I don't know about cracking from hot water... I do know lots of folks
who've found them less than great. It seems that it's easy to scratch
Corian. You can buff it out because it's solid surface, but I've heard
that you end up doing that way too often.
I've installed several Corian sinks over the years and have never heard of
this problem occuring. However as mentioned in this thread - they do have a
tendancy to scratch and they are extremely quiet as compared to stainless
steel or porcelain (especially with a disposal.) Buffing is an option.
The corian countertops are more easily accessible for having to remove
scratches, but the inside compartment of a sink makes things quite awkward.
Jim Mc Namara
FWIW, our ~ 2 1/2 year old Corian sink is in fine shape. No scratches and
no cracking. We run a lot of cold water when disposing of hot cooking
water. White Corian *does* stain a bit with use, but stains are very easily
removed by filling up the sink with warm water and a little bleach.
The other posters are correct. These sinks are noticeably quieter.
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