Kitchen Sinks

  • Can I drill an extra faucet hole in an Americast kitchen sink?

    No. Any alteration to an American Standard Brand product will void the manufacturer's warranty.

  • Can I use a mat in the bottom of my Americast kitchen sink?

    The use of a rubber mat is acceptable, providing you remove it when your sink is not in use, as certain foods contain acids, that when trapped under the mat can cause discoloration.

  • Can I use a mat in the bottom of my Culinaire stainless steel sink?

    The use of a rubber mat is acceptable, providing you remove it when your sink is not in use, as certain foods contain acids, that when trapped under the mat can cause discoloration.

  • I would like to match a slab (basin) with a pedestal of a different model. Can I mix and match Americast components?

    Our basins and pedestals are designed to compliment each other and cannot be mixed and matched.

  • What are the benefits of an Americast?

    Americast Kitchen Sink features Durable construction, chip resistant glossy finish, titanium enamel heat resistant up to 1000 degrees F, ½ weight of cast iron and Limited Lifetime Warranty. They also include insulated backing, which provides sound deadening, reducing noise from garbage disposers and provides longer, warmer soak. Large deep bowls with flat bottoms and offset drains provide more usable bowl space. It’s also easy and flexible to install.

  • What are the different options to mount an Americast Kitchen Sink?

    Undercounter mount sinks mount directly to the underside of countertop material. This installation provides a flush mounting making it easy to clean. To mount a sink in this manner, an undercounter mount installation kit is available separately. 

    Tile-edge sink corners are squared off to more closely resemble the tiles on countertop. The sink is mounted flush with the tile and sealed in with grout. This type of installation also makes it easy to clean directly into the sink.

    Self-rimming sinks have rounded corners and mount on the surface of the countertop material. This is the easiest type of installation, requiring only adhesive caulk to seal the sink in place.

  • What can I clean my Culinaire stainless steel sink with and what should I avoid using on my Culinaire stainless sink?

    Maintenance for stainless steel sinks: To keep the original quality of your Stainless Steel Sink, we recommend regular cleaning. Use a mild liquid dish detergent and water to clean the product after use. Rinse carefully and dry.

    Please have the following in mind:

    Don't let water or other liquids dry on the product. Liquids that are left to dry leave a grey build-up stain on the steel.
    Stainless steel can stand hard treatment, but sharp objects can easily scratch the surface. These scratches are more visible when the product is new. After a period of use these marks will be smoothed out without the product losing it luster.
    Never use scouring powder or steel wool to clean the surface. Apart from the risk of scratches, there is also a risk that rust stains will attack the steel.
    Avoid Chlorine-based solutions from coming into contact with the stainless steel.
    Silver polish leaves spots that cannot be removed.
    Acidic foods (e.g. juices, salt, mustard, mayonnaise, etc.) must be cleaned up immediately

    Discoloration: More stubborn spots are often caused by impurities in the water or household substances. These can be removed with special polish agents for stainless steel. Dull spots can become lustrous again if rubbed with chalk on a soft cloth.

  • What cleaning products should I use to clean my Americast kitchen sink?

    For general cleaning of your Americast products, we recommend hot soapy water and liquid dishwashing detergents (such as Palmolive, Dawn), Liquid Tide, and Granular Spic and Span. BonAmi and Gel Gloss are excellent cleaner/polishers and can be used liberally and as often as necessary. Please DO NOT use abrasive products (i.e. Brillo, Ajax, Soft Scrub, scouring pads, etc), as they can etch the surface. Please make sure to apply all cleaning products with a soft cloth or sponge.

  • What do I do if the finish on my Americast sink gets a chip?

    American Standard offers a user friendly repair kit. It is a filler/repair agent that is color matched to your sink, and dries to a shine. It can be ordered by contacting American Standard Customer Care. 1-800-442-1902.

  • What is Americast made of?

    Americast is American Standard's patented process that bonds a high-quality porcelain enamel surface with an enameling grade material and a molded reinforcement material backing.

  • What is the Americast Limited Lifetime Warranty?

    To read the Americast Limited Lifetime Warranty, click here.

  • What is the best way to care for my Corian Sinks/Countertops/Shower Walls?

    To clean most dirt and stains use soapy water or ammonia-based cleaner. To clean everyday water marks, use a damp cloth, then dry with a towel. For difficult stains, use a green Scotch-Brite pad. To disinfect, wipe surface with diluted household bleach (1 part water/1part bleach). To enhance shine use a non-abrasive polish, such as Hop's Countertop Polisher. To remove cuts and scratches, use 400 grit sandpaper and restore finish with a non-abrasive cleanser and a white Scotch-Brite pad.

  • What should I use to keep my Enameled Steel Sink/Bathtub clean?

    For general cleaning, we recommend hot soapy water and liquid dishwashing detergents, (such as Palmolive, Dawn), Liquid Tide, and Granular Spic and Span. BonAmi and Gel Gloss are excellent cleaner/polishers and can be used liberally and as often as necessary. Please DO NOT use abrasive products (i.e. Brillo, Ajax, Soft Scrub, scouring pads, etc), as they can etch the surface. Please make sure to apply all cleaning products with a soft cloth or sponge.

    For cleaning of the slip resistant (Stansure) surface, we recommend sprinkling either Bon Ami, Spic 'N Span, DiDi Seven or Zud onto a wet sponge, applying to the surface, and rinsing with water.

  • What type of cleaning product can I use to remove "metal marks" / "pan marks" from my Americast kitchen sink?

    For the removal of stubborn pan/metal marks in your Americast sink, we recommend either Cook Top Cleaning Cream or Pfaltzgraff dish cleaner. Cook Top Cleaning Cream can be found in appliance stores and/or in the appliance section of your local department stores. Pfaltzgraff can be found in stores where the Pfaltzgraff brand of dishes is sold. The use of a rubber mat is acceptable, providing you remove it when your sink is not in use, as certain foods contain acids, that when trapped under the mat can cause discoloration.

    For more information, view our Americast Care and Cleaning Instructions manual

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