Stainless steel is not maintenance free, but maintenance friendly. When using stainless steel products outdoors, cleaning periodically especially in aggressive environments such as coastal areas or swimming pools, is essential.
Washing regularily will reduce the risk of tea staining.

Recommended Cleaning Schedule

Environment Distance from salt spray, beachfront,or sheltered bay Cleaning Interval
Mild 15km+ Every 12 months
Moderate 1 - 15km Every 4 - 6 months
Marine/Industrial/Urban 500m - salt spray / beachfront /
100m - 1km - sheltered bay
Every 3 months
Severe marine/Industrial/
Busy urban
500m - salt spray / beachfront /
100m - sheltered bay