Stainless steel sinks are the most popular sink that you will find at the kitchen. The popularity of course comes with good things such as the low-maintenance, great durability, affordable, stain-resistant, and also far away from cracking or chipping.
But, even though the advantages are so many, there are also several cons you need to know. So, in this article we are going to talk about the basic information related to the sink made of stainless steel.
As we have said earlier, there are also several disadvantages when it comes to stainless steel sink.
The good thing about this sink:
The not-so-good thing about this sink:
The first common world that you may find when you talk about stainless steel sink is the gauge. Gauge in the context of stainless steel refers to the thickness of the material. Most of the sink will use between 16 and 22-gauge steel. Lower number indicates the thicker material. Lower gauge also means longer durability.
Stainless steel also has the grade and it shows the percentage of nickel and chromium contained in the steel. For example, 20/8 stainless will contain 20% chromium and 8% nickel. Basically, lower ratio indicates better quality of the stainless steel.
The sink itself has the series and it is commonly intertwined with the grade. 304 from 300 series is the most common sink series used by many people along with 18/8 grade. To make sure if it is the 300 series you can hold a magnet onto the sink. If the magnet sticks then it is not 300 series.
To clean your sink naturally, you can use baking soda to scrub over the sink and then rinse it with white vinegar. In order to make shiny like the new one, you can scrub your sink with club soda or layer a thin coat of olive oil on it. Orange and lemon peel will do the same to it along with good smell for the stainless steel sinks.