BLANCO UNIT REVIEW: Featuring a BLANCO SILGRANIT Sink, Faucet and Accessories
Read my full BLANCO SILGRANIT Sink review!
Right when we first started planning our kitchen renovation, we both knew that upgrading our kitchen sink was a non-negotiable. Our was old and clunky and difficult to clean… I couldn’t wait to get something high-quality and spacious and PRETTY. So when I discovered BLANCO, I was thrilled.
BLANCO UNIT REVIEW: Featuring a BLANCO SILGRANIT Sink, Faucet and Accessories
BLANCO, originally founded in Germany, creates premium products backed by smart design and industry-leading engineering with over 95 years of experience. They provide integrated integrated BLANCO UNIT solutions which include all of the components you need – from the faucet to the sink to accessories that are specifically designed to work seamlessly together – and look beautiful at the same time.
Since our sink is the most used feature in our entire kitchen (and probably yours, too!), we really wanted to pick something that could stand the test of time. Not only do you look at it and interact with it every single day, but your sink is also constantly in contact with moisture, bacteria, different objects, etc. It makes sense to invest in something you can count on.
BLANCO offers ceramic, SILGRANIT, and stainless steel sinks, but SILGRANIT won us over. It is a high-quality granite composite that is long-lasting, durable, non-porous, food-safe, and easy to clean. And because I feel like this cannot be stressed enough, it’s also SO PRETTY.
Our BLANCO UNIT
Before I dive in to my full BLANCO Silgranit review below, let’s chat about everything that we got! I mentioned the concept of a BLANCO UNIT above, but this section will help you understand that that actually means a little bit better. As you might already know, kitchen design (and redesigning any room in your home, really) can be overwhelming. There are so many choices and as soon as you make a decision about one thing, it can be hard to figure out what else will go well with that.
Well, BLANCO takes so much of that stress away by providing options for you to customize a BLANCO UNIT that serves as a fully integrated, kitchen water hub solution. So, you finally picked out a sink? BLANCO has a faucet, soap dispenser, floating grids, mesh baskets, and more all designed to work seamlessly together and make your everyday life in the kitchen easier. There are hundreds of possible combinations available, allowing you to pick a sink and design style that feels all your own, all from one trusted brand. My BLANCO UNIT selections included:
PRECIS Cascade Sink in Metallic Gray
Our previous sink was old, difficult to clean, and really clunky, so I immediately knew that I wanted something more spacious in a nicer material. I’ll dive more into the benefits of choosing Silgranit below, so let’s chat about the design aspects first! I loved the idea of a huge single bowl design, but I was worried I would miss some functionality of a separate space. When I saw the PRECIS Cascade Sink,
I knew it was the one. Basically, I can use the sink as if it were a big single bowl at any time, but the cascading divide offers an integrated second level. It’s the perfect little nook for BLANCO’s multi-functional mesh basket, which we have used for everything from drying utensils to rinsing produce. We also got their foldable grid which we often float over the top of that area if we need to dry a few dishes!
RIVANA Semi-Pro Faucet in PVD Steel
Ohhhh baby, this faucet is an upgrade from our old one!! The RIVANA Semi-Pro faucet has a pull-down insulated handspray with two selectable spray patterns. When you’re done using it, the handspray is magnetized to easily hold back in place. The faucet also swivels so you don’t want to take the handspray off if you want to spray different areas of the sink. It is AWESOME.
In addition to the sink and faucet, we got the RIVANA Soap Dispenser in PVD Steel which matches perfectly. We also received the mesh basket that fits on the little cascading side of our sink, a foldable grid which is really handy for drying dishes, a floating grid, and a capflow drain cover.
Semi-Pro Home Chef Unit
The best part about our BLANCO UNIT selections – they’re all from BLANCO’s Semi-Pro Home Chef UNIT inspiration. The sinks, faucets, and accessories in this category provide a professional grade experience – perfect for those of us who LOVE to cook at home. The combination of the powerful pressure sprayer on the faucet and sink with ergonomic accessories has made my at-home meal prep even easier and all accessible within one central location. For those of you who also love whipping up a recipe or know you’ll be putting some miles on your sink workstation, definitely check out the professionally-inspired options within this category!
ABOUT BLANCO SILGRANIT
Alright let’s talk more about our BLANCO SILGRANIT sink specifically, shall we? SILGRANIT has been through over three decades of material development with several BLANCO exclusive patents. It is strong and durable, easy to clean, and – you guessed it – beautiful!
If you’re thinking that a granite sink sounds crazy, please keep reading! Silgranit is a patented granite composite sink material that is made up of 80% natural granite. It is finely ground and blended with a high quality source of acrylic made in-house under strict supervision. This attention to detail is a huge reason why it is so durable and long-lasting. Right away, you will feel the smooth non-porous texture that makes it super easy to clean by pushing away liquids and residue. Who doesn’t want a low maintenance, food-safe, anti-bacterial, easy to clean sink?!
Want to know more about just how durable Silgranit is? What if I told you they withstand heavy cookware, hot bakeware, and scuff marks, as well as hot baking sheets, pots, and pans? You don’t even have to stress if you drop something like a knife or cast-iron pan and it leaves a mark. Just grab some mild detergent or oil and a soft sponge and it will be as good as new.
We got the Metallic Gray hue and we both couldn’t be happier with the way it looks in our kitchen. If that’s not your vibe, they have a designer palette of nature-inspired hues. Click here to view all of the color options and see how they look in real kitchens!
BLANCO has a wide variety of styles, configurations, and sizes. There are several different Silgranit sink collections, ranging from modern farmhouse to bar sinks to laundry room options. We opted for a sink from their PRECIS collection, which was inspired by clean contemporary design.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Because SILGRANIT is non-porous, it’s actually VERY easy to clean the smooth stone surface. On a daily basis, I just clean it with some dish soap and a soft sponge. It also dries quickly, but I usually wipe it down with a microfiber cloth at the end of the day to prevent any water spots. If you want to do a deep clean, they recommend their BLANCOCLEAN Daily+ cleaner. The only products they explicitly tell you NOT to use are abrasive cleaners with harsh chemicals, metal scrub pads, or steel wool.
Is A BLANCO UNIT Worth It?
As I’m sure you can tell by now, my answer is YES YES A MILLION TIMES YES! We have been using it for about 4 months now and both of us talk regularly about how much we love it. Yes, we talk about how much we love a sink, faucet, and accessories.
BLANCO generously gifted us this UNIT, but (as always) all opinions in this post are 100% my own. After all of our research, Adam and I would have purchased this with our own money if a partnership didn’t come to fruition, and we will absolutely do the same in the future if/when we move one day. We are officially superfans!
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