I ordered this sink hoping it would be large enough to handle the pots and pans that my old double sink could not. I was shocked at how large the sink is! The small section I use to put vegetable peelings in, soak silverware or place glasses that I don't want banged around. I was at work when it was installed so I do not really know how easy it was to install but was I ever happy when my husband showed me that our 13 gallon kitchen trash can fit under the large end of the sink. Our large Christmas gathering happened a couple of days after the sink was installed and I am pretty sure that at least 3 or 4 families will have new sinks at their home because they loved our sink so much. It really is beautiful. Also, the spray coating on the bottom side of the sink sure cuts down on the noise and clatter. This is a great buy. You won't be disappointed!