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Old 09-15-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Stock sink: does it stain easily?

I was going over my 21' options with Kim the other day and was asking about the differences between the stock sink and the stainless sink. I'm OK with the look of the white fixtures. Kim even said that the stock sink was a little deeper than the stainless one, which would be good (I tend to splash water everywhere!). However, she was not able to say whether the stock sink was more prone to staining, and instead suggested I pose the question here.

So, to those of you who have the stock sinks, are they prone to staining? Do they become permanently orange after exposure to tomato sauce?

Any other comments with respect to stainless vs. stock sink and stovetop? Other than looks of course, which is purely personal preference.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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We have the white sink and it does stain. Tammy recommends VIM cleaner, which has a mild abrasive. I've used it and it does work, but I'm not diligent enough. I figure that's what the sink cover is for. More counter space and hide the dishes.
Not sure that the "stainless" steel does any better.
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I can answer the question regarding stainless... it doesn't stain, but it's NOT rustless. In my current (non-Escape) trailer I have both the stainless steel sink and the stainless steel stove top and both have rust "stains." I keep them down to the minimal with ZUD. IF I was to get a trailer with a non-porcelain sink... I'd wax the darn thing. Small area, easy to do. YMMV
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We haven't had any staining with our standard white sink. We do wipe off our dishes with paper towels before washing them. Maybe that helps.

As for splashing, I'm convinced the gooseneck faucet makes splashing unavoidable. Water is always bouncing out of the sink, whether we're brushing teeth, washing hands, or doing dishes. Still, we like the gooseneck faucet.
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Windex does wonders on stainless sinks......
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:46 PM   #7
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #8
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Everything mentioned above works, just remember... typically stainless steel RV bar sinks aren't considered "medical" when it comes to metal.... and I keep mentioning this because the "stainless" in my trailer is now rusting...
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I too have not had any stain problems, but I "paper towel" the dirty dishes and generally soap everything up and then rinse all at once. Perhaps the dish soap emulsifies the stuff like tomato sauce that might stain. I also have a plastic (?) liner for the bottom of the sink to hopefuly avoid scratches and dings.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #10
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Well this thread convinced me to go with the white sink. Kim says it's two inches deeper. Deeper is good! Thanks all.
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