Majestic Cleaning Instructions

Accessories - Cutting Boards

While our cutting boards are made from durable Rubberwood, they are not completely
maintenance free.

 

General Care and Cleaning

Clean board immediately after each use. Wash the surface with a damp rag or sponge and spray with a weak bleach solution (one teaspoon of bleach to a quart of water). Also, washing with a mild dish detergent is a safe way to clean the surface. Stand the board up to dry thoroughly. Never immerse the board, or any other wooden utensils, in water.

 

Stains and Odors

Remove stains by generously sprinkling regular table salt over the surface of the board and rubbing it with a sliced lemon. Rinse well with hot water. Baking soda works to remove odors, especially after working with onions, garlic or other strongly scented foods.

 

Oiling

Oil the cutting board every month or two. You may need to oil every few weeks if you live in a very dry climate. Use food grade mineral oil, NOT an edible food oil such as vegetable or olive oil. Wipe down all surfaces well with the oil and let board sit overnight. You can then use a damp cloth to remove excess oil.

 
 
   

Accessories - Drains

 

General Care and Cleaning

Run hot water in the drain. Use a toothbrush and warm water with dish soap to clean drain, strainer and stopper. Be sure to empty strainer every day to avoid odors and bacteria buildup.

 

Odors

If you have a foul odor coming from your drain, it is most likely caused by bacteria. Extremely hot or boiling water can help minimize bacteria. While hot water is running, pour a teaspoon of baking soda in the drain and keep water running for 15 seconds. If that doesn't do the trick, using vinegar, bleach or lemon juice can help take care of stubborn odors. You can also run your garbage disposal with citrus peels and plenty of water to deodorize it.

 

Avoid Trapping Food

Scraping leftover food into the garbage or garbage disposal instead of the drain can prevent odors and stains. After washing dishes, run hot water and drop a teaspoon of baking soda or a cup of vinegar down the drain once a week to prevent odors.

 
 

Bronze Sinks

Bronze is a metal alloy made up of different metals but comprised mostly of copper. Each of our bronze sinks come with a beautifully aged patina that will make your sink easy to care for. Bronze patina is a rich, hand-rubbed bronze finish with both highlights and lowlights.

   
 

General Care and Cleaning

To clean a sink with a bronze patina finish, simply rinse with a mild soap and water and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Avoid using any harsh chemical cleaners or abrasives.

 

Water Spots

Standing water will not only leave water spots, but it can damage the finish of the sink if left for long periods of time. If you have hard water, mix a heavy solution of water softener and hot water and apply with a cloth. Always dry the sink with a soft cloth after cleaning and wipe up any standing water after use.

 

Polishing

We do not recommend polishing a bronze patina sink. Using a polish, abrasives or vigorous scrubbing can strip the hand-rubbed finish.

 

Waxing

Applying a thin coat of clear wax, such as Johnson's Clear Paste Wax, every 1 to 3 months can help protect the sink against water spots and retain its luster. Apply wax with a soft cloth until it is coated inside and out, but not so think that it is visible. Allow to air dry.

 
 

Copper Sinks

Copper is a metal that changes and evolves with time as it reacts with various elements. While a new copper sink will add beauty and style to any decor, the natural oxidization process will cause an "aged" look that will make your sink look even more beautiful with time.

   
 

General Care and Cleaning

The best way to clean a copper sink is with mild soap and water. Avoid using copper cleaners on your sink as they can be abrasive and scratch the surface. After cleaning with mild soap and water, dry with a soft cloth.

 

Hard Water

If you have hard water, you will want to keep your copper sink clean and dry to avoid water spots. To keep your copper sink free of hard water stains, clean it with a mild soap regularly and wipe it dry with a soft cloth after each use.

 

Waxing

To help protect your copper sink from hard water mineral damage, apply a wax such as Renaissance Wax® periodically. This will help maintain the luster of your sink.

 

Acidic Foods

DO NOT leave acidic foods such as oranges, lemons, vinegar, pineapple or tomatoes sitting in a copper sink. Contact with acidic foods could cause shiny spots or discoloration in the sink. Simply clean the area with soap and water if contact occurs. Over time, the patina will recover and the spot will blend into the sink. To avoid this reaction, run water in the sink while working with acid-based foods and clean immediately after.

 
 

Faucets

   
 

General Care and Cleaning

Simply rinse and dry faucets with a soft towel every week to prevent mineral deposits from forming. Clean spills and splatters as they happen. Do not let soap, toothpaste or other contaminates dry on the faucet, this can stain or pit the finish. Use a mild soap and soft sponge or towel to remove residue. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

 

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Never use an abrasive cleaner or rough sponge to clean or dry your faucet. Harsh cleaners could dull or scratch the finish. Use only a soft disinfectant that does not contain bleach or chlorine and apply with a soft towel. Be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions for any product you use on your faucet.

 
 

Glass Sinks

   
 

General Care and Cleaning

Clean glass sinks regularly to avoid mineral or bacteria buildup. Don't forget to clean the outside of the sink as well! Spots or fingerprints can be cleaned by using a standard glass cleaner. If a glass cleaner is not available, a mixture of vinegar and water will also work. Use a non-abrasive cloth to wipe the sink clean and rinse well. Abrasive cleaners or scouring pads may scratch the glass. Take care when cleaning the exterior of a glass sink as it might have a foil or printed application that could be damaged by scrubbing.

 

Water Temperature

Extremely hot water may cause the sink to crack or shatter. As a general rule, if the water is too hot to the touch, then it is too hot to be in a glass sink.

 

Hard Water

Wipe the sink dry after each use to avoid spots, especially if you have hard water. Water spots caused by hard water can create mineral stains that cannot be removed.

 

Damage

Do not store heavy or sharp objects above glass sinks. If they fall, they can scratch or shatter the sink. A chipped or cracked glass sink cannot be repaired.

 

Frosted Glass

Glass is 'frosted' by exposing it to hydrofluoric acid which pits the glass, giving it the frosted look. Wearing latex gloves during cleaning will avoid leaving fingerprints while you clean. Spray the surface with an ammonia-based glass cleaner. Using paper towels, newspaper or an abrasive sponge, wipe the frosted glass sink in a circular motion. Don't be afraid to scrub since frosted glass is much tougher than "normal" glass due to the chemical process it underwent to achieve the frosted surface.

 
 

Porcelain Sinks

   
 

General Care and Cleaning

Clean porcelain daily with non-abrasive cleaners and a soft sponge. Clean spills and splatters as they happen to ensure your porcelain isn't compromised. Letting soap or toothpaste dry on the sink or hardware can stain the finish.

To sanitize, you can use a mild chlorine bleach cleaner like Soft Scrub® with a gentle sponge. Rinse immediately and dry. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions. You can also let the sink soak in a bleach solution (about 1pt bleach/3pts water) for a half hour to an hour, drain, rinse well and dry.

 

Scuffing

For superficial scuff marks (gray lines in the surface; more commonly found in the kitchen), try a paste of baking soda and water with a gentle sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry. A polishing cleanser will remove stains without scratching. Be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions.

 

Damage

Porcelain is very strong, but dropping heavy objects on it can chip the surface of the sink. Even the smallest chip will leave the surface rough and susceptible to stains and germs. Be sure to keep the area clean and dry. For repairs consult your local plumber.

 

Shine

To bring life back to your porcelain sink, pour some vinegar straight from the bottle into the sink bowl. Use a nylon brush to give it a good scrub. This will leave your sink looking shiny and new. Remember to rinse well so the smell doesn't linger.

 
 

MajGranite Sinks

   
 

General Care and Cleaning

Make sure to clean sink regularly, especially after putting foods or other wastes in the sink. Rinse the sink with warm water and use a nylon brush to gently scrub with dishwashing liquid. Dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth to prevent water from standing on the surface.

 

Hard Water

Wipe the sink dry after each use to avoid spots, especially if you have hard water. Water spots caused by hard water can create mineral stains that cannot be removed.

 

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Keep citrus cleaners and ammonia away from the sink when cleaning. These can damage the surface texture and cause more harm than good. If you should spill these types of ingredients on your sink, rinse thoroughly and remove as much as possible.

 
 

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel is a very durable material, but not completely maintenance free. Stainless steel is a metal alloy created from a combination of metals, including nickel and chromium. Chromium creates a protective film of chromium oxide over the surface when exposed to air. If the sink's surface is left wet or coated with food or other contaminates, the metals in the sink cannot form this protective layer and can become susceptible to stains and discoloration. If properly maintained, your sink will last a lifetime and continue to add charm and beauty to any decor.

   
 

General Care and Cleaning

Make sure that you rinse the sink well after each use. Never let food, cleaners or any other residue dry in the sink. Not only spray, but rub the sink with a clean cloth or paper towel as the clean water is flowing. Simply spraying the sink with water will not remove all residue or harmful deposits.

Wash the sink weekly with a mild detergent or an ultra-mild abrasive cleaner, such as Soft Scrub® or Bar Keepers Friend® to prevent buildup of mineral deposits from the water. These cleaners are available at most grocery or hardware stores. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for any store-bought product and always scrub in the direction of the grain/finish marks of the sink.

 

Dry the Sink After Cleaning and/or Rinsing

No matter how clean your rinse water is, there will inevitably be dissolved minerals and salts in your rinse water. When the water evaporates, these minerals/salts are left behind causing unsightly water spots which will dull the appearance of the sink. Drying your sink after rinsing will prevent these water spots. To remove these water spots, use a mild-abrasive cleaner and rinse thoroughly.

 

Touch-ups and Spots

Olive oil can help remove streaks and add shine to your stainless steel sink. Dry your sink thoroughly and add a few drop of olive oil to a paper towel. Wipe the towel over the streaked areas and rinse away with a wet cloth and running water.

Undiluted white vinegar will help remove fingerprints or hard water deposits. Simply pour the vinegar onto a soft cloth and rub over the spots and surrounding area. Rinse thoroughly and dry.

 

Corrosion

Corrosion is rare, but a very serious threat to your sink. Construction chemicals, solvents and household cleaners contain chlorides and acids which can damage stainless steel. Products and cleaners that contain chlorine bleach can strain or corrode a stainless steel sink. Plumbing PVC solvents or certain grout cleaners which contain Muriatic Acid can also cause problems. If any of these dangerous chemicals get on the sink, rinse it immediately with plenty of clean water and dry thoroughly.

 

Scratches

While the stainless steel that we use for our sinks is very durable, no stainless steel is completely scratch-proof! We offer stainless steel grids to help protect the sink from scratches. Never use a rubber mat in your stainless steel sink. Water and other residue become trapped between the rubber and the sink, causing more damage than good.

Fine scratches can be removed using a mild abrasive cleaner such as Bar Keepers Friend®. Always scrub with the grain of the sink. For deeper scratches, you may try a product such as Scratch-B-Gone®. Follow the manufactures instructions for any store bought product. Never use steel wool to clean a stainless steel sink. Always use nylon or other synthetic cleaning pads to scour the sink.

 
 

Stone Sinks - Granite

 

General Care and Cleaning

To remove everyday stains, clean the surface with a soft cloth or sponge and a mild dish washing detergent. More stubborn stains can be removed by using a mild abrasive cleaner such as Ajax®.

If a tough stain has become ingrained in the bowl, mix a solution of 40 parts water to 1 part bleach and let stand in sink overnight. Drain and rinse thoroughly. This process is only for extreme circumstances and should not be used regularly.

 

Mineral Deposits

Mineral deposits can be removed by using a weak solution of vinegar and water. Rinse thoroughly.

 

Damage

Do not store heavy or sharp objects above a granite sink. If they fall, or make contact with the sink, the granite can chip or scratch. A chipped or cracked granite sink can be very difficult and costly to repair or replace.

 
 

Stone Sinks - Onyx

 

General Care and Cleaning

Since marble and onyx are porous stones, they are more susceptible to staining and damage than other materials. That being said, non-abrasive cleaners that do not contain acid are a must when cleaning.

To remove soap scum, use a mild liquid detergent and a soft sponge or cloth to rub over sink. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of baking soda on top of detergent. Rub the sponge over the entire sink and rinse with warm water. Be sure to dry thoroughly with a soft cloth. Professional stone cleaners can be purchased from most hardware stores that will have the right ingredients to keep your sink clean and safe.

 

Polish

Hand-polish your marble or onyx sink with a soft cloth or stone polishing pad periodically. Polishing will help keep the stone looking shiny and new and extend the life of your sink.

 

Damage

For some types of damage, a high quality car wax and compound can be used. After cleaning the stone, carefully wax and compound the problem area of the sink. If this does not repair the damage, call a stone repair professional for assistance.

 
 

Stone Sinks - Sandstone

 

General Care and Cleaning

Sandstone sinks will inevitably become dirty or covered in grime. Sandstone requires routine cleaning as soil can build up and wear away the protective crust, causing erosion. Fortunately, simple cleaning solutions will do the job.

To remove cosmetic soil buildup, pour 1/4 tsp. of stone detergent into a 1 qt. container of warm water. Soak a rag in the solution and wipe the entire sink. Rinse with a clean, wet rag and running water.

For soap scrum removal, douse the sink with non-abrasive soap scum remover. Wipe the covered sink with a clean, wet rag and rinse with warm water.

 

Hard Water Stains

Buff any crusty, white water deposits with a dry, super-fine steel wool to remove stain. Wipe area with a clean, wet rag and buff the wet sandstone with a dry towel.

 

Damage

Do not store heavy or sharp objects above a granite sink. If they fall, or make contact with the sink, the granite can chip or scratch. A chipped or cracked granite sink can be very difficult and costly to repair or replace.