Stainless steel kitchen sinks – a spotlessly clean showpiece

flushmount Stainless steel sink

Hard, smooth and always clean thanks to a passive coating layer – welsome to the Blanco Stainless steel kitchen sink. It hardly gets better than this. Dirt resistant, one simple wipe with a damp cloth, and any stains on the sink are gone, including traces of limescale.

Stainless steel:

  • is strong
  • is steadfast
  • is tear-resistant
  • retains its shine
  • does not leave germs and bacteria behind
  • is easy to maintain

This makes Stainless steel the right material for your kitchen sink

Professional chefs appreciate this special mix of steel, chrome and nickel. After all, it can do so much.

hygienic Stainless steel

Hygienic: smooth and non-porous

Stainless steel is the best guard against food and drink dropped into the sink due to the material not allowing any bacteria or stains to build up. Everything is kept spotlessly clean with just a simple wipe of a damp cloth!

food-safe Stainless steel

Food-safe: soft Stainless steel

Did you accidentally leave some tomatoes or strawberries lying on the sink and ended up being out for longer than you expected? Even if you left fruit or vegetables there for days, they would suffer no ill-effects. They would not absorb any odour or taste from the Stainless steel. Stainless steel is food safe and won't taint food.

robust Stainless steel

Tough: takes whatever you put it through

Crash! Oops! It’s easy for a plate to slip out of your grasp while rinsing it. Something that you're familiar with? Indeed, who isn’t? You're lucky if it happens in a Stainless steel kitchen sink as it cushions the fall and in most cases, the plate will remain intact. Your Stainless steel sink bowl will, too.

Of all sink materials, Stainless steel is the softest. Whilst this offers many advantages, it also has its limits. If a whole flower vase tumbles into the sink, instead of a plate, it is likely to leave marks. At the same time, the vase is much more likely to survive that than if this were to happen in a Silgranit granite kitchen sink or Ceramic kitchen sink.

resistant Stainless steel

Stain Resistant: just wipe it down

Coffee can spill, lemon juice can spray onto the Stainless steel ledge, or someone might leave a teabag lying on the sink. The acid leaking from the lemon would seep into some materials, such as wood and leave a stain. A Stainless steel sink remains impervious. Nothing happens to it. No discolouration; no lasting stains.

easy-care Stainless steel

Easy-care: Tender loving care

To ensure your Stainless steel sink lasts in tip top condition for years to come, your sink needs a little regular tender loving care. You don’t have to toil over it for hours at a time though. After wiping the sink with a mild cleaner and a soft cloth, just dry it and you're done. Nothing elaborate or laborious. Just a little. Regularly. Quite simple.

lightfast Stainless steel

Light-fast and heat-resistant: stays just as it is

Do you prefer to wash dishes facing the window, gazing at the great outdoors? A Stainless steel sink makes it possible. There’s no bleaching if the sun is shining on the sink for hours, days or even weeks on end. It is tough and stays just as it is. Nor will it mind if you put a hot pot on it. It can handle it. It doesn’t put up a fuss. No tarnishing and no discolouring.

rustproof Stainless steel

Rustproof: resistant to deformation

Stainless steel stays just as it is. If steel is stood outside in the rain for a long time, it will rust. We all know that. But Stainless steel doesn’t rust and this is due to its passive coating, which is constantly regenerating itself. But what if you’ve spotted a couple of tiny reddish-orange marks? Generally speaking, this will be due to other things that can rust. It may occur due to contact with cheap, non-protected steel, for instance. It is easy to remove with a soft sponge and a special Stainless steel cleaning agent like BLANCO POLISH.

self-repairing Stainless steel

Your sink is bound to get scratched at some point.

No scratches? It sounds nice, if somewhat improbable. At BLANCO, we’ve done what we can. We use only Stainless steel of the very highest quality, selected according to specific criteria. This drives our steel suppliers to despair, but we know how much the first scratch in your beautiful new kitchen sink can hurt. The fact remains that if your kitchen isn’t just a decorative feature but also a place that sees actual use so a scratch is bound to happen one day. If it’s only a small scratch, you can try to polish it away with a suitable cleaner.

BLANCO Stainless steel Durinox sinks make things a little better. This Stainless steel is specially hardened and thus more impervious too fingerprints and scratches. But even here, tough day-to-day kitchen use will leave its mark sooner or later. Yet Stainless steel remains a long-lasting and beautiful material to use and we absolutely love it.

Sophisticated pieces require looking after – take time to care for your sink

A Stainless steel sink is undemanding. Simply wiping it down with a little washing-up liquid and a soft cloth every day is enough. Rinse with clean water and dry with a microfibre cloth. Voilà! It’s sparkling once again.
Once you have had your sink for a while, the Stainless steel will also benefit from being spoiled occasionally with BLANCO POLISH. It will thank you by remaining steadfast for years.
Use the soft side of the sponge. Avoid using aggressive cleaning agents or steel wool. Stainless steel does not take kindly to such products.
A Stainless steel sink only becomes less sensitive to scratches after a little time and the recommended care. Note: When cleaning your Stainless steel sink, always wipe it in the brushing direction of the steel. You will be able to see this by looking at the Stainless steel from an angle.
What's more, Polished Stainless steel scratches less easily than the natural-finish version. Linen-look Stainless steel is also great for hiding scratches and limescale. And Durinox is the most scratch-resistant option for our Stainless steel kitchen sinks.

Is Stainless steel simply Stainless steel?

  • Satin polish surface

    Satin polish

    A polished Stainless steel sink is a real kitchen showpiece.
  • Satin matte surface

    SteelArt satin matt

    Highly sophisticated. Slightly glossy. SteelArt satin matt Stainless steel sinks are nevertheless beautifully subtle.
  • Brushed surface

    Brushed finish

    In a matt finish, the slightly polished Stainless steel sink blends subtly into the overall kitchen concept.
  • Durinox surface


    The specially developed Durinox gets scratched less easily than any other type of Stainless steel sink.
  • Linen surface


    At first glance, it looks rough yet wonderfully delicate – how about Stainless steel in a linen look?
  • BLANCO Natural finish

    Natural finish

    This Stainless steel kitchen sink comes in the original unpolished finish.
  • SteelArt satin polish

    SteelArt satin polish

    The elegantly glossy look of linear-brushed Stainless steel looks at once sophisticated and exclusive.

Stainless steel is Stainless steel. Or is it?

Of course, BLANCO Stainless steel kitchen sinks are made only of high-quality stainless steel. Uniform, according to the DIN standard. Sink by sink. Yet there are differences, too.


Do you have a large family? Then you’ll know how tricky it can be to clean a really large pot in a normal-sized kitchen sink. The mixer tap can hardly get over the pot rim. When you tip out the water, it slops over the edge of the bowl and across the worktop. There’s another way. If Stainless steel sinks are made from a stainless steel sheet rather than a coil and the sides are soldered, it is possible to have deeper bowls with a larger capacity. Voilà! Cleaning big pots is now absolute child’s play.


Do you appreciate sophisticated design? Do you prefer your sink to be clean and angular or softly rounded? Would you fancy having an additional deep bowl? A myriad of designs can be created from a piece of stainless steel. Just as you like it. Exquisite, excellent and efficient.


The classic Stainless steel kitchen sink is formed from a single piece of stainless steel. Popular, proven, peerless.

Stainless steel does a sterling job in many places in the kitchen. Pots, cutlery, cooker hoods and, of course, sinks are often made from this special material. What makes Stainless steel so special and why is it so popular?

Resistant: clean in spite of dirt

Stainless steel is not made of one specific material. It is a mixture of different components. Our 18/10 Stainless steel, which we use for BLANCO sinks, is composed of steel, 18 per cent chrome and 10 per cent nickel.

So, what do the different components offer? Steel is particularly hard and almost impervious to damage. Even when subjected to a heavy weight, it bends very little. It does not tear or break. Together with oxygen, chrome forms a thin yet very firm and dense layer. This fine, invisible film is called the passive coating. The highlight feature: It is constantly renewing itself. Like our own skin. And, as with humans, this layer also provides protection against environmental influences. In this case, the steel lies below. That’s why the material remains clean. Dirt may lie on its surface, but it cannot penetrate. Nickel supports this process. After all, nickel does not like acids at all. It doesn’t let them in, so nothing penetrates it. This triple compound of steel, chrome and nickel makes Stainless steel extremely resistant.

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