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Why is stainless steel good for sinks?
Last Updated: 29th January, 2020
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Then, are there different qualities of stainless steel sinks?
Stainless steel sinks usually range from 16 gauge (thicker) to 22 gauge (thin). Thicker stainless steel will be more resistant to dents and have better sound insulation, i.e. the sink will be less “noisy” when washing dishes or running the garbage disposal.
Secondly, what is the best grade stainless steel for kitchen sinks? In terms of durability and cost-effectiveness, 316 stainless steel is the best. 304 is the most common and the best value for money. 430 grade is high chromium stainless steel but lacks durability, flexibility and is not so resistant to denting.
Regarding this, are stainless steel sinks hard to keep clean?
While overall very durable, stainless steel kitchen sinks can scratch more easily than other materials. Stainless sinks also tend to show water spots more clearly, and it can be difficult to keep them looking immaculately clean at all times. However, they offer excellent resistance to heat and stains.
What is stainless steel sink gauge?
Lower-end thinner stainless-steel sinks can be 22 or 23 gauge, while high-end thicker sinks can be 18 or 19 gauge. Naturally, the stronger the sink, the higher the price, so you may have to balance the gauge number to fit your budget.