Care and Maintenance of Porcelain or Enameled Cast Iron Sinks

Cast iron sinks, which are usually covered in a protective coating of sturdy porcelain or enamel, retain their shine for years with regular preventative maintenance. By wiping your sink clean after every use, making sure you don’t leave food, coffee grounds or hot pans on the bottom and being careful not to drop items into the sink roughly, you can keep your cast iron free of stains and dings. To take even better care of your sink, give it a quick scrub once a week.

  •  Rinse thoroughly and use a soft cloth to wipe the product dry after each use.
  •  In the rare occurrence of stubborn stains, use abrasive cleaners SPARINGLY
  •  Do not use steel wool, wire brushes or abrasive sponge pads
  •  Be careful not to leave dirty dishes, coffee grounds, tea bags or other staining materials in
  • contact with the enamel surface for extended periods of time
  •  Consider sink accessories, such as bottom basin racks and rinse baskets to help protect the
  • surface from scratches
  • Success with cleaners and procedures is dependent upon such factors as the hardness and
  • temperature of the water, using exact measurements of ingredients, changes in cleaning formulas and the condition of the product being cleaned.

Products to consider:

  •  Fantastik Antibacterial Heavy Duty
  •  Formula 409 Antibacterial All-Purpose
  •  Green Works All-Purpose
  •  Soft Scrub Gel with Bleach

Set-in Grime or Stains:

Mix ¼ cup baking soda and ¼ cup of ammonia in 1 gallon of warm water. Sponge the solution over the sink with a soft, non-abrasive sponge. Scrub the soiled areas with a little more force. Wash the solution out of the sink and dry with a clean cloth.