Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "I notice that you offer metal-body polished brass, white, almond, etc (special finishes). Are they as durable as chrome?"
A. No, basket strainers with chrome finish are less likely to tarnish with proper care. Metal-bodied basket strainers with special (non-chrome) finishes generally do not last long under harsh acidic (tomatoes, etc) or other sink conditions.
Q. "What type of cleaner do you recommend to clean my basket strainer bodies with?"
A. Mild, liquid dish washing soap is best. Also, please note that acids (tomatoes, etc) will attack polished brass and most non-chrome finishes. We suggest that you do not use abrasive cleaners, and - though we offer other finishes - we recommend that you only purchase chrome-finished baskets.
Q. "I understand that you recommend the chrome-finish basket assemblies because they are the most durable. But I really want a basket strainer assembly in white (or almond, biscuit, black, red, etc.) Don't you have anything that is more durable than the metal-body, special finish assemblies?"
A. We do offer high-quality, Celcon® (plastic) strainers in various non-metallic colors. Because the color is in the plastic, these will not chip like metal-body, special finish assemblies. Both standard and disposer drain assemblies are available.