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Finding The Perfect Sink - Fireclay vs Stainless Steel

Finding The Perfect Sink - Fireclay vs Stainless Steel


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In most kitchens, the sink is one of your longest-lasting items, so when it does come time to replace it, you want to make sure you pick one that you will enjoy for years and years to come. Sinks come in all types of shapes, sizes, and materials. Now more than ever it’s easier to have your sink not be a storage unit for dirty pots and pans, but instead a beautiful stylistic piece in your kitchen.

Two of the most popular sinks we see today are stainless steel and fireclay. Both are excellent choices, but they definitely have their differences. Today we’ll be walking you through each to help you decide which is perfect for your home.



Stainless Steel Sinks

If we had to guess what type of sink you currently have in your kitchen, we’d guess stainless steel. That’s because stainless steel sinks have been the standard for quite some time, and this isn’t just a coincidence either.

Stainless steel sinks are easier to produce than some other options and usually, they’re resistant to bacteria, stains, and scratches plus they are easy to clean. Stainless steel also comes in a wide range of mounting styles like apron mount, top mount, and under-mount. Things like this are what makes stainless steel such a highly used design.

Our Top Pick

ZLINE 33" Moritz Farmhouse Apron Mount Single Bowl Kitchen Sink with Bottom Grid and Accessories (SLSAP-33)

ZLINE 33

$689.95

33" Undermount Sink Each ZLINE Sink is hand crafted and intuitively designed to offer the most efficient washing experience. With functionality and bold design in mind, each sink offers: Industrial grade rust-resistant stainless steel ensuring durability and longevity. Extra deep, high… Read More

If you’re looking to get the most out of your stainless steel sink, the ZLINE 30’ Garmish is an excellent choice. This single bowl sink features ZLINE’s superior craftsmanship and is made with industry-grade rust-resistant stainless steel that comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Yes, you read that correctly, with a warranty like that this could possibly be the last sink you’ll ever need to purchase!

Another thing we really love about this sink is the accessories. Gone are the days of making a mess of your counter space when slicing up your food. Chop directly over your sink with the solid birch cutting board that fits snuggly inside the grooves of the sink alongside the included colander.



Fireclay Sinks

Finding The Perfect Sink Fireclay vs Stainless Steel

One question we commonly get asked is “Is Fireclay actually made from clay?” and the answer is yes! Fireclay sinks are built with a ceramic material that is heated in a mold for multiple hours until the sink is formed.

Fireclay is great for those looking for a timeless farmhouse sink that is sure to give their kitchen a natural-looking style. Since the sinks are made of clay they’re also usually more sound-absorbent compared to other types of sinks.



Our Top Pick

ZLINE 36" Venice Farmhouse Reversible Fireclay Sink (FRC5122)

ZLINE 36

$1,369.95

36" Reversible Farmhouse Sink Each ZLINE Fireclay Sink is meticulously hand-crafted and Italian-made, offering a truly luxurious design and aesthetic. Constructed to be resistant to bacteria, stains, and cracks, these statement sinks are non-porous and naturally sound absorbing. The high… Read More

When you hear that a product is hand-crafted in Italy, your mind thinks of cars like Ferrari that are known to be built with luxury and style. The same can be said about ZLINE’s 36” Venice Fireclay Sink.

It’s made of the highest quality ceramic mixture, composed of raw kaolin, quartz, and clay that is then fired for over 28 hours in total. The finished results are a truly immaculate sink that will easily shine in any home. Its design makes it naturally noise silencing as well as resistant to bacteria, stains, and cracks.

Its reversible design means that you can either install it with the smooth side facing forward or the fluttered side. Another upside of this sink is that it comes with multiple finish options including matte black, matte white, and gloss white.



No matter which style of sink you end up picking, have ease of mind knowing that you’re friends here at The Range Hood Store are here to help throughout every step of the buying process. If you have any questions, reach out to us and we’ll be more than happy to help.



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