You wake up in the morning to see a pile of used vessels and plates, the remnants of a party last night, and a dull or broken sink that is about to bear the brunt of knocking vessels! If and only if your kitchen had a good sturdy sink you would not have worried much about it. When your life is in fast lanes you cannot think of using the kitchen sink gently and avoid banging the vessels.
“What would be a better start?”
You wake up without worries of damaging your kitchen sink, as you have a sturdy, beautifully equipped to handle all wear and tear! Yes, that can be a reality if you have a stainless steel kitchen sink. “Why should I go for a stainless steel sink when there are other options such as granite or quartz?”
Judging based only on durability can be futile as each material has its own shares of pros and cons. Stainless steel kitchen sinks are durable even though they are thin compared to the 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 which saves space too. Granite or quartz sink is thick, but it can get scratched or chipped off due to impacts of hard objects. If not properly cared even stainless steel sinks can develop scratches and stains.
“Stone sinks are harder!”
Hardness of a sink depends on the material it is made of. A sink made of 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 fares 8.5 in the same scale, which is harder!
“What about resistance to chemicals?”
It may seem flattering, but a stainless steel kitchen sink is resistant to attacks of chemicals and elements such as chlorides and oxygen, respectively, when used in the 18/10 combination (18 chromium and 10 nickel) and 18/8 (18 chromium and 8 nickel). 18/0 stainless steel is not used for sinks as they do not contain nickel and are magnetic in nature.
“Modern kitchens need to look beautiful as well”
Long back kitchens were just meant for functional purposes. Modern kitchens should look aesthetic and work hard too. Stainless steel sinks with their sleek appearance look trendy in your kitchen. They perfectly blend with any surroundings and enhance the looks of your kitchen.
“Is it budget-friendly?”
Lower gauge sinks are cheap, but higher varieties such as 16 can be costly. But you can get a better quality 18 gauge sink for less than $200, which may be less compared to granite or other stone kitchen sinks.