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jikendrick
Sink replacement

We want to replace our existing sink. We purchased but have not installed an acrylic sink from Home Depot made by Thermocast but are having second thoughts about this type. It's only rated up to 450 degrees and I've read some reviews on the Home Depot site that were not favorable about acrylic sinks. Does anyone have experience with them?

JEWEATHER
Re: Sink replacement

I really don't know much about the type of sink that you are talking about, but if it is rated for temps up to 450 degrees, it should be fine. With any plastic or synthetic sink, hot pots and pans should not be placed in them until they have cooled down...just as you would not set them on a solid surface or laminate countertop. If you were to put something liquid at a temperature over 450 degrees in any residential sink, it would likely cause damage to both the sink and the pipes. Remember, the hot water from your faucet should be a max of 140 degrees...boiling water is 212 degrees...and hot cooking oil is usually about 400 degrees (but should not be poured down the sink anyway). If the heat is what you are worried about, I would think it would be just fine.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Sink replacement

Personally I don't like acrylic sinks, they scratch and can look really bad in a relatively short time.
Jack

jikendrick
Re: Sink replacement

Thanks for the response. In addition to your reply I've seen some reviews by others who have this kind of sink and it looks like there's a higher potential for scratching, fading and chipping, so I returned the product and will probably special order a porcelain on cast iron sink.

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