enameled cast iron sinks, and today we turn to their less expensive cousin, enameled steel sinks.
Distinctive Features: Enameled steel sinks are stainless steel sinks covered with a enamel coating, which has been fired at a high temperature. Enameled steel, while it looks similar to enameled cast iron, is much thinner, and it's typically found in rentals, since it's very cheap.
Pros: Budget-friendly; lightweight and good for DIY installations; available in a variety of colors; easy to clean and maintain.
Cons: Not very durable; prone to scratches, chipping, and damage because it's so thin; chipped areas will rust; older style enamel steel sinks have welded overflows and bases which tend to rust and corrode; noisy and not recommended with garbage disposal unit.
Installation: Lightweight, so good for DIY installation.
Price range: Start around $80 (as opposed to $200 for enameled cast iron).
Do you have an enameled steel sink? Tell us your experiences below!
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• All About: Stainless Steel Sinks
• All About: Copper Sinks
• All About: Enameled Cast Iron Sinks
(Images: Bootz Enamel Steel Sink via Amazon)