Allora Gunmetal Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
The Gunmetal Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink is an undermount, single bowl kitchen that fits perfectly within a 33″ cabinet. Manufactured from 18-gauge 304 stainless steel, the KSN-3018-GM features a gunmetal satin finish protecting the beauty of the sink. The dimensions for the KSN-3018-GM are 30″ x 18″ x 9″ with a centered drain that measures 3 1/2″. Every Allora USA sink features a coating of insulating paint and sound dampening pad to reduce noise. Pictures not to scale. Accessories not included. Actual sink colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations.
- Gunmetal finish
- 33″ Minimum cabinet size
- Centered drain hole
- Undermount installation
- 18-gauge 304 stainless steel
- Padded with undercoated insulation over a rubber pad to reduce noise while the sink is in use
- Certified and Listed by UPC, cUPC
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Total Dimensions of Sink: 30″ x 18″ x 9″
Maintenance and Care
Sinks play an essential role in the home ensuring easy access to water and a designated place to clean various home items. Frequent use makes it especially important to know how to clean a sink. Not only will consistent sink care leave the surfaces looking pristine, but regular maintenance ensures long life and use for these essential fixtures.
When it comes to caring for your sinks, the type of material is the biggest factor in determining how to clean and maintain them. While one cleaning method might work wonders on one sink, the same approach could cause irreparable damage to another. That being said, below is a general list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to regular sink care:
What to do:
After every use, rinse thoroughly, then wipe the sink dry with a clean soft cloth. Wiping is the key; this will inhibit water spotting and mineral deposits in severe hard water conditions. BLANCOCLEAN, BAR KEEPERS FRIEND, FLITZ, GORDON’S MIRACLE SHINE and/or SHINEY SINKS PLUS (follow the directions on the product you choose) are products available in hardware and grocery stores that can be used every day to protect, polish and clean your stainless steel sink.
What not to do:
Do not use any abrasive cleaners such as scrub pads or Steel Wool, as these products will dull and tarnish the finish. Don’t let household cleaning agents, such as bleach, sit in your sink for a long period of time as this may ruin the finish of your sink.
What about Surface Rust & Stains?
Stainless steel does not rust. GORDON’S MIRACLE SHINE, FLITZ & BAR KEEPERS FRIEND are all effective at removing “surface” residue such as: tarnish, rust, lime deposits & hard water stains. Follow the directions on the bottle.
What do I do if the Sink gets Scratched?
Scratches are inevitable in any sink material, including stainless steel. Over time, these scratches will become uniform with the sink’s grain.
Regarding stainless steel, most minor scratches can be softened with a Scotch Brite (soft scour) pad, accompanied with a deep cleansing agent such as BAR KEEPERS FRIEND, COMET, ETC. Wet pad, apply cleansing agent, rub vigorously with the “grain” or finish of the sink (NOTE: DO NOT JUST RUB AGAINST THE GRAIN OR IN ONE AREA. YOU MUST RUB ACROSS THE ENTIRE SURFACE), then rinse thoroughly. For severe scratches, secure a pumice rubbing compound from a hardware store, and follow the directions on the package. Note: Once the sink’s finish has been restored to your satisfaction, Allora recommends the purchase of a customized sink grid to protect the bowl.
Faqs about this sink
What size base cabinet is needed to fit this sink?
This sink fits a 33″ cabinet. Take a look at the different kinds of Cabinets we offer.
How many strainers do I need to purchase?
If you have a garbage disposal on one side of a double bowl sink you will need to purchase one strainer for the other bowl.
What does 18 gauge stainless steel mean?
The gauge measures the thickness of the stainless steel. 18 gauge is 1.2 mm thick.
Can a garbage disposal be installed with this sink?
Yes, any standard garbage disposal model can be installed on this sink.