How do we get rid of the odor from our new sink?

Asked by Susan Swanson
Carlsbad, CA

It is a Blanco Performa double sink with black plastic pads on the underside.


Molly McCabe, AKBD, CGP, CAPS

Answered by Molly McCabe, AKBD, CGP, CAPS

Bainbridge Island, WA

A Kitchen That Works LLC

July 16, 2012

Dear Susan,
This is an issue that has come up at the Green Home Guide before – see my answer to the question "The underside coating of our stainless steel sink has a strong odor. Is it toxic? What should we do?"

However, this problem has not been associated with Blanco sinks (I happen to own two myself and have not have this issue). Chances are the odor is coming from:

  • the shock absorber pads on the underside of the sink and/or
  • the adhesive used to glue the pads to the sink.

You can first try leaving the sink cabinet doors open for a few days and see if the smell dissipates.

Next you could contact Blanco USA and explain the issue you are having and see if they are willing to replace the sink. However, be prepared to pay for the installation of the faucets and other fixtures yourself.

Lastly, you can remove the pads and glue.

Good luck!

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