When we bought new granite counter tops, I wanted to increase my counter space, so I opted for this single sink to replace by old double sinks. This sink is deep and wide. A full cookie sheet lies flat in the bottom and I could pile lots of dishes in the sink without anyone knowing. The grid in the bottom allows pots and pans to drain after washing and rinsing, so they don't need to sit on the counter to dry. When the plumber came, he popped the strainer into place without plumbers putty, so no messy ooze to deal with or clean up. Even with the deeper sink, I still have storage space in the cabinet underneath. I love this sink! Can't beat the price either. Plus, the strainer and grid are included!