Updated on: 11/23/2020

10 Best Kitchen Sink of 2020 – (Reviews & Top Rated Models)

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by Lisa Ward

When it comes to renovating your kitchen or even building a new one, one of the most important thing is your kitchen sink, and reading about the best kitchen sinks can help you find just the right one.

We are going to help you navigate the myriad possibilities to help you find a kitchen sink that suits your budget, needs, and kitchen decor, and make your shopping experience as painless as possible. First we'll cover ten of the best-selling kitchen sinks and give you a brief review of each, as well as a rundown of their essential features.

After that, our in-depth buying guide will tell you the four most common features that our readers have told us are the most important things to consider when getting your kitchen sink. Finally, we'll discuss some of the more well-known manufacturers and best kitchen sink brands, and what sets them apart from each other. By the time we're done, you'll be shopping for your new kitchen sink with confidence!


Top 10 Best Kitchen Sinks

#1 The Winner - Undermount Sink

Kraus KHU100-30 Kitchen Sink

Kraus - KHU100-30

  • Dent-Resistant Stainless Steel
  • Easy to Clean
  • Quiet Sink
  • Superior Drainage

This single-bowl sink is made of 16-gauge stainless steel for long life, and has a subtle elegance. The basin has a 10-inch depth. The length and width of the basin is 28 x 16 inches, while the nominal dimensions are 30 inches by 28 inches. This makes it a sizeable undermount kitchen sink with more than enough room to hold a full load of dishes or fit a half-sized baking sheet.

The drain is 3.5 inches wide and sized to fit a standard drain. It's set towards the rear of the sink, to give you more work space and more room underneath. The sink is an under-mount style, so it's important to know the nominal dimensions in order to install the sink correctly.

This sink has a commercial-grade satin finish which is scratch and stain resistant and extremely easy to clean. It also has patented, trademark sound insulation technology to reduce noise while you're washing. It comes with a basin rack, a three-piece basket strainer, and a kitchen towel. The sink base is slightly slanted and has engineered rain groups to keep your sink free of standing water when you are done using it.

Kraus offers a limited lifetime warranty which warrants the structure and the finish to be free from any defects under normal usage. It's worth noting that the warranty does not cover hard water or mineral deposits or any exposure to corrosive materials.

Read Full Review: Kraus KHU100-30 Kitchen Sinks


#2 Runner Up - Undermount Sink

Ruvati 32-inch Low-Divide

Ruvati - RVM4350

  • Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Round Edges for Easy Cleaning
  • Low Divide Design
  • Sloped Bottom for Perfect Water Drainage

This Ruvati sink is an under-mount kitchen sink designed with you in mind. The low divide gives you the benefits of a single-bowl sink with the functionality of a double-bowl. When you need the extra room to deal with large pots and pans, the extra clearance that the low divide provides will come in handy.

This is a T-304 stainless steel kitchen sink. The thickness of the stainless steel is 16 gauge. The sink is split evenly between the left and the right basins. Both basins have a depth of 8.5 in, and are equal sizes with measurements of 14.5 in by 16.875 in. The low center divider is 4-1/2 in tall.

The sink has a commercial grade finish. The Ruvati brushed finish makes scratches disappear and will go well with the rest of your appliances. You can install this as either an undermount or a drop-in sink. The drain is a standard 3.5 inch opening that is located in the center of each basin.

The normal dimensions for this kitchen sink are 32.25 in by 18.875 in. The kitchen sink kit comes with two basket strainers, mounting brackets, and the cut-out template necessary to install it correctly. The minimum cabinet size for installation is 36 in.

Ruvati offers a limited lifetime warranty for residential use. Should the purchaser experienced any defects, Ruvati will repair or replace the product. It' worth noting that Ruvati will usually cover the shipping charges to and from customers inside the lower 48 states. However, shipping charges will not be covered for customers in Hawaii, Alaska, the US territories, or any other country outside of the US.


#3 Runner Up - Undermount Sink

Lordear Undermount Sink

Lordear - 32 Inch Undermount Sink

  • Rust and Stain Resistant Stainless Steel
  • Round Corners - Easy to Clean
  • Sound Padding
  • Sloped Bottom for fast drainage 

This single-bowl sink is handmade from 16 gauge T-304 stainless steel. The panels of the sink are 1.5 mm and will not deform even with heavy use. The inner dimensions of the sink are 32 in by 19 in with a depth of 10 in. If you need a big under-mount kitchen sink for oversized pots, pans, and baking dishes, this is an extremely roomy sink with a very deep bowl.

The drain opening on this sink is 3.5 in wide and is designed to fit a standard drain. It's set to the rear of the sink which will give you more room underneath. The sink has a 3 mm rubber silencer pad which installs underneath the sink base to improve sound insulation during regular use. The pad also serves to prevent condensation, which can damage cabinets underneath. This kitchen sink include a stainless steel grid which helps ensure smooth and easy draining. The bottom of the sink is sloped, with x-shaped drain grooves to ensure that water drains completely.

Features:

  • Overall Sink Dimensions: 32 (L) x 19 (W) x 10 (H) inches
  • Drain Size: 3.5 inches
    • Drain Placement: Rear
  • Stainless Steel Grade: T-304
    • Gauge: 16
  • Weight: 37.3 pounds

#4 The Winner - Apron Sink

Kraus KHF203-36 Stainless Steel Double Bowl Kitchen Sink

Kraus Standart PRO - KHF203-36

  • Outstanding Quality - Stainless Steel
  • Quiet Sink
  • Wear-Resistant Finish
  • Superior Drainage

This Kraus sink is made of Premium T-304 stainless steel. It is constructed of extra thick 16 gauge steel with a scratch-resistant, commercial grade finish. The barrier between the two basins is full height, enabling you to fill each individual bowl to the full basin depth of 10 in.

The drain in the sink is a standard 3.5 inch drain opening located to the rear of the sinks. This will give you added room underneath the sink as the plumbing is offset to the rear. The sink is designed for installation in a farmhouse style, so it's important that you have your cabinet refurbished correctly.

The two basins are set in a 60-40 division. The right basin is the smaller, with dimensions of 16 inches from front to back and 13 inches from left to right. The left basin has the dimensions of 16 inches from front to back and 19 inches just from left to right. The nominal dimensions for the sink are 36 by 21 inches with a product weight of 67 pounds. The sink has a minimum cabinet installation size of 39 inches.

The sink kit comes with a set of 2 protective bottom grids, a premium 3-basket strainer set, the drain assembly with a strainer, and a complimentary kitchen towel. The sink is covered by Kraus’ lifetime limited warranty which ensures that the sink will be free of defect for as long as the original purchaser owns a home that it was installed in.

Features:

  • Overall Size: 35.88(L) x 20.75(W) x 10(H) inches
  • Basin Length:
    • Left: 19 inches
    • Right: 13 inches
  • Basin Width:
    • Left: 16 inches
    • Right: 16 inches
  • Depth: 10 inches
  • Drain Size: 3.5 Inches
    • Drain Placement: Rear
  • Stainless Steel Grade: 304
    • Gauge: 16
  • Weight: 67 pounds
  • Installation Type: Farmhouse

Read Full Review: Kraus KHF203-36 Standart PRO Kitchen Double Bowl


#5 The Runner Up - Apron Sink

Zuhne Farmhouse Sink

Zuhne Prato

  • Easy to Clean - Stainless Steel
  • Quiet Sink
  • Rust and Corrosion Proof
  • Included: Colander set, Caddy, Grate and Strainer

This 33 inch single Bowl kitchen sink comes last in our list of the best kitchen sinks and has been designed for a farmhouse installation with a tall apron front. The sink is made of 16 gauge T-304 stainless steel for long life. The interior dimensions of the bowl are 21.5 in by 16 in with a 10 inch depth. The minimum cabinet size for installation is 27 in.

The nominal dimensions for the sink are 24 in by 21 in. Nominal dimensions are needed in order to accurately install your sink. The drain size is 3.5 in and set to the rear. As always, a rear drain placement will give you additional room underneath the sink for storage.

The sink has excellent insulation, which protects the cabinet from condensation damage and also cancels any noise or vibration from an installed garbage disposal. The sink has an ultra-premium, scratch-resistant finish which is naturally brushed. The sides and corners of the sink are gently curved for easy cleaning.

The sink comes with a stainless sink caddy with suction, as well as a designer drain strainer. The sink comes with a limited lifetime warranty which covers the finish and operation. So long as the original owner and purchaser owns the home that the sink was originally installed in, the manufacturer will repair or replace any defects.

Features:

  • Overall Sink Dimensions: 32-7/8 (W) x 20-3/4 (D) x 9 (H) inches
  • Basin Length: 30 inches
  • Basin Width: 16 inches
  • Depth: 10 inches
  • Drain Size: 3.5 inches
    • Drain Placement: rear
  • Stainless Steel Grade: T-304
    • Gauge: 16
  • Weight: 62 pounds
  • Installation Type: Farmhouse

Read Full Review: Zuhne Prato Farmhouse Sink


#6 The Winner - Granite Sink

Weight: 49.5 pounds Installation Type: Drop-in, Undermount

Kraus Quarza - KGD-433B

  • Soundproof
  • Highly Resilient
  • Stain and Shock Resistant
  • Gently Sloped Bottom for Quick Draining

This double-bowl sink is made of a granite composite. This composite is crafted from 80% natural granite and emulates the look feel and texture of natural stone without the chipping and porousness of natural stone. The thermal finishing process from Krause results in a non-porous surface that is not only resistant to chipping scratching and discoloration, but also to chemicals and heat. The sink is certified as safe by all major product testing boards in the United States and Canada.

The drain for the sink is 3.5 in and located toward the rear to give you added space underneath. This sink comes pre drilled with a single faucet hole in the center. The dimensions of the sink are equal on both sides because it is a 50-50 basin split. The basin has a total depth of 9.5 in and the two bowls have a length of 14.24 in and a width of 16.38 in.

Distinct is designed for a dual mount, which means that you can either install it as an under-mount or a drop-in. The minimum sink base cabinet width is 36 inches. The nominal dimensions for this kitchen sink are 33 in x 22 in. The sink kit includes a stainless steel basket strainer, mounting and installation brackets, and a cutting template for you to accurately cut your countertop.

Kraus covers this sink with a limited lifetime warranty. Should the product's material or craftsmanship fail while the owner of the product owns the house that it was originally installed in, Krause will repair or replace the items.

Features:

  • Overall Size: 33 (L) x 22 (W) x 9.5 (H) inches
  • Basin Length:
    • Left: 14.24 inches
    • Right: 14.24 inches
  • Basin Width:
    • Left: 16.38 inches
    • Right: 16.38 inches
  • Depth: 9.5 inches
  • Drain Size: 3.5 Inches
    • Drain Placement: Rear
  • Material: Granite Composite
    • Gauge: 16
  • Weight: 49.5 pounds
  • Installation Type: Drop-in, Undermount

#7 The Runner Up - Granite Sink

Blanco 440215 Diamond Double-Basin Drop-In or Undermount Granite Kitchen Sink

Blanco Anthracite- 440215

  • Ultra-Durable patented material
  • Scratch, Stain and Heat Resistant
  • Easy to Clean
  • Easy Installation

This two-basin sink is made of Blanco's trademarked Silgranit II material. This composite material comes in multiple finishes, including biscotti, cafe brown, concrete gray, cinder, biscuit, and anthracite. The composite is made up of 80% natural granite to replicate the look and feel of natural stone yet resist scratches, water stains and chips. The composite is 100% colored so it won't fade, and is impervious to household bases and acids.

The drain for the sink is 3.5 inch and it is set towards the rear of the D-shaped basins. This is a low division sink so you can fill each individual basin to get the flexibility of a double-basin sink or fill it the rest of the way to get the additional room of a single-bowl sink. The basin division is a 60-40 split, with the larger basin on the left-hand side. The left basin has a left-to-right measurement of 16.5 in with a front-to-back of 18.59375 in. The right-hand basin has a left-to-right measurement of 12.5 in with a front-to-back measurement of 16.40625 inches.

This sink is designed for an Ada wall mount, so you can drop it in or undermount it as you see fit. The minimum cabinet size for a drop-in is 33 inches, and for the undermount is 36 in. The normal dimensions for this kitchen sink are 33 in by 22 in. It does come with one faucet installation hole pre-drilled, with four additional knockouts for additional kitchen faucets if you require them.

Blanco offers a limited lifetime warranty. This covers the operation and finish of the sink provided that the finish has not been damaged or subjected to misuse. The use of corrosive or abrasive cleaning agents will also void the warranty.

Features:

  • Overall Size: 33 (L) x 22 (W) x 9.5 (H) inches
  • Basin Length:
    • Left: 16.5 inches
    • Right: 12.5 inches
  • Basin Width:
    • Left: 18.59375 inches
    • Right: 12.5 inches
  • Depth:
    • Left: 9.5 inches
    • Right: 8 inches
  • Drain Size: 3.5 Inches
    • Drain Placement: Rear
  • Material: Granite Composite
  • Weight: 67 pounds
  • Installation Type: Drop-in, Undermount

#8 The Winner - Fireclay Sink

Latoscana LFS3318W Fireclay Farmhouse Sink

Latoscana - LFS3318W

  • Italian Made Reversible Design
  • Compatible with Garbage Disposal Units
  • Variety of Installation
  • Scratch, Stain and Heat Resistant

This 33-inch sink is made of fireclay. Fireclay sinks are made of a hand-formed composite. The interior dimensions of the sink measure 30 in by 16 in. The sink also has a 9 inch depth. That is more than enough room to hold a full load of dishes. Keep in mind that fireclay is exceptionally hard and will break dishes if they are dropped.

The drain to the sink is 3.5 in wide and set in the center. That means that this sink is completely reversible. The sink is designed to be farmhouse installed with an apron front. It has a weight of 85 lb, so be sure that your cabinet can take the wait. It may be necessary to install additional support.

The sink has a simple fluted design on one side and a completely smooth service on the other so it is completely up to you how you decide to install it. The finish of the sink is extremely durable and resistant to water stains and scratches.

Read Full Review: Latoscana LFS3318W Fireclay Farmhouse Sink

Features:

  • Overall Size: 33 (L) x 18-1/8 (W) x 10-1/16 inches
  • Basin Length: 15-5/16 inches
  • Basin Width: 30-1/4 inches
  • Depth: 9-1/8 inches
  • Drain Size: 3.5 inches
    • Drain Placement: center
  • Material: Fireclay
  • Weight: 85 pounds
  • Installation Type: Farmhouse

#9 Another Great Kitchen Sink

Zuhne 30-Inch Single Bowl Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

ZUHNE Modena

  • Ultra Durable Stainless Steel
  • Fast-Drain
  • Cancel Noise
  • No Vibration - if used with garbage disposal

This is Zuhne Modena 30 inch single Bowl stainless steel kitchen sink made of T-304 16 gauge brushed stainless steel. The sink has an ultra-premium scratch-resistant natural brushed finish. The corners are gently curved to clean easily and the extra deep basin is ideal for large pots and pans. The base of the sink is sloped and drains faster than other equivalents kitchen sinks.

The sink has a basin size of 28 x 16 in with an overall depth of 10 in. The drain is 3.5 in with a rear placement. The rear placement will give you additional room underneath a z plumbing will be set towards the rear.

The sink has a weight of 32 lb and is designed for an undermount installation. They think also has better insulation which allows you to defrost or drain ice without causing excess condensation. The nominal size of the sink is 30 by 18 in. Nominal size is important to know for correct sink installation.

The sink is protected by a limited lifetime warranty which protects the finishing operation for as long as the original purchaser owns a home that it was originally installed in. Should the finish get scratched or worn, the manufacturer will replace it or repair it at their discretion. Keep in mind that use of abrasive cleaners will void the warranty.

Features:

  • Overall Size: 30 (L) x 18 (W) x 10 (H) inches
  • Basin Length: 28 inches
  • Basin Width: 16 inches
  • Depth: 10 inches
  • Drain Size: 3.5 inches
    • Drain Placement: Rear
  • Stainless Steel Grade: T-304
    • Gauge: 16
  • Weight: 32 pounds
  • Installation Type: Undermount

Read Full Review: ZUHNE Modena Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink


#10 Another Great Kitchen Sink

American Standard 18SB.9301800T.075

American Standard

  • Premium Stainless Steel
  • Undermount - Single Bowl
  • Quiet Sink
  • Simple Clean Look

The sink is produced by American Standard. It's a single-basin design to provide you with maximum workspace. The basin has a 9-inch step from the top to the bottom of the sink. The basin dimensions are 28 in by 15 15/16 in. This is plenty of room to hold a large pot or kettle and a full load of dishes if you need it.

The drain opening is 3.563 in wide and is designed to fit a standard compression drain. The drain position is in the exact center of the sink and includes a drain fitting with a strainer. The sink does not come pre-drilled for kitchen faucets.

This sink is designed to be undermounted. It includes installation hardware and a cutting template to make installation as painless as possible. It also comes with sound absorbing pads to prevent clatter, and under cabinet condensation proofing to help prevent damage to your cabinets. The nominal dimensions for the sink are 30 in long by 18 in wide.

American Standard offers a limited lifetime warranty against the finish and operation. The limited warranty is non-transferable and only applies to the original purchaser as long as they own the home that the sink was installed in. The warranty also does not cover labor charges or shipping.


Kitchen Sink Buying Guide

Kitchen Sink and Faucet

Now that we've covered the best kitchen sinks and reviewed them, you're probably wondering what's next. This is where we talked about the four features that you should be paying attention to above all else. Then we'll discuss manufacturers and the best kitchen sink brands, and finally share some tips on installing your own kitchen sink.

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Kitchen Sink

When it comes time to purchase your kitchen sink, there are many things that you should pay attention to. When we asked shoppers what top four things a new buyer should consider, these are the four things that were the most important.

  • Sink and Kitchen Size

This was by far the most important feature for the majority of shoppers. A kitchen sink's size is important for a variety of reasons. First, you have to consider the lengths and widths of the sink to ensure that it will fit in your cabinets and kitchen space. Larger kitchen sinks may only fit in your biggest cabinet contertop.

You should also consider functionality: are you looking for a prep sink (or island sink) or a cleanup sink? A prep sink can obviously be smaller, while size and depth becomes important for a cleanup sink.

Most people want deeper cleanup sinks, but they find that they do not have the room underneath the kitchen counter to accommodate them unless they are willing to sacrifice significant storage space.

If you're firmly set on a deep cleanup sink that can fit your full baking sheets, look for a sink with an offset drain opening. If your kitchen sink's drain is positioned more toward the back, this will free up more space as the plumbing will not be getting your way.

Large Farmhouse Sink
  • Budget

Another concern that people expressed was budget. Nobody wants to buy a 22-gauge stainless steel sink and have it vibrate and rattle every time you pour water into it. On the other hand, some of the best features come with a higher price tag. One of the best tips that we received was for a potential buyer to sit down and make a list of non-negotiables for their new kitchen. Then make a list of what they would like. Once you have those two lists, you can shop and look for a sink that is within your budget and has all of your non-negotiables.

It's important to not confuse a non-negotiable with what you want. For example, a prep sink can be handy, but is it really practical? Why not go for a double-bowl cleanup sink instead? Or will a small kitchen sink suit your needs better than a bigger model? There are also a lot of different manufacturers for kitchen sinks, and there are even some that are not well-known name brands that can offer significant savings if you are willing to take a chance on them.

  • Sink and Kitchen Style

Now let's look at kitchen sink style. The style for the best kitchen sinks is mostly a matter of personal preference, but also depends on usage, your work space, and kitchen space. Do you want a single bowl or a double bowl? If you want a double bowl, do you want them to be equally divided or do you want one to be offset and smaller? What about bowl design? And finally, what about color options, and how it will blend with your kitchen decor? Here we're going to talk about some of the features and design issues you'll need to know when comparing and contrasting common kitchen sink choices.

Top-mount vs. Under-mount sinks 

Top-mount kitchen sinks, also called drop-in sinks, are installed by dropping the sink down into a hole that was cut into your countertop. This is the most common type of kitchen sink out there. The sink has an exposed rim around the perimeter; it is held in place by metal clips under the kitchen counter as well as some silicone caulk under the edge.

Drop-in sinks are easier to install on your own and easier to clean around the edges. They also tend to be less expensive than other types of sink, so are a great kitchen sink style if you're working to a tight budget.

Top-mounted kitchen sink

▪ An under-mount sink also has an edge, but because the sink is held in place underneath the opening, you don’t see it. The sink is held in place with a series of heavy-duty industrial clips or clamps, glue, and a bead of caulk. When this sink is installed, the edge of the opening remains exposed. So if you choose this type of sink, make sure that your countertop is made of a solid surface.

Under-mount kitchen sinks save space. Because you don’t have the exposed edge of the sink, you can use the maximum amount of counter space available. Also, because there's no sink edge, it’s easier to clean your counters by sweeping food scraps and debris right into the sink. These advantages make under-mount kitchen sinks a common choice for prep sinks.

Undermount sinks come in both single and double-bowl varieties

Single-bowl vs. Double-bowl Sinks

The number of bowls is basically the number of basins that a sink has. Single-bowl sinks only have the single basin, while double-bowl have two individual basins. The value of single vs. double is hotly contested and seems to be divided by regions in the United States. The farther east you go, the more likely you are to find people who love single-bowl sinks. Meanwhile, head west, and you'll find more supporters of double-bowl design.

Both types of sink will usually take up the same space; so a 33-inch wide single-bowl has one basin that is 33 inches wide. A double-bowl design will have two bowls that are 15 to 16 inches wide. So the advantages of both can be readily seen.

▪ With a single-bowl that is 33 inches wide, you can fit more into it at one time: great for washing up after large family meals or a dinner party. Larger baking dishes, more plates, and even your cat can all be washed in a single-bowl sink. On the other hand, a smaller single-bowl sink is also a great solution if you're looking for a simple prep sink or island sink.

▪ As a double-bowl sink has bowls that are much narrower, it’s easy to place a cutting board across one sink and extend your counter space. When prepping food, you can use one bowl for food scraps and the other for washing. Alternatively, you can have one bowl with soapy water for washing dishes, and the other can be empty to hold washed dishes before you rinse them off.

Full-divide vs. Low-divide Sinks

If you choose a double-bowl sink, then you have the choice between full-divide and low-divide sinks. A full divider is one that makes your double bowl sink the traditional model. But a low-divide sink changes the game entirely. The divider only goes up to about halfway, so you essentially get three sinks.

You get two basins when you fill the sink up to the height of the divider. You can have a hot zone for raw meats in one and use the other to rinse without worry about cross-contamination. You can put a dish strainer on one side; anything you can do with a two-bowl sink, you can do with a low divider.

When you fill the sink up past the low divider, you get the third sink. The entire thing transforms into a single bowl sink. So now you can fit in larger dishes, cookie sheets, and pans. If you measure your kitchen faucet clearance carefully, you'll even be able to fit in large stock pots to fill them with water in the sink.

Farmhouse Sink

This type of sink is also called an apron front sink. It was traditionally used to hold large amounts of water when people did not have running water in the kitchen. Make no mistake: apron sinks are extremely large, with very deep basins. When it comes to the pros of this style, they are fairly obvious. The design gives you a large amount of basin space, and you can accommodate a great number of dishes. Additionally, if you don't want a single bowl for your farmhouse sink, you can get models that have double bowls or even units that have low risers as well.

There are a few cons when it comes to this type of sink. The first is the price: farmhouse sinks have a higher price tag than traditional sinks. Installation difficulty is another difficulty. This type of sink often requires the front of your cabinet to be adjusted because of its design. Additionally, because of the weight of the sink, you may need to have your counters rebraced.

Best Farmhouse Kitchen Sink Reviews
  • Material

This was an important concern for many of our readers. What is your sink made of? There are a lot of different options, and we're going to give you a brief rundown of each and a shortlist of the pros and cons. Key considerations here are your budget, durability, your cabinet quality and your kitchen decor and style. 

o Stainless Steel - this is by far the most common material for a kitchen sink to be made out of. Stainless steel looks good, it's easy to clean, and it lasts for a very long time. A stainless steel kitchen sink is also a great option if you're looking for a small kitchen sink, as the material itself doesn't take up much room. One key thing to keep in mind with stainless steel is the gauge of the steel used.

The gauge of the steel refers to its thickness. The higher the gauge number, the thinner the steel. So an 18 gauge stainless steel sink is thicker than a 22 gauge stainless steel sink. In general, you do not want a sink that is thinner than 18 or 20 gauge. That's because as the metal becomes thinner it becomes more likely to rattle or vibrate. Many manufacturers provide sound insulation for the sink base, to reduce noise created by heavy dishes.

If you plan on installing a garbage disposal, then you don't want anything thinner than 18 gauge. Commercial or industrial sinks will often have 16-gauge stainless steel, but for the residential cook, this thickness is almost overkill.

o Stone - Stone sinks are very heavy and require extra reinforcements but they are exceptionally beautiful and add a ton of value to your home: basically great if you're looking to create a focal point in your kitchen or improve your kitchen decor. You can find stone sinks made of granite, marble, and even exotic materials like petrified wood. Thanks to natural variations in stone, every stone sink is a unique piece of art and becomes a natural centerpiece to your kitchen. These sinks are carved from a single block, so there are no seams.

Thanks to natural variations in stone, every stone sink is a unique piece of art and becomes a natural centerpiece to your kitchen. These sinks are carb from a single block, so there are no seams in the stone. However, the stone is very porous and will absorb water. In order to avoid this, they need to be properly sealed. The seal can be damaged by excessive wear or harsh cleaning products, so your stone sink may need to be refinished from time to time.

o Composite - Composite sinks are called by different brand names including Corian, Formica, and others. These types of sinks use an acrylic resin with some sort of filler. These types of sinks are usually much less expensive than any other kind, but they also tend to show their age more easily.

One of the significant advantages of this type of sink is that it is very easily customizable. You can get composite sinks and nearly any color or finish that you desire to match your kitchen decor. Additionally, because they are made of resin with filler, if you are willing to spend the extra money, you can get a sink molded into whatever shape you like.

o Cast iron - cast iron sinks are often treated with an enamel glass-based glaze, or coated with porcelain to give the look of a porcelain sink. This creates a softer looked in stainless steel. Bear in mind that enamel sinks are extremely heavy and require specially reinforced countertops and cabinetry. A porcelain coating allows the cast iron to be thinner, so a porcelain sink can be more lightweight.

Enamel can sometimes be easily chipped or scratched so care must be taken when cleaning. If your enamel surface gets damaged then it will need to be retreated to prevent the cast iron underneath from rusting.

o Copper - Copper sinks are really meant to be the centerpiece of a kitchen renovation, and are another good choie if you want your sink to be a focal point of the kitchen. You can get these in undermount, drop-in or farmhouse style. There are a large number of finishes and patinas available when you choose copper. Additionally, you can choose between a smooth or hammered finish. One of the benefits of copper sinks is that they have the natural ability to kill 99.9% of bacteria. Copper molecules will punch holes into the cell membrane of bacteria which stop them from growing.

This feature alone is worth the higher price tag, because it prevents your sink from becoming a haven for germs. As with stainless steel sinks, make sure that you get a copper sink that has a good gauge of metal. Aim for anywhere between 14 and 18 gauge and ensure that the sink is at least 99% copper with 1% zinc.

o Fireclay - Fireclay is made from white clay that has been fused with a specific glaze and heated to extremely high temperatures. A fireclay sink looks like an enamel-coated cast iron sink but is much more resistant to staining and scratching. Fireclay sinks are extremely heavy and also require reinforced cabinets to support that.

Fireclay sinks are handcrafted, which means that you are going to pay a premium price for them. And because they are handcrafted, the manufacture is not to exact specifications, so professional installation is needed to adjust for slight variations in measurement. As fireclay ages, the surface may also require reglazing.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the features you should pay attention to, but it is meant to be a start. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us and let us know!

Kitchen Sink Top Brands

  • Kraus

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in New York, Kraus has dedicated itself to revolutionizing kitchen and bath design by making high-quality products affordable and accessible to every customer. Kraus kitchen sinks come in a variety of types including under-mounts, top-mount or drop-in, apron front (farmhouse) sinks, or dual-mount kitchen sinks.

While the majority of their sinks are made from stainless steel, they also offer models in granite, quartz or fireclay, as well as enamel and porcelain sinks. Kraus is dedicated to helping homeowners find a new way to love their kitchens every day.

  • Ruvati

Ruvati was founded in 2009 and is dedicated to bringing high-end kitchen and bath fixtures to the marketplace with reasonable prices and high quality and performance.

They are headquartered in Austin, Texas and were founded on the principle of environmental consciousness. With their Devotion to water conservation and the environment, their sinks are only manufactured from T-304 grade stainless steel.

This type of stainless steel is 100% recyclable and fits in well with their mission and design philosophy. They offer kitchen sinks made in 16 to 18 gauge stainless steel, fireclay, and granite, and also offer porcelain sinks and pretty sinks for RVs and laundry rooms, and even commercial grade sinks.

  • Kohler

Kohler has become one of the most recognized names in bath and kitchen products since its founding in 1873. Kohler was founded in Wisconsin, and started out making farm implements and plows. 10 years later, in 1883, they sold an enameled cast-iron water trough as a bathtub.

Since then they have been dedicated to innovation and sustainability when it comes to bath and kitchen products. Kohler kitchen sinks come in a variety of styles. They offer traditional farmhouse, professional deep-bowl, classic double, and even offset double styles.

Whether you're looking for a top-mount kitchen sink or a traditional farmhouse style, you can find a bold new design choice with Kohler.

  • Blanco

Blanco remains a family-owned company since its founding over 85 years ago in Germany. They have been doing business in the US for over 25 years, and are dedicated to excellence, moral capitalism, and bringing innovation and design into people's homes at affordable prices. Blanco believes that the kitchen sink should be the center of your kitchen because it provides you with a source of clean water.

Whether you're preparing a meal, cleaning up after a dinner party, or just puttering in the kitchen, Blanca's design philosophy offers several types of kitchen sinks for you. It doesn't matter if you were looking for a single-bowl, double-bowl, or a low divide sink, Blanco offers multiple options for you.

Deeper kitchen sinks in a patented granite composite, stainless steel in a durable gauge, or even their premium steel arch sinks which are handcrafted from a single sheet of stainless steel are available to put in your home.

  • Moen

Moen was created in 1956 by Alfred M. Moen as a company dedicated to making faucets for the kitchen and bath. Moen was the first company to create a single-handled faucet, and by 1982, it had been granted over 75 patents in revolutionizing kitchen and bath plumbing. They continue to be leaders in innovation when it comes to kitchen basins, faucets, and bath fixtures.

For kitchen sinks, installing a Moen drop-in sink can be faster than ever with trademarked QuickMount hardware. Moen offers a full line of single basin and double basin sinks in multiple formats. From farmhouse to D-shape and even perfectly square zero-radius sinks, Moen offers a solution for your kitchen remodel.

They even offer granite sinks if you're after a certain look for your décor.

  • Zuhne

Zuhne believes that you should start something great. And that something great starts with products that challenge the status quo. They create lines that are purpose-built, designed to meet even the most exacting requirements, and finish it off with superlative customer support.

Zuhne is a woman-owned enterprise, and are dedicated to exceeding your expectations. They offer multiple styles of sinks from a unique double farmhouse style to a double bowl with a low divide. Their sinks come in a variety of materials.

For example, their Antica style double-bowl sink is made of 99.9% pure copper with a hand-hammered finish and natural patina for an elegant and timeless look.

  • Swanstone

Swanstone is part of the Swan and American Bath Group manufacturing family. Swan produces high-performing surfacing solutions for kitchen and bath products. Their dedicated mission is to provide the most responsive customer service and best lifetime value in the industry. Their kitchen sinks are available in a variety of installation types, including drop-in and under-mount.

You can get Swanstone kitchen sinks in granite or even their patented composite style. Their composites are available in a variety of finishes including solid colors or aggregates. This wide range of finishes is available for both Swanstone granite and Veritek materials, and ensures that you'll find something that meets your design needs.

Kitchen SinksTypeInstallation TypeDepthMaterialRating
Kraus KHU100-30Single BasinUndermount10 inchesStainless Steel9
American Standard 18SB.9301800T.075Single BasinUndermount9 inchesStainless Steel10
Ruvati RVM4350 Double Basin Undermount or Drop-In8.5 inchesStainless Steel9
LordearSingle BowlUndermount, Farmhouse-Apron-Front10 inchesStainless-Steel 10
Kraus KHF203-36Double BowlFarmhouse10 inchesStainless Steel 9
ZUHNE ModenaSingle BasinUndermount10 inchesT304 18/10 Stainless Steel 16 Gauge9
Kraus KGD-433BDouble BowlDrop-in, Undermount9.5 inchesGranite Composite 9
Latoscana LFS3318W FireclaySingle BasinFarmhouse9-1/8 inchesFireclay8
Blanco 440215Double Bowl Drop-in, Undermount9.5 inchesGranite Composite 8

Conclusion on Finding the Best Kitchen Sinks

Hopefully by now, you've read through our list of the best kitchen sinks and have enough information to find one that you like for your kitchen. If you have any questions on any other aspects of your remodeling, such as help picking out the best kitchen faucet for your home, please feel free to peruse our other in-depth buying guides. Our goal here is to make sure that you have the easiest experience possible when it comes to shopping. Let us help you!

 

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