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To our loyal customers:

We hope this message reaches you and your family in safe conditions amid the health concerns affecting our communities.

We are open and our orders are shipping but during this time please allow extra time for your projects. We want to make sure we take the proper steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members. Because of this we cannot currently guarantee the shipping time displayed by our shipping calculator from all of our distribution centers at this time. Please allow a grace period of 5-7 days and plan your projects accordingly. When your order ships you will receive tracking.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for further assistance.

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The MR Direct Team

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Stainless steel sink with spring-spout faucet and green cabinets with white tile backsplash.
Maintain Your Stainless Steel Sink
February 26, 2021

Stainless steel sinks are popular choices for busy kitchens due to their durability. They can take just about anything you have to throw at them without denting, scratching, or developing spots and discoloration.

However, that doesn’t mean your stainless steel sink is invincible. Steering clear of steel-damaging materials will guarantee its long life.

Plus, showing some love with a clean and a polish now and again will keep your sink sparkling.

Here’s how to maintain your stainless steel sink with ease:

MR Direct’s pro care cleaner for stainless steel sinks.
MR Direct’s pro care cleaner for stainless steel sinks.

Use a Steel-friendly Cleaner

Use a Steel-friendly Cleaner

Not all cleaners are kind to steel. In fact, some can even cause it to rust by wearing down its protective layer.

Use a steel-friendly cleanser like “Bar Keepers Friend” to break down stains and grime without breaking down your sink. Both natural and chemical cleansers are common, however you should never use bleach or chlorine on your steel sink.

PRO TIP: MR Direct has a line of cleaning kits with all the essentials you need to keep your sink safe and clean!

PRO TIP: MR Direct has a line of cleaning kits with all the essentials you need to keep your sink safe and clean!

Apron front workstation sink with white marble countertops, green cabinetry and bright citrus on a tigerwood cutting board.
Apron front workstation sink with white marble countertops, green cabinetry and bright citrus on a tigerwood cutting board.

Avoid Abrasive Pads like Steel Wool

Avoid Abrasive Pads like Steel Wool

Many people like to go to town on their stainless steel sinks with steel wool. What could be the harm? It’s steel on steel, right?

Wrong. Steel wool and other harsh pads can damage stainless steel by scratching it or causing rust. It should stay far away from your sink.

Instead, use a scouring pad. It’s like a heavy-duty sponge, and it’s sometimes included as part of a normal sponge (the tough green part on top).

Stainless steel sink with marble countertop inside of an open concept kitchen and living room with accent fireplace.
Stainless steel sink with marble countertop inside of an open concept kitchen and living room with accent fireplace.

Remove Scratches

Remove Scratches

If your steel sink suffers a scratch, don’t worry. You can fix it easily with a stainless steel repair kit. These special kits usually include everything you need to restore the shine and beauty of your stainless steel sink.

In just a few minutes, your sink can look like new again!

Stainless steel sinks make excellent choices for a kitchen because they are (almost) invincible. With proper care and maintenance, your sink could look as good as new for as long as you own the sink.

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