C-TECH-I stainless steel kitchen sink cleaning instructions

CLEANING RECCOMENDATIONS FOR C-TECH-I STAINLESS STEEL SINKS
Congratulations on the purchase of you new C-TECH-I sink, we hope you and your family
enjoy your new kitchen and consider us for any future project you may have in your kitchen
and bath.
Your new sink is made of premium 18/10 stainless steel and has a nominal thickness of
16 or 18 gauge, depending on the line of sink you have. The 18/10 refers to the
proportion of chromium to nickel in the stainless steel alloy, The presence of chromium
enables the steel to form an invisible layer of oxide that protects it against corrosion and
the addition of nickel to the alloy increases its corrosion resistance while adding a bright
polished appearance, hardness, and exceptional resistance to all temperatures. The extra
thickness of the steel in our sinks will resist normal abuse; however we do recommend the
use of our strainer-grids to protect against accidental damage.
Daily cleaning practices:
We suggest you clean the sinks as you would a stainless steel pot, use a mild detergent
with a sponge, rinse and dry off. From time to time you may also polish it as to restore it to
its original beauty and shine using “Never-Dull” (purchased at any auto supply shop) or any
polishing cream for stainless steel of your choice.
Things to avoid:
1. Do not use harsh chemicals inside the sink; if you would not put it on your hands
don’t put it in the sink. Bleaches, acids, thinners, etc. Be advised that some foods
contain acids, such as lemons. If you do rinse off and dry clean ASAP.
2. Never lay rusted objects or objects prone to rusting inside the sink, although the
sink itself is incapable of rusting it will stain if a rusted foreign object is laid in it.
Troubleshooting:
Q:
I scratched or dented my sink, what do I do?
A:
There is no way to avoid minor dents and scratched, in time they will blend in.
If you are extremely bothered by them try using a metal polish, we have had success
with a brand called “Top Brite”, it will work on minor scratches.
Q:
A:
I stained my sink by mistake, what do I do?
Rinse off the sink and clean immediately, if it’s too late read on. We have been using
“Never-Dull”; it will remove almost anything, even rust.
If you have any further questions please contact your dealer.
Abide by all local codes and regulations, read manufactures instructions for all products listed above and use and perform
the above recommendations at your own risk. Refer to OSHA for all safety and handling guidelines.
CLEANING RECCOMENDATIONS FOR C-TECH-I PORCELAIN SINKS
Congratulations on the purchase of you new C-TECH-I sink, we hope you and your family
enjoy your new kitchen and consider us for any future project you may have in your kitchen
and bath.
Daily cleaning practices:
We suggest you clean the sinks using water and a mild detergent with a sponge, rinse and
dry off.
Things to avoid:
1. Do not use harsh chemicals inside the sink; if you would not put it on your hands
don’t put it in the sink. Bleaches, acids, thinners, etc. Be advised that some foods
contain acids, such as lemons. If you do rinse off and dry clean ASAP.
2. Never lay rusted objects or objects prone to rusting inside the sink, although the
sink itself is incapable of rusting it will stain if a rusted foreign object is laid in it.
3. Do not lay tea bags or coffee inside the sink, if you do rinse and dry immediately.
4. Sodas like coke can stain the sink if not rinsed out immediately.
5. This sink does not resist abuse very well, handle pots and pans with care.
If you have any further questions please contact your dealer.
Abide by all local codes and regulations, read manufactures instructions for all products listed above and use and perform
the above recommendations at your own risk. Refer to OSHA for all safety and handling guidelines.
PRACTICAL ADVICE ON THE CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SINK
• Avoid placing pots, pans or other hot objects in excess of 280°C for Ultragranite sinks and
180-200°C for Granite and Quartz on the surface of the sink (caution! The bottom of a pot
or pan just removed from the burner can reach temperatures of over 600°C). Pots, pans
and other hot objects must be placed on appropriate potholders (made of wood,
rubber, etc.). Avoid causing excessive thermal shock due to the presence of very hot and
very cold objects on the sink at the same time.
• Do not use the sink as a cutting surface: rather, use a cutting board made of hardwood or
polyethylene, which can be purchased together with the sink. The use of wire baskets or
small tubs made of polycarbonate (which can be purchased together with the sink) can
reduce the risk of accidental damage.
• Do not use detergents, abrasive substances or metal cleaning pads to clean the sink
because they could scratch the surface, making it susceptible to stains.
• Heavy or pointed objects that fall on the surface of the sink can damage it.
• Scratches and chips on the surface of the sink can be removed using sandpaper and then a
coat of polish.
• CAUTION! Do not throw pour alcohol, gasoline, trichloroacetic acid or any solvents in
general into or onto the sink because they could react with the chemical structure of the
sink and damage it beyond repair.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CLEAN THE SINK
• Clean the sink regularly after each time it is used with warm water and a liquid detergent
(LIQUID AJAX, etc. are excellent for this type of surface) and a soft cloth. Normal stains
should be removed immediately.
• Cleaning powders and creams which are even slightly abrasive should not be used, nor
chemically aggressive detergents.
• Abrasive cleaning products can be used only under exceptional circumstances, e.g. when a
cigarette burn must be removed; however, these products should be used with extreme
care.
• Marks caused by foods or liquid which stain easily, i.e. tea, coffee, fruit juice and the like,
must be removed immediately with very hot water and a cleaning product.
• Special stains, such as those caused by Indian ink, ink, oil-based stains or paints, etc.,
must be removed immediately. If these stains are difficult to remove, use a cloth
dampened with denatured alcohol.
• For organic stains which are especially difficult to remove, it is recommended that you fill
the sink with a highly diluted organic cleaner such as bleach and let stand overnight. The
next morning, rinse with warm water and a soft cloth.
• Lines caused by contact between a pot or fork and the surface of the sink should be
removed with a cloth or sponge and liquid detergent.
• Daily use will result in lime buildup, especially on the bottom of the sink, which will
progressively increase in thickness. This layer of lime buildup is very porous and easily
stained. The presence of stains on the bottom of the sink basin is attributable to this
buildup. The formation of lime buildup must be prevented by removing any buildup at least
twice a week.
• To remove lime buildup (which is very visible on sinks which are dark in colour), it is
recommended that the following procedure be followed:
- Cover the bottom of the sink with a solution of normal vinegar and water (or a
product specifically designed to fight lime buildup) and let stand for a few hours;
- Then, rub the bottom of the sink vigorously with the stiff side of a sponge until the lime, dirt
and stains have been removed;
- Rinse thoroughly with water.
If you have any further questions please contact your dealer.
Abide by all local codes and regulations, read manufactures instructions for all products listed above and use and perform
the above recommendations at your own risk. Refer to OSHA for all safety and handling guidelines.
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