Copper has a long history in the kitchen; it has been used as a material for kitchen sinks and cookware for centuries. As a result, its advantages and disadvantage are well established and agreed upon. This beautiful metal makes an instant statement when used for kitchen sinks, and it garners a unique patina over time due to its reactive nature.
Hand-formed copper is rich in character due to its color, malleability and ever-changing patina. Like stainless steel sinks, copper sinks come in varying thicknesses: 14 gauge (thicker and higher in quality) to 18 gauge (thinner and less expensive).