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Care and maintenance

The products united under the Alveus brand are first-rate products in terms of quality, manufacture, materials and design. 

Since the sinks are made of various materials with specific characteristics, care and maintenance must be adjusted accordingly. 

Every sink is supplied with care and maintenance instructions. Following the recommendations stated, you will ensure a long service life to your Alveus kitchen products.

Stainless steel sinks

Soft cloths and liquid household cleaners should be used for cleaning. We recommend Alveus cleaning and care agents. Avoid silver cleaner, steel wool pads, bleach, or abrasive detergents. Do not deposit unprotected metal objects onto the stainless steel parts.

Should stainless steel come into contact with strong acids or leach, flush it immediately with a large amount of water. To avoid staining, do not leave food or corrosive substances (e.g. fruit juice, kitchen salt, vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise, etc.) on stainless steel surfaces for a longer period of time. We recommend that stainless steel products be wiped with a dry soft cloth after use to prevent scale formation.

Stains (fruit juices, coffee, tea, ...) wipe immediately with a liquid detergent and a soft cloth and rinse with clean water.
Other stains (watercolors, ink ...) wipe immediately with a cloth soaked in diluted alcohol and rinse with clean water.

For daily removing lime, you can use the vinegar which you leave on the surface for several minutes and rinse with clean water and then wipe the surface with a clean cloth. Use Alveus ALLSHINE for stubborn limescale.

Cleaning with rough abrasives and coarse sponges is prohibited since it is possible to matt or rub the smooth surface of the kitchen sink.

All claims arising from non-compliance with these instructions are ineligible. 


Do not expose the kitchen sink to strong chemicals such as:
  • acids and bases with more than 10% concentration
  • cleaners that exceed 5% concentration of the active substance
  • paint removers
  • cleaners for ovens
If the kitchen sink comes into contact with any of the chemicals listed above, rinse the surface immediately with clean water.

Do not place on the drainer or bottom of the kitchen sink hot cookware that you took directly from the oven or from the hob (hot pans, cookware, dishes).

When filling the boiling water into the kitchen sink, liquid cold water should also be running.

Do not cut directly onto the dishwasher surface.

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Monarch collection

1.    Avoid prolonged contact with:

  • cleaners containing bleach, wash off within 10 minutes
  • plughole un-blockers containing sodium hydroxide, wash off within 15 minutes
  • corrosive foodstuffs (salt, vinegar, alcohols, fruit juices, tea, mustard, mayonnaise, etc.), wash off within 15 minutes
  • strong chemicals (such as concentrated acid or leach), wash off immediately.

2.    Do not clean with heavy-duty scourer pads, silver cleaners, steel wool, abrasive powders.

3.    Non-scratch pads, soft cloths, and mild cleaner liquids, such as specialist stainless steel cleaners, should be used instead. Adhere to Instructions for Use supplied with the cleaning substance. If in doubt, test on an inconspicuous area first (the underside of the sink).

4.    The sinks should be cleaned and dried regularly, ideally every evening after use. Wiping them dry with a soft cloth will prevent lime-scale deposits and the gradual appearance of patchy color staining.

5.    Utensils or tools made of carbon steel without a protective surface should not be left in the sink as they may deposit iron particles, which develop into rust stains over time.


Composite sinks

Most stains and dirt can be removed with mild liquid non-abrasive household cleaners or ammoniac-based detergents. More difficult stains can be removed with a fine polishing agent; the remains of limestone can be removed with 9% acetic acid (vinegar). We recommend Alveus cleaning and care agents.

Chlorine detergents (soda hypochlorite) or hydrochloric acids as well as exposure to strong chemicals (varnish removers, oven cleaners, concentrated acids, lye, and similar) can damage the sink finish. Should the contact occur, rinse quickly the surface with water. We recommend the use of appropriate chopping boards.



Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal treatment to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the interior into tension.

Characteristics

Such tension distribution gives the tempered glass the following characteristics:

  • increased impact resistance
  • increased mechanical strength
  • resistance to high temperature (up to 250 C)
  • increased resistance to temperature changes

Protection against damage is also an important safety feature of tempered glass. The tempered glass, when broken, crumbles into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as ordinary glass does. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury.
Although tempered glass has higher strength and thermal resistance than ordinary glass, it is not completely scratch­resistant and can be damaged by improper use and cleaning. But if you take good care and follow the care instructions for tempered glass, you can prolong its lifetime and great appearance.
You should avoid putting sharp objects onto the glass surface and scrolling them along the surface.

Care tips

To clean tempered glass use liquid soap, non-abrasive glass cleaners, soft cloths. Rub the cleanser gently on the glass. Use another clean cloth to dry the glass. Alternatively, use soap with lukewarm to clean the glass. 

Do not forget to completely rinse off the soap from the glass if you use food in direct contact with the glass. Never try to clean tempered glass with abrasive cleaners or abrasive cleaning tools. 

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Kitchen taps

For cleaning of Alveus kitchen taps, it is best to use a soft cloth, hot water, and liquid detergent for kitchen sinks. Should scale build-up on the tap, remove it with 9 % acetic acid.

Silver cleaners, steel wool pads, bleach, or abrasive detergents can damage the tap finish, so they should be avoided. Chlorine detergents (soda hypochlorite) or hydrochloric acid can have a similar effect.


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