How to Disinfect your Commercial Stainless Steel Sink

Amid the Corona Virus outbreak, more commonly known as COVID-19, we have made cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces a priority. Through the chaos of going to the store to purchase hand sanitizer and disinfectant sprays, we forget one of the most effective methods of combating the virus: washing our hands.

Our stainless steels sinks are designed to be installed in large commercial areas to keep both employees and customers clean. But, just like any surface, the stainless-steel sinks need to be disinfected to ensure the virus is not spread. This will provide your employees and customers with the best chances of combating the virus.

Follow these steps to ensure you are disinfecting your stainless-steel commercial wash up sinks.

To maintain your stainless-steel sink, follow these maintenance guides.

To Sanitize your Best Sheet Metal, Inc., you must work with stainless steel safe materials. Materials that are not stainless-steel safe will cause irreversible rust, stains, or damage.

Sanitize your sinks:

Step 1: Rinse the sink with water

Step 2: Coat the area used by people on the sink with baking soda

Step 3: Take a stainless-steel safe towel or brush to scrub in the direction of the steel grain

Step 4: Use Undiluted vinegar and spray a coat on the sink and let it bubble for about a minute.

Step 5: Rinse until everything is washed away.

Here are some of the stainless-steel same materials we recommend you use on your commercial stainless-steel sinks.

Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish

Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish - 22 Ounces (Microfiber Cloth) - Appliance Surfaces Leave Behind a Brilliant Shine

We especially recommend this cleaner as it leaves the stainless steel looking new and cleans away any finger prints.

Bon Ami Powder Cleanser

Bon Ami Powder Cleanser

This is a non-toxic option that we recommend that leaves the stainless steel spotless.

Heinz Cleaning Vinegar

Best to disinfect stainless steel with out causing damage.




  • After every light cleaning, dry your sinks with a soft cloth to ensure there is no ongoing bacteria build up or corrosion caused by chlorides.
  • Do not leave any soap, cleaners, towels, or sponges air dry on the sink as they can damage the surface below them.
  • Make sure all the solvents or detergents used to clean your sink are free from added chlorides.


NEVER USE BLEACH ON YOUR STAINLESS-STEEL SINKS. Bleach contains chloride and when in contact with water becomes a dissolved gas that is potentially aggressive to stainless steels. It can cause rust, stains, and discoloration.  


Always use gloves when cleaning the sinks.


Please contact us at if you have any questions.


Stay healthy and safe,


The Best Sheet Metal, Inc Team

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