Taking care of your Teka stainless steel sink.
Timeless. Elegant. Like fine silver, its beautiful finish gains with age and use. But this does not mean we can neglect the care of this essential kitchen item. As a rule, stainless steels best friend is cold, clean water or a mild detergent solution, applied with a soft sponge, rinsed well and wiped dry.
Here are some of the things that can damage your sink:
Chlorides are found in almost all soaps, detergents and cleaning products and can be damaging to stainless steel. They are water soluble, however, so if you rinse away residues after each use, a weekly scouring is all that is needed to keep your sink looking bright and shiny.
Like most metallic surfaces, your stainless steel sink will scratch. Dont worry, these are simply usage marks which will eventually blend into the overall finish of the sink.
Your sink is designed to serve as many things but not as a chopping board. This type of use will cause deep scratches in its surface, and will also blunt your knives. For an additional work area, choose from our wide range of chopping boards.
The quality of your water can affect the appearance of your sink. When water has high iron content, a brown surface stain can form on the sink giving the appearance of rust. Also, in areas with a high concentration of minerals or over-softened water, a white film may develop on the sink. To combat these problems, we suggest you wipe the sink dry after each use and give it a more thorough clean each week using a recommended abrasive product.
Foods containing high levels of salt should not be allowed to dry on the sink surface. Rinse your sink thoroughly after use.
Tips on cleaning your sink.
Do…rinse thoroughly after each use
Do…wipe dry after each use to prevent the build-up of mineral deposits
Do…scour the sink each week, making sure to rub in the direction of the satin finish lines
Dont…scour the sink across the satin finish lines
Dont…allow liquid soap or other household cleaners to dry on the surface of the sink
Dont…leave solutions of chlorine bleach and water to stand in the sink for long periods of time
Dont…use a steel wool pad to clean your sink
Dont…use rubber mats or dishpans in the sink to protect the finish
Dont…leave wet sponges, cloths or cleaning pads in the sink