This sink is stunning to look at. I really love the size of this sink. It makes cleaning large saute pans & soaking big pans very easy. HOWEVER, I have to give it 2 stars because the sink is irregular in size. It was noted as 17 inches interior - one the left side this is true. On the right side it measures 16.5 interior. Of course I did not discover this until after my counters had been cut for the sink using the provided template. And since the sink is now epoxied onto the counter, it would be a giant pain to return this item. If you decide to purchase this sink, make sure you measure it for accuracy before having your fabricator cut holes in your counters. Also, my fabricator said that Kraus templates are usually designed for a positive reveal - just an FYI to discuss your preference for reveal with your fabricator & then tell them to use the actual sink - not the template!
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
- How is the quality of the product? Ok
This sink was delivered so quickly and had been sitting in my garage waiting for my remodel. It is big, but I had measured my old drop in sink and other than it's depth, it was pretty much the same length and width, except this sink is way more efficient. Because of it's depth I ordered a compact garbage disposal and was able to fit the sink, disposal and a 4" roll out tray under the cabinet. I use a product like BonAmi/Bartender's Friend to clean it with a Non-Scratch Pad (exactly what I use on my cookware) and it works well. I ordered an optional sink colander and that came in handy. When I'm not using it to rinse produce etc., I use it to drain my dishes.
The other reviews are right on point. This sink is large. Very large. My contractor laughed at it's cavernous size. That said, it fit in my standard cabinet with no issue. Make sure your faucet has enough room for the handle to have full rage of motion without hitting the back splash, as the depth of this sink does not leave much space with the typical 24" cabinet depth (easily done with some forethought and coordination). Although the sink states 16 gauge stainless steel, it seems more like an 18 gauge. Maybe a little nicer than the normal 18 gauge, but not as quite as beefy as the $1,000+ 16 gauge sinks you will find in the store. Also, it's not incredibly padded on the underside. Not a ton of clanking, but we might add some spray in insulation (a recommendation of our granite guy) around the base, within the cabinet, to make it super quiet. Beware of scratching. It's definitely not scratch proof. We have only had it installed for two days now, so can't attest to longevity. At the moment, it just seems like the sink should always have the protective grate at the bottom. The overall take home, this sink is an excellent value for a great sink and we are very happy.
After searching EVERYWHERE, I decided that this was the best value for the quality of sink I was looking for. I was replacing a white double-bowl porcelain sink that I adored. It did take a few weeks to get used to, but now that the whole family has used it for about 2 months now, I can safely say, we love it. I am constantly cleaning the water spots out of it, but that's just me...I did the same with the white porcelain. (Yes, I'm Type A). I like the fact that the corners are NOT zero radius. I have a small prep sink that is, and I like this one with the slightly rounded square corners much better. It does make clean-up much easier. The grid is a must, so glad it came with one. The only problem is now I dont have that center piece between the bowls for my dish rag to hang!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Outstanding
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right On
Nice looking sink, and great price for a commercial style, but seems to be soft metal. . We buy a lot of sinks through my business, and this is nicer and heavier than many knock-offs in the same price range, but it seems to get scratched VERY easy. I don't know if stainless steel can be hard/soft, but it sure seems less durable than most.
This sink is massive!! I love how wonderful it looks in my new kitchen!! I knew through my plumbing company that Kraus sinks were of good quality so I felt comfortable making this purchase through Overstock!!! Overstock has come through again!!!
Big and beautiful combined with the Kraus faucet immediately updated the kitchen. I will recommend. It came packaged in a flannel bag with it's monogram on the front. Very nice touch. It is cleaning up easily and the comments about the slope do not seem to be an issue. I use it with the rack to protect the bottom.
Despite a lot of reviews that claim this sink holds water and doesn't drain well . . . that is NOT TRUE! We just remodeled our kitchen and installed this sink. With all the professionals that we've had working in our kitchen, they all made sure the cabinets, countertops, etc were level which ensures the sink will be level which ensures proper drainage. So if your sink doesn't drain, it's not the sink, it's something else in your kitchen that's not level. Let's be fair people!!!! This sink is AMAZING and beautiful. We love it and everyone else who sees it loves it too!! So glad I didn't listen to any of the negative reviews. If you're considering buying this sink, I would highly recommend it. Again just make sure everything is level and you won't have any drainage problems. Enjoy!!!
Just had my sink installed a few days ago and when I first say it I was so impressed at how beautiful it looked. However, after a few times of using it I realized it is going to be a lot of maintenance involved keeping it looking spot free. It never drains completely and there are constant small water pools. I learned if you don't dry the sink after every use it will leave water stains that are very hard to remove. I dumped my fridge ice cubes in the sink last night to melt and this morning my sink has spots of white film all over the bottom that were hard to wipe up. I decided to do an online search about cleaning this brand of sink and their website confirmed how much maintenance is involved; don't let water sit, don't let any corrosive liquid (coffee, soda, juices) sit it the sink, wipe clean after each use (which will get old fast for me since I use the sink rack, which will have to be removed ever time!). If you do not comply with the instructions above consistently, the sink can discolor. I should have read their website first because I don't think I would have purchased this sink if I had known the worked involved. Oh well, time to clean some dishes, and then clean my sink, again!