11 Features Of A Great Kitchen Sink

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 75 years. Check out our list of 11 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.

1. Straight Sides

2. Flat Bottom

3. Tight Corners
Features 1-3 are all very similar. Maximize the usable space with straight sides, a flat bottom, and tight corners so you can fill your entire sink with dishes without them tipping over onto each other.

4. Rear Drains
Since the plumbing doesn’t reach toward the front, there is room for more storage under the sink. Especially if you are adding a garbage disposal or like to have an under-sink garbage can.

5. Deep Bowls
Large pots and pans can be deeply immersed, and powerful faucets will have less oversplash. If you use one of the bowls with a rack for drying dishes, you can stack more if you have a deep bowl.

6. Offset Deck
Having an offset deck allows for a larger bowl on one side because the faucet is on the opposite bowl. Having two different-sized bowls allows you to have much more freedom however you need to use your sink. We also offer sinks with low-dividers for ultimate versatility!

7. Ease of Cleaning
Some materials hide water spots and food particles better. Others have antimicrobial finishes that help keep your kitchen clean. Stainless steel and our BLANCO Silgranit® are both great options.

8. Durability
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.

9. 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.

10. Undermount
Debris can be easily swept into the sink from the counter with this no-ridge approach. Many of our sinks are “dual-mount”, so they can be installed as a drop-in or undermount.

11. Aesthetics
You will spend just as much time at your kitchen sink as you do at your stove! Beauty and function are equally important at the kitchen sink. The sink is the focal point of your entire kitchen and it needs to look good!

Find dozens of kitchen sinks on display at Handy Man. They’re at counter-height so you can really get a feel of how they will perform in your own home! Some have faucets with running water and garbage disposals for the ultimate display experience. Our showroom experts will help you find the perfect fit for your home and budget. We want you to be happy with your purchase for years to come!