Whitehaus Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance of Your Whitehaus Collection® Product

  • Avoid contact with citric and other natural acids.
  • After you are finished using the sink, rinse out whatever soap is left behind. If you live in an area where the mineral content in the water is high, it is a good idea to wipe out the sink after you rinse it. Wipe the entire surface dry with a clean, soft cloth after each use.
  • Clean your sink with a soft sponge and mild dish soap. Do not use cleaners which contain acids, harsh chemicals, or abrasives. Do not scrub or polish the sink.

Your copper sink actually does most of the cleaning work by itself. Copper is naturally antibacterial.

Stainless Steel Basins: Clean sink weekly with mild soap and water. Wipe the entire surface dry with a dry, clean, soft cloth after each use. Do not use cleaners which contain acids, harsh chemicals, or abrasives. Use a steel wool pad to remove minor scratches, rubbing with the grain in one direction only. Avoid prolonged contact with heavy salt concentration.

Brass Basins: Clean sink with mild brass cleaner and a soft, clean cloth. Wipe the entire surface dry with a dry, clean, soft cloth after each use. Do not use cleaners which contain acids, harsh chemicals, or abrasives.

Drains and Basket Strainers: Clean drain or strainer with mild soap and water. Do not use cleaners which contain acids, harsh chemicals, and abrasives. Do not use heavy-duty liquid drain “snake” cleaners with Special Finishes* drains and strainers.

Kitchen Faucets: Clean faucet with mild soap and water. Wipe the entire surface dry with a dry, clean, soft cloth after each use. Do not use cleaners which contain acids, harsh chemicals, or abrasives. Gently polish living finishes regularly with faucet wax. Non-living finishes may be maintained with decorative bath fixture cleaner and polish.

Fireclay Sinks: Clean your Fireclay sink with mild soap and warm water or a gentle general purpose cleaner. Wipe the entire surface dry with a clean, soft cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners, solvents, or metallic wire sponges. To avoid potential stains or damage to the finish avoid soaking dishes for abnormally long periods of time and refrain from leaving coffee grounds or tea bags in the sink. Whitehaus Collection® recommends the use of a protective grid in the bottom of the sink to avoid scuffing from heavy-duty cookware. If scuffing does occur, it can be easily buffed out with Gel Gloss, and a clean, soft, dry cloth.