When deciding to remodel your kitchen, one of the things you may want to consider is a new sink. There are various materials available for kitchen sinks. These include ceramic, stainless, porcelain, granite, vintage and copper. And today, we will discuss about a copper kitchen sink. A copper kitchen sink can be a beautiful, unique addition to a kitchen. A copper kitchen sink offers an aesthetic unlike other types of sinks, but its beauty isn’t the only thing it has going for it. Bacteria and germs don’t live long in an uncoated copper kitchen sink; they die off in a few hours after coming in contact with the copper. The sinks can be hammered for a rustic look or polished to a high shine for a modern feel. Copper complements almost any surface and can be installed in granite counters, butcher or natural stone.
To maintenance a copper kitchen sink, every time you use the sink, dry it with a soft cloth or towel to prevent water spots from forming. To keep its finish intact, clean with a gentle, alkaline- or vegetable-based dish detergent; rinse it and wipe dry. To retain the copper’s shine and appeal, you may have to periodically wax it, but waxing removes its natural anti-bacterial qualities by coating the surface of the metal. Do not use abrasives or acid-based detergents, as they can damage the sink’s surface. After all, given the durability and the attractiveness of the copper itself, it’s no wonder that many homeowners choose this option.