We may enjoy cooking, but that doesn’t mean we also enjoy spending hours cleaning up afterwards. Today’s modern brand sinks made of stainless steel, Silgranit or ceramic not only have extremely practical functions in contemporary designs, but are also very easy to clean. And when it comes to the worst, there is a variety of special cleaning and care products, specially tailored to the various sink materials to restore sinks to their former glory.
It is important to know that dirt or staining particles e.g. of juice, tea and coffee are not usually deposited on the sink, but instead bind with the scale that water leaves on the surface. Depending on the hardness of the water, this process will soon leave an unsightly mark. “That is why it is advisable to remove all dirt and limescale deposits from all sink materials, i.e. to wipe them down with a wet cloth and a little washing up liquid and then dry them. ‘Easy-care’ doesn’t mean no care at all,” explains Oliver Müller, Head of Customer Services at Blanco.
And yet it can still be easy to keep a sink permanently clean. Special care products are recommended for intensive cleaning and to refresh surfaces. For instance, “Blancopolish” quickly remove the signs of use from stainless steel sinks, and prevents finger marks and new dirt from settling. Water simply rolls off. And it leaves the sink looking wonderfully shiny.
Silgranit PuraDur II, the innovative sink material, is ideal for those who want to add colour accents to the kitchen. The modern composite is based mainly on natural stone, and is wonderfully easy to care for. Regular cleaning – perhaps with a damp abrasive sponge – causes the water-repelling constituent to rise to the surface where they provide permanent protection against limescale deposits and stains.
Ceramic sinks are by nature very easy to look after. Even so, an additional special seal is available on some designs. “PuraPlus” has a water-repelling effect that reduces the ability of residues such as limescale and stains to adhere to the surface. Water and a little washing-up liquid are all that are required for cleaning. Then simply shower off, and dry with a microfibre cloth. Further information on every aspect of sink care is available at www.blanco.de and from kitchen and furniture specialists.