The boys are in a sports day camp this week and that means I actually have concentrated, uninterrupted time to work! I know so many can relate to the challenges that come with trying to run a business from home while the kids are home all day. I regularly feel torn between doing mom-stuff and doing work-stuff, so it’s nice to be able to focus on work when they are off having fun and then I can focus on them when they get home. I am taking advantage of this time and already started working on the butler’s pantry, so that should be done later this week.
Until then, I thought I would share more details on my new cast-iron sink. We selected the Riverby Undermount Cast Iron Sink by Kohler. (As an FYI, this was a sink I purchased, not a part of a blog sponsorship or review.)
As I shared in THIS POST, I was looking for a rectangular shaped sink that was white cast iron. I really liked that the previous sink had one large basin and one small one, but I wasn’t able to find one that was a more traditional rectangular shape, so I went with one that had two basins that are the same size.
First off the sink looks beautiful with the counters. It makes me happy every time I’m washing my hands or rinsing off some produce.
And I have found a pretty sink to be good motivation to stay on top of the dishes!
I had a white enamel sink in our last house (before we replaced it with a stainless steel under-mount when we installed our butcher block counters), so I know they can scratch and stain if not cared for properly. For that reason, I am babying this sink…within reason.
I bought the Kohler cast iron sink cleaner, since it’s formulated specifically for enameled cast iron. I’m sure any gentle cleanser would do the trick, but I don’t want to risk etching the enamel with something that’s too harsh.
(Jeff and I were laughing at the photo on that bottle. It looks like it hasn’t been updated in a couple of decades.)
Most of the time, I just rinse it with water, but I’ve been scrubbing it with the cleaner and sponge about once a week and that seems to do the trick.
I have also used the protective metal grates on both sides of the sink. It’s a little cumbersome at times when silverware falls through the spaces, but it’s a small thing to deal with knowing that the sink is guarded from scratches and chips.
Again, babying within reason.
We do live in this house and cereal bowls are going to get chucked in there as boys rush to get ready for school in the morning, so the grates will allow for that, but protect the sink.
So far, it’s looking great! We’ll see how it does over time.
Any tips from veteran enameled cast iron sink owners?
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