Granite Sink Maintenance
When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, it’s easy to plan for all of the big things like flooring, countertops, and cabinets. But you also need to spend some time thinking about the kitchen sink. There are many different types of sink materials, and if you love your granite countertops, you may want a granite sink to match. It creates a beautiful, streamlined look that adds another point of interest to the kitchen. Here’s what you need to do to maintain that lovely granite sink.
Keep It Clean
To keep your granite sink in the best condition possible, you should rinse the sink every time you use it. Gently lift any food particles with a soft cloth and don’t leave anything behind. A soft scouring pad works very well for cleaning the surface, and you can use a simple solution of hot water and dish soap.
One of the problems that can happen with a granite sink is the development of hard water stains. It’s particularly noticeable on a black granite sink, as the hard water can leave a white-ish residue on the surface. There are ways to combat this buildup, and one is to dry the sink after you use it. Don’t leave spots behind and take care to get the area around the drain.
What to Avoid
Don’t use harsh cleaners like ammonia or bleach. Even citrus-based cleaners can cause etching. If you wouldn’t use it on your countertop, don’t use it on the sink. Also, you should avoid leaving acidic things in prolonged contact with the sink. This includes coffee, juice, wine, and tomato products. Never use steel wool to clean the sink—it will scratch.
After you’ve cleaned the sink and dried it thoroughly, give it a rub down with a thin layer of mineral oil. Let the oil sit for at least one minute and then wipe away the excess. Do this about once a week.
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