Awesome kitchen sink finishes go beyond the standard stainless steel sink. Various materials will bring life to your kitchen. Check out sinks made with cast iron, porcelain on steel, vitreous china, or natural stone. American Standard's Americast sinks are an incredible invention. A combination of steel and porcelain make this great material; it is light in weight and exceptionally durable. The Americast sink has superior noise reducing insulation properties that will help improve the longevity of your sink. Consider different types of sinks for your lifestyle. Double and triple bowl sinks are great for cleaning and rinsing, awesome for busy kitchens. The triple bowl is a tremendous asset: You can dry dishes, soak pots, and drain and rinse vegetables all at the same time with the triple bowl feature. Large single bowl vessel sinks are in no way lesser in quality. The single bowl sink will leave you plenty of room to work with, and can also work well with those who have less counter space to work with.
Prep/Entertainment/Bar Sinks: These are small sinks, which were originally designed to wash fruits and vegetables. However, over time, their utility has extended to a plethora of applications. They can fit in any space in the kitchen or in the bar unit or an entertainment section of the house. Besides these, we also have: Self-rimming/Top Mount Sinks: These sit in the countertop surface, with their rim forming a very close seal with the countertop surface. Bottom Mount/Under Mount Sinks: The edge of the countertop is exposed at the hole that is made for the sink, as the sink is installed below the surface of the countertop. Vessel Sinks: There is decoration on all sides of this sink, and it sits on top of the mounting surface. They are freestanding, and their popularity is increasing because of the artistic opportunity they provide.
While one-bowl sinks are almost ubiquitous in domestic kitchens, there's a lot to be said for some of the alternatives. Two-bowl sinks, for example, offer enough space for you to do food preparation and washing-up at the same time, without the risk of dropping your carrots into soapy water. However, they do take up a lot of space, which means they might not be suited to smaller kitchens where space is tight.
How many wells do you want in your kitchen sink? Probably the first decision most buyers make is to determine whether they prefer a single well or a double well. These are the two main configurations. Triple well models are also available, along with specialty styles like trough sinks and integrated drain-board sinks. A single well is great for those who regularly prepare large turkeys, host dinner parties or like to preserve food for the winter. A single well is also handy for washing small dogs and bathing grubby babies. Double well sinks serve two cook families and those who like to multi-task, rinsing vegetables for the salad in one well, while cleaning up in the other well.
Today, the design and usage of kitchen sinks has evolved immensely. Manufacturers have changed the shape, while the ingenious thought of interior decorators have improved it's design. The Kohler company, for example, offers some of the best sinks on the market. The Kohler Fete for example, is an oval shaped, and very shallow, island sink. Designers were thinking of ways to better the look of kitchen islands, while adding usage. While the small and stylish one is not able to handle washing the dishes, it does serve as a convenience for projects involving the cutting board. For salad preparation, or removing the fat from that beef, the Fete provides a big convenience to cleaning your food. Instead of traveling all the way to the main sink and risking an accident, the conventional Fete island one takes care of those small and quick jobs when cooking and prepping food. Other top brands that Kohler carries are Cursive, 8 Degree and Evenweave.
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