The Pros and Cons of Stainless Steel Sinks

Stainless steel has achieved the reputation of being a high-end material in kitchen appliances.  Many remodels involve adding a stainless steel sink as part of the new look.  As elegant and stylish as it may appear, stainless steel is not for everyone.  Here are the pros and cons of upgrading your sink.

The Good

One of the best features of a stainless steel sink is that it goes with any décor or color of appliances.  You don’t have to upgrade everything in your kitchen when you change out the sink.  It is also easy to clean and affordable.  Other benefits:

  • Doesn’t chip
  • Heat resistant
  • Doesn’t stain
  • Doesn’t tarnish

The Bad

While it sounds almost perfect, stainless steel is not right for everyone.  Here are a few reasons you might not want to get one.

  • It scratches
  • It can look dull over time
  • It can be noisy when you wash dishes
  • The finish can wear off
  • Can dent, especially the thinner choices
  • Seams can be difficult to clean

First, weigh these qualities to decide if a stainless steel sink is the right choice for you.  Then ask yourself a few questions to help you select the right one.  You’ll have to determine if you want a single or double bowl, what kind of mount you want, or if you want one that is built into your countertop.  You will also have to select the depth that suits your needs.  Then you can contact your plumber to have handle the kitchen sink installation so you can begin to enjoy the new addition to your kitchen.