Make a habit of regularly wiping your mixers, preferably directly after use. This way you will avoid the need to use aggressive products that are also bad for the environment. Use a soft cloth to prevent limescale and unwanted marks.
Chromed and anodised surfaces should be cleaned regularly using a liquid detergent with a neutral pH or else soap solution. Dry off with a soft, dry cloth. Should limescale deposits form despite this, use regular household vinegar and rinse thoroughly with water.
All types of abrasive products, such as steel wool, coarse sponges, scouring powder and the like, leave a dull and scratched surface.
Never use acid, chlorine or alcohol-based cleaners as they can leave unwanted marks and damage surfaces. If you use any such cleaner near the mixer, be sure to protect it from splashes.
Avoid spraying detergent directly on the mixer, as there is a risk of damaging internal components. Use a cloth instead, which is both gentle and more effective.
Especially avoid cleaning products containing the following substances: hydrochloric acid, phosphoric acid, acetic acid and chlorine. Aluminium chloride, found in antiperspirant, can also cause discolouration.
Too hot water and high pressure rinsing can cause damage.
If there is a risk of freezing, such as in an unheated house or holiday home, you must empty the mixer of all water prior to the winter season. Or else dismantle it and store it in a heated area. If the mixer is of the single-lever type and is emptied of water but left in place, you should remove the regulator cartridge/ceramic cartridge. If it is a thermostat mixer, you must remove the thermostat cartridge/regulator cartridge and leave the mixer in the on position. There is a risk of freezing even when transporting a water-filled mixer in sub-zero temperatures.