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Features and advadvantages of stainless steel sinks

Stainless steel sinks are favorite kind of sinks of homeowners and builders alike. Sinks are becoming important for the glamorous look of the kitchen. There are various kinds of sinks used commonly. Trend of stainless steel sinks is increased these days. Stainless steel sinks are durable and long lasting.


Stainless steel depends on the gauge. There are 18-23 gauge sinks. Gauge and steel are inversely proportional to each other. If the gauge is lower, then the steel will be thicker. Many times we heard the noise made, because of running water over the steel surface. Gauge plays an important role in the performance and sound absorbing. Stainless steel sinks are among the top used sinks.

Stainless steel sinks are comprised of chromium and nickel; these materials help to prevent from rusting. There are various qualities of sinks; 16 gauge sinks are thicker and higher in quality while 22 gauge sinks are thinner and less expensive. Stainless steel sinks range from $100 to $600.


There is great variety and wide range of shapes and sizes, of stainless steel sinks. Durability of stainless steel sinks depends on the gauge. Commonly, the hot pans and other dishes are loaded directly into a sink, and do not cause damage to the surface of the sink. These sinks are not hard as stone, and dishes are not broken when dropped into a sink. Stainless steel can be easily recycled; hence it is easy to make stainless steel sinks from recycled resources. It is easy to maintain the stainless steel, and we don’t need any special cleanser for the cleansing purposes of the sink. Stainless steel sink does not stain because it is non-porous, and will not absorb stains.


It is easy to clean the stainless steel sinks. To clean the surface of the sinks, we can use a damp sponge to wipe the sink, and then dry the sink to keep its glamour and to reduce water spots. Sink should be thoroughly cleaned once a week. In the market, many stainless steel cleansers are available which help to clean the sinks. We can also use some home products like baking soda, flour, etc. to clean the stainless steel sinks. Products containing chloride should not be used for cleansing, they may cause corrosion.

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