Franke Fireclay sinks are all crafted by hand, and many are crafted by world famous ceramic firm Villeroy and Boch who have been making fine ceramic for over 260 years. These sinks are both beautiful and functional and make a welcome addition to any kitchen.
Fireclay Sinks are made by injecting liquid ceramic into porous plaster molds at high pressure. When not quite dry, the fragile pieces are smoothed with coarse and smooth sponges to create an even surface. The drain and sink holes are then punched out according to the individual design of the sink. The sink is then dried at room temperature for several days before a final drying in the dryer reaches a maximum temperature of 160 degrees for 40 hours.
After the sink is dry, it is fired in a kiln at 2,200 degrees for 20 hours before the craftsman makes the final inspections. The sink is tested to stringent guidelines using calibrated testing equipment. The sink is then carefully packed to prevent damage during transport.
As you can see, a lot goes into making one finely crafted Franke KSD fireclay sink. Other benfits fireclay sinks offer you are extremely hard, scratch resistant hygienic surface, durability, resistance to staining, less cleaning time, and insensitivity to acids and alkalis. For all your Franke KSD needs on the web please visit Karl’s Appliance