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Tips for Buying High Quality Kitchen Sinks

stainless steel sink by artelyeTo maintain cleanliness and hygiene in a kitchen, there should be an easy access to water, and therefore a perfect kitchen sink is essential. While choosing a sink, style is secondary. A sink should first work well and withstand the daily use for years. In this regard, it’s important to consider how you will use your kitchen sink. Here are a few useful points to consider while choosing a perfect kitchen sink.

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Typically materials used for kitchen sinks are stainless steel, solid surfaces, enamel-coated cast iron and composites. For those who select solid surface countertops like granite or engineered stone, a stainless steel sink is more recommended due to its undermount capability. You can get a variety of granite countertops in Maryland and sinks fitting it.

If homeowners will be hard on sinks (they will throw things in it), stainless steel is usually the best option. Remember that a lower-gauge stainless steel is better for a quality sink. Some users find stainless steel sinks noisy. However, this problem can be overcome with sound-absorption technology.

Once commonly used for kitchen sinks, enamel-coated cast iron sinks have a place in kitchens even today. While they are perhaps the most beautiful sinks on the market today, enamel can wear and scratch over time, which makes this choice unsuitable for those who are hard on sinks.

A solid surface sink is the best choice when cleaning is important. These sinks create a very smooth cleanup area to deal with. However, it is prone to chip. You cannot even transfer hot pots and pans straight to the sink from cooktop as heat can damage solid surfaces.

Composite sinks are a newer style and are of many types with polyester/acrylic being one of them. It comes in a variety of colors and at a cheaper price and so, it can appeal those on budget. However polyester/acrylic sinks are not as durable as other options. Also drop-in sinks may be tough to clean.

Number of Sinks

Most kitchens feature double-bowl stainless steel sinks. They are obviously made for washing dishes. Homeowners generally hand wash large pans, pots and baking sheets still and so, at least one oversized sink bowl is advisable. If space is a problem, double-bowl sink is a must while a small bowl and an oversized bowl may be sufficient. If space is not a problem, an oversized bowl and a standard sized bowl is recommended.

Consider these points while choosing your kitchen sink and you will find the best one.

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