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    Kitchen Sink Material Types

    I have had a look at a couple of sinks i like the design of; both by the same manufacturer.

    One is made of Fragranite and has a good warranty, but the surface has a texture which i think might stain, especially with curried foods.

    Does anyone have any experience with them or is it safer to stick good stainless steel?
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    I prefer satainless sateel, or porcelain

    but I have never tried those composites

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    Franke do a really nice (Fragranite or something with a similar name) black colored one. I think its called the Admiral.

    I was going to buy it for my kitchen but they were out of stock at the time. It was only 10,000bt too.

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    ^Yes, that's the one i looked at.

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    Get it. I wish I had waited for it to be in stock. I got a Mex stainless steel one, it's covered in bloody stains. Why's it even called stainless steel?

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    I brought over a double black granite composite sink from Home Depot in the states. Under counter mount type. It's OK but don't know how it will hold up over the long haul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Get it. I wish I had waited for it to be in stock. I got a Mex stainless steel one, it's covered in bloody stains. Why's it even called stainless steel?
    they have different grades of SS

    the cheap stuff is pretty useless and does stain, or even rust

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    Any body ever seen a good quality porcelain sink?

    I'd love to get hold of a big old farmhouse one, like what Mum had.

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    I have two in England, full of herbs

    a bit heavy to bring over

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    the cheap stuff is pretty useless and does stain, or even rust
    What gets the water stains out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    the cheap stuff is pretty useless and does stain, or even rust
    What gets the water stains out of it?
    Try baking soda and vinegar, vinegar is a good biodegradable cleaner for a lot of things and as someone said in this thread there are different grades of stainless is right, i think the best grade is what they call "440 stainless" this apparently is a surgical grade stainless.

    I have a big fishin knife here stamped "440 stainless" that i thought i had lost and hadn't seen in years and found it about 6 months ago and it was filthy with pilly guts and just been tossed into my old tackle box all salty, i pulled it outta it's scabbard and it had a thin film of surface rust on it that come off easy with a nylon scourer..... try and do that after all that time in salt with some of the so called rubbish grade stainless sinks ya get these days.

    While im at it for future reference somethin a mate was tellin me 12 months or so ago that molasses is a brilliant rust remover just soak the rusty item in 50% molasses 50% water for a week or so and should come up like new!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Get it. I wish I had waited for it to be in stock. I got a Mex stainless steel one, it's covered in bloody stains. Why's it even called stainless steel?
    We did as I was worried the stainless ones were going to do exactly as you describe.

    Paid 8,900thb for our Franke Tectonite dual basin sink in black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu
    While im at it for future reference somethin a mate was tellin me 12 months or so ago that molasses is a brilliant rust remover just soak the rusty item in 50% molasses 50% water for a week or so and should come up like new!!
    the best thing is that you can drink it after using it, you get the sweetness of sugar and free iron salts

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stu
    While im at it for future reference somethin a mate was tellin me 12 months or so ago that molasses is a brilliant rust remover just soak the rusty item in 50% molasses 50% water for a week or so and should come up like new!!
    the best thing is that you can drink it after using it, you get the sweetness of sugar and free iron salts
    Yeah .... could be a market for it eh? the next Red bull!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stu
    While im at it for future reference somethin a mate was tellin me 12 months or so ago that molasses is a brilliant rust remover just soak the rusty item in 50% molasses 50% water for a week or so and should come up like new!!
    the best thing is that you can drink it after using it, you get the sweetness of sugar and free iron salts

    Dr. knows best

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    If you are into cooking big time like us then large stainless sinks are the way to go. I had this sink made in BKK out of 316 stainless (28k Baht)




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    looks semi-industrial

    you may want to upgrade your cooker

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