Monday, January 13, 2014

Trend Alert!: Meet Blanco's New Germ-Fighting Kitchen Sink

by Tiffany Carboni

Your sink is one of the hardest working elements of your kitchen—and, no matter how hard you try to keep it clean—statistics say it's the dirtiest area of a kitchen. "Although the mere thought of retrieving anything from your toilet bowl may be enough to make you sick, your toilet may be cleaner than your kitchen sink, says Eileen Abruzzo, director of infection control at Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn, New York." It’s a breeding ground for bacteria, what with everything that gets thrown down it, bathed in it and left inside to decay. You can bleach a ceramic sink until your lungs burn, only to have bacteria return the next time you wash your dirty hands or defrost a chicken.

But that's all changing now, thanks to the germ-busting new BLANCO Silgranit II series kitchen sinks. Because of these sinks' composition, a non-porous, composite granite with a germ-and-stain-resistant coating, dirt and bacteria don't stand a fighting chance.

Why we love it: This seamless, one-piece stone sink not only provides a sleek, contemporary look, but it can quickly turn the worst germ haven into a clean, user-friendly workstation.

How it works: BLANCO Silgranit II sinks are made of sturdy composite granite crafted from 80 percent natural stone. The already strong material is then reinforced with a patented Hygienic+Plus formula to create an even more durable, smooth, non-porous surface that resists moisture, scratches, fading, stains, chips and heat up to 536 degrees.

Because moisture can't penetrate the stone, the surface dries quickly so that bacteria never get an opportunity to grow in the kitchen sink. This means no more heavy chemicals for cleaning like lung-busting bleach!
On top of all that, these sinks are 100 percent food safe and resistant to acids. If you're worried about red wine or balsamic vinegar spillage, don't be. Liquids, even the infamously staining kind, bead because they just can't penetrate the surface. Mild dish detergent and water is all you'll need to clean these sinks. If a stain does manage to take hold, simply use the non-abrasive cleanser, Barkeepers Friend, and a soft scour pad.

If that weren't enough, these sinks are so strong, they can also stand up to the accidental drop of cast-iron pot that make us all cringe with a traditional sink.

Additional features: Silgranit II sinks come in 23 shapes and eight colors, including  Cinder, a handsome new shade of dark gray with hints of brown. And they are available in under- and over-mount styles.

At Cabinet-S-Top, we can help you coordinate your sink and countertop options.  Stop by our showroom and let us help you determine the right match for your kitchen.   We are located at 1977 Medina Road, Medina, OH  44256 ~ 330.239.3630 ~


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