Ceramic sinks – a kitchen gem

Your Ceramic sink as a workstation

With its sheen, robustness and self-confidence, a Ceramic sink is rock solid when it comes to family celebrations, as a kitchen gem. It withstands stains, dirt and scratches, and even limescale has a hard time sticking.

Whether you’re chopping up fruit together, having a natter, mulling over what you’re going to cook at the weekend or chatting about school, the kitchen is a popular place to gather, talk and happily spend time together. To feel good. When the time comes, the vegetables are quickly cleared away from the sink and the dishes washed. A quick wipe with a soft cloth, and you're done. Any tomato sauce is washed away in a trice. Crumbs are swept away. That’s how easy things are with a Ceramic sink.

Ceramic:

  • is robust
  • withstands heat and cold
  • retains its radiance throughout its lifespan
  • provides constant resistance
  • repels germs and bacteria
  • is easy to clean and maintain
  • stays just as it is

This makes ceramic the right material for your kitchen sink

Your bathtub is made of it. Your lavatory sink, too. Crockery is made of this material, and pans are coated with it – ceramic is used in many different places throughout your home. The natural mix of clay and raw materials such as quartz or chamotte, completely covered with minerals, is what makes the material so popular. When hot-fired, this combination develops incredible properties.

Food-safe: ceramic doesn’t pass anything on

Substances that adhere to pan-fried meat. Or transfer from tinfoil to your baked potato. That can happen. But don’t worry: your Ceramic sink is selfish. It doesn’t give anything up. Neither taste nor smell. Not a trace. Your Ceramic sink has a dense surface. You could leave fruit or vegetables on the sink for days. It stays just as it is. Intact.

Robust: can cope with all sorts

Oops! A cooking pot slips from your grasp and crashes into the sink bowl. It’s happened to us all. It’s just as well that your Ceramic sink is even more robust than ceramic used for baths. BLANCO Ceramic sinks usually withstand lighter impacts. Sink and crockery emerge unscathed. Ceramic sinks are highly robust and thus long-lasting.

hygienic Ceramic sink

Hygienic: sealed and blocked off

Splash. The shell of an egg cracks. Egg white drips into the sink. In the commotion, a fillet of fish on the chopping board follows it. No problem. The surface of the Ceramic sink is repellent. Fired at extremely high temperatures of over 1,200 degrees, the material is compacted during production. It lets nothing in. Bacteria don’t stand a chance of settling and growing on the ceramic. Any acidic fruit juices or food colouring that trickles out when cutting up lemons won’t harm the sink. No fading, and no lasting stains. Simply rinse off and wipe away. Your Ceramic sink is clean and sparkling once more.

scratch-proof Ceramic sink

Scratch-proof: impervious to knives

Darn! You’re distracted by your child for a moment and the knife slips from the chopping board. Just as well that the ceramic surface is so tough. Nothing happened. There are no scratches to be seen. But do be careful if you're doing some cutting with a ceramic knife! Such knives are so hard themselves that they can damage the sink.

easy-care Ceramic sink

Easy-care: you don’t need much

What if some beetroot juice has dripped into the sink? No problem. It’s easily satisfied. A Ceramic sink doesn’t need much. Spilled juice, droplets of red wine, discarded tea bags – just wipe away any soiling with a soft sponge dipped in a little washing-up liquid. Gently wipe away, rinse with clean water and dry with a soft microfibre cloth. Done. Ceramic will retain its shine for decades. If you maintain your sink regularly. Continuously and consistently. And it you want to play it safe when it comes to cleanliness, we can supply your Ceramic sink with the PuraPlus surface. This special coating saves you cleaning time. It is even easier to maintain.

heat-resistant Ceramic sink

Heat-resistant and light-fast: ceramic likes it warm

You’ve just taken a tin of freshly baked, delicious-spelling apple cake out of the oven. You glance at the stove. Covered in pots. Where can you set your hot tin down? How about the sink? No problem. Your Ceramic sink won't put up a fuss. BLANCO Ceramic sinks like it hot. Up to 280 degrees. There's no need to worry about setting a hot tin down on your Ceramic sink. It won’t become discoloured. It won't run. And the same applies if you put something frozen on it. You just need to avoid any extreme fluctuations in temperature. Ceramic also likes warming up in direct sunlight. Position your sink directly in front of the window and enjoy the gentle summer warmth that streams in. It won’t fade.

classic white Ceramic sink with faucet in black matt

A play of colours: a harmonious eye-catching feature

Do you prefer a classic look in white, grey or black? Glossy? Or matte? Would you prefer something softer, in creamy magnolia? Create a colourful contrast in the kitchen with your Ceramic sink. Or opt for a shade that will blend in with your overall concept. The choice is yours! Play with colours. Combine your worktop with the sink in the colour of your choice. You can also get a mixer tap in a matching colour. That works, too. You’re the architect of your Ceramic sink.

A bit of tender loving care for Ceramic

They radiate happiness. They’ve been beaming for years. Give your Ceramic sink a little care, and it will be with you for a long, long time. The surface of a Ceramic sink is hard, smooth and sealed. Stains cannot penetrate it. Wipe your sink with a little washing-up liquid and a soft cloth every day. Rinse it briefly with clean water and dry with a microfibre cloth. Done. Stains gone.

If you look after your Ceramic sink like this every day, it will long remain an eye-catching feature of your kitchen. It will also make it more difficult for limescale to build up. However, this can happen over time. You can get rid of limescale withDeepClean Ceramic or diluted vinegar concentrate.

Scouring powder, scrubbing cream and steel brushed are bound to help too, right? Absolutely not! Aggressive cleaners damage the surface of your Ceramic sink. Then it would be all over for the tightly closed structure.

Are you struggling with stubborn limescale? Or have you noticed black streaks? Sometimes pots or cutlery can leave these kinds of metal abrasion stripes in the sink. BLANCO CeraCare – our biological cleaning agent for Ceramic sinks – helps to get your Ceramic sink back to its usual radiant self.

To make sure that your Ceramic sink carries on looking good for as long as possible,

  • wipe it down every day with a microfibre cloth.
  • Treat it to deep clean at regular intervals.
  • Freshen up the PuraPlus coating from time to time with the BLANCO PuraPlus Liquid Set.

Utterly simple. Long-lasting beauty.

How often should I give my sink a deep clean? What do I have to do?

See here for our Care tips and instructions.

Ceramic sinks – just as you like it

The basics: a single bowl. That’s all you need. With its farmhouse-style sink design, BLANCO Ceramic sinks bring rural charm to the kitchen. Big families, lots of spaghetti, big pots, piles of washing up. It’s great if your Ceramic sink provides plenty of depth for everything.

Available as a farmhouse-style sink or in the standard top-installed or undermount versions, or flushmounted on a level with the worktop, the Ceramic sink does it all.

The delicious aroma of freshly baked apple cake wafts through the kitchen. Are you a keen baker? An additional small bowl beside the larger one and the drainer can catch fruit peel. Or perhaps you need another place to pour liquids away, or a bowl for rinsing dishes? In that case, there’s a BLANCO Ceramic sink for you.

Corner sink bowls, small bowls, large drainers or two bowls without a drainer – BLANCO Ceramic sinks fit perfectly into big and small kitchens alike. Just what you’re looking for.

Questions about ceramic sinks

How should I clean my ceramic sink?

For daily cleaning, simply wipe out with a soft sponge and washing-up liquid. You can easily remove limescale deposits with BLANCO Antikalk. To ensure that the water rolls off again after deep cleaning, simply reseal the surface of the ceramic sink with BLANCO PuraPlus Liquid. Our guide shows you in detail how to clean ceramic sinks.

How robust is a ceramic sink?

Cutting, chopping and heat: things can really hot up in your kitchen. And that’s precisely when your ceramic sink shows just what it can do. Its high-quality workmanship allows it to rise to any challenge, thanks to its hard and robust surface, which makes your sink scratch- and cut-resistant. What’s more, it is shock-resistant.

However, you shouldn’t take that as an invitation to treat it roughly. Exceptionally large and heavy objects should not be dropped onto its surface from a height. This would leave a mark on even this robust sink.

Are ceramic sinks easy to clean?

Ceramic sinks are extremely easy to clean. Simply wipe off stains. Use a sponge, our BLANCO CeraCare cleaner and a microfiber cloth. In our guide, we show you how to care for your ceramic sink.

What makes a ceramic sink special?

They are the ultimate synthesis of nature and design, as we make our ceramic sinks from natural raw materials. This means that every sink is a unique piece – including yours. This is apparent from the look and feel every time you come into contact with it. Delicate forms, tasteful accents and full-bodied colours charm not only the eye, but also bring magic to the heart of your kitchen.

Above all, this is down to the expertise and care taken by our employees. They always create sinks that meet the highest standards, with patience and precision. The natural character of ceramic sinks gives them certain tolerances that we observe and check meticulously.

How to clean white ceramic sinks?

Whether white, black or gray - every ceramic sink is cleaned in the same way. However, dark metal abrasion from pots is more noticeable on a white sink than on a dark one. You can simply remove this with BLANCO CeraCare.

Can the colours of a ceramic sink change over time?

Our ceramic sinks are non-fade. This means that you can install your sink in a bright room or in front of a window. Direct sunlight doesn’t pose any problem, so the colour of your sink will stay just as it was when you got it, for years to come. By the same token, standard household use of your sink will not alter its colour.

If your sink sees a lot of use, light limescale deposits may form over time. When combined with foodstuffs like coffee or red wine, this can cause slight discolouration. But there’s no need to panic: you can address the problem in a matter of minutes. In this case, use vinegar concentrate or a professional biological cleaner such as our BLANCO Antikalk. Soon you’ll see that you were worrying about nothing.

What is the easiest way of removing stains from dark sinks?

Limescale deposits are particularly visible on dark ceramic sinks. They settle with a milky-white haze. Remove stubborn deposits with BLANCO Antikalk, for light soiling use our cleaner BLANCO DailyClean+. On our service page, we show you how to use the cleaner in the FAQ section.

How fragile are ceramic sinks?

Ceramic sinks are very durable. Stains do not enter, even dried-on stains from the coffee cup or beetroot can simply be wiped away with a damp cloth. The only thing you should watch out for is ceramic knives. If you drop it in the sink or it slips off the board into the sink while cutting, your sink will not escape without scratches. This is because a ceramic knife is so hard that it can damage your sink.

What happens when acids or alkalis come into contact with the ceramic sink?

Provided you use standard household cleaners, whether based on an acid such as citric acid or an alkali, nothing will happen. All BLANCO ceramic sinks are resistant to acids and alkalis.

What is PuraPlus?

PuraPlus is a special sealant for our ceramic sinks. It doesn't just sound great, it also makes your life in the kitchen much easier. The sealant gives your sink a fine-pored, closed surface on which water simply rolls off. This protects it from limescale deposits, and impurities also have virtually no chance of settling.

Are ceramic sinks food safe?

Our ceramic sinks are suitable not only for everyday washing up. They also provide you with space to handle tomatoes, meat and garlic. The material is ideal for handling food. At the same time, the smooth and non-porous surface prevents food residues from sticking.

Small spills that cutting, frying and cooking leave on the shelves are well under control. A soft sponge, some dishwashing liquid and warm water will remove them faster than they were created. For you, this means no unpleasant odors or unsightly discoloration on your sink.

Is a ceramic sink heat resistant?

When the boiling hot pot of pasta has to come off the stove in a hurry, you've probably asked yourself: Where can I put it down now? Your ceramic sink gives you plenty of room for it. Because: It is extremely heat-resistant, so that hot temperatures cannot harm it. You don't have to worry about discoloration or fading. You can simply take sizzling pans and hot pots up to a maximum of 280 degrees from the stove and place them directly on the sink.

ceramic farmhouse-style sink

A ceramic fitted sink

They’ve been around for decades. Your grandmother and great-grandmother would have washed clothes, rinsed dishes and even bathed the baby in Ceramic sinks. Clean and pure. Ceramic has something about it. Something quite

More about ceramic sinks

What is ceramic actually made of?
Why is it so resistant?

Clay is a versatile raw material. Ceramic consists primarily of clay. If you mix this natural, highly malleable material with other raw materials to make it sturdy, you have the basis for ceramics.

BLANCO is constantly checking the precise composition and production process for this material. In every case, the composition and each individual production stage are examined, and improved if necessary. We're always looking to get even better. We aim at the highest standards of quality. After all, we’re only satisfied when you are.

Fired to optimum effect

Ceramic is a mixture of clay and various minerals. Clay is soft and pliable. This raw material gives your sink the right shape. Other raw materials and minerals ensure that your sink dries properly. And retains its look. The whole thing is covered in a glaze made of minerals such as quartz or feldspar. This makes your Ceramic sink glossy and, above all, robust and resistant. The firing process is a science in itself. How hot, how long, how often? We are constantly asking ourselves these questions in our quest for your perfect Ceramic sink. And making improvements. After all, it is firing that gives ceramic its unique properties and sturdiness.

As it happens, your sink is larger at our factory than it is when you receive it. How come? Does it shrink? Yes, it contracts a little. It loses a great deal of water, and thus something of its form and capacity. We also conduct ongoing tests in this area, so that you are happy and satisfied with your sink.