Cleaning a 'crushed granite' sink

conniertreeAugust 16, 2008

I have a "crushed" or "composite" granite sink. It looks whitish and dull. During the remodel of my kitchen the workers put lots of "stuff" in there. What's the best way to get my sink back to its clean black look?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
isitdoneyet

I have the Blanco Silgranite sink in anthracite which is black. I wash the sink throughly, dry and then apply mineral oil to it. I then wipe that off with a microfiber towel and it stays black for 2-3 months. I have really hard water so when it does turn gray I oil it. By wiping it down with the microfiber cloth there is NO greasy oily feeling to it.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 8:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
piper101

Good Luck!! I regret buying my Silgranit because of the problems cleaning it. Mine is white. I swear it absorbs stains. Anyway, I've used many things, BarKeepers friend, Ajax etc. You might try a light spraying with pure bleach I've done that to get a rust stain out that a plastic coated grate left behind when it failed and that STILL didn't get the rust stain out. I'm told that Blanco, the manuf puts out a cleaner but I haven't contacted them yet or tracked it down since I don't have a lot of confidence that they have anything stronger that would actually work.

Can you let us know if you come across anything that works?

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 12:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
terriks

I use Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, works great.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 9:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hapyfrustrated

I have this exact sink. I love the farm style, it is roomy and deep. Though I do have hard water, and find my sink with a white film on it. I have also tried the mineral oil, but I am afraid of making a build up.

I will try the magic erasers, but am afraid of using them on many surfaces because they take the sheen off.

I might call Blanco and have them send me some of their cleaner. Or, better yet, the guy who installed my counter tops, who talked me into this sink, maybe if I call him and invite him out to scrub it, he won't be so pushy with a product next time.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 11:12PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
terriks

Last time I Magic Erasered my sink I followed up with Sprayway Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish, because it contains oil. My sink looked fantastic after that.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2008 at 7:07PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to rid house of dog smell
I'm doing a temporary rental (sold my house finally...
lisa77429
Home library is musty smelling
I have a wall, floor to ceiling, of built in bookshelves...
liseebird
help between these two spin mops
Which is better http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Indoor-Living/Home-Commercial-Cleaning/Floor-Care/Mops/Wet/Spinning-Mop-and-Bucket/_/N-2pqfZ67l/Ne-67n/Ntk-All_EN/R-I4540847?Ntt=spin+mop Or http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/for-living-spin-mop-and-bucket-0428442p.html#.VO5Y1DhOnHw...
wantboost
Help! Lime Away hurt my sink!
Hi all, I had a new cleaning lady work in my cottage...
jlknovi
Sink Scratches
My white (porcelain?) sink gets silvery scratch marks...
jinnufr
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™