20 gauge stainless sinks

hiltonFebruary 25, 2007

I am interested in a Kindred 20 gauge stainless sink. Is there any problem with getting a 20 gauge verses 18? The cost is about 60% less. I live in Canada where ordering online is usually difficult. I don't need the sink to last 30 years but I do want it to last at least 15 years.

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Hilton, you will get more information if you post this question on the "Discussions" side of the Kitchen Forum.

Good luck!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 8:53AM
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20 gauge is considered "builder's grade". I wouldn't do less than 18.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 11:51AM
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While 18 gauge is considered 'better' because it is thicker, 20 gauge is fine in my opinion. When I remodeled my last kitchen, I got a 20 gauge Kindred, and it was excellent. That Kindred replaced a 33 year old builder's grade sink, which was in fabulous condition, I only replaced it because I wanted a deeper and more modern looking sink. I would not hesitate to get a 20 gauge from a good manufacturer.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2007 at 8:30PM
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You don't say the size you are looking for or your price range. However, I believe you can get a 16 gauge single bowl 30 inch krauss for around $250.00. People on GW recommend both krauss and ticor. The lower the gauge, the thicker the stainless steel. You also want to know the nickel/chrominium ration and whether the sink has been sound proofed. Overstock.com has good prices on sinks.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 9:01PM
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