And companies like Elkay do both (and more).
Family-owned since 1920, Elkay entered the market by creating the high quality sinks. Serving both the residential and commercial markets, Elkay quickly expanded into the manufacture of faucets, water coolers, drinking fountains and better fillers to meet new demands of a changing marketplace. Elkay products have been praised for their durable products all crafted in stainless steel.
We hear about stainless steel all the time: cooks have long used stainless steel cookware, doctors use stainless steel instruments, and homeowners everywhere love the sheen of a stainless steel kitchen. But what exactly is stainless steel and why do we love it so much?
Stainless steel is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. Chromium is a lustrous, hard and brittle metal which takes a high polish, resists tarnishing and has a high melting point.
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As a result, stainless steel does not easily corrode, rust or stain plus it’s extremely durable, recyclable—and for chefs, stainless steel (when wrapped around an aluminum or copper core) creates even heat transfer.
Plus, it just looks pretty.
You might not be concerned with aesthetics as much in the kitchen, however, where functionality is key. Elkay crafts their products in stainless steel because it’s long-lasting, easy to clean, and will not absorb odors (like plastic or other materials).Shop Elkay SSP