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For Immediate Release

Date: 08 Sep 2011
Contact: Carol Stephens

Artisan Manufacturing Featured on “Designing Spaces” this fall

“Designing Spaces” the lifetime network interviewed Joseph J Amabile, Chief Operating Officer of Artisan Manufacturing for an upcoming episode which will be airing September 16 and October 21, 2011.

Joe explained in detail during this interview what to consider when purchasing a stainless steel sink. “There are two criteria to consider … the chromium content and the nickel content. The chromium content gives the sink its stainless properties and nickel will give the sink its corrosion resistant properties. Next to look for is the gauge of the sink. The minimum in an undermount sink is 18 gauge.

“Consider 16 gauge,” said Joe, “because it is 20% thicker than 18 gauge. It is more durable, more stable and retains a longer lasting luster finish.” Consumers should consider buying 304 grade stainless steel as it is remarkably stain and corrosion resistant. Independent testing facilities make sure that the sink has the logo or mark; that it meets the appropriate minimum standards including ASME A112.19.3-2000, ASME A112.19.2-2008/CSA B45.1-08 or ASME A112.18.1-2005/CSA B125.1-05; and meets the requirements for AB1953 - January 1, 2010. Most companies test their products through third party testing companies.

The importance of proper cleaning is important to maintaining the beauty of the sink. “Stainless” is not stain proof,” explains Joe. “It gets its name because it stains less than steel.” He goes on to describe how important it is to clean the sink with the appropriate cleaner as recommended by the manufacturer.

Artisan manufactures a full line of kitchen sinks and faucets that are as functional as they are elegant. They strive to always meet national standards and follow the latest in design needs, producing some of the most beautiful, stylish and durable products available. You will see the difference.

For more information about what to consider when buying a sink, tune in to the lifetime network “Designing Spaces” on September 16 or October 21, 2011. Or … Go online

This Article was published on 08 Sep 2011.

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