Praised for its sleek look and extreme durability, stainless steel is considered to be the most popular contemporary kitchen sink. Here is some more information to help you decide if a stainless steel sink is the right choice for your kitchen.
The cost of a stainless steel kitchen sink can vary greatly depending on the size and quality of materials used. On average, stainless steel runs anywhere from $40-$450, although a designer stainless steel sink can be as much as $2,500. Get in touch with a local installer for price quotes and more information.
Stainless steel is considered to be one of the most durable kitchen sink materials available. With the proper maintenance, your stainless steel sink should look like new for decades to come.
While stainless steel may not be the greatest at hiding fingerprints, it is generally very easy to clean. For everyday cleaning, simply wipe the sink down with a damp cloth in the direction of the polish marks. To remove tougher stains, vinegar can do the trick, and for those pesky fingerprints use any household glass cleaner.
Many suppliers suggest using a lower gauge, and therefore a thicker sink to counteract the noise. However, according to Consumer Reports, the gauge of the metal has a negligible effect on noise reduction.
Stainless steel sinks began appearing in homes around 1933.
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