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Stainless Steel Sink Care And Cleaning Guide


Moen Stainless Steel Sink Care and Cleaning

This guide will explain how to clean your Moen stainless steel sink. The following chart illustrates our recommendations for maintaining the original appearance of your new Moen® stainless steel kitchen sink.

Cleaning Instructions
Routine Cleaning

Recommended Cleaner

Soap, ammonia, detergent and water.

Method of Application

Rub with a sponge or cloth. Rinse with clean
water and dry. Satisfactory for all finish types.

Smears and fingerprints

Recommended Cleaner

Window or glass cleaner.

Method of Application

Rub with cloth. Satisfactory for all finish types.

Persistent spots and stains

Recommended Cleaner

Stainless steel cleaner.

Method of Application

Apply with sponge or cloth. Rub back and forth in direction of grain lines. Rinse with clean water and dry. NOTE: Not for mirror finishes.

Hard water spots and scale

Recommended Cleaner

Vinegar (full strength).

Method of Application

Swab and soak for 5-10 minutes. Rub, then rinse with a neutralizer (such as a baking soda solution). Rinse with clean water and dry. Satisfactory for all finish types.

“Rusty” discoloration and atmospheric stains

Recommended Cleaner

Any of the above.

Method of Application

Swab with a cloth and soak for 5 minutes. If necessary, rub with a nylon pad. Rinse with clean water and dry. Satisfactory for all finish types.


DO NOT USE: Steel wool pads to clean your sink. This can cause rust or pitting of the sink surface.

AVOID: Avoid leaving rubber mats, wet sponges, cloths and cleaning pads to sit in the sink. Food particles and deposits can cause discoloration. Avoid leaving liquid soap to dry on the sink surface. Many detergents contain chemicals that can dull the finish, cause pitting or staining. Avoid using bleach in your sink. Bleach, even diluted, can cause corrosion if left in your sink for extended periods of time. If bleach comes in contact with your sink, rinse thoroughly.

NOTE: Water quality can also affect the appearance of your sink. Where hard water or water with high iron content is present, a brown stain, looking like rust, may appear. In areas with water of a high concentration of minerals or over softened water, a white film may appear on the sink. If either condition exists, we recommend drying the sink with a soft towel after each use.

For a comprehensive guide, visit and select the type of sink you have. The sink guide will contain specific information associated with that style of product.

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