Light colored blanco silgranit sink-staining?

advancedMay 30, 2011

Anyone out there have any of the lighter colors of the Blanco silgranit kitchen sinks? I am on the verge of purchasing one to match my new granite Typhoon Bordeaux but I am very concerned about staining. I do lots of cooking with pasta sauce and it seems to me it stains everything if left even for a short time. Any comments or suggestions?

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davidro1

pastas sauce is not a problem on light color silgranit

i was the first or one of the first to post about cleaning it.
i spent more time than I'd like on cleaning, so i mentioned it.
as far as staining goes, i wouldn't call it a stain.
but not pasta sauce.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 12:37PM
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hermajesty

I have the light colored one - installed in Nov.
No staining so far. I was super careful at first. Now not so much. And the BEST cleaner is good old baking soda! I use it a couple times a week and my sink still looks new.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 3:53PM
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muspic

I have a kindred in champagne which is a creamy colour.
I have had tea stains that have cleaned up beautifully with baking soda
I also have a new product I brought home from israel that is called Astonish. My sister suggested i buy it and the name is correct. It is astonishing. But before i used that I was happy with baking soda

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 6:25PM
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harbormom

I have one in cream (about 7 years now). I love it and always cleaned it with Softscrub until a friend suggested I save money and use Comet (sp?). Wow, was that a mistake! It scatched the sink and it really gets dirty fast. Now, what I do is coat in in Softscrub before I go to bed and let it sit all night. It looks (mostly) new by morning. We are building again, I will probably repeat this sink. It is quiet. I have one big bowl and love it!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 7:37PM
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advanced

Thanks for all the responses. I know I don't want SS and was just not sure about the light color sinks. My family tends to leave things in the sink and I don't want to stress out over this. MUSPIC, do you have any further info on the Israeli product? Many times it gives a USA distributor name.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 9:56PM
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sandesurf

Loving reading questions that I have too. Our Blanco Biscuit colored sink is getting installed on the 8th, in our TB granite! Please post pictures and I'll do the same.
:)

    Bookmark   May 31, 2011 at 8:04PM
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advanced

Sandesurf; Your kitchen will be done way before mine. We are still looking at the slab choices, just a few more places to go. I would love to see your kitchen when it is done. Please keep me "posted"

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 8:15AM
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davidro1

to say it more clearly:
it takes more time than I'd like to clean it.

there is a slight discoloration that takes time to remove.
at the end of the day, there are no stains.

i just think it's more practical to get one of the other colors, because they hide the slight discoloration more easily. After all, it's clean enough when you can't see the smudges / discoloration.

i was the first or one of the first to post about cleaning this color.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 11:31PM
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brianadarnell

Davidro1, what color silgranit do you have?

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 9:39PM
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redroze

We've had a biscuit Blanco sink for 3 years and no staining. I use Vim cream cleaner - I read somewhere that it's the best stuff to use on silgranit. We had a black (anthracite) Blanco sink prior to this one and I just knew we had to get silgranit. I wish they had the grey colours in my time though - it would have gone better with our granite.

The taupey coloured sink that came out recently is called Truffle. LOVE it...

There's also Silk which is a lighter grey. Would go well with carrarra marble.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 10:41PM
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redroze

There are more pics of my sink on my blog.

Here is a link that might be useful: Redroze Renos

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 10:42PM
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breezygirl

Redroze--as far as I can tell, I don't think the Silk color is available stateside. I wish it were because that's a great color. I might even choose that over the metallic gray for my Carrara.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 3:28AM
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muspic

I apologise for not replying sooner.
I bought my Astonish when i was in Israel

Decided to ask Mr Google about it though and there is a website and apparently it is available in the USA

the product I am talking about is the oven & cookware cleaner

I have emailed them to ask for specifics as to where to get it but this is the web page

Here is a link that might be useful: astonishing cleaner

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 4:01AM
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brianadarnell

oh good. glad to hear those reviews of the biscuit. I've had my biscuit silgranit ready to go for months (after months of research of course). And now that it will be installed by the end of next week, I'm beginning to feel nervous apprehension that I made some bad choices. Glad to hear this isn't one of them. phew. thanks!

Redroze- your kitchen is beautiful. Don't know how I missed it before.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 7:32AM
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davidro1

ditto redroze.

An off-white / beige / biscuit/ color lets me see grayish smudges that I would deem "clean enough" on other grayer colors or on a stainless sink.

It may be nothing, to you. Either the smudge you see or the work you do to remove it.

I used to have stainless sinks, and porcelain sinks, so the fine-grained detailed scrubbing of this silgranit sink is what i commented about.

Reminds me of "Obsessive cleaning".

I'll say it again: the word "stain" is not right because no stain is visible after the cleaning process. There is no permanent stain. Getting it to look perfectly clean is the thing I should have commented on, without calling anything a stain. It's almost like a stain because it takes a lot more time to clean. Maybe it's more accurate to say that the sink surface grabs and holds a little bit of greasy dirt (but nothing to worry about) which would be INvisible with the other colors that redroze posted.

Perhaps I have eyes for hones and hues that almost no-one else can see. Your eyes may show you other things.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 7:54AM
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sandesurf

Our granite got installed on Friday!!! Here's our Blanco in biscuit, with our TB granite! LOVE it!
Now.., on to BS and window treatments... Does it ever end?

The biscuit is perfect with the TB, but I'm sure other colors would look great too. Biscotti/black/dark brown.
Have you decided yet?

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 9:42AM
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SusieQusie60

I've been taking hourly peaks at my Blanco biscotti (in its box on my floor) for the past 24 hours. I am truly in love. Thanks for this thread - I'm going to definitely remember the baking soda tip. Sounds perfect.

(To everyone who posted pix of your biscotti - they look beautiful!!!)

SQ

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 10:03AM
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Lily512

Hi, Has anyone seen biscotti with yellow river granite? Or with white cabinets? Love your pictures - by the way. Beautiful kitchen! I am in the midst of choosing a sink. I have been told to go with cafe brown and anthracite, but I just think the lighter color is so pretty and classic. I would love to hear your opinion.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 9:36AM
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sudhira

Maybe a bit OT but where does one get the sink drain thingie in oil rubbed bronze color? The thing that circles the drain?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 10:19AM
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sandesurf

Hi sudhira, We got our orb sink drains at Home Depot, right off the rack! I almost bought them on line, but the HD ones were perfect!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2011 at 11:43AM
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sudhira

Thanks Sand!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2011 at 12:24PM
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sherry314

I just had my kitchen redone and a double biscuit colored silgranit sink was installed. It looks dirty. The bottom is clearly several shades lighter than the sides and there is a grayish ring making the sinks look like they have a bathtub ring. Help! Is this normal? The gray streaks also go up the sides of the corners of the sink.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 11:50PM
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SusieQusie60

Well, you might know that I'm on my 2nd biscotti sink in about a month. The first one had a crack on the 2nd day after install...but that's a whole 'nother story!

I have to say, however, that I've been using straight baking soda on my sinks. Not every day, but if I make sauce or blueberry pie or something like that. If I feel like the sink doesn't look "like new" I sprinkle baking soda all over, scrub a little with a brush, and let it sit (I put water on the brush.) When I wash it away - viola - a beautiful "like new" sink.

Personally think it looks much better and cleaner than my stainless ever did.

SQ

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 8:06AM
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alwaysfixin

Sherry314 - no, that is not normal, as you can see from the photos in this thread. Did you see the sink before it was installed? Was it like that in the box? Have you tried to clean it? Where did you buy it? Have you called the Blanco customer service number and talked to them about it?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 7:54PM
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