STAINLESS STEEL SINKS
Your SKB Sink stainless steel sink is made of type 304 series alloy stainless steel, featuring the highest quality 18/10 chrome-nickel formulation. This elegant, heavy-duty, 18 gauge, non-porous material is hygienic, rust-free, and extremely durable. The gauge is the thickness of the stainless steel. An easy rule of thumb is, the lower the number of the gauge, the thicker and better the stainless steel.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SINK?
Regular cleaning of your sink is the best means of preserving and extending the life of your stainless steel sink as well as maintaining its original beauty.
- Rinse and dry your sink with a clean soft cloth, working with, not across, the grain; to prevent surface spots and lime build up stains caused by the water we use.
- We recommend the use of a mild solution of water and vinegar to remove any mineral deposits that may have built up on your sink. Again, rinse thoroughly and wipe dry to prevent water spots.
- Use mild non-abrasive liquid cream cleaners that do not contain chlorine, sodium hypochlorite or hydrochloric acid to help maintain the original appearance of your sink. Ensure that you thoroughly rinse your sink and wipe it dry again.
- FLITZ & BAR KEEPERS FRIEND are all effective at removing “surface” residue such as: tarnish, rust, lime deposits & hard water stains.
- We recommend the use of a stainless steel grill or grid that fits inside the bottom of your sink bowls will protect the sink from scratches that could be caused by the utensils and pots you wash in your sink. We recommend the purchase of a customized sink grid or grill to protect the bowl’s bottom. Sink grids are available at Stylish International Inc.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
- Do not use any abrasive sponge pads, wire brushes, metal scrub packs or steel wool as these items will scratch your sink as well as dull the finish.
- Cleaners containing chloride, sodium hypochlorite or hydrochloric are not recommended, as these products will dull and tarnish the finish.
- It is not recommended to cut objects on the surface of your sink or to drop objects into the sink, especially sharp objects.as your stainless steel sink can be scratched or damaged
- Do not pour paint into your sink or mark the surfaces with any form of ink product. The chemicals in paint and ink will permanently mark your sink. If this does occur consult the paint remover manufacturer before using any paint remover product on your sink.
- Do not defrost frozen food directly on the surface of your sink as it will discolour the stainless steel. It is recommended to use a plate or pot which is placed in your sink.
- Do not leave wet sponges or cloths in or on the sink surface for long periods of time as they too may discolour the sinks. Similarly, the use of rubber coated mats may discolour the sink under prolong use.
Scratches are inevitable in any sink material, including stainless steel. Over time, these scratches will become uniform with the sink’s grain.
In most cases, a soft damp cloth will keep your products looking like new for years to come.
- To remove water spots, use warm water and a soft, damp cloth. Hard water stains may be removed using a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry to prevent water spots.
- If additional cleaning is required you may use household cleaners like Windex® Original Glass Cleaner, according to the manufacturers' instructions.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
- Avoid using polish, detergents, abrasive cleaners, organic solvent, bleach-based cleaners or any product that has acid in it. This will void your lifetime warranty and damage the finish.
- Do not use any abrasive sponge pads, wire brushes, metal scrub packs or steel wool as these items will scratch your faucet and damage the finish.
- Do not use any product that state on the label that they remove tarnish and rust and contains hydrofluoric, hydrochloric and/or phosphoric acids and caustic agents.
- Avoid industrial cleaners and abrasive cleaners, such as those used for toilet bowls, green.
CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN SINKS OR VESSELS
At the end of heavy use, or on a daily basis, the sink should be wiped with a soapy sponge to remove any sort of chemical residues (e.g. tooth paste, mouth wash, etc.). For routine cleaning, nothing more is required than warm water and a mild detergent. While infrequent maintenance is required to protect and maintain the glossy finish of a ceramic sink, for the most part the use of harsh chemicals is not required.
- Lightly rinse and wipe down your sink after use.
- Once each week, use a mild cleaner and soft sponge to wipe your sink and remove any unseen buildup.
- To prevent any water spots from minerals in your water, wipe your sink with an absorbent towel or chamois once finished with cleaning/use.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
- Using metal scouring pads on your sink can not only cause chips and scratches, but can also lead to discoloring on your sink’s surface. Do not use metal scouring pads.
- Though ceramic sinks are incredibly strong, they can chip if struck with hard metal or other stone objects.
SOAP DISPENSER MAINTENACE
Many times the pump itself or the end of the nozzle can get clogged with hard soap particles, dirt, or other buildup. Following some very simple steps, you can get your soap dispenser working properly.
1. Take the soap dispenser top off and set aside. Check to make sure there is plenty of soap inside the dispenser container.
2. Check the tube that is connected to the pump lever (the part you push down on for the soap to be dispensed) to be sure that the tubing is cleared of any debris. Look to see if there are any hard particles or buildup within the tube.
3. Turn the tube upside down so that the pump part is upside down and the opening of the tube is toward the ceiling. Run the tube under hot water for 2 to 3 minutes, allowing any buildup inside the tube to be flushed out. Also run the pump dispenser (where the soap comes out) under the hot water as well.
4. Place the small pipe cleaner inside the tube and run it in both a circular motion and up and down several times within the tube to help clean it out. Also take the pipe cleaner into the pump dispenser hole to be sure it is also clear of any debris.
5. With a sharp object such as a safety pin, gently clean out the tip of the nozzle of all hardened soap.
6. When it appears that all the hardened soap is removed, returned the soap dispenser pump into the dispenser container, being sure that the soap container is filled with soap.
STYLISH fully stands behind the integrity of its products. These recommended guidelines are meant to address the majority of maintenance concerns. Should you have further questions regarding the care of your STYLISH product, contact our Technical Support Team directly at 1-855-789-53-52 or email them at email@example.com