How to choose a sink for your kitchen

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The Kitchen is undoubtedly the most important part of your home. There is also a saying that your house is as good as how well your kitchen is managed. Managing the kitchen is a lot of work. It is probably a very difficult task just to keep it clean and organized. Appliances are the workhorses of your kitchen. They ensure the running of all the kitchen activities in a systematic manner. Among all the appliances the kitchen sink is probably the most important of all.  In fact about 60% of the time in the kitchen is spent at the sink. Food preparation, washing and cutting are some of the common tasks at the sink. Getting the right one will ensure that most important would be made as efficient as possible. Here are a few tips on how to choose the right sink

The first thing you should consider is the size of the sink. Popular kitchen sink configurations include the typical single large rectangular basin, the double-bowled sink with both sinks the same size for hand-washing and rinsing or the double-bowled sink with one side considerably smaller, housing the garbage disposer. Three-bowl sinks are also available, in which two larger bowls flank a small, center bowl with the garbage disposer installed.

Once you choose the shape and size of your sink, your next decision lies in the wide variety of available materials. Here are a few sinks you can choose from based on the material used.

  • Stainless steel has been used for kitchen sinks since the 1950s. They are stain resistant, strong and long lasting. The rating of steel is also very important. You should ensure that the steel is 18 gauge rated which is thick and very durable. Stainless steel kitchen sink are also very easy to clean and maintain. Laundry utility sinks are also made from stainless steel. There are a few hand crafted stainless steel which are known as sink bowl stainless steel sink. They are distinctive hand-crafted styles of sinks which provide all kinds of solutions for every household
  • Enamel-on-cast-iron sinks resemble enamel on steel but are stronger and durable. The weight of a cast-iron sink would require strong counters. Enamel sinks come in a wide assortment of colors, so you can choose one according to your kitchen décor. All have a glasslike surface that’s easy to clean. The only drawback is that enamel can chip which will reveal the black cast iron beneath.
  • Quartz composite sinks are a relatively new material used for sinks. They feature color all the way through, good color choices, and the option of a realistic granite look. The quartz composite sinks are both stain- and scratch-resistant.
  • Solid-surfacing sinks are a good solution that’s relatively easy to clean and repair. They are rimless and are fused to the adjacent solid-surfacing counter. Solid surfacing offers good color selection and color as well. Solid-surfacing sinks cost slightly more than regular metal sinks and it is advised to use professional help for installation

So go right ahead and get yourself the kitchen sink to ensure that your kitchen runs smoothly and efficiently.

Guest Blogger: Anil

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