CARE


Caring for your new Steel Sink and Faucet

MoSER sinks and faucets are crafted from the highest quality heavy-gauge, type 304 18/10 stainless steel.   18/10 represents the metallurgic construction of the stainless steel: 18% chromium for greater reflection and shine; and 10% nickel for strength and resistance to corrosion.   Although this combination makes stainless steel one of the most durable surface material, it can nonetheless be damaged if proper care and maintenance is not respected.  

Recommendations for ongoing care and maintenance of your MoSER stainless steel sink and faucet are listed below.

Daily basic preventive maintenance
  • Simple attention to your sink’s appearance on a daily basis is often the key to longer lasting beauty.   Begin by cleaning your sink after each use with a soapy sponge or cloth, then rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry with a towel using a dabbing motion.   This will eliminate water spots and streaks, which occur if water drops are left to dry in the sink.   Remember that most soaps, cleaners and detergents contain chlorides, which, if not removed, may cause pitting, and stains on the stainless steel surface.  
  • Your faucet should be cleaned, wiped and towel dried every day to minimize water spots and streaks.   Your stainless steel sink and faucet are easy to keep clean and simple everyday maintenance, as outlined above, will ensure its long lasting beauty.  
  • The best method of “preventive maintenance” is to ensure that the sink is clean, dry and exposed to room atmosphere when not in use.
Monthly maintenance
  • Many detergents and soaps used for washing dishes may not be thoroughly effective in removing all residues present on the sink surface.   The best result can be obtained by direct application of a cleaning product specifically formulated for stainless steel sinks.   Be careful that some stainless steel cleaning products are mildly abrasive and should be used only after carefully reading the manufacturers instructions.
  • Anytime the sink or faucet is cleaned the final step is to give it a thorough rinse and then wipe the surface dry.

Caring for your new Porcelain Sink

MoSER porcelain sinks are crafted from the highest quality materials and made by firing a coating of porcelain over a glass-based ceramic material, making them extremely durable.   As strong as they are, porcelain sinks can scratch, chip and stain with age and rough use.  Taking the time to correctly care for a porcelain sink will keep it looking like new for many years to come.

Recommendations for ongoing care and maintenance of your MoSER porcelain sink are listed below.

Daily basic preventive maintenance
  • Simple attention to your sink’s appearance on a daily basis is often the key to longer lasting beauty.   Begin by cleaning your sink after each use with a soapy sponge or cloth, then rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry with a towel using a dabbing motion.   This will eliminate water spots and streaks, which occur if water drops are left to dry in the sink.  
  • The best method of “preventive maintenance” is to ensure that the sink is clean, dry and exposed to room atmosphere when not in use.  
Monthly maintenance
  • Many detergents and soaps used for washing dishes may not be thoroughly effective in removing all residues present on the sink surface.   The best result can be obtained by direct application of a cleaning product specifically formulated for porcelain sinks.   Be careful that some porcelain cleaning products may be mildly abrasive and should be used only after carefully reading the manufacturers instructions.
  • Anytime the sink is cleaned the final step is to give it a thorough rinse and then wipe the surface dry.  

Caring for your new Copper Sink

Copper sinks from MoSER are easy to care for, are virtually maintenance free and come with a limited lifetime warranty. Copper sinks do not require harsh chemical cleaning, and with proper care, their beauty will last a lifetime.

The beauty of copper is its living finish or patina. It builds over time and works as a protective coating. The patina is a rich weathered finish with light and dark tones complementing each other and creating the unique effect of copper.

Daily basic preventive maintenance
  • Wash with mild soap such as dawn, water and a soft cloth or sponge and once finished, wipe off the surface to remove standing water. Acidic foods such as ketchup, tomato juice, lemons should be cleaned as soon as possible as they can create shiny spots. If this happens, do not worry as this is only cosmetic. Your sink has not be harmed or damaged in any way. Over time and with daily use, the copper will heal itself and the color will begin to return to its original shade. For extra protection or to slow the patina process, you can use a high quality carnauba wax, however this is not something we feel is mandatory.
Additional Potential hazards to avoid
  • NEVER USE abrasive products such as Soft Scrub, Steel Wool, Chore Girl to clean your sink as they can scratch the surface and temporarily remove the patina.
  • NEVER USE harsh chemicals such as Brasso, Clorox, Drano or Similar Products.
  • Using your sinks as a cutting board. This type of use can lead to deep scratches in the sink.
  • Always use a cutting board.
  • Allowing chemicals to sit in your sink. Chemicals such as sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid are present in many products such as drain cleaners and silver dip cleaners. If these products are accidently spilled onto the copper sink surface, immediately rinse and clean the sink.

Caring for your new Granite Sink

MoSER Granite Composite sinks are manufactured using only the highest quality materials and advanced German manufacturing process.  MoSER sinks contain approximately 80% quartz sand, which is the hardest element of granite.  Thanks to its superior components, MoSER sinks offer both an ease of care and a high level of resistance to daily use.

Although MoSER Granite Composite sinks have an incredibly durable surface, they can be damaged if proper care and maintenance is not respected.

Recommendations for ongoing care and maintenance of your MoSER Granite Composite sink are listed below.

 

Daily basic preventive maintenance
  • Simple attention to your sink’s appearance on a daily basis is often the key to longer lasting beauty.  Begin by cleaning your sink after each use with a soapy sponge or cloth, then rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry with a towel using a dabbing motion.  This will eliminate water spots and streaks, which occur if water drops are left to dry in the sink.
  • The best method of “preventive maintenance” is to ensure that the sink is clean, dry and exposed to room atmosphere when not in use.
Monthly maintenance
  • Many detergents and soaps used for washing dishes may not be thoroughly effective in removing all residues present on the sink surface.  For best result use a 3M Scotch-Brite™ Heavy Duty Scour Pad with either water, 50/50 white vinegar/water solution or non-abrasive cleaner made for Granite Composite sinks.
  • Start cleaning in a circular motion with constant pressure over the entire sink area.
  • Anytime the sink is cleaned the final step is to give it a thorough rinse with clean water and then wipe the surface dry with a cotton cloth.
Dirt and stains
  • For most dirt and stains simply wipe with a damp cotton cloth/sponge and soapy water.  Towel dry with a cotton cloth.
  • For stubborn stains and water marks, wipe with a Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® and either water or a 50/50 white vinegar and water solution.  Rinse with clean water and then wipe surface dry with a cotton cloth.
  • For more difficult stains, use a 3M Scotch-Brite™ Heavy Duty Scour Pad with either water, 50/50 white vinegar/water solution or non-abrasive cleaner.  Start cleaning in a circular motion with constant pressure over the area of the stain, rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a cotton cloth.  Let dry 5-10 minutes. If stain persists, repeat.
Additional Potential hazards to avoid
  • Allow liquid soap or other household cleaners to dry on the surface of the sink.  Most brands contain chemical additives which will affect the original high lustre of the sink.
  • Leave standing solutions of chlorine bleach and water in the sink for extended periods of time. It is not recommended that undiluted chlorine bleach be used on your sink.  The risk of damage is proportional to the concentration of chlorine and the amount of time the surface is exposed.
  • Use steel wool pads to clean your sink.  They will scratch the surface and can cause discoloration due to metal transfer.
  • Use rubber mats in the sink to “protect” the finish.  Leaving these type of items in the sink can lead to surface rust or possible pitting since the sink surface does not dry properly.  If you do use mats remove these after each use.
  • Leave wet sponges or cleaning pads in the sink.  Trapped water can lead to staining or discoloration of the sink surface.
  • Leave any mild steel or cast iron cookware, implements or cans on the sink surfaces for extended periods of time.  The combined presence of iron and moisture can lead to surface staining of the sink.
  • Use your sink as a cutting board.  This type of use may lead to scratches of the sink finish and may dull your knives.  Use of proper cutting boards is recommended.
  • Allow chemicals to sit in your sink.  Chemicals such as sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid are present in many products such as drain cleaners and silver dip cleaners.  If these products are accidentally spilled onto the surface immediately rinse and clean the sink.
  • Run cold water when pouring boiling water into sink.