Maintaining and cleaning the kitchen tap

How to make your sink tap spotless again in no time

Your kitchen tap and sink are often exposed to heat and cold as well as bases, grease or acids. This is why hansgrohe manufactures high-quality taps whose function, design and sheen remain intact long-term without the need for any time-consuming maintenance. The maintenance tips mentioned here will enable you to enjoy using your sink tap for a long time to come. Just clean and remove limescale every once in a while!

The best materials for kitchen taps and sinks: chrome and stainless steel finish

Depending on the variant, our kitchen taps feature a high-quality, gleaming chrome plating or a resistant stainless steel finish. Both materials are synonymous with durability and make cleaning easier for you. Using the appropriate technique and products to maintain the taps will give them a wonderful sheen for a long period of time. hansgrohe sinks are made of stainless steel. This makes them antibacterial and hygienic, as well as rustproof and food-grade. Since stainless steel is also acid and heat-resistant, the surface is exceptionally easy to maintain. Whether chrome or stainless steel: there are some basic rules to follow when cleaning.

  • hansgrohe cleaning recommendations.

    Limescale-free: to stay gleaming and in good working order long-term

    hansgrohe kitchen taps are easy to descale. They have high-quality, low-maintenance surfaces and anti-limescale nozzles (QuickClean) on the aerator.

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How to maintain your kitchen tap properly

  • Do not use any aggressive cleaning agents which contain ingredients such as chlorine bleach, formic acid, acetic or hydrochloric acid to clean your sink tap. Also avoid abrasive cleaning agents and sponges.
  • Do not spray a cleaning agent directly onto the kitchen tap, and do not mix different products together. Please follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations with regard to dosage and application time. 
  • Ideally, remove any limescale on the kitchen tap using a citric acid-based cleaning agent. First apply the cleaning agent to a soft, lint-free cotton cloth, and wipe the sink tap with it. Then leave the agent to work for the specified time before removing it completely with clean water.
  • Finally, simply wipe the tap dry using a dry cloth. This will remove all residues, and the tap will gleam like new again.

If limescale deposits are removed properly, lots of annoying consequential damage can be prevented. After all, limescale is not only problematic from an aesthetic point of view. It can also impair functions, for example the spray pattern.

Cleaning the sink tap properly is easy and does not take up much time at all. The pull-out hose on your kitchen tap is also easy to clean and to replace if necessary, instructions are included with each spare part. Please follow our cleaning recommendations, because damage due to improper handling is not covered in our warranty.

Residue-free cleanliness for the aerator

The aerator is also called a jet regulator or jet former. It's basically the spray nozzles on the spout of the tap. Lots of aerators on hansgrohe sink taps are equipped with an anti-limescale function (QuickClean). They can be cleaned without using any additional cleaning agents: by hand, in fact.

Remove limescale residues simply by rubbing briefly

A hansgrohe kitchen tap with QuickClean technology has flexible silicone nozzles on the aerator. Here, limescale deposits collect due to everyday usage (the amount will vary depending on the hardness of the water). These are easy to remove: simply rub over the silicone nozzles using your finger. After this, plump water droplets will once again flow evenly out of the aerator.

Clean the aerator to enjoy a perfect spray pattern

In the unlikely event that the aerator needs to be cleaned more intensively, unscrew it and place it in a container with a descaling, citric acid-based cleaning solution. After a maximum of 10 minutes, you can take it out and thoroughly rinse with clean water. If necessary repeat the cleaning process, after which you can screw the aerator back onto your kitchen tap. 

Video showing how to clean the aerator