Another thing I have learned, I learned shortly after moving into my house, and that is: acrylic sinks don't take well to hot oil being poured in them. In fact, acrylic sinks don't hold up well to a lot of things, and I do a lot of things in my kitchen. I'm certain they're more than acceptable for those who use their sinks only to dump what's left of their day-old bottled water. But this guy was not in great shape when I moved in and he was fading fast. See this picture? How nasty it looks? That's clean. That's bleached thoroughly a week ago. Yuck!
So I removed it.
|the underside: THIS SINK IS TOO THIN!|
And, after scraping off the big blobs of caulk(???) from the counter (and a lot of other nastiness) I headed to the home improvement store to procure a new sink and faucet. All of the appliances are white, but I decided to go with stainless steel, due to its durability, and hoped that it would be a neutral and not matter.
I think the stainless looks fine, indeed a kitchen neutral, and I love having a small side and a gigantic side. And I'm certain they are of a greater volume than the old sink. I don't care if it's not really true, I choose to believe it. I also love that the spray hose is not tangled in the water supply hoses like the old one and I can pull it out more than a foot.
* If/when this sink comes out someone will wonder what the heck was going on with this, much as I wonder about the caulk glob and spray hose situations. However, I'm confident that this sink will outlast the counter and it won't matter anymore.