General maintenance instructions
Surface of chrome plated products made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel (and powder varnished steel) requires regular cleaning. The products can be cleaned with hot water and washing-up liquid (detergent) and then polished with soft cloth and wiped dry. The best way to remove heavy dirt, e.g. calcium deposits, is to use vinegar. Vinegar solution should be applied for 15-20 minutes. After the application it is necessary to wash the product with clean water. For products with stainless steel surface it is necessary to use no chlorine agents, e.g. glass cleaner.
Ceramic and glass accessories should be cleaned similarly as metal parts. Do not use above mentioned detergents and never you a dishwasher.
Damage of the surface, material can be caused by:
a) using bleaching agents or disinfectants, especially if they contain chlorine compounds (hypochlorite, chlorate, etc.). These detergents do not have to be used directly on products.
b) calcium deposits impact. Thick layers of calcium deposits which are also damp increase the risk of damage and corrosion.
c) using alkaline or highly concentrated acid detergents and detergents containing strong oxidants (fungicides and bleaching detergents). These detergents do not have to be used directly on products. In partially aired rooms it is appropriate to avoid using these – vaporized chlorine solutions can condensate on the surface and thus damage it. If there is a need to use these disinfectant detergents, it is necessary to ensure airing the room washing well and fast the cleaned surfaces.
d) using agents of construction chemistry determined for cleaning, e.g. cleaning pavement from construction material – these are highly corrosion aggressive.
e) using liquid or cream scouring powders containing abrasive elements! It is necessary to avoid any of the coarse detergents because they can cause scratches. Steel wool must not be used on any account because it releases iron particles that damage the surface.
f) using immersion baths for cleaning silver! They contain strong acids and chlorides and they are improper for cleaning chrome plated products or products made of corrosion resistant steel.
g) cleaning surfaces with detergents whereas the composition of detergent which could damage the upper layer is not known. Table salt is also harmful.
Using improper detergents or doing a wrong maintenance can lead to damaging a product through the consumer’s fault and any complaints cannot be accepted!
Pictograms mark cleaning the products – wet cloth, water, acetic solution – “YES”.
Pictograms mark PROHIBITION of cleaning the products with abrasive and chemical detergents and the prohibition of using a dish washer. – “NO”.