November 7, 2017

Product Comparison of Sink Materials

Material Comparison Chart
Comparison chart to show how our sink products perform vs other types of kitchen & bathroom sink materials.
Plastic Stainless Steel Corian© American Stonecast
Product Weight
Usually very light, not designed for long life or durability. Light to heavy, often extremely thin to save weight & cost. Usually very heavy. Medium, good balance of weight and durability.
Light, not made for heavy usage. Medium Medium Medium-Heavy, extremely durable. In many cases minor flaws can be removed easily.
Heat Resistance
Poor, easily melts in high heat. Good, stands up to heat. Poor-Medium, can crack when exposed to boiling water or hot pans. Excellent, withstands heat up to 500 degrees, hot pans and cigarettes
Clean Up
Medium, easily scratches, can stain and discolor. Medium. Medium Excellent, cleans easily with approprite cleaners.

General Information
Abrasive cleaners such as Ajax, Comet, Bon Ami or Bar Keeper’s Friend, may be used to remove mild stains and for routine cleaning. The use of an abrasive pad such as “Scotch-Brite” will remove most of the tougher stains. For the most stubborn stains, fill the sink about one quarter full with a 50/50 solution of bleach and water. After 10 or 15 minutes of soaking drain solution from the sink as you rinse both sides and bottom. Do not use steel wool or metal scouring pads on our products.

American Stonecast Products kitchen and bathroom sinks are made to withstand high heat ranges, and will not melt or crack like other materials when they come into contact with hot dishes, pans, etc. Our products withstand heat of up to 500 degrees. You can literally lay a lit cigarette on our product, let it burn completely down, and there will be little to no staining from the smoke/heat; any light stain remeaning can easily be cleaned off.

Light scratches and stains can also be easily removed with quality cleaners and the use of Scotch Brite Pads, or light sanding. Many chemicals and cleaners will not harm the sink or cause discoloration when cleaning.