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How to Clean Astracast Sinks

Updated February 21, 2017

Astracast has been making quality stainless steel and composite sinks since 1984. Designed to be durable as well as attractive, Astracast's Ceramic Fireclay, Stainless Steel, and Granite Rok sinks are easy to care for and clean. To keep your Astracast sink looking like new, avoid chopping food directly on the surface, never drop heavy items into it, and do not place oven-hot pots or pans into it. These actions will scratch and degrade the surface, leaving it more susceptible to staining.

Apply a mildly abrasive acid or alkali cleaner to a moist sponge or cloth.

Scrub the sink clean.

Rinse the sink with a clean, wet sponge.

Wash away everyday dirt and grime with liquid dish soap and water.

Remove lime or scale deposits with a clean cloth moistened with white vinegar or lemon juice. Wipe the area with a moistened sponge when the deposits are removed.

Remove heavy or stubborn lime and scale deposits or other stains with a paper towel soaked in a solution of bleach or biological washing powder and water (1 to 10 ratio). Apply the paper towel to the stained area, and leave it to soak for 30 minutes. Scrub the area clean with the paper towel, then rinse the sink with water.

Rinse the sink with water.

Apply a nonabrasive, pH-neutral commercial kitchen cleaner to a scrubbing sponge moistened with water.

Scrub the sink clean.

Rinse the sink with water.

Remove stains or tough-to-clean spots with a paper towel soaked in a solution of bleach and water (1 to 10 ratio). Apply the paper towel to the stained area, and leave it to soak overnight. Scrub the area clean with the paper towel, then rinse the sink clean with water.

Tip

Do not place plastic wash bowls in stainless steel Astracast sinks. Particles embedded in the plastic surface could scratch the stainless steel. Immediately rinse away any pure bleach, ammonia, caustic soda, paint stripper, or other harsh chemical that comes into contact with your stainless steel sink.

Things You'll Need

  • Liquid detergent
  • Commercial sink cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Cloth
  • Towel
  • Bleach
  • Washing powder
  • White vinegar or lemon juice
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Based in Houston, Texas, Meg Butler is a professional farmer, house flipper and landscaper. When not busy learning about homes and appliances she's sharing that knowledge. Butler began blogging, editing and writing in 2000. Her work has appered in the "Houston Press" and several other publications. She has an A.A. in journalism and a B.A. in history from New York University.