How to Clean Composite Kitchen Sinks

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Composite sinks contain two or more materials—such as acrylic, granite, quartz, resin and pigments—that when combined result in a durable, heat-resistant, easy-to-clean product that a kitchen sink manufacturer can mould to match nearly any interior kitchen design style or colour scheme.

Although composite sinks have hard surfaces, composite can scratch depending on the type and quality of materials used. Composite can also stain or discolour if not cleaned regularly. As a result, clean your composite kitchen sink after every use with a mild cleanser.

Wash your composite sink with mild detergent, hot water and a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth or a commercial composite cleaner formulated specifically for the materials that make up your sink (for example, granite composite sink cleaner).

Scrub stains away gently with a non-abrasive scrubbing pad or soft-bristled nylon brush. To remove tough stains or hardened debris, soak the area with hot water for an hour and scrub it with a slightly abrasive scrubbing paste made of 1 cup baking soda mixed with enough water to give the baking soda a paste-like consistency and your pad or brush.

Rinse the sink thoroughly to remove all particles and residues.

Wipe the sink completely dry with cloths.