Clever Kitchen Sinks

You already do double (and triple… and quadruple…) duty in the kitchen. Shouldn’t your sink?

For the occasional cook and the professional chef alike, the sink is arguably the kitchen’s most important feature. When you choose wisely, the right kitchen sink can make your everyday food preparation and cleanup smooth, easy, and even enjoyable.

Kitchen sinks are now available in a dizzying array of configurations to support every type of cook.

A basic sink may include a simple cutting board full or partial insert. This one shows that your decorative bar sink can also be used as additional counter space, an important consideration when deciding if you have enough space for another sink.

Elkay Mystic Single Bowl Contoured Undermount Sink
Elkay Mystic Single Bowl Contoured Undermount Sink

Some cutting boards do double duty as well by including colanders or other kitchen necessities. This one allows users to chop and rinse vegetables without using an inch of counter or sink space (or flooding the floor):

Franke Vision Double Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink
Franke Vision Double Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink

Another way to save counter and cabinet space: do away with your drain board.

Elkay Harmony Stainless Steel Undermount Single Bowl Sink with Ribbed Area and Cutting Board
Elkay Harmony Stainless Steel Undermount Single Bowl Sink with Ribbed Area and Cutting Board
Whitehaus Large Quatro Alcove Reversible Fireclay Sink With Integral Drain Board
Whitehaus Large Quatro Alcove Reversible Fireclay Sink With Integral Drain Board
Elkay Harmony Double Bowl Sink
Elkay Harmony Double Bowl Sink

This smart sink is contoured with ledges to let cooks rest a grid at a more reachable height, effectively doubling sink capacity and preventing back strain (no need to bend over to reach the bottom of the sink when washing dishes):

Franke Regatta Triple Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink with Integral Ledge
Franke Regatta Triple Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink with Integral Ledge

Some sinks are real workhorses, designed for heavy culinary use. Sliding cutting boards, drain boards, strainers, tilt-out storage, and even knife holders turn a sink into a convenient and flexible cooking station.

Franke Mythos Stainless Steel Drop-In Double Bowl Sink
Franke Mythos Stainless Steel Drop-In Double Bowl Sink
Franke Culinary Work Station
Franke Culinary Work Station
Julien Classic Single Bowl Worktop Sink
Julien Classic Single Bowl Worktop Sink
Houzer Novus Undermount Single Bowl Sink
Houzer Novus Undermount Single Bowl Sink

What would make your cooking and cleanup processes easier?

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2 Responses

  1. Valerie - Selling Homes in Philly

    I have quite a small kitchen and these clever sinks should be perfect for me! I like all of them, but I love the Franke Culinary Work Station. You have a place for washing, drying, chopping, draining, and even knives storage. What is there to ask for, right?

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