Kitchen sinks have quickly become the centerpiece to any good kitchen. Kitchens are not just for cooking, they’re a room where loved ones gather and connect. However, picking out the perfect kitchen sink can be tough. There are many elements that you have to consider before choosing the one that you’re going to be happy with for a long time. But what happens when you’re offered a free sink that comes with your countertops? You might be asking the questions:

  • Is it the style/configuration that I want?
  • Is it good quality?
  • Will it last?

Elkay is the largest stainless steel sink manufacturer in America and they suggest that the biggest question you should ask yourself before buying a kitchen sink is whether you are going to be happy with it for years to come. Once you set your countertops, there is a huge expense that goes into replacing kitchen sinks find you are not happy with your sink.

Here are some suggestions from a trusted brand we work closely with, Elkay, to take into account  when choosing to take the free kitchen sink or buy one:

  • Quality of stainless steel: If the quality of your stainless steel isn’t high, then you will get rusting, discoloration, and water spots clinging to the surface of your sink. 
  • Thickness:  Some manufacturers state a specific thickness or gauge, but that’s often their starting thickness before the metal is stretched into the sink mold. Elkay’s stated gauge is the final thickness.
  • Corner Radius: “The less expensive the sink, the larger the radius” is a general rule of thumb. Vertical sidewalls and small radius corners are more expensive to produce because of repetitive annealing and multiple, progressive draws over tooling.
  • Style:  The inexpensive ‘free’ sink from a fabricator is usually limited to very few models. Remember, you’ll have this for a very long time; get what you want for the long term. 
  • Credibility: Brands such as Elkay have been in business for a long time and know the industry well. They are trusted to sell sinks that are reliable and high quality with a lifetime warranty behind them. 

If you are looking for a new sink for your kitchen, then stop into our showroom at Sandpiper Supply. In the plumbing industry, the old saying, “you get what you pay for” holds true. Our knowledgeable showroom staff members will help guide you in buying the perfect sink for your home that is stylish as well as dependable. We have sinks from trusted brands like Elkay and more. Contact us today to get started.