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What To Look For In A Stainless Steel Sink
Answering the following questions will help you make the best choice for your kitchen sink.

What about the finish of the steel?
Look for a rich, smooth satin-finish rather than just a surface shine. The luster comes from many machine- and hand-finishing processes designed to help the sink maintain its beauty for many years, without chips, rust or stains. It’s generally felt that the look actually improves with age, taking on a soft patina appearance.

How do I decide on the size and number of bowls?
Consider how your sink will be used. For example, if you have a large family and prepare most meals at home, selecting the deeper bowl capacity of either our model 210 or 310 will work best. For a lot of pots and pans, make sure your new sink is deep enough with at least one large bowl for washing. Our model 105D and 310 are ideal products that meet this requirement. If your lifestyle reflects spending less time in the kitchen, then the practical look and functionality of our model 200 or 205 may be best suited for you.

How do I compare sink size and capacity?
When comparing sink sizes and capacities, you will need to consider three basic measurements – bowl depth, taper and radius.

* Depth is the distance from the top of the rim to the bottom of the sink directly next to the drain.
* Bowl taper is the inward slope of each side of the sink from rim to bottom.
* Radius is the measure of the bowl's corners & bottoms where the sides and bottom meet.

The key point to remember when comparing size and capacity is that the deeper the bowl, the straighter the slope, the smaller the radius will result in a more useful sink dimension and volume.

How important is the undercoating?
Proper undercoating is extremely important because it helps absorb sound, protects against condensation and aids in maintaining sink water temperature. All MIRADO stainless steel sinks are protected by a heavy duty undercoating to prevent condensation and a sound absorbing pad added to deaden sound.

Care & Maintenance

Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Rinse thoroughly after each use and towel dry to prevent mineral deposits from building up on the surface of the sink.
  • Always apply stainless steel cleaner/polish with a nonabrasive cloth or sponge, working with, not across, the grain.
  • Do not use steel wool, wire brushes, abrasive cleansers or pads.
  • Cleaners containing chlorides are not recommended. If used, rinse the surface immediately to prevent corrosion.
  • Do not use rubber mats or dishpans in the sink to protect the finish.
  • Do not leave wet sponges, cloths or cleaning pads on the sink. This can lead to surface rust.
  • Be sure to dry the surface after cleaning to avoid water spots.
Undermount China Lavatory Bath Sinks
  • Rinse thoroughly and use a soft cloth to wipe the product dry after each use.
  • Soft abrasive cleaners may be used when necessary. Strong abrasive cleaners will scratch and dull the surface.


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MIRADO™ 105D Product Information (PDF)
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