Product Care & Maintenance
Vogranite sinks are composed of 80% quartzsand and 20% acrylic resin which which makes the surface non-porous, ensuring a high level of hygiene. Basic care and maintenance will ensure your sink’s long-lasting luster.
Vogranite sinks feature a non-porous surface that does not support bacterial growth. As a result, no harsh chemical cleaners are required to maintain your sink in its original condition.
EVERY DAY CARE
To maintain a Vogranite sink, clean it thoroughly after every use rinsing with mild soap and warm water.
To prevent mineral deposit build-up, it’s important to keep the sink free of any standing water by wiping dry after every use.
For additional preventive cleaning rub lightly with a scouring pad and a mild cleaner.
To prevent metal utensils, pots and other metal objects from leaving metal residues on the bottom of the sink, use stainless steel bottom grids.
Wipe the sink using a solution of water and white vinegar. Rince the sink with fresh water after 20 minutes.
MARKS FROM METAL OBJECTS
Rub in circular motion using a scouring pad and a mild cleaner.
Do not use metal scrubs or steel wool.
Avoid using abrasive cleaners such as concentrated bleach, paint removers and drain cleaners.
Do not leave water in the sink for an extended period of time.
Avoid leaving metal objects such as steel or cast pots and utensils in the sink for a long period of time.
Do not leave wet sponges, rubber mats or cleaning cloths in the sink for a long period of time.
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Stainless Steel Sinks
VOGT Stainless Steel Sinks are made of 304 series stainless steel material with 18/10 chrome-nickel content for extra durability and rust resistance. Like most other high-quality products, VOGT sinks require basic care to maintain their initial luster and functionality.
To maintain a VOGT sink, clean it thoroughly after every use rinsing with mild soap and warm water. It’s important to keep the sink free of any standing water by wiping dry after every use to prevent mineral deposit build-up. For additional preventive cleaning, rub lightly with a soft cloth in the direction of grain lines on a regular basis.
Stainless steel material is susceptible to scratching. Over time, multitude of minor scratches on the sink surface blend into the natural grain of the sink and create an attractive mature look of the sink. VOGT offers stainless steel grids that provide eective protection against excessive scratching of the bowl’sbottom.
Rusting and Spots:
Stainless steel material does not rust. Any rust spots that appear on the sink’s surface are caused by iron particles coming from external sources such as rusted utensils and pots. Any stubborn stains should be removed by scrubbing in the direction of the grain with a mild abrasive.
Hard, mineral-rich water can cause white calcium build-up on your sink surface. Clean any mineral deposit built up over time with a mild solution of vinegar and water followed by a thorough rinsing with water. To prevent future build-up please consider installing a water softener.
Stainless Steel Bottom Grids:
To maintain a VOGT stainless steel grid, clean it thoroughly with mild soap and rinse after each use. Avoid using abrasive cleaning agents, scouring pads and other harsh substances.
PLEASE DO NOT
Leave standing water, steel cookware, utensils, rubber mats, sponges or cleaning pads in the sink for lengthy periods.
Use steel wool or scrub pads as they damage the sink surface and cause discoloration.
Let household cleaning agents such as bleach sit in your sink for a long period of time.
Use strong drain cleaning products. Silver cleaners can also contain acids that will damage the sink surface.
Allow prolonged contact with high-acid fruits, berries and other acidic foods.
Use the inside of the sink as a cutting surface.
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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR FAUCET
Simply rinse the faucet with warm water and dry the faucet with a soft cloth. Avoid using strong detergents and harsh chemicals. Cleaning with a damp non-abrasive cloth and wiping it dry should keep your product looking great.
HOW TO MAINTAIN THE FINISH ON YOUR FAUCET
Always wipe dry any water from the faucet surface. If the water is allowed to evaporate from the surface of the faucet it can lead to a build up of mineral deposits. To remove water spots, use warm water and a soft damp cloth. Harder water stains may be removed using a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Make certain to rinse the faucet thoroughly with water afterwards.
Cutting boards made from wood have the tendency to crack, split, or even gain a permanent odor if not preserved properly.
The following steps will ensure a long life for your new cutting board:
1. When you first receive the board please take the time to give it a thorough wash with soap and water. Once the water has dried on the board give the board a liberal seasoning of cutting board finish wax. Allow the wax to sit on the board for 12 to 24 hours before removing. A paper towel can be used for both application and the removal of excess wax.
2. To keep the board free from odors please ensure that the board is adequately cleaned after each use with soap and water.
3. Every 10 washes or so please reapply a thin coat of cutting board finish wax to all sides of the board. Allow 12 to 24 hours for the board to soak up all the beeswax and mineral oil.
4. Remove any excess wax that still remains on the board.
THINGS TO AVOID
Never put the board in a dishwasher. This will completely destroy any board made out of wood.
Do not leave the board soaking in water. This will cause the ends of the board to dry out at a rapid pace and will eventually crack.
When selecting the soap you will use to clean the board, it is best to select a natural soap or at the very least a non-scented soap. It is possible for some of the soaps to have a very heavy odor and this may linger in the board and transfer to the food on its next use.
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