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In the kitchen, the sink is one of the appliances that sees the most wear-and-tear. You use it many times on a daily basis, and it comes in contact with all types of food and cleaning products. To keep your kitchen sink in top condition, it is important to look after it properly.

Ceramic Sinks

Ceramic kitchen sinks tend to be quite easy to clean. Franke sinks and many other ranges are made of impervious materials (or use a strong coating) that make them resistant to all types of household chemicals. As such, you can rest assured that the surface will always remain hygienic.

To keep your ceramic sink clean, all you need is a gentle cleaner and some water. On a daily basis, simply wipe it down to keep it sparkling. Every few days, use diluted bleach mixture  to wipe down your sink.

For stubborn stains and limescale deposits, use a mixture of vinegar and water. You will want to avoid harsh cleaners, as they can dull the glossy finish on a ceramic sink over time.

Stainless Steel Sinks

Vinegar solutions also come in handy when cleaning stainless steel sinks. Use a mild cleaner or a vinegar mixture every few days to keep your stainless steel sink clean and shiny. On a daily basis, all you need is hot water and a mild soap.

When using stainless steel sinks, you must be a little more careful. Be sure not to use abrasive cleaners or wire cleaning pads as they can scratch the surface. Try not to place a plastic bowl in the sink for washing up, as this can also cause deep scratches where the bowl sits. Also, do not let salt, citrus juices or mustard remain on the surface for a long time. They may cause corrosion.

Granite Sinks
Granite is the most durable kitchen sink material, so little maintenance is required. As is the case with stainless steel and ceramic sinks, granite sinks only need to be cleaned with a mild soap and water on a daily basis. Stubborn stains can be scrubbed away with a tough pad and kitchen cleanr. Since they tend to be susceptible to lime scale deposits, it is a good idea to invest in a limescale remover. To prevent build-up of lime scale, avoid leaving wet sponges, and clothes in the sink.

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