A Wells Guide to Care and Cleaning Stainless

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A Wells Guide to Care and Cleaning of
Stainless Steel Sinks
WELLS recommends that stainless steel sinks be rinsed and wiped clean
immediately after use. To clean, use the mildest cleaning procedure that does the
job effectively. Apply warm water and a mild cleaning agent with a soft sponge, fiber
brush or cloth. Rinse with clear water and wipe dry. Always keep the sink clean, dry
and exposed to room temperature when not in use. Keep the sink free of standing
water that may build up mineral deposits. If a mineral deposit does build up, use a
weak solution of vinegar and water to remove the deposit and rinse the sink surface
with water.
For stubborn dried food deposits and other stains, use baking soda or a mild
abrasive cleanser such as Comet or Cameo with a Scotch-Brite scouring pad. Make
the scrubbing movement along with the direction of the finishing grain of sink deck
or bowl. Any scrubbing across the grain will show as a scratch while scrubbing in the
same direction as the grain will blend in surface scratches. Thoroughly flush the sink
with water.
Never use steel wool scouring pads, wire brushes or other metallic implements to
clean your sink, as they will leave a residue of small iron particles. These particles
may be imbedded in the surface of sink and make it look 'rusty'.
We don't recommend that you use chlorine bleach in your stainless steel sink, as
chlorine will attack the components in stainless steel that make it truly stainless.
Since some anti-bacteria soap may contain chlorine compounds, dilute it when use
and wipe up any spills.
Certain foods such as pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt
laden foodstuffs can cause pitting of the sink if they are left standing on stainless
steel for a prolonged period since they will attack and corrode.
Follow the above-mentioned instruction and you will have many years' use of your
WELLS stainless steel sink.