Kitchen Sink Options

Kitchen life revolves around the sink, the major workstation in the room. Host Jeff Wilson shares the different options available.

A Kitchen Island Sink

kitchen island sink used for food preparation

kitchen island sink used for food preparation

Figure A

There are endless levels of sinks available, and they range from as little as $100 or as high as $500 for a stainless steel sink. Using a sink with a disposal located on a kitchen island is possible, which is used mainly for food preparation such as vegetable chopping.

Setting up a dispenser that releases hot or near boiling water directly from the special tap is also possible.

Put in a three-compartment sink if it's affordable because of the garbage disposal in the middle.

The most common sink material is stainless steel because it's durable and easy to clean.

Porcelain Coated Cast Iron Sinks

porcelain coated cast iron sinks are durable

porcelain coated cast iron sinks are durable

Figure B

Porcelain coated cast iron sinks, which are extremely durable, are gaining popularity as well. These sinks are held in place by their own weight and sealed with caulk. They tend to have the ability to resist scratching and have good functionality.

Enamel Covered Steel Sinks

enamel covered steel sink is lower end option

enamel covered steel sink is lower end option

Figure C

A lower-end option is the enamel covered steel sink. One of the drawbacks, however, is if purchasing a white one, black and steel pots are going to scratch and stain the sink.

Pedal Controlled Sink Faucet

pedal controlled faucet prevents spread of germs

pedal controlled faucet prevents spread of germs

Figure D

Consider the faucets when choosing a sink. There are several faucet options as far as finishes go. There's polished brass, nickel, brushed nickel and chrome. Be sure that the faucet is compatible with the design of the sink.

An alternative to the typical faucet fixture is to go with a pedal controlled faucet, which makes functionality easier. This design is often used in hospitals to cut down on the spread of germs.

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