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How to choose a kitchen sink?

Washing of ware - not the most pleasant, but necessary work. What it is necessary to pay attention to choose a convenient and functional sink?

Sink - one of the most important zones of kitchen, along with a plate and the refrigerator. At the choice of a sink, it is necessary to consider the sizes of kitchen, style of furniture, family number.

There are several main types of sinks:

One-bowl - the elementary and compact sink. The most common form - rectangular. It allows to enter the capacity of the maximum size in kitchen furniture. The round sink at the same volume is a little more capacious.

With two or three bowls which can settle down to one line or at an angle 45 relatively each other.

the One-and-a-half sink has two bowls of the different sizes - the main for washing of ware and additional for washing of vegetables, fruit, defrosting of meat, etc. Is suitable for small kitchen if there is no opportunity to establish a sink with two bowls.

by Angular it is used at an angular configuration of complete kitchen. Usually consists of two rectangular bowls located to one line or at an angle 45 . The angular space between sinks is a worker a surface.

With the wing representing continuation of a desktop. The wing can be on the one hand or from two. On it it is possible to put the washed-up plates, hot pans, to put vegetables, etc. Water will flow down in a sink or a special drain opening.

Cut-in or laid on
Moika can be cut-in or laid on. Cut-in is built in a table-top, the consignment note - is established on a special curbstone. If the furniture set consists of separate components, then the laid on sink will approach. And if the uniform table-top is supposed - choose cut-in model. It can be mounted above, below or aflush table-tops. If you have a dishwasher, depth of a bowl of special value has no, and here if the dishes have to be washed manually, then choose a sink with depth of 16 - 20 cm

sink Material
the Most widespread material - stainless steel 18/10 (18% of chrome and 10% of nickel). This metal is not afraid of corrosion, is steady against high temperatures. It is rather simple to check quality of metal of a sink - the real corrosion-proof sink does not attract metal, it as if slides on a surface. Pay attention that at some welded sinks the bowl is made of a stainless steel, and a wing - of cheaper alloy. Thickness of metal has to make not less than 0,9 mm.

Irrespective of a basis (cast iron, steel or ceramics), the enameled sinks are considered as less reliable as over time enamel can be erased and chopped off from blows.

Sinks from composite materials (as a rule, 80% of a filler - a granite crumb and 20% polymeric binding - acryle) do not rattle from water, an iznosoustoychiva, are durable, from them fat is easily washed away, and tea, coffee, fruit do not leave spots. The wide color scale allows to pick up such sink to any complete kitchen.

Useful trifles
Upon purchase of a sink pay attention to various additional accessories.

the Chopping board, plastic or wooden, covers a sink bowl, turning it into a working surface. At the same time water from products will flow down in a sink.

the Basket is made of steel or plastic. Is established in a bowl and it is used for drying of ware, washing of fruit and vegetables.

the Dispenser allows to receive the necessary amount of liquid detergent.

Kollander represents the plastic pallet closing a bowl with openings. On it it is possible to wash out or dry vegetables, to defreeze meat.

the Valve - the automatic machine allows instead of climbing in the sink bowl filled with dirty water, to open and close a drain opening one turn of the handle.

Grinder of food waste, for example, crusts, fruit stones, macaroni, fish skeletons, egg shell, etc. It is mounted under a sink and connects through a drain opening to the sewerage.