Modern, durable and care free, it's no wonder that stainless steel is the most popular choice when it comes to kitchen sinks. Astracast uses only high quality 18/10 stainless steel in the manufacture of its sink products - 18 / 10 refers to the chromium (18%) nickel (10%) content in the steel which gives it the high level of stain, corrosion and rust resistance we associate with the material.
Stainless steel sinks are available in many shapes, sizes and installation types. All our Studio sinks are 0.7mm gauge or greater, this is the thickness of the steel used in the sinks construction. The higher the gauge, the more rigid the steel and the less flex the sink will have. Some manufacturers use thinner steel that has the potential to dent or scratch more easily.
Our range features three stunning finishes, Classic Polished Steel, Linen - with it’s textured surface and Brushed Steel - designed to complement modern appliance finished.Show me sinks
Much like the bricks and mortar of your house, a good sink requires quality materials combined with superior construction techniques to produce a sink that will last. We use three manufacturing processes to produce our sinks:
SINGLE PIECE (GOOD)
This manufacturing process involves drawing a sheet of stainless steel over a die to shape the sink. It creates a seamless sink with no welding required and is the most cost effective way of producing a sink. Single piece sinks offer great value because they require no additional manufacturing processes.
TWO PIECE (BETTER)
As the name suggests, two pieces (sometimes more) are welded together to create the sink. This is often used on sinks with deep or multiple bowls and allows for more complex sink designs. The steel can only be drawn over a die so far before it becomes too thin, this is why single piece sinks often have shallow bowls in comparison to a two piece sink. During manufacture, the sink drainer and frame are pressed as one process, and the bowl/s as another, then they are welded together and polished to a seamless finish.
A fabricated sink is by far the most manual and labour intensive way of producing a sink, but this does allow for intricate designs with precision angles, premium heavy gauge steel and luxurious brushed finishes. These sinks often feature square bowls with tightly radiused corners because the steel is bent using a press and each corner is individually welded and polished. The sink is fabricated from many separate components, each one precisely cut, shaped and welded to build the sink. Our Profile, Vantage and Vantage Sio sink ranges are example of the fabricated sinks.
No matter which stainless steel sink you choose from in the Astracast range you can be assured of outstanding quality with a sink that is built to last and is backed up with a Lifetime Guarantee.Show me sinks