Stainless steel sinks – a spotlessly clean showpiece in the kitchen
Hard, smooth and always clean thanks to the passive layer – the Stainless steel sink. It hardly gets better than this. Dirt remains on the surface. One wipe, and any stains on the sink are gone. Traces of limescale, too. Almost. Often, it’s enough just to wipe the Stainless steel sink with a damp cloth. Special cleaners can be used to remove more stubborn limescale.
- is strong
- is steadfast
- is tear-resistant
- retains its shine
- does not leave germs and bacteria behind
- is easy to maintain
This makes Stainless steel the right material for your sink
Hygienic: smooth and non-porous
Did you drip some orange juice into the sink? Did some pieces of meat slip into the sink while you were washing up? No need to worry! Stainless steel is the best guard. It blocks everything. And where nothing can get in, no bacteria can build up. Everything is spotlessly clean. Simply give it a quick wipe, and you’re done.
Food-safe: soft Stainless steel
Did you accidentally leave some tomatoes or strawberries lying on the sink and ended up being out for longer than you expected? Even if you left fruit or vegetables there for days, it would suffer no ill-effects. It would not absorb any odour or taste from the Stainless steel. Stainless steel is tight. It won’t pass anything over. Just as well.
Tough: takes whatever you put it through
Crash! Oops! It’s easy for a plate to slip out of your grasp while rinsing it. Something that you’re familiar with? Indeed, who isn’t? You’re lucky if it happens in a Stainless steel sink. It cushions the fall. In most cases, the plate will remain intact. And your Stainless steel sink bowl will, too.
Off all sink materials, Stainless steel is the softest. This offers many advantages. But it also has its limits. If a whole flower vase tumbles into the sink, instead of a plate, it is likely to leave marks. At the same time, the vase is much more likely to survive that if this were to happen in a Silgranit sink.
Resistant: just wipe it down
Coffee can spill, lemon juice can spray onto the Stainless steel ledge, or someone might leave a teabag lying on the sink. The acid leaking from the lemon would seep into some materials, such as wood. A Stainless steel sink remains impervious. Nothing happens to it. No discolouration; no lasting stains.
Easy-care: Tender loving care
Light-fast and heat-resistant: stays just as it is
Do you prefer to wash dishes facing the window, gazing at the great outdoors? Stainless steel makes it possible. It is tough and stays just as it is. There’s no bleaching if the sun is shining on the sink for hours, days or even weeks on end. And it won’t mind if you put a hot pot on it. It can handle it. It doesn’t put up a fuss. No tarnishing, no discolouring.
Rustproof: resistant to deformation
Stainless steel stays just as it is. If steel is stood outside in the rain for a long time, it will rust. We all know that. But Stainless steel doesn’t rust. Stainless steel doesn’t put up with that, either. This is due to its passive coating, which is constantly regenerating itself. But what if you’ve spotted a couple of tiny reddish-orange marks? Generally speaking, this will be due to other things that can rust. It may occur due to contact with cheap, non-protected steel, for instance. It is easy to remove with a soft sponge and a special Stainless steel cleaning agent.
Your sink is bound to get scratched at some point.
No scratches? It sounds nice, if somewhat improbable. At BLANCO, we’ve done what we can. After all, Stainless steel isn’t all the same! We use only Stainless steel of the very highest quality, selected according to specific criteria. This drives our steel suppliers to despair. But we know how much the first scratch in your beautiful new Stainless steel sink can hurt. The fact remains that if your kitchen isn’t just a decorative feature but also a place that sees actual use, it’s bound to happen one day. If it’s only a small scratch, you can try to polish it away with a suitable substance.
BLANCO Stainless steel sinks make things a little better. This Stainless steel is specially hardened and thus more impervious too fingerprints and scratches. But even here, tough day-to-day kitchen use will leave its mark sooner or later. Yet Stainless steel remains a long-lasting and beautiful material. We absolutely love it.
Sophisticated pieces require looking after – take time to care for your sink
A Stainless steel sink is undemanding. Wiping it with a little washing-up liquid and a soft cloth every day is enough. Rinse with clean water and dry with a microfibre cloth. Voilà! It’s sparkling once again.
Once you have had your sink for a while, the Stainless steel will also benefit from being spoiled occasionally with a Stainless steel polish. It will thank you by remaining steadfast for years.
Use the soft side of the sponge. Avoid using aggressive cleaning agents or steel wool. Stainless steel does not take kindly to such products.
A Stainless steel sink only becomes less sensitive to scratches after a little time and the recommended care. Note: When cleaning your Stainless steel sink, always wipe it in the brushing direction of the steel. You will be able to see this by looking at the Stainless steel from an angle.
What’s more, Polished Stainless steel scratches less easily than the natural-finish version. Linen-look Stainless steel is great for hiding scratches and limescale. And Durinox is the most scratch-resistant option for our Stainless steel sinks.
Stainless steel is Stainless steel. Or is it?
Of course, BLANCO Stainless steel sinks are made only of high-quality stainless steel. Uniform, according to the DIN standard. Sink by sink. Yet there are differences, too.
Pots require lots of space. Do you have a large family? Then you’ll know how tricky it can be to clean a really large pot in a normal-sized sink. The mixer tap can hardly get over the pot rim. When you tip out the water, it slops over the edge of the bowl and across the worktop. There’s another way. If Stainless steel sinks are made from a stainless steel sheet rather than a coil and the sides are soldered, it is possible to have deeper bowls with a larger capacity. Voilà! Cleaning big pots is now absolute child’s play.
Do you appreciate sophisticated design? Do you prefer your sink to be clean and angular or softly rounded? Would you fancy having an additional deep bowl? Myriad designs can be created from a piece of stainless steel. Just as you like it. Exquisite, excellent and efficient.
The classic Stainless steel sink is formed from a piece of stainless steel. Popular, proven, peerless.
Stainless steel does a sterling job in many places in the kitchen. Pots, cutlery, cooker hoods and, of course, sinks are often made from this special material. What makes Stainless steel so special? And why is it so popular?
Resistant: clean in spite of dirt
Stainless steel is not made of one specific material. It is a mixture of different components. Our 18/10 Stainless steel, which we use for BLANCO sinks, is composed of steel, 18 per cent chrome and 10 per cent nickel.
What do the different components offer? Steel is particularly hard and almost impervious to damage. Even when subjected to a heavy weight, it bends very little. It does not tear or break. Together with oxygen, chrome forms a thin yet very firm and dense layer. This fine, invisible film is called the passive coating. The highlight feature: It is constantly renewing itself. Like our own skin. And, as with humans, this layer also provides protection against environmental influences. In this case, the steel lies below. That’s why the material remains clean. Dirt may lie on its surface, but it cannot penetrate. Nickel supports this process. After all, nickel does not like acids at all. It doesn’t let them in, so nothing penetrates it. This triple compound of steel, chrome and nickel makes Stainless steel extremely resistant.