Kitchen sinks are available in accessories of any shape and flowers. They also have different sizes, but these are not all the differences between them.
It is important to choose not only because of aesthetics, but also from the material from which the sink was made.
Kitchen sinks are made from various materials, and although at first glance everything looks very good, they are not so durable and durable. When making a decision to buy a specific washing model, we must check what materials it is made of from.
The price does not always reflect the quality of the product. So, let's see what materials the kitchen sinks are made of, and what is their specifics.
One type is steel sinks. Stainless steel used for their production has very good operational characteristics. Steel washing with chrome does not rust, it is stable both to ordinary detergents used in the kitchen and chemicals.
The washing of high -quality steel should also be resistant to mechanical damage, abrasion, scratches and bruises. Washing made of stainless steel in combination with chrome - this is investment for many years.
Steel shells are also available in enamel version. These types of kitchen shells are somewhat outdated.
They are easy to keep clean, but after prolonged use the upper layer tends to dull and put it up. Enamel is not very resistant to mechanical damage, so peeling may occur.
Granite sinks are durable, resistant to damage and high temperatures. The granite shell looks very elegant because of its "stone" appearance.
Granite sinks, thanks to wide colors, are suitable for almost any interior. Opinions about them are very positive, however, on low -quality shells of this type, a change in color may appear over time.
Ceramics is another material used for the production of kitchen shells. Ceramic shells are made of high -temperature clay. Ceramic washing is resistant to various chemicals and high temperatures. Some shells also offer glass kitchen sinks. It is hardened glass, that is, safe to use and durable. Most often it has a stylish, classic design. The ceramic sink is quite simple to care for, but, despite durability, it is easier to damage than a steel sink. Opinions about ceramic shells are concentrated mainly on their decorative qualities. You can also purchase plastic sinks on the market. Depending on the type of material, the sink can be durable or have very bad working characteristics. For example, Meklolon from which the kitchen sinks are made is characterized by poor resistance to high temperatures - it is impossible to put dishes removed from the oven or extracted from the oven on it.
Other plastics from which the kitchen shells are made include, among other things, Tecalon or Siduran.
Another important problem when choosing a kitchen sink is the number of cameras that it should have. The market presents 1, 2-chamber, 1.5-chamber compartments and less than 2.5 chamber chambers and 3-chamber shells.
With 3 and 4 chamber sinks (as well as with 5-rating sinks), we will not have a job, because multi-chamber sinks, including 5 chamber ones, are used in bars, hotels and restaurants - These are expensive, large overall devices. The number of cameras depends on individual needs.
For use in houses and apartments, we have a shell 2, 1.5 and a sink with 1 bowl. Single -chamber kitchen sinks are the simplest shells that are well used in a small kitchen.
Granite shells or from steel or other materials, as well as stainless steel are used as a single -chamber sink. 1-chamber granite sink can be made in an oval, square or rectangular shape, with or without dryer. Similarly with sinks from other materials.
1.5 -chamber shells are shells actually equipped with two cameras - one main and other. The main camera has a normal size, while an auxiliary chamber, as the name implies, serves as a place where you can put vegetables after rinsing in water or put a small dish. Most often the second, smaller auxiliary camera also has an outflow.
As for two -chamber shells, they are very functional, but suitable for large kitchens. They have two chambers of the same size, most often they can be found in the form of shells with a dryer.
Often, additional accessories are also installed on them, such as, for example, a cutting board made of glass or a recess for soap. You can also purchase 2 chamber shells of different shapes and colors.
For a large family or for a large kitchen, some manufacturers also offer 2.5-chamber shells.
Most often they are designed in such a way that each camera, also auxiliary, is equipped with outflow. 2.5-chamber sinks are most often found in versions with a dryer, as well as with accessories.
Steel shells for which stainless steel, granite shells and made from other materials were also used can also be divided due to the assembly method.
We mainly distinguish three types: suspended kitchen sinks, built -in and invoices. Each assembly method is equally good, and it all depends on the preferences of users, as well as on the number of cameras.
Kitchen sinks are made from a variety of materials, they also have a different number of cameras. However, before making the final decision, let's consider some important aspects.
The sink, which should be installed instead of the old, must correspond to the size. However, if we change the entire decor of the kitchen or equip it from scratch, we can choose from many different types and sizes of shells.
In addition, we must think about the most profitable assembly method for us. Regardless of whether we choose a two -chamber granite shell, a single -chamber sink or a ceramic or steel sink, remember that well -known manufacturers give a long guarantee for their products. Our vigilance should excite a short guarantee or inadequate price.
Prices for products from high -quality materials must be higher, the sink is intended to serve us for many years, so we should not save money on this.