The ceramic material used for Franke kitchen sinks has a smooth, impervious surface, which is resistant to all standard household chemicals. The material properties are continually subjected to stringent laboratory and usage tests and controls.
To keep your new kitchen sink looking as dazzlingly beautiful as the day it was installed, Franke has a few tips on how to care for it:
- For day-to-day care, all you need is water and a damp cloth.
- Abrasive cleaners should not be used, as they will dull the gloss finish. In our experience to keep your sparkling glazed surface, apply a dilute solution of bleach every 2 to 3 days. Apply this with a sponge or a soft kitchen cloth and rinse the surface of the sink thoroughly with plenty of water. Not only will it make the surface shine, it will also help to keep the sink hygienic. Bleach can be harmful both orally and on your clothes, so always wear protective rubber gloves and ensure you rinse thoroughly. Please ensure you have adequate ventilation as bleach can give off strong fumes.
- Tried and tested cleaning agents such as household vinegar or vinegar solution can be used to remove limescale deposits. For stubborn stains, cover with a piece of kitchen paper soaked in vinegar and leave to stand overnight.
- You should be very careful with all substances containing fluoride, such as rust removers and toothpaste. Make sure that deposits are removed immediately as they can cause stains if left for any length of time.
The below chart, developed by Franke is intended to act as a guide for different requirements to assist in grading the ceramic material in terms of it's performance characteristics for each category: