A kitchen sink is used to wash utensils or food to be cooked. Since the kitchen sink tends to be one of the busiest places in the kitchen then choosing one that is durable and fits your needs is of paramount importance. Kitchen sinks come in a variety of colors and sizes. The available space that you have to mount the sink will determine the type of kitchen sink that you will purchase.
Before buying your kitchen sink you should the following factors:
- Look for quality and value: Most kitchen sinks are made of stainless steel because they are easy to clean and last longer. Despite that fact you could also look at porcelain sinks if that is what you desire to have.
- Get a back friendly depth: The good convenient sinks are 10 inches in depth. They can hold a lot of utensils and they don’t splash water on the floor. The shape of the sink matters also. Sinks with square corners, flat bottom and straight sides can hold more water and utensils while sinks with soft angles enable you to have a sink that has good drainage and it is easy to clean.
- Ensure that the sink’s undercoating is made of rubber so that it can deaden the sound of running water, reduce base cabinet condensation and also deaden the noise made by silverware. If the sink that you are purchasing sounds like a steel drum then it has been made with a lighter material.
- There are sinks that come with baskets and drain assemblies while some do not come with them. the location and the design of the drain is important to note too. If it’s in the back it means that you will have more space to wash the dishes and you still good drainage even when you have dishes piled up in the sink. A rear drainage to the right or left is also a good option.