Why Stainless Steel Sinks?
To almost everybody, the words "stainless steel sinks" bring to mind a smooth, shining metal which is very strong, does not rust, is easy to clean, and lasts a long time.
Stainless Steel is not a single material or alloy, but a group of corrosion and/or heat resistant alloys of Iron (steel) containing chromium and other alloying elements. Clark uses 18/10 (Type 304) in all its Stainless Steel kitchen sinks and stainless steel laundry tubs. It is optimised for press working operations where a combination of drawing and stretching takes place. The 18 refers to 18% Chromium in the steel. This is the component that provides the corrosion resistance. the Nickel is mainly incorporated for the ductility it imparts to the steel.
Stainless steel sinks are easy to clean. Routine cleaning with soap, mild detergent or ammonia solutions in warm water, followed by a fresh water rinse is usually adequate for normal soiling. Repeated applications and the occasional use of a fine nylon-scouring pad will often remove heavier soiling and even stains will become less noticeable and even invisible.
The corrosion resistance of Stainless Steel sinks is due to formation, on the surface of the steel of an invisible, extremely thin, continuous, uniform and tenacious Chromium rich Oxide film. Should this film be damaged or broken it can spontaneously reform and repair itself simply by contact with the air. (Except under very aggressive, adverse conditions.)
Stainless steel sinks are very recyclable. In fact the steel we use has a high level of recycled steel in it as this tends to be purer and makes better steel.
Clark sinks are pressed from high quality stainless steel. We assure our customers all Clark sinks are hardy, hygienic and resistant to corrosion. We are confident with our product quality, therefore all Clark branded sinks and tubs are covered by a Clark lifetime warranty.
Due to the nature of stainless steel material, sinks may be easily scratched with the normal day-to-day use, especially with sharp utensils, it is difficult to keep a mirror finish. Stainless steel is rust resistant, rather than scratch resistant. To remove light scratches the following can be used:
1. Use the flexible sanding pads to clean the sink surface - the following product can be purchased at Bunnings.
[Uni-Pro - Flexible Sanding Pads - Medium]
2. Place the pad to the surface and apply light force by hand in a straight line motion, moving from side-to-side. Ensure to use this pad in the same direction as the grain.