Copper Sinks by Rachiele Made in the USA
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The video above is of a typical imported copper sink.
The video above illustrates the difference between annealed and cold rolled copper.
I finally found a way to damage one of our copper sinks!
The Finest Handcrafted Copper Sinks in the World. 14 gauge cold rolled pure American Virgin Copper
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Don't be fooled by misleading websites. Gauge (thickness) is only part of the story.
I am not aware of any other company (domestic or foreign) using cold rolled 14 gauge pure copper for the construction of their sinks. There is only one source in the USA where you can find cold rolled copper in sheets large enough to make copper sinks. Yes, only one! What is so important to us that we use cold rolled copper? It is simply significantly stronger than the typical copper that is sold worldwide. It is pure copper, but it has a different molecular structure than the typical annealed copper. Annealed copper is soft because it is super heated and that changes the molecular structure of the copper - making it soft enough to hammer and bend easily by hand. Cold rolled copper has a hardness on the Brinell scale of 100. Annealed (common copper used in imported sinks) has a hardness on the Brinell scale of 42. The strength of the copper we use is why we can offer a lifetime transferable warranty - and have done so since 1999. We have never had a sink fail in all of that time. My name is on every copper sink that leaves our shop and I have always intended to make the very best copper sink possible.
This is what should concern you with many of the imports: (what are they hiding?)
- Small online photos
- Dimensions vary plus or minus 1/2"
- Copper companies that sell nickel plated sinks (they will never last more than a few years).
- Hard to find warranty and use and care information
- Short warranty on a product without working parts
- When you finally find the use and care, they tell you to dry your sink after every use!
- Most online companies do their best to give the impression that their sinks are made in the USA. I will tell you that over 99% of what you see online is imported from either Mexico, India, Turkey or China.
Our quality hand craftsmanship and materials are far superior to all of copper sinks on the market. We assume you are looking for a quality investment, therefore we spare no expense in building the finest copper sinks in the world. Our lifetime transferable warranty and guarantee that you will be thrilled with the quality or your money back plus $100 in consideration of your inconvenience should indicate my sincerity in building the finest copper sink in the world. I want you to be thrilled!
Rachiele sinks are made here in Orlando, Florida.
- No distributor costs
- No factory representative
- No retailer costs
My family name (Rachiele) is engraved on all of our copper sinks. If your name was on a product, wouldn't you want it to be the very best?
We sell factory direct to the public at half of retail prices. All copper and labor is American (USA).
American Copper - how it is made:
The difference between melting down scrap copper and copper made in the USA...
Basically, copper ore is mined in different parts of the U.S. and the ore found is generally less than 1% copper. This ore is ground and put in flotation tanks and the resultant precipitant is about 28% copper. This material is sent to a flash smelting smelter which refines it to about 70% copper. This material then goes into a flash converting furnace and is brought to 98% purity. Anode furnaces refine it further to 99.6% purity as the copper is cast into plates or anodes. The refinery then brings these plates (anodes) into an acid solution with stainless steel plates on each side for 10 days. An electric current is applied which attract the copper to the stainless plates. The impurities, which can contain gold and silver, are left as residue on the bottom of the tank. The resultant copper is now 99.9% pure. This is American copper.
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