Heart sinking on the performance of your CURRENT sink? What makes a good kitchen sink, other than it looking good in your kitchen, made of durable material, and not costing a bomb?
1. Sound Deadening
Some sinks will resonate with loud sounds from dishes and disposers. Some materials absorb the sound better than others. Choose a sink that doesn’t make kitchen time sound so noisy. If you are buying stainless steel make sure there are deadening pads on the underside.
Debris, crumbs, food scraps, oils and liquids can be easily swept into the sink from the counter (the surface) with this no-ridge approach. A simple, no-fuss design goes a long way!
3. Easy to Clean
This is a “duh!” from us. Sink surfaces should be easy to wipe and clean as well as keep tidy. Unfortunately, some materials hide water spots and food particles better (annoying!). Others have antimicrobial finishes that help keep your kitchen clean.
4. Deep Bowls and Rear Drains
With a deep bowl, large pots and pans can be deeply inserted, and powerful taps will have less oversplash (no splashing onto your shirt or face!). With rear drains, the plumbing doesn’t reach toward the front, so there is room for more storage underneath the sink. Go for one that has an offset deck as they allow for a larger bowl on one side because the faucet is on the opposite bowl.
5. Straight Sides, Flat Bottoms and Tight Corners
Straight sides give you more space to place your dishes while flat bottomed sinks allow you to arrange them without them falling over at the bottom. Tight corners in the sink also leave more room for upright dishes. It’s all about how the shape of the sink affects storage space when doing the dishes!