You wake up in the morning to see a pile of used pots and plates, the remains of a party from last night, and a dull or broken sink that is about to withstand the impact of the pots! If and only if your kitchen had a good, sturdy sink, you wouldn’t have cared much about it. When your life is on fast lanes, you can’t think about using the kitchen sink carefully and avoiding hitting the containers.
“What would be a better start?”
You wake up with no worries of damaging your kitchen sink, as you have a sturdy and beautifully equipped to handle all the wear and tear! Yes, that can be a reality if you have a stainless steel kitchen sink. “Why should you go for a stainless steel sink when there are other options like granite or quartz?”
Judging based on durability alone can be useless as each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Stainless steel kitchen sinks are durable even though they are thin compared to natural stone or porcelain sinks. These kitchen sinks are available in 16, 18, 20, 22 gauges; 16 being the thickest of all.
That means you have a durable kitchen sink that saves space too. The granite or quartz sink is thick, but can be scratched or peeled off due to impacts from hard objects. If not cared for properly, even stainless steel sinks can develop scratches and stains.
“Stone sinks are harder!”
The hardness of a sink depends on the material from which it is made. A sink made from natural stone such as granite or marble contains quartz, the hardest material with a Mohs scale hardness of 7, but a stainless steel sink contains chromium which has a rate of 8.5 on the same scale, which it’s harder!
“What about chemical resistance?”
It may sound flattering, but a stainless steel kitchen sink is resistant to attack by chemicals and elements such as chlorides and oxygen, respectively, when used in the combination of 18/10 (18 chrome and 10 nickel) and 18/8 ( 18 chrome and 8 nickel). 18/0 stainless steel is not used for sinks as they are nickel free and magnetic in nature.
“Modern kitchens should look beautiful too”
The long rear kitchens were only intended for functional purposes. Modern kitchens need to look good and work hard too. Stainless steel sinks with their elegant appearance look fashionable in your kitchen. They blend perfectly with any environment and enhance the look of your kitchen.
Smaller gauge sinks are cheap, but taller varieties, like the 16, can be expensive. But you can get a better quality 18 gauge sink for under $ 200, which may be less compared to granite or other stone kitchen sinks.