What you should know about Stainless Steel Sinks - Blanco
Q - Can stainless steel sinks rust?
A - BLANCO’s stainless steel sinks usually do not rust if you keep them clean on regular basis along with not letting them battle with such stains that are as stubborn as a mule! Hence by following the instruction given below regarding the use and cleanliness of your stainless steel sinks you can save your sink from being rustic:
- Removal of the dirt and limescale deposits on a daily routine
- Strictly avoid the usage of cleaners that include chlorine (commonly sodium hypochlorite) or hydrochloric acid in their composition.
- If you employ the use of a steel wool for the clean-up, make sure that it is manufactured of non-rusting stainless steel.
- Don’t let the salty liquids be remained on your stainless steel sink.
- Protect your sink from the downright or lengthened connection with oxidizing iron items such as cast-iron pans or iron filings.
- Avoid using your sink for hair dye and lightening a cloth or hair.
Q - How do stains appear on the surface of the sink?
A - Generally the stains that you will notice appearing on your stainless steel sinks include limescale stocks due to the harshness of the water for domestic use (in the words of the local water suppliers). There are large quantities of dirt specks contained by the limescale deposits in the water, resulting into unpleasant stains within a short time-period. The watercourse set-up is also a carrier of tiny iron and rust specks, especially when there are newly constructed buildings or when there is a maintenance work being done in these pipelines involving cast-iron pipes, thus after using the water it may appear to you that there are rut-covered stains on your sink.
Q - How can stains be prevented?
A - To avoid the rustic or any other tinges it is best that you wipe your sink dry after using it. Even after that you the appearance of stains then get rid of them by utilizing one of the all-purpose domestic cleaners that are appropriate for the clean-up stainless steel sinks, tha should be able to liquefy the limescale deposits. Usually BLANCO suggests the usage of Stahlfix along with a SPONTEX stainless steel cleansing mop for an optimal clean-up of your sink on every day basis. By employing this method you will be able to completely clean the stainless steel surface of your sink and protect it properly.
Q - Why do new sinks show the first scratches within a few weeks of use?
A - BLANCO takes care of manufacturing the stainless steel with immense sense of responsibility and the manufacturing process is in compliance with the most recent production and refinement procedures. BLANCO utilize the stainless steel in its stainless steel sinks range, which is conditional to firm quality controls guaranteeing a constantly high-quality production. Conversely the existing modern industrial science may not give a warranty of the 100% anti-scratching quality of the 18/10 stainless steel. Therefore, if you notice any slight appearance of scratches, just don’t blow your mind as it is a common situation. On the other hand if you want to save yourself from the trouble of being worried about the tough stains on your stainless steel sink then use the BLANCO’s suggested cleaners like BLANCOPOLISH and SPONTEX stainless steel sponges on daily basis to make it certain that you get a soft, even-surfaced, spotless and comparatively scratch-free outlook for your sink, this appearance is very reliable and lasting past 2-4 weeks.
Q - What qualities should I look for in a stainless steel sink?
A - You should be ensured that the sink you selected is of excellent quality. Always ask for an 18/10 stainless steel as it is the best one with the inclusion of chrome and nickels to the steel, thus assuring excellent functionality, resistance todeterioration and long-lasting resilience.
Q - Why is weight important?
A - The weight especially in stainless steel sink is always imperative as more weight indicates more utilization of steel in the production of heavier weighed stainless steel sink, which results in being of excellent quality and a long-lasting robustness. Stainless steel sinks with lightweight indicates the usage of a thin layer of steel and are not much reliable.
Q -What is the “flex” test?
A - flex test is often carried to investigate the flexibility of the products. But the results differ from product to product. Therefore, if the stainless steel sinks score low in this test then it indicates the excellent quality and strength of the sink which will be able to remain unmoved during the movement of its drainer in case that you put pressure on it by hand.