Author Archives: Tom Robinson

Eclipse Stainless Sinks Quality Issues

Beware of Fraudulent Eclipse Stainless Brand – Eclipse Stainless is CLOSED! In July of 2017, ANO, Inc., after thirteen years as the Midwest Distributor of Eclipse Stainless, has terminated its relationship due to unresolved Quality Control Issues in the Malaysian Factory producing … Continue reading

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Tips for Selecting Granite for Your Kitchen

There are hundreds of granite slabs to choose from and selecting just the right one can be an overwhelming chore. Here are some tips that can make it easier; If you have a lot of natural light in the kitchen, dark … Continue reading

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 Merry Christmas and a Happy and Profitable New Year From Jim, Karen, Tom, Julie and all the Elves at the ANO Warehouse

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Lighting your kitchen

The kitchen is the working center of your home. Lighting can make or break the design. It can also be adjusted from bright food prep illumination to cozy intimate family dining. Plan your lighting early because relocating lighting can be … Continue reading

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What a Consumer Needs to Know About Purchasing a Stainless Steel Sink

What a consumer needs to know when purchasing a stainless steel sink You need to select your sink carefully because all sinks are different and if the sink fails it can only be replaced with a sink from the same … Continue reading

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Certified Stainless Steel Sink – Does it Meet Building Code?

The two primary model codes. Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and International Building Code both require that sinks be certified by and independent agency to meet ASTM112.19.3. Below is an excerpt from a presentation we did for one of our customers … Continue reading

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Best Steel for Stainless Steel Sinks

The Best Stainless Steel for Stainless Steel sinks is Certified 304-grade steel. 304 Stainless Steel has 18% Chromium and 8% Nickel. The Chromium gives the sink its luster and it will match the kitchen appliances which are also made from 304-grade stainless steel. … Continue reading

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Welded Sink vs. Double Drawn (Pressed) Sinks

There are four qualities that distinguish a quality a Stainless Steel Sink from the “free sinks” that are used as an incentive to buy countertops. Better steel Better production processes Certified quality A professional to stand behind the sink. In … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Buyers Guide/Checklist

Stainless Steel Buyers Guide/Checklist Here is a checklist of what to look for when you are buying a stainless steel sink for your new granite or quartz countertop. Certified 304 stainless steel so the sink will match you appliances at … Continue reading

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Checklist on Remodeling Your Kitchen

                    Checklist for kitchen remodel Think about what you need. Research and plan Decide what professionals and suppliers you will need. Schematic design Select fixtures and materials Work on design and … Continue reading

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