Choosing the Right Sink
Choosing the right sinks starts with understanding the difference in steel. The higher quality sinks are made with 304 18 gauge 18/10 stainless steel. In metals the lower the gauge numbers the thicker and more durable the steel. The 18/10 number is the chrome/nickel content of the steel. This is very important to the luster and rust proofing of the steel. All of the best sinks are 18/10. There are many manufacturers that use 18/8. This does provide a reduced cost but these sinks will not hold there shine like 18/10.
For years the 16 gauge sinks were only available for commercial applications. Eclipse has a full line of 16 gauge sinks with residential styling. Remember all of these sinks are undermounted and replacing a sink can be a difficult and expensive job. Purchasing an Eclipse premium sink can be a very smart decision. You can trust that these are the very best sinks made and the most durable possible.
Size and shape considerations are a personal choice. Make sure that your sink base will accommodate your selection. Many people prefer the large/small bowl configuration as larger items that do not fit in a dishwasher fit better in the large bowl.
Following the care and maintenance provided with your sink will give you the performance you can expect with an Eclipse sink. Eclipse also has bottom grates to help protect your sink during normal use.