Rocket Hardware

Kitchen Sinks and Tapware

SINK CARE & MAINTENANCE

General maintenance is wonderfully simple and it will increase the lifespan of your Rocket Sink and prevent the build-up of dirt and lime scale by simply wiping down your sink and worktop surface with a damp cloth and soapy water.

This simple tip will keep your products looking great. 

Discover more top cleaning tips below:

Cleaning and caring for Stainless Steel:

Everyday tips:

Our stainless steel sinks are made from premium quality chrome nickel steel, which looks stunningly beautiful, is highly resistant to staining, rust and corrosion - plus it won't chip, craze, flake or break.

It's the most popular material - and for good reason:

Stainless steel has a timeless quality that sits beautifully in a traditional or contemporary style kitchen, offering stunning good looks and a durability that helps keep it looking at its best for years. 

This high-quality material makes our sinks eye-catching and resistant to stains, rust and corrosion.

It is best to use “Jif” Cleaning Cream for the care and maintenance of this special material.

This polish is easy to apply and can protect or restore the luster of your sink -  Just spread a little on a damp cloth, rub it into the surface and allow it to set, then just rinse it off with water and polish with a dry cloth.

This will also remove Tea and Coffee stains that get deposited on the surface over time.

 

Don’t worry about scratching on sinks:

The surface scratches that appear on stainless steel sinks are normal and nothing to worry about. 

They rarely go deep and will become less noticeable with age. That’s because stainless steel develops an attractive patina with time and the scratching evens out. In fact, your sink will look even better after you’ve been using it for year!  

Avoid the use of a plastic washing up bowl, as this will over time cause the development of regular abrasion marks over the sink's surface. 

 

Stubborn stains and rust:

Your sink is made from high quality 18/10 chrome nickel steel.

That means it’s metallurgically incapable of rusting or corroding in normal household conditions.

If rust and corrosion problems do occur, tiny iron particles deposited on the surface will be the culprit. 

These either come from the water supply or are left behind by wire scouring pads or utensils.

It’s essential to clean off these filings and dry the sink thoroughly afterwards - If you let them stick around, they’ll cause rust.  

If you want to remove any rust stains from your products, we recommend using a cleaning agent such as Jif.

Always use mild cleaning agents to remove stubborn stains from your stainless steel and make sure you thoroughly rinse away any cleaning liquids once finished.

When cleaning your stainless steel, NEVER USE STEEL WOOL PADS.

 

What To Avoid:

  • Bleaches containing hypochlorite
  • Silver dip cleaners
  • Leaving foods like citrus fruit juice, salt, vinegar, mustard, pickles and mayonnaise on your surface for prolonged periods. These foods can cause pitting and corrosion
  • Strong acids like photo developing liquids or denture cleanser. If they come in contact with your sink, they should be washed away immediately with clean water
  • Using steel wool pads
  • Plastic washing up bowls 

We, and our stainless steel, thank you in advance.