Your new granite kitchen sink is an amazing new addition, with a coloring that matches your kitchen design scheme perfectly. Scratch, chip, heat, and stain resistant, it rivals your granite kitchen countertops in durability, and will last your home and family for many years to come provided the proper care.
How Can You Keep Your Granite Sink Looking Great?
Formed from granite and acrylic resins, your granite composite sink won’t show scratches the way stainless steel does, or fade with exposure to high temperatures. Over time, however, stains or deposits from exposure to natural minerals in water could dull its finish. And there’s no circumventing exposure to daily food grime with use. Luckily, there are ways to keep your sink spotlessly clean.
Granite Composite Sink Care
Caring for your granite sink is simple, with easy-care methods depending on soil or stain type:
Daily food grime is easily removed with mild soap, warm water and a sponge. Soft Scrub and Bar Keepers Friend are also an alternative for dried-on debris. Drying your sink after cleaning/use with a microfiber towel can prevent mineral buildup.
Metal pans can sometimes mark your sink. Should this occur, simply scrub marks away with a sponge and mild cleaner, such as the above, or follow manufacturer recommendations.
Mineral Buildup & Stubborn Stains
Lighter color granite composite sinks may occasionally/temporarily stain. Your granite sink may also develop a hazy look over time due to the buildup of calcium and limescale mineral deposits. To prevent this, many manufacturers recommend a monthly cleaning:
Option 1: Sprinkle a mild household cleaner in the sink bowl, letting water stand for 2 hours or overnight. Drain, wipe down the sink with a sponge, and dry.
Option 2: Leave a 50/50 bleach/water solution in your sink for an hour. Drain, scrub and rinse well.
Cleaning Methods that Could Ruin Your Granite Sink
Cleaning your sink with straight bleach or ammonia are not advisable. Likewise, steel wool and abrasive scrub pads should be avoided to prevent damage to your granite sink. When it comes to deep cleaning, always defer to manufacturer recommendations over any found on this site (or elsewhere).
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