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Old 09-16-2013, 05:27 PM   #21
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That's a good idea Jim, I will keep it in mind.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:46 PM   #22
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We have never had a problem with our stainless steel sink rusting or anything else. I like knowing that I'm never going to melt it putting something too hot in it.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #23
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Is the stock white sink plastic or porcelain?
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #24
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Reading a number of forums, SS sinks (and stove top) do rust. If you have one of these, here's some info worth reading: Remove Rust from Stainless Steel - The Daily Fix - DIY Life

And here, I just copied this from a long blog:


Q: I have rust in my sink - how can this be?!
A: Stainless steel is a wonderful material that does not rust. However, if given the opportunity, iron particles that do rust will bond to its surface - from metal cooking implements for instance. To remove this surface corrosion, place a small amount of Autosol on a damp or dry cloth. Rub in the direction of the grain on the bottom or sides of the bowl. You may also use Scotch-Brite on the bottom or sides of the bowl ...Thoroughly rinse and towel dry. Sink tip: Regularly rinse and towel dry your sink after use to keep its surface exposed to oxygen. (It is the oxygen that reacts with chromium in the steel to form a strong, highly protective chrome oxide film on the surface. It is this film that makes stainless resistant to corrosion and gives it a remarkably long life)

Hope this helps...
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #25
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Q: I have rust in my sink - how can this be?!
The description is of rust deposits on a stainless surface, which is very different from the stainless steel itself rusting. Rust deposits can happen on anything, even plastic.

Rust deposits were one of the Delorean's problems - the car had a stainless steel exterior which didn't rust (although other grades of stainless steel can rust) and some owners reported rust stains. Apparently they had removed minor scratches with steel wool, and it was particles of the non-stainless steel wool left on the surface which rusted.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #26
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I know in my home SS stink, the builder said to use a plastic scrubber and never, ever SOS because the steel could "weld" itself to the sink and yes, THAT's what rusts. But it doesn't really matter what's rusting, it's fugly. I'm just warning people to be careful. We all want our beautiful trailers to stay beautiful for a very, very long time.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:05 AM   #27
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Well, we've had a great discussion about if the sink will stain with great input. My last question for those who ordered the SS sink is "would you order it again" or do you wish you had gone with the standard white sink. I'm still leaning towards the SS, but would like to hear others opinion!
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #28
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had the ss before in the 19 and ordered it again for the 21, had the plastic sink in brand unit, did not like it.
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #29
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Same as Jim, had stainless in the19 and will also have stainless in the 21
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:05 PM   #30
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I ordered stainless with mine, and would definitely do it again. I also ordered the stove in stainless. Having stainless rounds out the look with the door pulls and cabinet handles.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #31
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We have stainless and would order it again if we ever got another Escape.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:15 PM   #32
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After having our escape only two weeks we like the stainless steel sink. At home we use bar keepers friend to keep it looking nice.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #33
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John and Brenda, you may want to update your avatar to reflect you now have your 19'
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:57 PM   #34
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Thanks for the reminder Jim.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:17 PM   #35
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Well, the stainless crowd is certainly pleased. How about the white sink crowd? Since that's the way I'm leaning (deeper and cost savings), any regrets about not getting stainless? Would you stick with the stock sink if you were ordering again?
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #36
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We have the white stock sink and our trailer is a 2008---no stains--a few scratches and a small melt spot (my fault)

I use a bit of vim on it but not all that often...
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #37
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Maybe the question you should ask yourself... if you're getting the white stove top and white stove vent, would you be happy with the look if the sink and faucet wasn't the same color? Maybe the white sink will take more care (?) but... I'm visual... I wouldn't be happy mixing the look. YMMV
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I like both sinks and I agree with Donna that if I was getting the white stove, I'd go with the white sink and faucet. We had the white sink on our 2008 5.0 - it did take more care and attention because we're tea drinkers and the white stained brown easily (might have something to do with the man not quickly removing the tea bags..... just saying!) but the stove and sink looked nice together.
We have the SS sink and stove in our new 5.0 and it all looks grand! Slightly less aggro with stains but nothing to get excited about.

My farthing's worth......
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:02 PM   #39
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Oh, and I hadn't even noticed that the SS sink was less deep than the white. It all works well for me :-)
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #40
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Sink depth should not matter for the most part. When we wash dishes when camping, we are usually trying to minimize the amount of water used. We wash, then quickly dry with a towel, eliminating and need for rinsing too. Granted, we are most of the time not connected to an endless supply of water either, thus the conservaiton.
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