How to care and maintain your Stainless Steel Sink


Castle Bay Sink is made of 304 stainless steel, featuring premium grade 18/8 chromium-nickel that is hygienic, corrosion and scratch resistant and durable.It is timeless and elegant. A quality stainless steel sink, with proper care and maintenance, will give you a lifetime of service.

How to clean and care for stainless steel
Stainless Steel is easy to maintian with regularly cleaning by rubbing the stainless steel with a clean, damp cloth and wiping dry. For regular routine cleaning use a non-abrasive cleaner. Liquid dish soap or baking soda mixing with mild vinegar solution can be used. This will keep the sink free from residue and grease of food preparation and dish washing.
Anytime the sink is cleaned a final step is to give it a thorough rinse and then wipe the surface dry. Your stainless steel sink is easy to keep clean. Simple everyday maintenance, as outlined above, will ensure its long lasting beauty. The best method of "preventive maintenance" is to ensure that the sink is clean, dry and exposed to room atmosphere when not in use.

Regular Cleaning
Use a soft soapy cloth, then rinse with clean water and dry well after use. Drying your sink will prevent the build up of mineral deposits from the water supply dulling the sink surface.Clean with a paste of baking soda and water or baking soda and vinegar. Make sure to rinse well and dry the sink.

Chlorine or chlorides as contained in most cleaners and bleaches - these can cause staining and pitting. Immediately rinse these off the sink with clean water.

Difficult Stains
Mix baking soda with vinegar to soak the stain area for few minutes. Follow these with a thorough washing and hot water, then rinse and dry with a soft, clean, cloth.

Materials that are harder than stainless steel can scratch, including stone, diamond, glass, ceramic or abrasives. Scratch is part of normal usage of your stainless steel sink. These are merely usage scratches and over time will blend into the overall finish of your sink.

Rust & Water Spots
Stainless steel does not rust. Rust are a result of iron particles, from outside sources such as water, cookware, steel wool pads, etc, that eventually develop into rust spots. We recommend to use BAKING SODA mixed with white vinegar on a soft cloth or sponge to wipe off these spots. It will not only erase the spots, but will brighten the sink. Rubbing alcohol will also remove rust marks. Stubborn marks/stains may take several applications to remove. Do NOT use abrasive steel wool products as traces from these may cause rust.

Water Quality
The quality of your water can affect the maintenance of your sink's appearance. In areas where the water has a high iron content, a brown surface stain can form on the sink giving the appearance of rust. In some areas with a high concentration of minerals, or with over-softened water, a white film may develop on the surface of the sink. It's recommended to clean your sink regularly by rubbing the stainless steel with a clean, damp cloth and wiping dry.

Avoid Acidic
Acidic foods such as vinegar, salt, citrus juices, pickles, may cause corrosion, staining and pitting. Silver dip cleaners can corrode stainless steel leaving a stain. Any strong acid can damage stainless steel. Immediately rinse these off the sink with clean water.