Stainless steel kitchen sinks are very common these days. Not only can you find them for a great price, but the durability and ease of cleaning is above and beyond what most other types of kitchen sinks can offer.
Stainless sinks are difficult to stain, and most of them do not dent or scratch easily either, making them a simple choice for many kitchens.
When you see a stainless steel kitchen sink( which is also known as “อ่างครัวสแตนเลส“ in the Thai language) in an advertisement, or in a store, it will usually have some information attached. One of the first things you will see, besides is Gauge. Stainless steel measures the thickness of the steel itself that was used to create the sink.
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Mostly people recommend a 16 or 18 gauge sink, especially if you are doing an apron front sink or a zero radius stainless steel sink. Anything higher than that, while it may be cheaper, is much more likely to dent or crease, especially when your belt buckle hits the front of a stainless farm sink while you are doing dishes.
Moreover, 16 gauge stainless steel is 0.0625 inches thick and weighs 2.52 pounds per square foot. While that may not seem like much, that is actually a 25% increase in both thickness and weight, making 16 gauge a considerably more durable and sturdier sink.
Whether it be a zero radius stainless commercial sink, a slick contemporary apron front sink, or just a simple undermount stainless steel sink, you already know how to shop, and what to look for to get the best product for your money. So, you should choose one for your kitchen at home.