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Old 08-22-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question Kitchen Sink

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Don't know exactly where I should post this. I am in the market for a new kitchen sink. I would like something that is easy to keep looking "like new," with safe, non toxic cleaners. I have been reading about the granite composite. Sounds interesting, but I have not yet found any info from consumers who can really address my interests. Thanks.

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Old 08-23-2006, 10:11 AM   #2
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Hello Lori! I have a granite sink (black) and I absolutely love it. I never liked the porcelin in our other houses because they always seemed to get chips in the finish somehow.....I suspect DH :).

Anyway, my granite sink cleans up beautifully. I use soft soap on it to clean it.

Here's my kitchen.............I still have a few things to do. But in the one pic you can see the sink. I believe the sinks come in other colors also. We bought this one at Home Depot.

http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k168/SizzlininIN/
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:49 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for the info. Sounds great. How long have you had the sink? Would you say the finish still "looks like new"? I really do not like the results with the porelain when you have to do a tough scrub. Even though I try to be gentle with a sponge and gentle cleaner. I guess too much elbow grease is my problem.
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:36 AM   #4
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Hi,
Don't know exactly where I should post this. I am in the market for a new kitchen sink. I would like something that is easy to keep looking "like new," with safe, non toxic cleaners. I have been reading about the granite composite. Sounds interesting, but I have not yet found any info from consumers who can really address my interests. Thanks.
I have a stainless sink and love it ! put a little baby oil on it and it looks brand new every time !
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:39 AM   #5
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What a great idea, Barb! I'll have to try that! I have a Franke sink... it was a real splurge, but I have to say I LOVE it! it's really deep, so when I have to wash pots, they go down itno the sink, instead of sitting (literally) up on top the counter!
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:39 AM   #6
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Stainless will be the easiest over time. THere are various products to clean them, but Bar Keepers Frined is about the best. A little food safe mineral oil to shine up if that's your thing. Non porous stone composites are also really good.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:34 AM   #7
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Thanks so much for the info. Sounds great. How long have you had the sink? Would you say the finish still "looks like new"? I really do not like the results with the porelain when you have to do a tough scrub. Even though I try to be gentle with a sponge and gentle cleaner. I guess too much elbow grease is my problem.
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I've had mine since April of this year. It still looks like the day we installed it.
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:52 PM   #8
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SS gets my vote. Two big compartments is ideal. The bigger, and deeper, the better.
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:39 PM   #9
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I have s/s - benches, sinks, handbasin.
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:51 PM   #10
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Yes, smart to mention the bench. I've got an 8' SS prep table, 30" deep, with undershelf. For me, everything flows from there. Given the staggering cost of some of the 'island' workspaces, restaurant SS can represent a great value, with high functionality - if you're okay with SS.
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