Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Recommended -YJ Stainless

Recommended household kitchen sink models and their advantages and disadvantages


How to pick kitchen sinks:


Sink size

First of all, the main consideration is placement space. If the sink is too short or too narrow, it will be inconvenience to use; while table tolerance should be taken account for the depth of sink to prevent the countertop to rupture. Generally, the recommended depth for kitchen sinks is 20 to 25cm to meet with ergonomic design.

Cleaning consideration

To prevent the accumulation of filth and difficulty in cleaning the corners, the sinks should not have right-angled corners at the interior. It is suggested that the appropriate inner angles for kitchen sinks are R38 to R20.

ion of stainless steel sinks

When purchasing stainless steel sinks, it is suggested to models with a sandblasted surface finish (satin finish) rather than glossily and mirror finishes. As there are unavoidable rubbing and scrubbing actions during the cleaning process of the sinks, the material in glossily or mirror finish will tend to leave scratch marks to affect not only the appearance, but also gather filth.
The general thicknesses of stainless steel sinks found on the market are 0.4 ~ 0.6mm. Sinks in such thin material will tend to break easily when they are subjected to great impact. So the thicknesses of 1.0 ~2.0mm are recommended after taking the surface roughness and weight bearing consideration.

Kitchen sink designs, advantages and disadvantages

  • ・Stainless steel sinks

Advantages: Aesthetic metallic luster, durable, high temperature resistance, easy cleaning and maintenance, lightweight, wide range of designs, easy installation, etc.

Disadvantages: More expensive, single-color finish.


  • ・Ceramic sinks
Advantages: Cheaper, high temperature resistance, easy to clean, etc.
Disadvantages: Fragile, brittleness, larger installation space, heavier, monotonous colors and designs, non-aesthetic.


  • ・Masonry sinks laid with ceramic tiles:
Advantages: Wide range of designs, aesthetic, etc.
Disadvantages: Easy to gather filth, cleaning and maintenance difficulties.


Most of the early kitchen sinks were in masonry version laid with ceramic tiles, or came in a series with the cabinet system. The advantages of kitchen sinks in these materials are cheaper, but they tend to generate many problems over time. As time goes by, many people would like to change them stainless steel sinks due mainly to the arising problems of cracks, leaking, moldy, etc. As these sinks were originally provided along with decorations, many of them came in integrated designs with the kitchen cabinets. So they are uneasy to change, and the replacement costs are likely to exceed the money that had been saved earlier.

Ceramic tile sink VS stainless steel sink

The service life of stainless steel sinks is longer than models in other materials. Other merits include more durable, aesthetic and easy to clean. So it is recommended to use stainless steel sinks in the first place. Although stainless steel sinks are more expensive than those in other materials, but after considering the higher replacement costs later on, it is far better to consider installing stainless steel sinks in the first place after all!