The common choice for a kitchen sink is still stainless steel. But optically, ceramics are usually much more appealing. However, many users fear that a ceramic sink is not only sensitive but could also damage the dishes. So we gathered all the facts about the two materials here.
Stainless Steel Sink Advantages and Disadvantages
Stainless steel is a timeless choice that never goes out of fashion. This is exactly what makes the sink made of stainless steel but also a bit boring. What few users know, though, is that stainless steel is actually a mix of nickel and chrome. So it is indeed possible for extreme allergy sufferers that a stainless steel sink triggers the nickel allergy. Especially if it is a particularly cheap version.
- Stainless steel is easy to handle and hardly susceptible to rust
- Stainless steel sink can withstand even extreme heat
- Color does not fade
- Stainless steel easily gets scratches
- Fingerprints always clearly visible
- Ceramic sink - elegant solution
Even though we are at the Stainless steel sink have noted the susceptibility to scratches, the ceramic sink can still be significantly more sensitive. Bright ceramic sinks discolour very easily. Coffee or tomato sauce can settle in the fine scratches and partly on the surface. As long as the sink is new or treated with great care, it looks very simple yet elegant. But if the ceramic sink gets the first spots, it looks shabby and old.
Incidentally, nobody has to be afraid of splintering ceramics because the modern basins are fired at such high temperatures that the smooth surface does not chip off. At the same time, however, this is a disadvantage, because the dishes do not come so completely out of a collision.
Cutlery may cause scratches Kr dark ceramics will cause light scratches
- bright ceramics may be slightly discolored
- large selection of different colors
- ceramic basin is very heavy
- Tips & TricksWhen you select a ceramic bowl, you should always use a plastic bowl for washing dishes. On the other hand, you should have the sink installed by a specialist. The heavy basins alone can be difficult for home improvement users to use. If the pool is also installed crooked, it can break. The problem would then have the expert.