Purchased the sink in March, 2013 after searching around for a stainless farmhouse sink for a while. It's been 7 months since installation and sink has accumulated many scratches. I've since been using the rack that came with it to prevent any further scratches. I'm surprised by the durability of the product as my previous stainless sinks had no issue with scratching. I've seen some buffing kits online so I'll have to research to see which would take the scratches out. Aside from that, I absolutely love the size of the sink. Washing big pots are easy and love being able to leave the pot in the sink to dry on the drying rack it came with.