Where there is an epicenter of kitchen? Keen culinary specialists will hardly have difficulties at the answer to this question. Certainly, in a triangle between a sink, a plate and a finishing table. And the most part of time spent on cooking passes near a kitchen sink even at owners of dishwashers. For this reason, doing the next repair in kitchen or having simply decided to update kitchen accessories, it is worth approaching a sink choice very seriously and without haste.
We dance … from a sink
Buying new furniture for kitchen, better not only at once to think over a sink arrangement concerning a plate, a desktop and the refrigerator, but also its sizes. Otherwise it is necessary to choose it proceeding not from functionality, and only parameters. So, option most popular today — sinks from an artificial stone, the standard width of base for them makes 60 cm; if it is not enough place, it is necessary to be limited to the models 40-50 cm wide consisting only of one sink. The ideal choice — is model 80-120 cm wide, as a rule, two sinks, a working surface for cutting of meat and vegetables and other kitchen accessories turning it into the real workstation are provided in its design.
Thus it is best of all to choose models with the deepest and big sink — in it it is convenient to wash big plates and salad bowls, to defreeze a turkey or a solid piece of meat, to rinse at once many vegetables. Square models — for example, for washing of baking sheets and a grill lattices are by the way, more functional.
One more important nuance of a choice — a complete set. To orient in assortment which is offered by such large sellers as the Stylish Accessories company, happens hardly. The most simple and laconic option — the sink from an artificial stone consisting of one sink. Much more functionally and more convenient options with two offices, thus one of them can be absolutely small — it can be used for careful washing of berries and fruit, heating of jars with baby food and, on the contrary, coolings of hermetically packed drinks. By the way, in a set often there are also such useful kitchen accessories as the built-in chopping board, a kolandrer ("colander" by the sink size), a washing basket. All of them fasten to sides, allowing to wash up instantly and slightly to dry the most fragile berries and fruit, sheet salad, to clear and chop vegetables, to defreeze meat or fish, without soiling a finishing table, additional ware, so, without troubling itself reduction them in an order.
About durability, washing, lime and other nuances
As it was already mentioned slightly above, today at popularity peak — sinks from an artificial stone, them often call stone or keramogranitny, and different producers have the patented names for material of which they are made (silgranit, fragranit, ultragranite, granitek etc.). Despite a number of distinctions in technologies and materials (as a part of which there can be glass granules, a metal crumb, and the surface is covered with a dirt-resistant or antibacterial layer), the principle of their production is similar. The crumb of a natural stone is filled in with composite material, and the form of future sink settles down so that parts of a stone by gravity fell closer to an internal surface of a sink. It provides it the maximum durability and resistance to mechanical and thermal influences.
Standard structure of an artificial stone: 80% of a natural stone crumb and 20% of composite materials, however in reality advise this requirement only products of famous European producers of average and higher price category. They are offered by such serious sellers with good reputation, as, for example, the Stylish Accessories company and some other salons. Such sinks from an artificial stone really do not turn yellow under a hot teapot or a pan, their monolithic structure does not absorb fat, parts of a rust and lime of tap water, it is not threatened by cracks and chips even from the fallen hammer for a meat hurling back. However, it does not relieve of need to keep it clean — in it you should not hold constantly fat ware, vegetable cleanings, a coffee thick. For daily leaving of rather warm water and a soft kitchen rag, and times in 2-3 weeks it is possible to wipe a sink and kitchen accessories completing it means for washing of ware.
One more moment exciting many — is drops and stains after moisture drying. As practice shows, they are noticeable only on monolithic luster of black sinks while on models from an artificial stone with "granite" or "marble" structure or any other textural pattern it is almost impossible to notice the dried drops with the naked eye.