3 Best Stainless Steel Sinks You Can Buy Today

Looking for a stainless steel sink for your kitchen? Here's what you need to know about them and some of the best ones you can buy today.

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The Hausera Editorial Team

When it comes to household appliances, there is no material second to stainless steel. Between its durability, hygienic qualities and general ability to match almost any decor of choice, it’s the prime pick for most homes, and with good reason. There’s nowhere that stainless steel is more utilized than in the kitchen; stainless steel looks appealing, it's affordable, it lasts long, and it fits into almost any home decor such as transitional, transformational, rustic, Mid-Century, modern, and so on.

For centuries, it was common to use iron in the kitchen, however, even coated in enamel, it can be both corrosive, very heavy, and rust easily if the enamel gets chipped. Stainless steel was introduced to the U.S. in the 1930s and became a household staple for its combination of resistance to corrosion, heat, and rust, its durability, and for being relatively easy to shape into sinks of any size and corner radius. The metal does not interact with many substances and is relatively inexpensive compared to other options on the market.

You have a lot of options from which to choose for your kitchen sink, so you still have to weigh not only the costs and risks but also the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. Here are the most compelling reasons to choose a stainless steel sink:

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Why You Should Choose A Stainless Steel Sink

Extreme Durability

The most well-known aspect of stainless steel is that it’s durable. Whereas other materials may chip, stain or easily tarnish, stainless steel doesn’t get that name for no reason. Appliances made of stainless steel typically last many years, and you don’t have to worry about wear and tear despite consistent, rigorous use, such as what you would do in your kitchen.

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Easy To Clean

The term “stainless steel” refers to the finish of the steel, which ensures that it’s non-porous and glossed. This means that your appliances can be wiped down with warm water, or even a special polish for extra shine. You shouldn’t have to scrub your stainless steel appliances to remove stains and other debris, given that the surface is designed to naturally repel marks, fingerprints and other dirt.

The Most Hygienic Option

When it comes to your kitchen, there are unfortunately many aspects that potentially make it a hazardous space when it comes to bacteria, germs, and your overall health. Between raw foods, moisture, and other germs, cleanliness is essential for the space in which you prepare your meals. That’s why stainless steel is also preferred by many: it has a non-porous surface, which means that it doesn’t absorb germs the same way woods and plastics do.

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Versatile For Design

Stainless steel is silver, with a brushed appearance and a polished finish. This makes it very sleek looking, and easy to coordinate with almost any home decor. Its versatility makes able to withstand multiple kitchen renovations.

Easy To Find Matching Appliances

If you’re someone who wants their appliances to coordinate, stainless steel is a great option because it is very easy to find other products such as blenders, refrigerators, faucets, and toasters all made of the same material.

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Stainless Steel Sink Ideas & Inspiration

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This kitchen design incorporated a stainless steel refrigerator that opens from the center and has transparent doors allowing you to see its contents. This type of refrigerator is often seen in luxury and upscale homes, given that it requires its contents to be very organized. However, the reason why this kitchen in particular works so well is that the silver color from the refrigerator ties in beautifully with the hardware on the cabinets, the steel grey paint, and coordinating light fixtures.

Related: See-Through Refrigerators

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This kitchen design is very unique, utilizing a series of stainless steel drawers on the side of the island, as well as other appliances, too. Everything from the chandelier to the faucet coordinates, which contributes to its upscale appearance. This kitchen is a great example of what it looks like to take risks, especially those that will accommodate the needs of your home and family. Perhaps you have kids or individuals who struggle to reach the uppermost cabinets, so you need more accessible drawers. This is a great solution, and using stainless steel for it ensures that it will remain clean and intact for as long as possible.

Related: A Complete Guide To Kitchen Renovation

Best Stainless Steel Sinks To Buy 

Kohler Vault 25" Dual Mount Kitchen Sink 

Designed for ultimate accessibility, this dual mount kitchen sink from Kohler's Vault Collection is the perfect addition to any kitchen. The basin has three faucet holes--which is great if you have a faucet design in mind--and a hole for a soap dispenser--which is super convenient. The best part about this dual mount style, however, is that you can choose either drop-in or under mount, depending on your preference. 

Kohler Prolific 44" Under Mount Kitchen Sink 

This under mount kitchen sink from Kohler is great for larger kitchens and if you're looking to fill up some countertop space. It doesn't come with faucet holes built-in, but that just means you can still get the kitchen faucet of your choice, no matter what size. This Prolific package comes with two grated racks, a colandar, and more, which makes this the ultimate deal. 

Kohler Strive 35" Under Mount Kitchen Sink

If you're renovating your farmhouse kitchen or wanting to style it as such, consider this under mount kitchen sink from Kohler's Strive Collection. The basin is deep and offered in a medium to large size, which is perfect for any space. This sink also comes with a divider for the sink for a better, more versatile workspace. 

A stainless steel kitchen sink is simple. The rest of your kitchen appliances and even the design of the cabinets can match with the stainless steel look you're going for during the kitchen renovation process. A stainless steel finish is durable, easy to maintain, and is a classic design to aim for.