We’ve been quite vocal about the BLANCO sink’s idiosyncratic features and why one should buy it.
BLANCO Silgranit sinks are quite popular among our clientele and there are numerous reasons for it.
In simple words, BLANCO sinks are equipped with almost all the essential features that you might be looking for in your favorite sink.
However, our today’s topic of discussion is how to clean a BLANCO stainless steel sink grid?
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that majority of kitchen cleaning happens in the sink so you can’t afford to have your sink dirty.
Nonetheless, having proper knowledge about the best practices involved in keeping a kitchen sink’s grid clean reduces your workload as well as a headache to a large extent.
Trust me, at times, kitchen sink grids can be nasty and you may have to struggle a lot when it comes to cleaning a BLANCO stainless steel sink grid.
I’m making such big claims based on my past experience as well as the feedback that we’ve received from our clientele.
So, without any further ado, let’s begin…
Best Ways to Clean a Stainless Steel Sink Grid
Well, the below-mentioned steps would do the trick for you when it comes to cleaning a stainless steel sink grid.
Some of the ways you can easily clean your stainless steel sink grid are by hand, dishwasher, or some specific tools designed for cleaning the sink grid.
Using a Dishwasher
You need to own a dishwasher in order to expedite the steps.
However, if you don’t have one then you can skip this method and move on to the NEXT one.
Put Grid in the Dishwasher
Well, it goes without saying that some grids are enough to fit well in the dishwasher.
Whereas, there are models that need to be folded in order to fit perfectly in any dishwasher.
However, in the absence of a dishwasher, you can use both of your hands to wash the grid.
Put on the Dishwasher
A dishwasher with high humidity is highly recommended.
Make sure you give ample time to your dishwasher when it comes to cleaning.
The specks of dirt found at the grid’s corner need to be loosened before you move to the next step.
Remove the Grid from the Dishwasher
You need to remove the grid from your dishwasher.
In layman’s terms, the amount of time your grid stays in the dishwasher depends to a large extent on the dirt on the grid.
Well, if the grid isn’t much spoiled then the cleaning process would be simple, easy, and quick.
However, for filthy specks of dirt, the cleaning process would be a time-consuming affair.
You need to remove it and check from time to time whether dirt is still present or completely eradicated.
For the best result, we recommend using a mild soap solution along with warm water.
Use a soft cloth or a sponge to expedite the cleaning process including scrubbing.
Once you’re done with the scrubbing, simply rinse the residue with warm water.
Dry the Grid
Well, after removing the grid from the dishwasher, put it in a clean airy place to dry.
Using Soap & Water
Below is the list of items that you might be needing for method 2.
- Soft kitchen brush
- Dish soap
- Hot Water
- A clean, soft piece of cloth or towel
Mix Warm Water & Dish Soap
First thing first, use a bucket for mixing warm water and dish soap.
Make sure the solution comprises dish soap and warm water in the ratio of 2:1.
Scrub the Grid
In order to reap maximum benefits from this method, you need to expedite this step very carefully.
To begin with, have a soft kitchen brush handy, dip it into the soapy water and scrub the grid.
Make sure that you covered all the nooks & corners of the grid with your brush and most importantly, every part of the grid is cleaned properly.
In case, you find stubborn stains on the grid, then, in that case, we recommend using vinegar and baking soda.
You need to carefully do the scrubbing inside your sink as it will help support the grid as well as prevent water from spraying all over.
Rinse the Sink
Once you’re done with removing all the specks of dirt, the next thing that needs to be done on your end is to rinse the grid with warm water till the end you’re sure it’s free from debris, dirt, etc.
Dry the Grid
Now, it’s high time that you put the grid in an airy place to dry.
For drying your grid, it’s highly advisable that you use a soft piece of cloth or a towel whatever is easily accessible.
Using Baking Soda & Vinegar
You must be prepared with the below-mentioned list of items before you expedite method 3.
- White vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Bottle sprayer
- Dish soap
- Soft kitchen brush
- Warm water
Remove Loose Dirt
In case of nasty specks of dirt, you would be needing to expedite method 3 in which a solution of baking soda & vinegar is used for cleaning purposes.
First thing first, you need to use a scraper to remove any loose dirt or food on the grid.
With the help of your hand, you can easily take them off.
Clean with Warm Soap Water
Once your grid is free from loose specks of dirt, the next thing that you need to do is to use warm soapy water to clean your entire grid.
To begin with, add some dish soap in warm water.
Then, using a soft kitchen brush you need to thoroughly clean the grid.
Finally, rinse with clean water before moving to the next step.
Mix Baking Soda & Vinegar
You can use white vinegar only to clean a stained sink grid. But if the stains are stubborn, mix with baking soda inside a bottle sprayer.
Spray the Sink Grid with the Mixture
The entire sink needs to be sprayed with a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda.
For the best result, you need to concentrate on stained as well as grimy parts.
Allow the mixture to settle for at least 15 minutes.
If your grid has stubborn stains, dirt layers, then you may have to increase the time up to 30 minutes.
Wipe the Dirt Off
After 30 minutes, using a soft cloth wipe off the residue.
Then, leave it in an airy space to dry.
If the end result isn’t as per your expectation then you can repeat method 3.
Use a Steam Machine to Clean Your Sink Grid
With the advancement of technology, it is possible to clean a sink grid in an epigrammatic span of time using a steam machine.
Not only will it save your time when it comes to cleaning the sink grid but also keep the chemical cleaners at bay.
The innovative and modern steam machine uses high-temperature steam for getting rid of specks of dirt, debris, etc.
Let’s have a quick look at the steps that you need to follow.
Attach the Cleaning Brush
In general, almost all steam-machines come with a cleaning brush.
Check whether the cleaning brush is attached to the steam machine or NOT.
If it’s not attached then do the needful.
Moreover, if you’re not aware of how to attach the cleaning brush then either read carefully the instructions mentioned in the manufacturer’s guide or take help from an expert.
Prepare the Machine for Cleaning
The machine consists of a water tank that needs to be filled before you start it.
Open the reservoir and fill it with clean water, avoid using hard water.
Close the water tank and plug in the machine.
A red light button is right in place to signal you whether the machine is properly plug-in or NOT.
Press the power button to put the machine ON.
Once the steam reaches the appropriate temperature, the machine will signal you.
The machine will send you the ALERT in the form of orange or green light.
Clean the Grid
Now the steam machine is ready so all you need to do is to pull the machine’s trigger in order to allow the steam out.
At the same time, you need to ensure that the brush is on the grid.
Slowly and gradually, you need to move the brush throughout the grid and scrub lightly while steam is doing its job.
Irrespective of the intensity of dirt present on the grid, cleaning will just take a couple of minutes.
If you’re not protecting your hand then steam can impact it adversely.
Not only do you need to keep the steam away from your hand but also wear protective gloves in order to prevent any last-minute misadventure.
Also, you need to ensure that the surface of the grid is heat and water-resistant so that it doesn’t get damaged with high-temperature steam.
Prefer using distilled water in place of ordinary water to reap maximum benefits out of this method.
Furthermore, make sure the grid is turned in almost all the directions so that the nooks & corners of the grid are covered properly.
Dry the Grid
When properly cleaned put the grid in a clean, airy place to dry.
Put Off the Machine
Well, once you’re done with cleaning, all you need to do is to turn off the machine.
Make sure you allow sufficient time for your machine for cooling down before handling it.
Empty the Reservoir
Once your machine is fully cooled, open its reservoir and pour out any remaining water.
The next thing that you need to do is to rinse your machine with clean water until spotlessly clean.
But, before that make sure you’ve disconnected the brush.
Use a clean towel to wipe out any water or dirt sprinkled on the machine.
Allow appropriate time to your machine for drying up.
Once your machine is dried up fully store it in a cool, safe place.
A solution of water and baking powder needs to be applied to your sink grid in order to enhance its appearance and makes it look like a new grid.
In case, your grid has got random scratches you can remove them easily by rubbing fine steel wool on them.
However, for removing any hidden hairline scratch, you’ll have to run the steel wool on the entire grid.
It’s A Wrap-Up
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Cutting long story short, by using any of the aforementioned methods, you can easily clean your BLANCO stainless steel sink grid.
That’s all, as of now :):)[Related]
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