Why a Stainless Steel Sink
Durable and timeless, stainless steel sinks are popular for their clean, modern look as well as their resilience. Stainless steel not only looks sleek and professional, but it wears well too. It’s hygienic and easy to maintain. More durable than porcelain or cast iron, stainless steel is highly resistant to heat, stains, and rust. Because stainless steel is a forgiving material, it’s easy on dropped dishes and glassware.
Consider these characteristics when shopping for a stainless steel sink:
304 series stainless steel, known for its durability and stain resistance, is the best possible formulation for kitchen sinks. The chrome and nickel content in stainless steel is an indicator of quality. Chrome gives stainless its luster and durability, while nickel adds hardness and strength. Premium stainless steel sinks will minimally feature 18/10 chrome/nickel content.
A long-lasting satin polished finish is easy to clean and impervious to water stains and calcium deposits.
Tight radius corners create more spacious bowls than sinks with rounded corners. A flat sink bottom allows goblets and stemware to stand up, and rear drains maximize usable space under the sink.
Quality stainless steel sinks feature insulation that muffles sound, including garbage disposer noise.
Stainless steel sinks will show day-to-day wear, including minor scratches. Over time this wear will become uniform with the sink’s grain, creating its own unique character, much like the patina on fine silver.
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