TheSinkShop, LLC is an internet based marketer of high quality sinks. Our business arose from the increasing demand from the public to purchase high quality sinks without the outrageous prices charged by storefront retailers. These retailers have many operating costs that do not exist with online businesses. TheSinkShop buys from exactly the same sources that retail businesses use. The quality is the same. The difference is price. Since we are an online business and do not have the overhead of a conventional retailer, we can offer the customer substantial savings.
- FREE SHIPPING. FedEx and UPS are used as our carriers because of their excellent reputations. We ship sinks all over the United States and usually ship the same day the sink is ordered if order is placed by 1pm CST. Orders are shipped standard ground. Signature will be required at delivery. If a product is out of stock customers will be notified. Customers must notify us within 10 days of damage or loss. We have six supplier locations insuring speed of delivery. Your order will be shipped from the closest distribution point. FedEx or UPS tracking numbers are sent the day the order is shipped .
- NO SALES TAX - Another advantage our customers will enjoy is paying no sales tax unless the customer is a Texas resident.
- CUSTOMER SERVICE – TheSinkShop is committed to good customer service. We guarantee customer satisfaction. Most of our sinks have limited lifetime warranties. Our customer is able to pay for his sink order by using any major credit card or PayPal. All transactions are processed through PayPal so the customer can feel confident that his information is safe, and he is purchasing from a secure location. Within PayPal is a Dispute Resolution Center where any problem or dispute can be handled. We sincerely want your experience with TheSinkShop to be a good one.
- RETURN POLICY - We do have a return policy. If for any reason you don't want the sink, you can either exchange it for another sink & pay shipping, or if you can't find another one you like, we can refund your money. However - for a refund you would have to send the sink back at your expense and when we receive it and it is undamaged - we will refund your money minus a $25 restocking fee.
Consider these characteristics when shopping for a stainless steel sink:
- MATERIAL 304 series stainless steel, known for its durability and stain resistance, is the best possible formulation for kitchen sinks. The chrome and nickel content in stainless steel is an indicator of quality. Chrome gives stainless its luster and durability, while nickel adds hardness and strength. Premium stainless steel sinks feature 18/10 chrome/nickel content.
- THICKNESS The gauge of stainless steel measures thickness. The lower the gauge, the thicker and more durable the stainless steel.
- FINISH A long-lasting satin polished finish is easy to clean and impervious to water stains and calcium deposits.
- DESIGN DETAIL Tight radius corners create more spacious bowls than sinks with rounded corners. A flat sink bottom allows goblets and stemware to stand up, and rear drains maximize usable space under the sink.
- SOUND INSULATION Quality stainless steel sinks feature insulation that muffles sound, including garbage disposer noise.
TRITAN Stainless Steel sinks
- Constructed of high quality 16 gauge 304 stainless steel
- 18/10 chrome/nickel alloy stainless steel
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Dual bowl configurations available in reverse orientation
- Back insulated with spray and pads
- Stainless steel kitchen sinks and bar sinks available
CONTINENTAL Porcelain Sinks
- Continental porcelain sinks offer simple elegance to any kitchen or bath.
- Available in high quality White porcelain
COPPER POTTER Copper Sinks
- Finest quality handmade copper sinks available
- Vanity undermount or drop-ins
- Hammered Copper Vessel Sinks
- Kitchen Apron and Farmhouse Sinks
No doubt about it... the sink is the most frequently used area in your kitchen. It’s where you’re likely to be standing as family and friends gather in the kitchen before a meal. It’s also the gathering spot as guests help you clear the table after a delicious feast. Washing vegetables, slicing and dicing, draining pasta, adding water to recipes, rinsing dishes, washing fine crystal, soaking pots and pans, watering plants... it all happens at the sink. Morning, noon, and night, from food preparation to clean-up, your sink is a hard working companion. It's exposed to hot and cold, bumps and bruises, nicks and cuts, plus a full array of enemies mounting daily attempts to leave their permanent mark (coffee, tea, wine, fruit juices, beets, etc.) . The sink is also a visual focal point, sure to be noticed by all who enter your kitchen. It's no wonder your sink has to be as tough and durable as it is good looking. Today’s design options provide both style and durability, making it easy to choose the right solution for your lifestyle – as long as you know what important features to consider. Durable and timeless, stainless steel sinks are popular for their clean, modern look as well as their resilience. From contemporary to classic, stainless steel works well with any type of décor and complements almost any countertop or work surface. It’s also the ideal choice for coordinating with professional style appliances . Stainless steel not only looks sleek and professional, but it wears well too. It’s hygenic and easy to maintain. More durable than porcelain or cast iron, stainless steel is highly resistant to heat, stains, and rust. Because stainless steel is a forgiving material, it’s easy on dropped dishes and glassware.
Have you considered a copper kitchen sink or copper bar sink? We have a Limited lifetime warranty on our copper kitchen sinks and copper bar sinks, but dents and patina are not covered. We have copper kitchen sinks and copper bar sinks by Copper Potter. Copper Potter copper kitchen sinks are hand formed from the finest quality copper available today. Our copper kitchen sinks are more sanitary than any other sink material; it's antibacterial.
STAINLESS STEEL SINK CARE
Stainless steel sinks are easy to care for. Water spots and mineral deposits can be prevented by rinsing thoroughly after each use and wiping dry with a clean, soft cloth. Use only non-abrasive cleaners. Stainless steel sinks will show day-to-day wear, including minor scratches. Over time this wear will become uniform with the sink’s grain, creating its own unique character, much like the patina on fine silver.
Clean your stainless steel sink on a frequent, regular basis.
When cleaning your stainless steel sink, ensure the sink is clean and dry.
Use a mild abrasive cleanser such as Old Dutch, Comet or Cameo.
When cleaning and scrubbing, follow the direction of the grain of the stainless steel sink. Any scrubbing against the grain will result in scratches.
Always rinse stainless steel sinks thoroughly after cleaning, and wipe with a cloth to prevent any water-spotting.
If there is a mineral deposit build-up, use vinegar, Lime-Away or CLR, and flush with water.
Use stainless steel bottom grids to prevent the sink bowl from any scratching or markings from kitchen utensils and cutlery.
DO NOT use steel wool pads to clean your stainless steel sink. The small iron particles of the pads will lead to rusting and corrosion. It is highly recommended to use scouring pads, such as ScotchBrite to clean.
DO NOT keep any mild steel or cast iron cookware in the stainless steel sink for long periods of time, since it will result in permanent staining of the sink.
DO NOT leave rubber dish mats, sponges, or cleaning pads in the stainless sink overnight. It can lead to staining and discoloration of the stainless steel sink.
DO NOT use chlorine bleach as a cleanser, for it may cause pitting. NOTE: Some bacterial soaps contain chlorine compounds.
BE AWARE that any sink drain cleaning product containing sulphuric or hydrochloric acid will damage the stainless steel sink.
PORCELAIN SINK CARE
1. Fill a porcelain sink with hot water and add a cup of bleach to it to deal with long standing stains. Let it sit for an hour or two. Clean it out with dish washing liquid to clean all traces of bleach out.
2. Finish by attacking any stains with scouring powder. If there are still marks left, try leaving a paste of scouring powder and water on the stain for a few hours. If everything else fails, wet a small pumice stone and gently rub the stain. Realize that this can damage the finish so only do this as a last resort--very carefully.
COPPER SINK CARE
After each use, the sink should be rinsed and towel dried thoroughly. To clean the sink, an ordinary mild detergent and soft cloth should be used, then rinse the sink thoroughly and towel dry. Harsh alkaline-based, ammoniabased, or harsh acidic-based cleaning chemicals or products are not to be used. Never use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads. To remove stains and tarnish, a good quality copper cleaner, following manufacturer’s instructions should be used. For added protection, coat with a fine sink wax. For tough stains try using a paste of baking soda and water applied with a sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Copper sinks can be used for all normal household tasks but avoid prolonged surface exposure to acidic foods such as tomato sauce and citrus products. If these products sit overnight in direct contact with copper, the surface may discolor. Should the surface discolor, it will start to darken back down with use. The natural patina process may also be affected by mineral content in your water supply. Removing any standing water with a soft cloth is recommended to prevent calcium staining and mineral buildup. To further age and patina a sink, dissolve a teaspoon of salt with 1/4 cup ammonia and apply to sink. Let dry for half an hour then wash with cold water and dry with a clean, solt cloth. Repeat process to further patina.