Kitchen sinks are sinks that are installed in the kitchen for washing dishes, washing vegetables and preparing food. A sink is the most used part of the kitchen and is an essential element to keep the kitchen clean. A good kitchen sink along with proper kitchen fittings make your life much easier.
The most popular material used to make kitchen sinks is stainless steel; in fact about 70 percent of all sinks are made with this metal. One reason for this is that stainless steel is quite inexpensive. For longer lasting purposes and for general dent resistant, heavier gauge steel should be used to make a sink. While washing dishes it is considerably less noisy too. Sinks are covered with a spray coating or padding to reduce the noise level. Another material used for making sinks is cast iron but it comes with a glossy enamel finish, is long lasting and resistant to stains or scratches. These sinks are easier to clean than a stainless one because spotting from dry water cannot be seen on them. On the other hand stainless sinks are durable but scratches and water spots can be seen on them which make it difficult to keep them looking spotlessly clean all the time. Other materials for sinks are composite, fireclay, granite, marble and copper.
Installation of stainless steel sinks can be done in two ways, under mount and top mount. There are single bowl sinks as well as double bowl sinks depending on the size of the kitchen and the amount of cooking involved. The double bowl sinks come in many sizes and it is your personal choice of which one you would like in your kitchen.