Ask a Plumber: Cast-iron kitchen sinks are still trendy

  • Cast-iron kitchen sinks are not only trendy; they’re also considered a green choice by many. COURTEST OF KOHLER

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Published: 9/5/2019 10:58:37 AM

Q: Dear Ed: We’re planning a kitchen makeover and I’m including a cast-iron kitchen sink in the plans. My husband says he wants a new sink type because his grandmother had a cast-iron sink. Are cast-iron sinks considered trendy?

—Beth, Connecticut

A: Cast-iron kitchen sinks are not only trendy; they’re also considered a green choice by many. Recycling is important to the green industry, and most of today’s new cast-iron sinks do contain recycled materials. Three more reasons why I like cast iron kitchen sinks are:

1. Strength. Cast iron handles the workload, even if you drop large items like a pot into the sink.

2. Finish. Cast iron is also scratch-resistant and available in rich colors.

3. Features. Some cast-iron sinks offer low bowl partitions so a pan can sit flat in the sink. This feature is called a “smart divide” and helps make cast iron a smart choice for any kitchen sink.

Master Contractor/Plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. Always consult local contractors and codes.


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