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Advantages and Disadvantages of Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

One of the most important qualities kitchen sinks should posses is durability. This is probably the most use component in a kitchen, so it is imperative for it to be long-lasting.

For a long time, almost every sink was made of cast iron with a porcelain finish. As the kitchen has become more and more a showplace as well as a functional part of the home, there are now many available alternatives to the traditional cast iron. One of those materials is stainless steel, which is a favorite for its durability, affordability, and appearance. Stainless steel does have its disadvantages as well. Here are a few pros and cons of this material.

Advantages of stainless steel kitchen sinks

Stainless steel kitchen sinks are a favorite of homeowners and builders alike. They are durable and long-lasting, which are two of the most important qualities to look at when choosing what material you will use. Stainless steel is non-porous, which means it will not absorb stains. The surface is also scratch resistant and easy to clean. It is also available in a large range of prices, ranging from $50 for the most basic to over $500 for a large, high-end model. Advances in undercoating have made it possible to limit the noise of stainless steel. This material is a sensible choice for most people looking to replace their kitchen sink.

Disadvantages of stainless steel kitchen sinks

The main disadvantage of stainless steel kitchen sinks is the lack of flexibility which limits the possible shapes. They are usually square or rectangle in shape, though a circular shape is also achievable. They are, however, able to be built to include features like an extra rinsing sink for food prep, dish drying racks, sprayers or soap dispensers. The only other real disadvantage is noise, but recent improvements in undercoating have made them more soundproof.

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