Kitchen sinks are hardworking machines that need routine care to remain hygienic and attractive. Just a few simple steps will ensure yours remains sanitary and looking its best!
To keep your stainless steel sink looking shiny and clean, sprinkle baking soda onto its surface and scrub with a soft sponge or cloth (to avoid scratches). After this step is completed, rinse out and pour equal parts of white vinegar down your drain; its chemical reaction helps break down greasy materials more efficiently.
Stainless steel sinks boast timeless beauty that works in kitchens of any style and period, including contemporary and industrial-themed ones, traditional farmhouse, rustic designs and more. Sinkology’s stainless steel double basin sink features two drains so you can devote one side to dishwashing while leaving another free for soaking and drying dishes. Plus, its hand-welded construction makes it extra durable and resistant to dent damage!
Stainless steel stands up well to everyday living conditions, from coffee spills and lemon juice spills on its ledge, to being left outside in the rain – it simply needs a quick wipe with a soft cloth for cleaning purposes before being left outdoors in it’s elements. Large dents may require professional repair work but small scratches and scores can easily be removed with products like BLANCO POLISH sink polish.
Solid surface is an aesthetically pleasing yet low maintenance material that resembles granite and other natural stones, offering endless color combinations and visual textures to match any kitchen design scheme. Plus it is strong, sound absorptive, nonporous to resist mildew growth, dirt build-up, or any potential safety risks.
Solid surface kitchen sink materials offer many advantages over other options for seamless integration with countertops and seamless looks, including being easy to keep hygienic and durable. Unfortunately, solid surface is susceptible to denting and scratching from hot pots and pans and should be regularly wiped down and kept free of harsh cleaners as abrasive cleaners may damage acrylic. Minor scratches can often be easily repaired using car buffing compounds.
Enameled Cast Iron
Cast iron sinks are among the heaviest materials, yet still extremely strong and resilient against scratches and chips compared to most other options. Cast iron is also great for creating classic kitchen designs while increasing home value.
Enameled cast iron sinks feature non-porous enamel coating that is stain and heat-resistant, and comes in various colors that can easily be reglazed to match your kitchen decor.
Enameled cast iron sinks are easy to keep clean, while their steel core stands up well against heavy pots and pans. However, you must make sure your cabinets and countertop can support its weight; drilling holes into its metal core requires special tools.
Copper is an antimicrobial material that kills bacteria naturally, making it an attractive choice for kitchen sinks. Furthermore, its rustic look appeals to some homeowners. Unfortunately, however, copper’s color may change with age and develop a patina which leaves behind unsightly stains.
Copper sinks can make an attractive addition to any kitchen if you are committed to regular upkeep and cleaning. Make sure only nonabrasive cleaners are used, and wax the sink every month.
Copper sinks come in different thicknesses (gauges). To maximize dent and scratch resistance, opt for 14 to 18 gauge copper sinks – this is especially essential if opting for an apron or farmhouse style; thin copper may not withstand repeated banging from pans or dishes, leaving the surface vulnerable.
Natural stone kitchen sinks add an exquisite aesthetic to your home. Available in various styles such as limestone, granite and soapstone – each one unique in terms of its tones and patterns – natural stone sinks are durable heat-resistant easy to maintain with most scratches disappearing with just some mineral oil treatment or light sanding.
Porous material such as granite requires frequent sealing to prevent it from absorbing liquids that stain or discolor it, and beeing stained by them. Furthermore, its weight requires cabinet and countertop reinforcements before installation.
An inexpensive option is a granite composite sink, constructed of crushed quartz or marble mixed with acrylic resin for easier care and cleaning. While offering the look of natural stone, its care requirements are significantly reduced.