How Durable is a Turner Hastings Fireclay Sink?


Have you ever wondered what would happen if you dropped a saucepan into a fireclay sink? Rest assured your sink can withstand the impact!

Cettina demonstrates in this video what would happen if you dropped a saucepan into the sink from a height, you will see the sink is not affected at all only slight metal marks which will easily clean off with a cream cleanser or bar keepers friend.

Turner Hastings butler or farmhouse sinks are made from a dense, heavy material called fine fireclay which is fired at temperatures of up to 1,200 Degrees Celsius, almost twice that of other ceramic.

This makes it less fragile and brittle than standard ceramic, and therefore much more resistant to impact. Many imagine a fireclay sink to be like their basin is their bathroom, where if an accident happens like a perfume bottle drops, it will smash or crack the basin significantly. Fireclay is not like this, it will absorb the impact, or worst-case scenario it may chip, but Turner Hastings now has a solution for repairing chips in sinks, with a quality repair kit made in Germany.

The high-quality glaze makes fine fireclay sinks the most hygienic sink on the market, being completely non-porous and very easy to clean. It also ensures the sink will not stain over time and is highly scratch resistant. However, if your sink does happen to scratch by coming in hard contact with a heavy metal item like Cettina demonstrates, these marks can be easily removed using a powder compact called Bar Keepers' Friend. This product can be purchased from some large supermarkets in Australia.

Fine fireclay is also highly heat resistant, so boiling water and hot pots and pans can be placed directly onto the sink on a cold morning, without fear of cracking.

All of Turner Hastings fine fireclay products have a lifetime warranty and are made in Europe, compared to most standard ceramic products coming from China, none of Turner Hastings fireclay sinks are made in China.

How to clean marks off your fine fireclay sinks

Should you find yourself with slight grey metal marks on your fine fireclay sink, we highly recommend a readily available product called

Ever wondered how to fix a chip on your ceramic basin or sink?

We recommend Cramer repair products from Germany. Firstly, match the colour of your sink with the Cramer repair colour options. Alpine White has a market share of about 90% in white tones in Europe (it is a light greyish white). Small tip: if you place a sheet of white paper in a sink and the sink appears much greyer than the paper, then the sink p...

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