Maintaining and Cleaning a Cast Iron Sink | Easy Simple Tricks & Tips

How to Clean a Cast Iron Sink

October 17, 2017 Dominic Vacchiano

Cast iron sinks are one of the most durable sinks on the market due to their two-layer build.  The base layer is a tough iron alloy that is coated in a thin layer of porcelain enamel.  The enamel gives the sink its aesthetic glossy look and is offered in a variety of colors.  The two-layer build of iron and enamel leaves cast iron sinks almost immune to cracking or denting.

Cast iron sinks are durable and appealing; however they do require gentle care.  Follow these tips below for a spotless sink:

  • - Rinse sink with water after each use
  • - If stains or coloring occur use a natural cleaner
  • - Be sure to dry it completely after cleaning
  • - Avoid using steel wool or abrasive pads
  • - Consider sink accessories to help protect the interior
  • - Avoid leaving anything in the sink that could leave a stain like coffee or tea bags.

    These easy tips will make maintaining your cast iron sink a breeze.  It is best to start gentle and work your way to more abrasive cleaners so that you can minimize the risk of damage.  Gentle cleaners are a must as harsh chemicals can ruin the cast iron or enamel.

    Some things to remember:

    • - Porcelain enamel can stain
    • - Porcelain enamel can chip or crack

    If you get stains or scuffs on your sink it is best to use a cleaner that specifies it can work on this surface.  We recommend Eco Revivers Natural Cleaner.  It can gently remove stains and coloring without damaging your sink.  If you get a chip or a crack, it is best to fix immediately as exposing the iron can lead to damage.

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    Eco Reviver is ideal for removing small marks and stains from cast iron sinks.  It also helps restore the enamel surface to its original beauty.

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