All About: Enameled Steel Sinks

Sink Spotlight

Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? If so, then our Sink Spotlight series will help you. Last week we looked at enameled cast iron sinks, and today we turn to their less expensive cousin, enameled steel sinks.

Sink Material: Enameled Steel

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!

More of our 'Sink Spotlight' Series:
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All About: Drop-In Kitchen Sinks
All About: Farmhouse Kitchen Sinks
All About: Double Bowl Kitchen Sinks
All About: Bar or Prep Sinks
All About: Stainless Steel Sinks
All About: Copper Sinks
All About: Enameled Cast Iron Sinks

(Images: Bootz Enamel Steel Sink via Amazon)

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