FAQ Guide - Burly Fine Fireclay Kitchen and Bathroom SInks

FAQ Guide: Care and Maintenance for Fireclay Sinks

1. How often should I clean my fireclay sink?

  • We recommend cleaning your fireclay sink daily to prevent the buildup of soap scum and mineral deposits, ensuring it stays looking fresh and pristine.

2. What should I use to clean my fireclay sink on a daily basis?

  • For daily cleaning, use mild detergents and soft cloths to gently wipe down the sink's surface. This helps remove any residue and maintains its appearance without causing damage.

3. Can I use abrasive cleaners for daily cleaning?

  • While soft abrasive cleaners can be used when necessary, it's best to avoid them for daily cleaning as they may gradually dull the sink's surface over time.

4. Is it important to dry the sink after each use?

  • Yes, drying the sink after each use is crucial to prevent water spots and mineral deposits from forming. Simply wiping down the sink with a dry cloth after use can help maintain its shine and appearance.

5. Should I use protective accessories like bottom grids or rinsing baskets?

  • Yes, utilizing protective accessories like bottom grids or rinsing baskets can help prevent scratches and damage to the sink's surface, especially when washing heavy or sharp objects.

6. Can I place hot pans directly onto the sink's surface?

  • It's best to avoid placing hot pans directly onto the sink's surface to prevent potential damage. Always use trivets or hot pads to protect the sink from heat.

7. How do I remove stubborn stains or water marks from my fireclay sink?

  • For stubborn stains or water marks, you can use mild abrasive cleaners or a diluted bleach solution. Gently scrub the affected area with a soft scouring pad, then rinse thoroughly and dry.

8. Are there any natural remedies I can use for cleaning my fireclay sink?

  • Yes, you can use a mixture of white vinegar, baking soda, and water for cleaning stubborn stains or grime. However, be sure to test any homemade solutions on an unseen part of the sink first to avoid potential damage.

9. Can I use dish mats in my fireclay sink?

  • It's not recommended to use dish mats in your fireclay sink as they can trap soap and dirt, making sink maintenance more time-consuming and potentially fostering harmful bacteria.

10. What should I avoid when cleaning my fireclay sink on a daily basis?

  • Avoid using harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaning/scouring pads, and powder detergents as they may dull or damage the sink's surface. Additionally, refrain from letting standing water accumulate in the sink, especially if it contains substances that could stain the sink.