Eclipse Stainless – Better Steel

Better Steel, Better Processes, Certified Quality

Eclipse 501 Diablo SinkIn today’s posting we will discuss Better Steel.

Eclipse sinks are made from 304 stainless steel. By definition 304 stainless is 18 per cent Chromium which give stainless steel its shine. Many sinks on the market do not have the shine that Eclipse sinks do.
At a recent trade show in Las Vegas the Eclipse sinks were on display along with a number of other sinks several that could be seen from the Eclipse booth. We challenged visitors to find a shinier sink. Some found cheaper sinks but no one found a shinier sink.

304 Stainless also contains at least 8 per cent nickel. The nickel hardens the finish so it last a long time. Sinks without enough nickel may look good on the day they are installed only to turn yellow or brown as they age. We have a number of installations where the sinks have been in for seven or more years and are still as shiny as the day they were installed. One fabricator told us that the sink he uses looks great but he hates to go back after a year or so because the sinks turn colors.

In a later article we will discuss testing and how an untested sink may not be what it is advertised to be.

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About Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson is Director of Business Development for ANO, Inc. an Independent distributor of plumbing accessories - sinks and faucets - primarily to countertop fabrication and installation industry. The are the exclusive distributor of Eclipse Stainless products in the Midwest. Tom is a former home builder. Past President of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, winner of eight key awards for design and construction and he created over $200 million in new real estate.
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