Is this your first time shopping for a kitchen sink? Maybe you’ve never shopped for one before and you don’t really know what you need. It’s not something you do every day! Luckily, it’s something we’ve been doing every day for over 70 years. Check out our list of eleven features of a great kitchen sink and decide what is most important to you! We want to make sure you fall in love with your new sink and are happy with it for many, many years.
- Straight Sides
Straight sides give you more room to place dishes.
- Flat Bottom
Lets you arrange more glasses and dishes on the bottom of the sink without them falling over.
- Tight Corners
Similar to having a flat bottom, tight corners leave more room in the sink for upright dishes.
- Rear Drains
Since the plumbing doesn’t reach toward the front, there is room for more storage under the sink.
- Deep Bowls
Large pots and pans can be deeply immersed, and powerful faucets will have less oversplash.
- Offset Deck
Allows for a larger bowl on one side because the faucet is on the opposite bowl.
- Ease of Cleaning
Some materials hide water spots and food particles better. Others have antimicrobial finishes that help keep your kitchen clean.
Some materials will handle impacts and high temperatures better. BLANCO Silgranit® is scratch resistant and handles heat up to 536° F, making it a safe place to put hot pans.
- Sound Deadening
Some sinks will resonate with loud sounds from dishes and disposers. Some materials absorb the sound better than others. If you are buying stainless steel make sure there are deadening pads on the underside.
Debris can be easily swept into the sink from the counter with this no-ridge approach.
Kitchen sinks are often the focal point or “bow-tie” of our entire kitchen. They need to look good!