When it comes to the kitchen, we favor single bowl, undermount sinks, the deeper the better (preferably spacious enough to accommodate a dinner party's worth of dirty dishes). Stainless sinks are favored by professionals for their durability and functionality; for home use, look for models with noise reduction features.
Above: Francesca's favorite sink is the spacious Franke Professional Series (PSX 110.30.12). At 12 inches deep, it’s great for hiding a dinner party’s worth of dishes; $1,439 at AJ Madison (other depths and sizes available).
Above: We also like the Franke Planar Zero Radius Sinks (PPX 110309-12). The perfectly square corners provide more room and clean geometric look; $949 at AJ Madison.
Above: We like the square corners and crisp profile of Blanco's Precision Single Bowl 32-Inch Undermount Sink (model 512747); $939 at AJ Madison.
Above: Or consider the low-profile Kohler Verity Apron Front Stainless Sink (K-3086-NA); 33 by 20 by 8 inches; $849.12 at eFaucets.
Above: Elkay's Avado Undermount Sink in 16-gauge stainless steel (with sound insulatiion). The bowl is 10 inches deep and measures 28 by 16 inches; $1,113 at Plumbers Surplus.
Above: Serious utility enters the kitchen with the Moen Lancelot Sink (22362), featuring state-of-the-art noise reduction; 29 by 16 by 10 inches, $629.02 at Plumbers Surplus.
Above: Super Chefhaus Rectangular Stainless Sink by Whitehaus; 32 by 21 inches; $1,039 at Every Faucet.
Above: Kohler's new Stage 33-Inch Sink (K3760) features a large, deep basin, offering ample room for cleaning large pots and pans, while the stepped side platform provides an additional workspace. A wide range of accessories designed to enhance the sink's functionality is available. The sink retails for $1,050, but is currently available for $609 at WSC Direct.
Above: An affordable option is the Kindred (made by Franke) Single Basin Sink QSU1831/8N; $251.30 at Faucet Direct.
Above: If you're looking for a super-sized sink, consider Blanco's Magnum 12-inch Extra Deep Large SIngle Bowl Undermount Sink (#440300); $964.60 at Every Faucet.