Kraus KHU100-30 Kitchen Sink Review

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DETAILS

Kraus KHU100-30

  • Single Basin
  • Basin Length: 28 inches
  • Basin Width: 16 inches
  • Depth: 10 inches

Product Overview

If you want one of the largest and most versatile sink basins available, consider the Kraus KHU100-30 Kitchen Sink. It has a generous 30 inches of width, so you can easily stack plates beside one another. Since Kraus anticipated your need for tall pots and plates piled like skyscrapers, they went ahead and made this sink a whopping ten inches deep.

The added depth of this sink does a lot to keep all of your water inside the basin. Any splashes or waves are easily contained by the high sides of the sink. This makes soaking larger dishes like cookie sheets and casserole dishes much easier, and it’s less messy when you dump out the soaking water.

Kraus also considered that dump of water when they designed the drain placement in this sink. The drain is set back from the center by a just a small amount. This puts the drain slightly closer to the faucet and makes it easier for the water to drain instead of spinning and crashing into itself.

The sink also includes an “X” shaped set of very subtle indentations in the bottom of the sink that have the drain at the center. While it doesn’t sound like much, when it comes time for the water to disappear, this “X” makes a big difference. It channels all of the water down toward the drain without leaving any dips or depressions to catch puddles to let food debris hang around.

The Sound of Silence in Your Sink

If you’ve ever heard a toddler bang a metal utensil on a stainless-steel pot, you’ll be able to imagine the sound that a stainless-steel sink can make when forks, spoons, and knives are dropped into it. Given that accepting dropped utensils is one of the primary functions of a sink, this can be a scary and noisy concern.

Just imagine sitting in front of the TV when you remind the lovely child in your care to put their dirty dishes in the sink. Of course, they’ll listen and obey immediately, but when the clatter banging ruckus disrupts your peace you might regret how awesomely helpful your family is. So how do we keep the volume down while we clean up?

This Kraus kitchen sink include special padding around 80% of the sink to deafen the noise. It is a special technology that Kraus designers have developed to keep the sound of your sink to a minimum. You’ll be able to encourage everyone to tidy up after themselves while maintaining the peace.

Under Sink Cabinet Requirements

All sinks must be mounted into a special sink cabinet. These cabinets do not have shelves or drawers since they have to leave space for all of the plumbing. That makes them less functional than most cabinets. The key to great kitchen designs is often choosing the best sink and cabinet for your needs.

Most double basin, or double bowl, sinks require a cabinet that is 39 inches wide. This means that you will need to dedicate 39 inches of your kitchen space to your sink, instead of being able to use that space for storage for your small appliances, pots, pans, and dishes.

For those who prefer to keep their under-sink cabinet smaller, a single basin sink is a great way to do that. Some of these sinks can use cabinets as small as just twenty inches. Unfortunately, that will leave you with a sink that is only slightly wider than a ruler. The trick is to balance a sink that is large enough to meet all of your needs while still small enough to fit in a cabinet that won’t eat up all of your kitchen space.

Kraus’s 30-inch single basin stainless steel sink handles this balance perfectly. Since it doesn’t waste any space with dividers, you get one of the largest basins available while still using a cabinet smaller than most double basin sinks. This model of sink only requires a cabinet that is 33 inches wide.

Pros

  • Quit design due to sound deafening padding
  • Durable stainless steel won’t rust or scratch
  • “X” shaped bottom for quick and complete draining
  • Drain placement to ensure quick drainage, even when large quantities of water are dumped

Cons

  • Since the sink is so large, you’ll want to be sure that it’s properly installed to protect against failure. This much water gets heavy!

Summary

When you want all of the benefits a huge sink, but you have a kitchen where every inch counts, the Kraus KHU100-30 Kitchen Sink, 30 Inch, Stainless Steel model is the perfect balance of a small cabinet with a large basin. In fact, it is among the best rated kitchen sinks available today. You’ll be able to stack all of your plate right beside your tallest soup pot without worrying about any water splashing over the sides of this sink.

PRODUCTS
DETAILS

Kraus KHU100-30

  • Single Basin
  • Basin Length: 28 inches
  • Basin Width: 16 inches
  • Depth: 10 inches

About the author

Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward is the owner and main author of Sink and Faucet. She has a degree in marketing and a passion for home design and architecture. When she isn´t working, you´ll find her doing home improvements at her own house, reading or flipping through home design magazines at her favorite coffee house.