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7 reasons to choose a stainless steel kitchen sink

Stainless steel sinks are among the most popular kitchen appliances due to their timelessness, increased durability and resiliency. A stainless steel sink can be used in order to complement almost every modern kitchen style and trend and it can also be adapted to a more old-fashioned and traditional kitchen.



Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, Supplier: Kohler


  1. One of the main reasons why stainless steel sinks are such a hit among house owners is the fact that they are extremely easy to maintain and clean on a regular basis. For instance, the seamless and under mounted stainless steel sinks are among the easiest to clean and they will not require you too much time or effort.
  2. Stainless steel sinks are sleek and attractive as well and it can provide a nice and complementary contrast against all sorts of kitchen counter tops, especially against the ones made of granite.
  3. Stainless steel kitchen sinks were designed to last for a longer period of time when compared to other kitchen sinks made of various materials. For instance, dropping objects, light or heavy, will not damage your stainless steel sink.
  4. A stainless steel kitchen sink is also easy to install and it will create a highly interesting contrast when you will pair it with particular kitchen counter tops.
  5. Stainless steel sinks are also cost efficient and highly versatile when compared to other styles and types of kitchen sinks.
  6. A stainless steel kitchen sink is significantly lightweight when compared to other materials used for manufacturing kitchen sinks.
  7. Nowadays, homeowners can provide their kitchen space with highly attractive and durable stainless steel sinks without rims or seams, thus getting a modern and very sleek appearance for their kitchen. Usually, a stainless steel kitchen sink is made just from one and very solid sheet of stainless steel. When compared to other materials from which kitchen sinks are made, such as the common porcelain enameled or cast iron, a stainless steel sink doesn’t stain.


Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, Supplier : Kohler

With all the advantages listed above, you should keep in mind that such a stainless steel sink is very likely to be the best option when it comes to designing or remodeling your kitchen space. However, stainless steel sink come with their own drawbacks. For instance, such a stainless steel appliance can have the tendency to develop scratches. Also, a stainless steel sink can intensify the sound of garbage disposal or running water.




Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, Supplier:  Kraus


But, if you learn how to maintain your stainless steel sink in a perfect condition, this appliance is very likely to stay good as new. Stainless steel sinks come in a wide range of sizes, styles, colors and finishes. So, you will have to find the exact one that can best suit all your needs and individual style as well. Nowadays, stainless steel has emerged as a popular choice for most homeowners due to its almost unbreakable construction, light weight and lower cost when compared to other materials.

Stainless steel sinks are manufactured in a wide range of sizes and several thicknesses that are measured in gauge. For instance, the gauge of a stainless steel sink stands for the thickness of that particular sink. There are common gauges as well that range from 18 to 20. Keep in mind that the higher the number of this gauge, the thinner your stainless steel sink. Actually, 18 seems to be the most recommended choice when it comes to the gauge of a stainless steel kitchen sink.



Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, Supplier : Blanco


A stainless kitchen sink is quite easy to clean and it will stay newer and good-looking for a longer period of time once you learn how to care for it in the proper way. For instance, you don’t need to worry about cranberry stains or leaving lemons in your stainless steel sink overnight because such a kitchen appliance is resistant to „accidents” like these. However, a stainless steel sink can become scratched and dull in time. So, it’s better to try and protect your stainless steel sink by placing a rubber or plastic mat in it in order to keep the scratches away from its surface. This mat will also protect its shiny surface and maintain its new appearance for a longer period of time.





Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, Supplier: Franke


When looking for a stainless steel sink for your kitchen, pay attention to the following considerations:

  • The size of the sink – you will have to make sure that the chosen stainless steel sink fits in. For instance, the vast majority of kitchen cabinets are designed with a standard 24"" measurement from their front to back.
  • Stainless steel sinks are made with different qualities of stainless steel. For instance, the light-gauge sinks are likely to be more vulnerable to scratching and denting.
  • Stainless steel sinks are also available in various mirrored finishes – this type of finish provides a shinier appearance. In the case of the brushed-stainless finishes (one of the latest trends in kitchen design), the possible scratches will be less visible on the surface.

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