Your Valley Sink stainless steel sink is made of type 304 series alloy stainless steel, featuring the highest quality 18/10 chrome-nickel formulation. This elegant, heavy-duty, 18 gauge, or 20 gauge, or 16 gauge, non-porous material is hygienic, rust-free, and extremely durable. The gauge is the thickness of the stainless steel. An easy rule of thumb is, the lower the number of the gauge, the thicker and better the stainless steel.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SINK?
Clean stainless once a week. Wipe the sink dry with a clean soft cloth, working with, not across, the grain; this will inhibit water spotting and mineral deposits in severe hard water conditions. All Purpose Cleaner, Kitchen Cleaner, Formula 409 (follow the directions on the product) are products available in hardware and grocery stores that can be used every day to protect, polish and clean your stainless steel sink.
WHAT NOT TO DO:
Do not use any abrasive sponge pads, wire brushes or Steel Wool. Cleaners containing Chloride are not recommended, as these products will dull and tarnish the finish.
SURFACE RUST & STAINS:
Stainless steel does not rust.
FLITZ & BAR KEEPERS FRIEND are all effective at removing “surface” residue such as tarnish, rust, lime deposits & hard water stains.
Scratches are inevitable in any sink material, including stainless steel. Over time, these scratches will become uniform with the sink’s grain. For severe scratches, secure a pumice rubbing compound from a hardware store, and follow the directions on the package. Note: Once the sink’s finish has been restored to your satisfaction, Valley Sink recommends the purchase of a customized sink grid to protect the bowl’s bottom.