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The sink in the kitchen is very important, it can be used for washing dishes, washing vegetables, etc., it is the most frequently used among various kitchen supplies. Therefore, it is very necessary to choose a good sink. It should be practical, beautiful, wear-resistant, brush-resistant, and easy to clean. Here are some tips for buying sinks.


The material of the sink

 

The first step in choosing a sink is to choose the material. The choice of the material of the sink should consider the integration of the sink and the kitchen in the decoration style. There are mainly several kinds of sinks on the market, including stainless steel sinks, acrylic sinks, ceramic sinks, cast iron enamel sinks, stone sinks, etc.

 

1. Stainless steel sinks

 

Now the most common and most widely used is stainless steel sinks. The major well-known brands all focus on the development and production of stainless steel sinks.

 

Stainless steel is an ideal material for kitchen sinks. Stainless steel sinks are light-weight, easy to install, wear-resistant, high-temperature resistant, moisture-resistant, aging-resistant, non-corrosive, non-absorbent, non-absorbent, non-fouling, and non-odorous. Moreover, the metal texture of the stainless steel sink is quite modern, and it can achieve a versatile effect. It has a variety of shapes and is suitable for various styles. It is unmatched by other materials. At present, the price of stainless steel sinks ranges from several hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. The determinants of the price are mainly related to the choice of materials and the construction process.

 

2. Acrylic sinks

 

Acrylic sinks are also very fashionable. They are all a kind of artificial composite materials, which are formed by high-temperature processing of 80% pure granite powder and 20% enoic acid. It has rich patterns, large selectivity, corrosion resistance, strong plasticity, has a certain sound absorption function, no seams at the corners, and the surface is relatively smooth, compared with the metal texture of the stainless steel sink, it is more gentle, and acrylic sink is rich in colors. Most acrylic sinks do not use such exaggerated colors but use traditional white.

 

However, be careful when using this type of sink. Sharp knives and rough objects will scratch the surface and damage the finish. Moreover, it is not resistant to high temperature, and the pot just removed from the stove cannot be directly brushed in the sink. The acrylic sink is relatively fragile, but it is not easy to repair once it is scratched by external force or broken at high temperatures.

 

3. Ceramic sinks

 

The advantage of the ceramic sink is that it is easy to take care of, easy to clean, and it will be the same as new after cleaning. The surface of the ceramic sink is hard and wear-resistant, it is resistant to high temperature, temperature change, and aging. Most ceramic sinks are white, but ceramic sinks can be colored during production, so the colors of ceramic sinks are actually richer. The owner can choose a suitable ceramic sink according to the overall design of the kitchen, but the price is naturally higher.

 

The disadvantage of ceramic sink is that the strength is not as good as stainless steel and cast iron. If you are not careful, it may be broken. In addition, the water absorption rate is low. If water penetrates into the ceramic, it will swell and deform.

 

4. Cast iron enamel sinks

 

This type of sink is rarely available in the market. Cast iron ceramic sinks were once the most common. The outer layer is made of solid cast iron at high temperature, and the inner layer is coated with enamel. This kind of sink is durable, environmentally friendly, hygienic, and beautiful. The only drawback is the weight. Due to its excessive weight, it is required to strengthen the countertop when making cabinets. But this kind of material is similar to ceramics, afraid of being scratched by hard things, so this type of sink has gradually come out of modern kitchens.

 

5. Stone sinks

 

The stone sink has a high hardness, does not rust, is corrosion-resistant, and has good sound absorption. It is completely in its original color. The color is natural, and the people will use it when expressing the personal style of the kitchen. Few people use stone sinks. The price of stone sinks is also higher.

 

6. Copper sink

 

Some sinks will use copper plates, the thickness is generally about 1.5mm. Copper sinks can be designed with a variety of classical and modern styles. It is suitable for all kinds of kitchens and can show elegance, nobleness, and luxury. Generally, many users who pursue a unified style will choose a copper sink! Its price is relatively high.

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