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Stainless Steel Sink Care And Cleaning


Stainless Steel Sink Care and Cleaning

If maintained properly, your Moen® stainless steel sink will not chip, peel, rust or discolor. The following chart illustrates our recommendations for maintaining the original appearance of your new Moen® stainless steel kitchen sink. By following these suggestions, your sink will look great and be worry-free for many years to come.

Cleaning Instructions
Situation Recommended Cleaner Method of Application
Routine Cleaning
Soap, ammonia, detergent and water Rub with a sponge or cloth. Rinse with clean
water and dry. Satisfactory for all finish types.
Smears and fingerprints
Window or glass cleaner Rub with cloth. Satisfactory for all finish types.
Persistent spots and stains
Stainless steel cleaner 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
Vinegar (full strength) 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
Any of the above 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 dilluted, 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 oversoftened 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.


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