Ruvati Low-Divide 50/50 Double Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink Review

Ruvati Low-Divide 50/50 Double Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink Review

Ruvati RVM4350

  • Double Basin
  • Basin Length: 14.5 inches (Both Sides)
  • Basin Width: 16.875 inches (Both Sides)
  • Depth: 8.5 inches (Both Sides)
  • Drain Size: 9

Product Overview

When Ruvati made this double bowl sink, they crafted a design that would enhance most kitchens. It’s a classic stainless steel design that offers some added upscale elegance when it is mounted under the counter. The Ruvati 32 inch Low Divide 50/50 Double Bowl Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink is the perfect choice for those who want a sink that will function well while looking great.

Stainless steel is a classic choice for a sink material since it’s lightweight enough to hold anything you put into it. The double-bowl design offers the flexibility to wash in one basin and rinse in the other or store dirty dishes in one side while keeping the other side free for preparing food or getting drinks. People with limited counter space can even use one basin as a space to dry dishes while keeping the other bowl available for traditional sink needs. However you choose to use it, the double bowl design will give you the flexibility to adjust that use to suit your needs that day.

While this sink may sound like a classic, because it is, it’s far from ordinary. By designing it to mount under the counter, Ruvati bumped this model up from old to modern. It creates a luxurious look that will scream modern, contemporary sophistication while keeping all of the classic functionality that has come with decades of kitchen use. Blending a traditional stainless steel, double bowl sink with a contemporary installation makes for a winning combination.

Undermount vs. Drop in Sinks

When you look at a traditional kitchen, you’ll likely see a counter that has a sink dropped into a hole cut into it. The metal edge of the sink is visible but usually sealed with caulk. This has been the way that sinks and countertops have been installed for many decades, but recently a new option has become available.

As solid counters have become more popular, people have started installing sink beneath the counters. This creates a unique look and offers a few useful advantages. When the sink is installed with the counter on top of it, the sink is called an undermount sink. They’ve become a popular choice in the last couple of decades and for good reasons.

Drop in Sinks

With laminate counters, there is usually some raw particle wood underneath the laminated surface, hence the name “laminate.” When a hole is cut in the counter, that wood is exposed. While it can be covered with another strip of laminate, the seam where that strip meets the top will become a weak spot where water can enter and damage the counter. A drop in sink will sit on top of that raw, cut edge to protect it.

Of course, with the sink sitting on top of the edges of the counter, you’ll need to push any water and crumbs that you want to move from the counter to the sink up and over the edge of the sink. This is why you’ll need to caulk around it. It’s the only way to ensure that water doesn’t sneak in between the sink and the counter and cause damage and swelling.

Undermount Sinks

Undermount sinks work best when paired with a solid counter surface like granite, sandstone, quartz, and other stone slabs. They can have a hole for the sink cut into them in a way that looks intentional, finished, and polished. It won’t leave any unfinished edges, so there’s no risk of damage. Pairing undermount sinks with such high-quality countertops is part of what has given them the mark of luxury. Installing this Ruvati undermount sink is a sign that you opted for the best with your kitchen remodel.

There are some big benefits when using an undermount sink for everyday purposes, too. After all, there’s no lip to move liquids or crumbs up and over, you can seamlessly swipe them from counter to sink. This smooth transition is also what gives under-mounted sinks like this model by Ruvati such clean lines.

Pros

  • Low divide makes using both basins easy
  • Beautiful undermount design to add elegance to your kitchen
  • Padded and coated to limit noise
  • Curved corners make cleaning very easy
  • Standard drain sizes make it easy to install, even with a garbage disposal

Cons

  • Undermount sinks like this one work best with solid stone slap counters

Summary

When you want a good looking kitchen sink with the tradition of a 50/50 double basin sink but the elegance of an undermount design choose the Ruvati 32-inch Low-Divide 50/50 Double Bowl Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink. It has the durability and functionality of a classic design with the contemporary luxury of undermount installation, and it will make keeping your new kitchen clean even easier.

Ruvati RVM4350

  • Double Basin
  • Basin Length: 14.5 inches (Both Sides)
  • Basin Width: 16.875 inches (Both Sides)
  • Depth: 8.5 inches (Both Sides)
  • Drain Size: 9