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What is the Best White Kitchen Sink?

In this post, we are going to explore everything there is to know about white kitchen sinks. Chances are, if you are here, you are considering purchasing a white kitchen sink for your home. And you may be hesitant either because of things you've heard, or because you've never had one.  There are a couple of key questions you may be asking yourself. I'm going to explore each question, and answer them to the best of my ability in hopes to help you decide the best sink for your kitchen.  If you are looking to purchase a white kitchen sink, go here: White Kitchen Sinks 

Why choose a white kitchen sink?

If you are in the market for a white kitchen sink, I'm sure it is because of its look. White kitchen sinks are timeless. Their aesthetics are classic; there is no denying that. They suit many different style kitchens, from farmhouse to traditional to even modern in some cases. Plus, as we all know, white goes with everything! No matter the color of the cabinets or countertop, you know white will go well with it. 

What are white kitchen sinks made of?

White kitchen sinks are made from a variety of materials. The most popular are: Fireclay, Enamel-coated cast iron, Solid Surface and Composites.  Recently, KRAUS came out with an enamel-coated stainless steel to offer a durable, less expensive option to cast iron, all while not requiring specialize installation. 

What is the best material for a white kitchen sinks? 

You know this is a loaded question, right?  My best may not be what is best for you. So, what I've done is created a comparison chart for the most popular materials and the properties they are known for.

Best White Kitchen Sink Materials

Can white kitchen sinks scratch? Will white kitchen sinks stain?

The simple answer, is yes! Of course they can scratch and they can stain. Like most things in life, it is all about how you maintain and treat your investment. Damage is inevitable, with enough weight or force on any of these sink options. But, the type of damage will be different.  For example:

If a cast iron sink takes a shot, it is unlikely to crack, but can/will chip. A chip will expose the iron center. Once the iron is exposed, it can rust. This is something to consider if your family uses heavier cookware and is prone to throwing things into the sink.

Now, a fireclay sink can chip with enough force, but it does not run the risk of rusting. The chip will be less noticeable too, since the finish color is usually through and through. Serious pressure and or vibrations can cause cracking or crazing (fine cracks on the surface), so if you have your heart set on a garbage disposal, we would suggest an alternative option other than fireclay.

Enamel covered stainless is similar to that of cast iron, but steel isn't as 'hard' as iron, and has the capability of flexing more than iron does.

Chips/Cracks too can happen on composite sinks. But, you can repair the cracks or chips with tinted epoxy. The repair isn't extensive where you'd most likely be able to do it yourself. 

How to keep a white kitchen sink clean? 

It is important to note that every manufacturer will have a set of care & maintenance rules and guidelines for their product. It is important to follow these instructions, so your warranty is not voided. Generally speaking, you'd never want to use an abrasive solvents or scouring pads like steel wool. And you'd always want to rinse out the sink after use, this way nothing remains on the surface for a long period of time.

Pictures of White Kitchen Sinks

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Lifestyle images are great (Hello Pinterest, Instagram and HOUZZ).  But they do not always answer the hard questions. If you've read up until this point, hopefully I was able to answer some of those hard questions and steered you in the right direction for your needs. Now, I'd like to visually show you these options side by side. {To see learn more about the sink show, click on the image!} 

white kitchen sink, undermount, kraus enamel sink white undermount kitchen sink, bocchi sotto 32, directsinks.com

Enameled Stainless Undermount       Fireclay Undermount

white composite kitchen sink, lexicon 1000 quartz composite sink, directsinks.com ivory equal double bowl kitchen sink, white composite sink, directsinks.com

Composite Single Undermount          Composite Double Undermount

SWUF3320, elkay white farmhouse fireclay kitchen sink white farmhouse fireclay with accessories ledge, bocchi

Fireclay Apron Front                           Matte White Fireclay w/step rim

kraus turino reversible farmhouse fireclay apron sink white composite farmhouse flat apron front kitchen sink, kraus bellucci

Fireclay Reversible Apron Front          Composite Apron Front

white fireclay farmhouse sink with drain board, fcfs36-db 33" equal double bowl fireclay farmhouse kitchen sink

Fireclay apron front w/ drainboard     Fireclay equal double apron

 

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