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10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

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10 Easy Pieces: Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

January 18, 2017

When it comes to the kitchen, we favor single-bowl, undermount sinks, the deeper the better. Stainless sinks are favored by professionals for their durability and functionality

Jerome Buttrick, our Oakland-based architect friend, recommends you spring for the lowest gauge you can afford (the lower the gauge number, the thicker the steel). “Ideally, you should go with a 16-gauge stainless steel with a soundproof coated bottom, which minimizes noise,” he says. “At the very least, go with an 18 gauge.”

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Franke Professional Series Stainless Steel Undermount Sink

Above: Francesca’s favorite sink is the spacious Franke Professional Series. At 12 inches deep, it’s great for hiding a dinner party’s worth of dishes; $1,536.75 at AJ Madison (other depths and sizes available).

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Berlin Pro Series 16 Gauge Undermount Sink

Above: Architect Jerome Buttrick recommends the Berlin Large S-Series Undermount Sink. The sinks are handcrafted in 16-gauge heavy-duty construction with soundproof coating and they’re made in the US. Contact Berlin for pricing and more information.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Blanco Precision Undermount Super Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink

Above: We like the square corners and crisp profile of Blanco’s Precision Single Bowl 32-Inch Undermount Sink; $877.50 at AJ Madison.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Moen Series Undermount Stainless Steel Single Bowl Kitchen Sink

Above: Serious utility enters the kitchen with the Moen Lancelot Sink, featuring state-of-the-art noise reduction; 29 by 16 by 10 inches, $642.45 at the Home Depot.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Elkay Avado Stainless Steel Single Bowl Undermount Sink Kit

Above: Elkay’s Avado Undermount Sink in 16-gauge stainless steel (with sound insulation). The bowl is 10 inches deep and measures 28 by 16 inches; $1,191 at ABT.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Waterworks Kerr Stainless Steel Sink

Above: On the higher end of the pricing spectrum, the Waterworks Kerr Stainless Steel Sink is made of 16-gauge steel; $2,524 at Waterworks.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Kohler Stages Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Above: Kohler’s new Stage 33-Inch Sink 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; $1,699 at Kohler.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Chefhaus Brushed Stainless Steel Gauge Undermount Sink

Above: Super Chefhaus Rectangular Stainless Sink by Whitehaus; 32 by 21 inches; $1,650 at Stainless Steel Store.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Kindred Sinks Single Bowl Stainless Steel Undermount Sink

Above: An affordable option is the Kindred Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink in 18-gauge steel; $452.19 on Amazon.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks IKEA Norrsjon Inset Stainless Steel Sink

Above: Ikea’s new Norrsjön Inset Stainless Steel Sink is made with a sound-absorbing material laid under the sink. Ikea does not, however, list what gauge of stainless steel that the Norrsjön is made of. Priced at $310.48 at Ikea.

10 Easy Pieces Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks Blanco Magnum Undermount Single Bowl Kitchen Sink

Above: If you’re looking for a super-size sink, consider Blanco’s Magnum 12-inch Extra Deep Large Single Bowl Undermount Sink; $1,093.70 at Every Faucet.

For more sinks in the kitchen and bath, see our posts:

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your kitchen sink and faucet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Sinks & Faucets.

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