Looking for something that is easier to care for than typical stainless steel? Type 316L Surgical/Marine Grade Domestic Hand-Finished Stainless is the way to go. Are you dealing with pads on the bottom of your sink to protect it from scratches? I have a great solution.
Looking for a stainless sink that will look great forever? Looking for a kitchen sink made of zinc but you heard zinc is very soft? Well, you have just found both solutions. I have come up with a stainless that scratches and scuffs can be buffed out with a Scotchbrite Pad. Absolutely no need for a protective bottom grid in your sink that gets in the way. Photo on the right is a popular workstation sink with a one star review from this customer. By our way, the testimonials over the past 24 years have all been 5 star.
I came up with an idea a many years ago. This new hand finish solves many problems and, as a side benefit, it looks awesome! I am sure you are aware zinc is very soft and will dent easily and can warp out of shape easily. When you scratch this stainless finish, it is simple to remove the scratch at home and obtain the original finish. That process is impossible with the typical brushed stainless used in most sinks.
We buy unfinished domestic 316L Marine Grade stainless and apply our own finish - the last step we apply a hand rubbed finish to achieve a soft matte rustic look on the stainless steel. Just buff out minor scuffs and scratches and blend in with the original finish using the Scotch Brite pad we send along with every sink.
This photo shows a small top mount retrofit Matte Hand-Finished Stainless workstation farmhouse sink with a rear deck for a faucet and soap dispenser.
You would think this sink was made of Zinc, but it is my Matte Hand-Finished stainless. I introduced type 316 Marine Grade Stainless to all of our Matte Hand-Finished Stainless Sinks in May of 2018.
This is a Matte Hand-Finished Apron front Signature Series sink that our client asked for hammering. This sink was a retro fit sink that replaced an existing granite apron front sink. It is shown with optional sponge caddy (right) stainless grid and poly cutting board.
This is a Heavily Hammered Matte Hand-Finished under mount sink. You may request either normal or heavy hammering when you order a sink.
This is a Hammered Matte Hand-Finished Signature Series Apron Sink. This sink looks just like zinc. Pictures do not do this justice. Make sure you order a sample to see how beautiful this finish is. There is a tremendous amount of hand-work on a sink like this, but the end result is worth it!
This is a Matte Hand-Finished retro-fit top mount 33" by 22" single bowl sink that replaced an existing double bowl under mount sink.
This is just one example of the difference between a Rachiele® sink and most others. The retail price on this Franke Under Mount PKX11028 28 3/4" sink is $2399. What other "Luxury Brands" have passed off as first quality would be put in our scrap bin.
Most importantly, my sinks are custom designed with you and for you. The efficiency and comfort of a Rachiele® sink is unparalleled.