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Cleaning Tips
Cleaning Tips
  • Keep Bamboo Beautiful

    Proper care and regularly cleaning your bamboo sink will ensure lasting beauty. Never use harsh chemicals on natural bamboo and follow this tip to clean without causing damage.

    Instructions

    1. Mix a mild soap with water.
    2. Using a soft sponge, scrub the mixture around your entire sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend using Murphy Oil Soap®.

    Mild Soap

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Clean Bamboo With Vinegar

    Harsh chemicals should never be used on a natural bamboo sink. Use this tip as an alternative to routine cleaning if you don’t have access to a proper mild soap.

    Instructions

    1. Make a mixture of 1 ounce of white vinegar to 1 quart of water.
    2. With a soft sponge, scrub the mixture around your entire sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    Vinegar

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Keep Bronze Rich

    Polishing or abrasive scrubbing can strip your bronze sink of the hand-rubbed finish and patina. Use this tip to gently clean your bronze sink and avoid harming your sink.

    Instructions

    1. Cover sink with a mixture of mild soap and water.
    2. With a soft sponge, scrub around your entire sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend that you use Green Works® dish soap.

    Mild Soap

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Revitalizing Bronze

    Although polishing bronze sinks isn’t recommended, you can wax your sink every one to three months to help retain luster and protect the sink against water spots.

    Instructions

    1. Apply wax to a soft cloth.
    2. Gently rub wax onto sink in a circular motion until sink is lightly coated inside and out.
    3. Allow to air dry before wetting sink again.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend using Johnson’s Clear Paste Wax®.

    Wax

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Cleaning Copper

    Copper is a metal that reacts to various elements, so it’s important to avoid leaving acidic foods sitting in your sink. Be cautious when cleaning your sink and follow this tip to avoid damage.

    Instructions

    1. Cover sink with a mixture of mild soap and water.
    2. With a soft sponge, scrub around your entire sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend that you use Green Works® dish soap.

    Mild Soap

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Radiant Copper

    To bring the natural radiance of copper back to life and help protect your sink from hard water mineral damage, you can wax your copper sink from time to time using this tip.

    Instructions

    1. Apply wax to a soft cloth.
    2. Gently rub wax onto sink in a circular motion until sink is lightly coated inside and out.
    3. Allow to air dry before wetting sink again.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend using Renaissance Wax® on your copper sink.

    Wax

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Cutting Board Cleaning

    While our cutting boards are made from durable wood, they aren’t maintenance free and should be cleaned immediately after each use by following this tip.

    Instructions

    1. Mix a solution of mild soap and water.
    2. Using a soft sponge, scrub the mixture onto the cutting board in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and stand board up to dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend that you use Dawn® dish soap.

    Mild Soap

    Soft Sponge

  • Bleach Your Cutting Board

    While our cutting boards are made from durable wood, they aren’t maintenance free. Use this tip as an alternative to routine cleaning if you do not have access to a mild dish detergent.

    Instructions

    1. With a soft sponge, gently scrub a weak solution of 1 teaspoon of bleach and 1 quart of water.
    2. Using a soft sponge, scrub the mixture onto the cutting board in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and stand board up to dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend that you use Clorox® bleach.

    Bleach

    Soft Sponge

  • Cutting Board Maintenance

    Cutting boards are vital tools in the kitchen and odors and stains may occur over time. Odors can be eliminated with baking soda and cutting board stains can be removed with this tip.

    Instructions

    1. Generously sprinkle regular table salt over the entire surface.
    2. Using a sliced lemon, thoroughly rub the salted surface.
    3. Rinse immediately with warm water and stand board up to dry.

    Supplies Needed

    Table Salt

    Lemon Slice

  • Oiling Your Cutting Board

    Cutting boards may need to be oiled every few months or every few weeks if you live in a dry climate. When you do so, be sure to use a food grade mineral oil, not an edible food oil.

    Instructions

    1. Apply oil to a paper towel.
    2. Wipe oil over the entire surface and let sit out overnight.
    3. Use a damp cloth to remove any excess oil.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend that you use Howard® Cutting Board Oil.

    Mineral Oil

    Paper Towels

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Dazzling Drains

    Regular drain maintenance is key to making sure your kitchen sink keeps smelling fresh. Add this easy tip to your daily cleaning routine to help prevent odors caused by bacterial buildup.

    Instructions

    1. Empty your strainer.
    2. Under hot, running water, scrub away buildup with a nylon brush.
    3. Rinse away any loose debris and place your strainer back in the drain.

    Supplies Needed

    Nylon Brush

  • Send Odors Down the Drain

    Although daily cleaning can effectively prevent most odors from occurring, sometimes foul odors are unavoidable. Use this tip to put a stop to foul odors as soon as they begin to surface.

    Instructions

    1. Run extremely hot water down your drain.
    2. With water running, pour a teaspoon of baking soda, vinegar or bleach down the drain. If needed, lemon juice may also suffice.
    3. Keep water running for 15 seconds.

    Supplies Needed

    Baking Soda

    Vinegar

    Bleach

  • Sparkling Faucets

    It’s easy to overlook the importance of cleaning your faucet, so use this easy tip once a week to prevent mineral deposits from forming and keep your faucets sparkling.

    Instructions

    1. Make a mixture using mild soap and water.
    2. Using a soft sponge, gently rub the mixture around the entire faucet.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    For best results, we recommend using Bar Keepers Friend®.

    Mild Soap

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Show-Stopping Glass

    Be sure to clean your glass sink regularly to avoid mineral or bacteria buildup and use this tip to ensure your glass sink always makes an impression on guests.

    Instructions

    1. Spray the entire sink with a standard glass cleaner.
    2. With a soft sponge, scrub the interior and exterior of the sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    For best results, we recommend using Windex® Crystal Rain®.

    Standard Glass Cleaner

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Clean Glass with Vinegar

    Be sure to clean your glass sink regularly to avoid mineral or bacteria buildup and use this tip as an alternative to routine cleaning if you do not have access to a standard glass cleaner.

    Instructions

    1. Cover sink with a mixture of vinegar and water.
    2. With a soft sponge, scrub the interior and exterior of the sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    Vinegar

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Clean Frosted Glass

    Frosted glass sinks should be cleaned differently than regular glass sinks because of the textured surface. Use this tip to ensure your frosted glass sink is always clean.

    Instructions

    1. Wearing protective cleaning gloves, spray the entire surface with an ammonia-based glass cleaner.
    2. With an abrasive sponge or paper towel, scrub the interior and exterior of the sink.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    For best results, we recommend using Windex® Original.

    Ammonia Glass Cleaner

    Abrasive Sponge

    Paper Towels

  • Wipe Away Porcelain Grime

    Don't let a build-up of toothpaste and other gunk in your sink be the way your bathroom guests are greeted. Keep your sink looking fabulous with this easy tip.

    Instructions

    1. Cover your sink with a mild chlorine bleach cleaner.
    2. With a soft sponge, scrub around your entire sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve best results, we recommend using Soft Scrub®.

    Soft Scrub®

    Rough Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Sanitize Your Porcelain

    For those times when your bathroom could benefit most from a thorough cleansing, use this cleaning tip to sanitize.

    Instructions

    1. Mix a solution from 1 part blean and 3 parts water.
    2. Let solution soak in sink for 30 minutes to an hour.
    3. Drain solution, rinse well with pure water, and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve best results, we recommend using Clorox® bleach.

    Bleach

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Rub Porcelain Scuffs Away

    We get it, scuffs happen. Use this tip to help remove unsightly scuff marks without causing damage to your porcelain sink.

    Instructions

    1. Mix baking soda with water until you have a paste-like consistency.
    2. With a soft sponge, rub paste on scuffs until they are no longer visible.
    3. Rinse thoroughly with water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    Baking Soda

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Pamper Your Porcelain

    Porcelain sinks naturally shine on their own, but every now and then they could use your help. Use this polishing tip to pamper your porcelain back to shine whenever it is looking dull.

    Instructions

    1. Pour some vinegar straight from the bottle into the sink bowl.
    2. With a nylon brush, give your sink a good scrub down.
    3. Rinse away vinegar smell with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    Vinegar

    Scrub Brush

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Maintaining Stainless Steel

    Regularly rinse away residue in your sink and use this tip weekly to clean & remove fine scratches. Prevent scratches by using a sink grid instead of a rubber mat in your sink.

    Instructions

    1. Douse your sink with a mild abrasive cleaner.
    2. With a soft sponge, scrub with the grain of your sink.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    For best results, we recommend using Bar Keepers Friend®.

    Mild Abrasive Cleaner

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Streakless Stainless Steel

    Your kitchen sees a lot of action throughout the day and it’s common for your sink to be covered in streaks at the end of the day. Use this tip to remove unwanted streaks from your sink.

    Instructions

    1. Make sure your sink is completely dry and add a few drops of olive oil to a paper towel.
    2. Wipe the oil over streaked areas.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    Olive Oil

    Paper Towels

  • Smudged Stainless Steel

    Busy families tend to get a bit messy in the kitchen and this can leave your sink covered in fingerprints. Use this tip to get rid of those unsightly smudges and hard water deposits.

    Instructions

    1. Pour undiluted white vinegar onto a soft sponge.
    2. Gently rub the soft sponge over smudges or spots and the surrounding areas.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    Vinegar

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Stunning Stone

    Natural stone sinks should be cleaned on a regular basis to ensure long-lasting beauty. To avoid damaging your sink, use a cleaner that is specially formulated for use on natural stone.

    Instructions

    1. Spray the entire sink with a professional stone cleaner.
    2. With a soft sponge, scrub around your entire sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend using DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional Stone & Tile Cleaner.

    Stone Cleaner

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Tough on Stone

    Allowing grime to accumulate on your natural stone sink can cause the protective crust to wear away. Use this tip to remove stubborn soap scum, hard water stains, and dirt without damaging your sink.

    Instructions

    1. Spray a professional stone soap scum remover directly onto soiled areas.
    2. With a soft sponge or nylon brush, scrub around your entire sink in a circular motion.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend using DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional Soap Scum Remover.

    Stone Soap Scum Remover

    Soft Sponge

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Spruce Up Stone

    Granite, marble, and onyx sinks with a polished finish are naturally lustrous. Use this tip every few months to revitalize and restore the stones brilliant shine without causing any damage to your sink.

    Instructions

    1. On a clean surface, spray the entire sink with a light coat of professional stone polish.
    2. Spread the polish evenly around your sink with a clean, soft cloth.
    3. Buff off polish until desired shine is reached, continue until there is no visible polish left.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend using DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional Polish.

    Professional Stone Polish

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Truly Flawless TruGranite

    To maintain the surface of your TruGranite sink, avoid cleaning with harsh citrus cleaners and ammonia. Be sure to dry your sink after each use and regularly clean your sink with this tip.

    Instructions

    1. Cover your sink with a mixture of mild soap and water.
    2. With a nylon brush, gently scrub around your entire sink.
    3. Rinse immediately with pure water and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    For best results, we recommend using Dawn® dish soap.

    Mild Soap

    Nylon Brush

    Microfiber Cloth

  • Blemished TruGranite

    Rusty water or oily substances left in your TruGranite sink can cause discoloration. Unwanted blemishes can be eliminated by using a Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® or by following this tip.

    Instructions

    1. Wearing protective gloves, fill sink with approximately 2 inches of warm water and 3-4 splashes of bleach.
    2. Allow solution to soak in the sink for 15 minutes.
    3. Drain solution, rinse well with pure water, and dry.

    Supplies Needed

    To achieve the best results, we recommend using Clorox® bleach.

    Rubber Gloves

    Bleach

    Microfiber Cloth

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