 4) Drain blocking chemicals that involve filling the sink with water

CONSIDERATIONS WHEN UNDERMOUNTING A SINK

5) Do not use sink for cleaning paint or grout materials

Undermounted sinks bring a touch of refinement to any kitchen. A

Note: Always test any stain removers in a small, non-visible location

pleasure to own, especially at clean-up time, their design allows crumbs

3) Commercial alkalis, such as ammonia and/or caustic solutions

to be easily swept into the bowl. Truly a clean design.

Undermount options: Partial reveal of the sink rim: The amount of reveal is flexible—more or less depending on the look that is desired! Deciding on your preferred look must be done prior to cutout of countertop.

Three undermount reveal options are possible depending on individual preference. These options apply to both stainless steel undermounts and SILGRANIT®. Note that BLANCO templates for most undermount sink rim is revealed). Check the instructions on the template that comes with your BLANCO sink to see the reveal measurement allotted by that

It is recommended to purchase a custom sink grid to protect against

template. Sink templates are supplied only as a guide. The physical use

scratches. In regards to stainless steel, most minor scratches can

of the sink will ensure a more accurate cutout.

ONE AREA. THIS MAY DULL THE FINISH. YOU MUST RUB ACROSS

• Do not use materials such as scouring pads, steel wool, abrasive

sink): use LIME AWAY or CLR cleaner

Over time, these scratches will become uniform with the sink’s grain.

of the sink (NOTE: DO NOT JUST RUB AGAINST THE GRAIN OR IN

ammonia or alkalis to clean sink surfaces.

luster of material.

Scratches are inevitable in any sink material, including stainless steel.

ETC. Wet pad, apply cleansing agent, rub with the “grain” or finish

should be used sparingly.

cleaning. After every use, rinse and wipe the sink with a clean, soft cloth

sinks provide a 1⁄4 inch reveal around the bowl (i.e. only 1/4 inch of the

a deep cleansing agent such as BAR KEEPERS FRIEND, BON AMI,

Non-abrasive cleaners such as Bar Keeper’s Friend are also effective but

BLANCO Fireclay sinks are designed for simple and easy care and

Scratches:

be softened with a Scotch Brite (soft scour) pad, accompanied with

solution. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning and dry with a soft dry cloth.

General Care & Cleaning:

Luster:

To remove Calcium Deposits (a white ring around the bottom of your

For harder to clean stains we recommend using 50/50 water and bleach

Countertop flush with sink bowls: No reveal or very little of the sink rim is visible.

Finally, ensure that enough space is left behind the sink for any fixtures that may be required — including faucet and other accessories.

Countertop slightly overhanging the bowls: No sink rim is visible as it is hidden under the counter edge.

THE ENTIRE SURFACE), then rinse thoroughly. For severe scratches, secure a pumice rubbing compound from a hardware store, and follow the directions on the package. Note: Once the sink’s finish has been restored to your satisfaction, BLANCO recommends the purchase of a customized sink grid to protect the bowl’s bottom. 214

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