Kitchen Sink

Tips for Fixing a Stinky Garbage Disposal

Tips for Fixing a Stinky Garbage Disposal

Are you noticing a foul smell coming from your kitchen? Stand over your sink and take a whiff. It could be coming from your garbage disposal. Even if you’ve been careful with what you put down the sink, all garbage disposals get build-up from time to time, which basically consists of rotting, decomposing food. It’s likely this could be causing your smell problem.

Thankfully, there are a few quick fixes you can try that may get rid of that build-up and get your sink smelling clean again. Just be sure hands, fingers and all other human extremities are out of the way before trying any of these cleaning tips.

BLANCO launches new online how-to videos designed to assist consumers with the most frequently asked questions about sinks and faucets

BLANCO’s short how-to videos offer expert tips and advice

LUMBERTON, NJ – BLANCO, German innovator of finely-crafted sinks and faucets, debuts educational how-to videos on The videos offer step-by-step tutorials designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about sinks and faucets including: 1) How-to clean a SILGRANIT® II sink 2) How-to change a ceramic faucet disk cartridge and 3) How-to select a stainless steel sink.

BLANCO’s short how-to videos offer expert tips and advice from purchasing a sink or faucet to maintaining one for the long term. BLANCO plans to continuously update this online channel with new videos ongoing (on topics such as how to buy a faucet or how to green your kitchen).

4 Easy Plumbing Jobs You Can Do Yourself

Easy DIY Plumbing Jobs

It's 4 p.m. Saturday and you're cooking dinner for a big crowd, and suddenly, the kitchen sink backs up. Whom do you call? Or can you fix it yourself before guests arrive? Believe it or not, before you call a plumber, you can attempt this job yourself and probably succeed.

In fact, there are several plumbing jobs around the house that you can take on, if you're patient and careful and have the right equipment. Of course, many readers may find the following jobs pretty basic. But if you're a new homeowner, you might want to read further:

The award-winning BLANCO CRYSTALLINE sink vanishes when not in use to give small kitchens more counterspace


The BLANCO CRYSTALLINE sink is available in black or white, comes with a limited lifetime warranty and retails for $2,495. The sink depth measures 7 1/8” and is 17.5” wide x 20 ½” long. Made from 304 series, 18 gauge stainless steel and 18/10 chrome-nickel content, the unique satin polished sink withstands the everyday corrosion action of foods and is easy to clean.

With our unparalleled quality, breath of design possibilities and precision craftsmanship, BLANCO has proven that the sink is more than just a functional element in the kitchen.

The distinctive satin polished finish is the result of an extensive polishing method that creates a consistent, luxurious look that is not only smooth to the to the touch, but also durable and extremely easy to clean.

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Vigo Industries Kitchen and Bath Products Featured on DIY Network, HGTV Programming

Vigo Industries Kitchen and Bath Products

Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 -- Vigo Industries, manufacturer of modern kitchen and bath products, is proud to announce their new product placement agreements with targeted home improvement production companies of the DIY and HGTV television networks. The move comes on the heels of VIGO’s new “High Design for Every Home” slogan and branding campaign, launched in May 2012.

Addison® Kitchen Collection Water-saving Kitchen Faucet Available with Touch2O® Technology

Delta Faucet Addison Collection

INDIANAPOLIS - Expanding the availability of the popular Addison® bath collection, Delta Faucet introduces the Addison kitchen collection, an offering of faucets that combines graceful design with smart functionality.  Inspired by the fluted scallops of a seashell, the delicate curves of the faucet add a romantic touch with a subtle hint of Art Deco design. Its innovative technologies help users work smarter and save water.

As consumers increasingly seek to conserve water and energy, the Addison collection meets their needs with a Multi-FlowTM pull-down wand, providing a way to save water without sacrificing performance.  The Multi-Flow wand allows the user to toggle easily between spray and stream functionality.  For ordinary tasks, the standard flow rate is a water-efficient 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) for both modes, a savings of up to 32 percent above industry standard 2.2 gpm in the kitchen.

"Homeowners are concerned about saving water, especially in areas such as the Southeast and Southwest, where water is increasingly scarce," said Kurt Backlund, Delta brand senior product manager. "Yet some kitchen tasks require a higher flow for speed and convenience, so the Multi-Flow wand gives people the option to increase the flow when needed and save water the rest of the time." — A Virtual Design Center for Extraordinary Interiors sink merchant

Langley, WA (PRWEB) February 05, 2012  --, a specialty sink merchant offering unique, high-quality artisan crafted kitchen, bathroom, and bar sinks, announced the launch of their new website today.

To mark the official launch of the newly redesigned website, is offering free shipping on many more sinks than ever before. See website for more details on the free shipping offer.

"Our website’s new layout provides homeowners and kitchen and bathroom designers with an extensive library of photos showing various sink styles, colors, sizes and unique materials. We wanted to create an inspirational showroom gallery of artisan sinks to make it easy for individuals that have an appreciation for great design, and who desire a kitchen or bathroom beyond the standard run of the mill options,” said Jack Healy, president of, the parent company of Sinks Gallery.

Copper Sink Packages Are Now Available At

Copper Sink Packages

North Berwick, ME (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 -- is proud to be an authorized online distributor of Premier Copper Products copper kitchen sinks, bathroom lavatories and copper vessel sinks as well as their copper bathtubs.

When the outstanding qualities of a totally green, environmentally friendly, 100% endlessly recyclable lead-free product are coupled with the centuries old fact that copper is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, feels that these 99.9% pure copper, naturally beautiful products are one of the best values on their web site.

Exclusive Alchemy Glass Handcrafted Sinks Available Through Select Decorative Plumbing Dealers

Alchemy Glass Sinks

BELMONT, CA -- Belmont Hardware is excited to announce that they are now a new dealer for Alchemy Glass in the new Belmont decorative plumbing hardware showroom location. These fused glass sinks, manufactured in Los Angeles, are amazingly gorgeous and each one is truly an original work of art.

Old pipes causing trouble with kitchen sink

trouble with kitchen sink

Ed the Plumber: Advise on replacing old galvanized water lines that are connected to the kitchen faucet.

Question: Thanks for helping out all of us homeowners who have plumbing questions and need to be pointed in the right direction. We live in an older home and recently replaced our kitchen cabinets, countertop and sink. We especially love our new kitchen sink and faucet. Since the new sink is in the same spot as the old one, I reconnected it myself to the existing water and drain lines.

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