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    • dannahaz
    • By dannahaz 17th Dec 06, 6:59 PM
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    Ceramic sink: tips and cleaning please
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    • 17th Dec 06, 6:59 PM
    Ceramic sink: tips and cleaning please 17th Dec 06 at 6:59 PM
    Hi All

    I've just had new worktops and a beautiful white ceramic sink fitted. Any tips (from experience) on what I should use to keep it clean please?


    I've heard of a product called Bon Ami, anyone used it or recommend it/alternative?

    Thanks for your help
    Last edited by dannahaz; 17-12-2006 at 7:03 PM.
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 17th Dec 06, 7:06 PM
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    While you're waiting for replies to come in, browsing these threads will give you a head start

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    • bootman
    • By bootman 17th Dec 06, 7:08 PM
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    We put one in our last house. To be honest I would not choose to have one again. It was so easily marked. Baking trays and pans in particular. But Cif is fine to use, no scratches.
    • Mr Proctalgia
    • By Mr Proctalgia 17th Dec 06, 7:35 PM
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    • 17th Dec 06, 7:35 PM
    I have a pot sink and it shines up beautifully with Ajax - If you get any metallic marks on it from Baking Trays etc then a quick rub over with Borax gets them off.

    HTH
  • Reluctant_spender
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    • 17th Dec 06, 7:44 PM
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    • 17th Dec 06, 7:44 PM
    Citric acid - pour some in the bottom of the sink fill with warm water and leave. Works in kettles too
    • SnowyOwl
    • By SnowyOwl 17th Dec 06, 9:29 PM
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    • 17th Dec 06, 9:29 PM
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    I've a ceramic sink as well - I used the now infamous Stardrops on it. In my experience it has been very easy to keep clean and shiny - to date no marks have been so stubborn they have been impossible to remove.

    If you do get a stain of some sort a rub with the cut side of a lemon seems to remove just about anything.

  • aurora borealis
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    • 17th Dec 06, 9:34 PM
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    • 17th Dec 06, 9:34 PM
    I use stardrops daily and bleach weekly
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  • jamjar,
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    • 14th Jul 07, 6:30 PM
    Stained ceramic sink
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    • 14th Jul 07, 6:30 PM
    Since I have been using Stardrops, my white ceramic sink has started getting brown stains. I don't often wash up in this sink as I have a dishwasher, and it doesn't get tea or coffee poured in. I have a septic tank, so need to use something gentle. Does anyone please have any ideas about how to get it gleaming white?
    • dannahaz
    • By dannahaz 14th Jul 07, 7:01 PM
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    • 14th Jul 07, 7:01 PM
    Yes! I use BarKeepers Friend. It's a white powder, very gentle, and excellent on my ceramic sink. You can get it in John Lewis, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Lakeland and I would expect you can get it in Asda and Tesco.

    It comes in a vaguely conical shapes bottle, 7 inches high.

    Heres a link to the product page at Lakeland so you know what to look for
    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/product.aspx/!8868
    Last edited by dannahaz; 14-07-2007 at 7:05 PM.
    • SnowyOwl
    • By SnowyOwl 14th Jul 07, 7:22 PM
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    Try rubbing over with the flesh of a lemon, let lots of juice get over it, then leave it for an hour or so and rinse off. Cheap as chips!

  • jamjar,
    Thankyou. I will try the lemon while I wait to get the Barkeepers friend.
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  • HairyHandofDartmoor
    How do I clean a ceramic sink?
    I've ordered a ceramic sink from B&Q and am wondering how to clean it?

    Can I use a sponge with a scourer section on it or would that scratch it?

    I used to have a butler sink in my old house (dated from about the 1960's, the sink not the house) and I used to clean that by filling it with water and adding some bleach, which used to bring it up lovely and clean after leaving it over night. Can you use diluted bleach on modern ceramic sinks? :confused:
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 24th Oct 08, 2:10 PM
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    Hi HairyHandofDartmoor,

    There's an earlier thread with some tips on cleaning ceramic sinks that should help so I've added your thread to it to keep the suggestions together.

    Pink
  • HairyHandofDartmoor
    Aurora is it definitely safe to use bleach then on a modern ceramic sink? It's an expensive sink and I'm afraid of ruining it!

    I will look out for Barkeepers Friend and try the lemon juice too.
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    • MRSTITTLEMOUSE
    • By MRSTITTLEMOUSE 24th Oct 08, 9:44 PM
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    I second the barkeeper's friend,used it for years it's good stuff.Also once a week I fill the sink with water add some bleach and let it stand for half an hour.As long as the bleach is dilute it won't harm brass or gold plated taps.
  • HairyHandofDartmoor
    Thanks, mrstittlemouse!
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    • Debt_Free_Chick
    • By Debt_Free_Chick 25th Oct 08, 5:18 PM
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    Astonish or the Bio Cleaning "Stone" from Lidl - not a stone at all, but a wonderful paste that comes with a sponge, which you wet with water first. Gets my grubby butler's sink sparkling!
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    • pawpurrs
    • By pawpurrs 25th Oct 08, 6:17 PM
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    I have some marks on my ceramic sink that must be from pans I should think and bleach wont get them out, will be going to waitrose tomorrow, and will try and find this barkeepers friend stuff.
    Pawpurrs x
    • pawpurrs
    • By pawpurrs 26th Oct 08, 6:06 PM
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    Bought the barkeepers friend, and my sink looks like new!
    Its had marks that have been impossible to get out, I wonder if its made from borax?

    Oh dear and thanks to that butter thread I put some of the wonderfull bridel butter in my trolley and its lush, I dont buy butter ofen as I love it just too much!
    Pawpurrs x
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