One kitchen sink that has existed for a long time but which is becoming popular today is the copper sink. A copper sink offers an aesthetic unlike other types of sinks, but its beauty isn’t the only thing it has going for it. Regular sinks harbor bacteria, but in a copper sink, they don’t last long, dying in as little as two hours after coming in contact with the sink. If you cook with fresh foods or periodically wash dishes in the sink, this is a huge advantage. You can choose from a variety of copper sinks with hammered or smooth finishes made from a single sheet of copper. For the most part, however, copper sinks care for themselves with a finish that adapts and changes over time. A little knowledge on preventative maintenance can keep your sink looking fabulous and the cost of care very low. Rinse the sink after use with water and a mild soap. Wipe away any food residue as acidic foods can permanently damage the finish. Do not use any abrasive materials or harsh copper cleaners to clean the sink.
Dry the copper sink surface with a soft cloth. If you have hard water, dry immediately after rinsing to prevent spots from forming. Apply a wax to the surface for a shiny and protective coating. When the water stops beading on the copper surface, it is time to wax the sink. This prevents hard water stains and promotes runoff.