Shopping for a Sink

Shopping for plumbing fixtures is always an exciting time for me because I have a lot of background in plumbing, especially in the installation of fixtures. At our center, I have people coming over always seeking to know many things. I intend to take them through a live demonstration of sink installation. They do not know much about sinks, except that they have used one before. Thus, I intend to start from the bare basics and in fact, I will also advise them about selecting the best sinks.

Why are stainless steel sinks the best?

These sinks match well with just about any faucet. If you have a faucet with a brass or chrome finish, you will see that a stainless steel sink complements that very well. That is what makes these sinks easy to install just about anywhere. You can learn more about the benefits of these sinks on

There are different sinks in the market. Some are porcelain, others are made of copper, but the best ones and the most popular ones are the stainless steel ones for obvious reasons. They are easy to keep clean all the time. Stainless steel just requires a wipe down and it regains its sparkle. At the same time, since the sink will be exposed to water all of the time, it is best to choose a material that is not corrosive. Stainless steel is one of the top materials that resist rust very well.

Stainless steel sinks look classy. That shiny and clean look of the sink inspires you to clean up some more. You do not want dishes piling up in you kitchen sink. At the same time, these sinks can also be installed outdoors. They are able to resist damage from the UV rays of the sun and exposure from the elements.  

They come in different styles

Kitchen sinks come in different styles. Starting by the shape, some of the most common sink shapes are square and rectangle. However, if you are feeling truly inspired, do not stop with just those two styles. You may also try a round sink. Most people do not like this one because it can be a bit more complex to install, but it looks good all the same.

The styles of the sinks do not stop with the shape. There are other considerations to make. One of them is the design of the sink. For example, some people prefer double bowl sinks while others prefer single bowl sinks. As you will see on, any can serve the purpose. However, the double bowl sinks are good because they can help you separate the dishes when you are cleaning them.

Obviously, you can see that there are quite a handful of benefits of the stainless steel sinks. Thus, if you have been looking for a good sink, order one. There are many choices and it can be hard to choose the best one. However, I have reviewed two of the best ones for you here:

MOEN 2200 Series Sink – Single Bowl

MOEN 2200 Series – Single Bowl

MOEN is one of the well-known names in the plumbing fittings and accessories market. And their stainless steel sinks do not disappoint, especially the drop-in 2200 series single bowl. This sink has been made with 20-gauge steel, but to minimize the noise, it has rubber pads that absorb all the sound of the spoons and knives dropping inside. The good thing about this sink is that you can use it just about anywhere, whether you have a large country kitchen or a small contemporary one, it will enhance your interior décor a great deal.


  • Simple installation even for beginners
  • Sold at a good price
  • Soundproofed
  • Enhances the décor of any kitchen


  • You need to be wary of the sharp edges when handling sink before installation.

Kraus KHF200 Sink

Kraus KHF200 -33

This is a very well designed sink. Of course, a casual glance will not allow you to see the intricate design that this sink has been built with, but without a doubt, it is great. For example, inside the sink, there are grooves that guide the water to drain fully, leaving a dry sink all the time. Made with 16-gauge steel, it is a durable kitchen sink and it will take all of the abuse thrown at it. It also has a front apron that enhances the look of your counter after installation. You can continue reading here about more kitchen sinks in different designs.


  • Looks very stylish with the front apron
  • High gauge steel ensures quality and durability
  • Makes any kitchen look good
  • It is easy to install


  • Though water drains completely, it drains slowly and may leave food parts behind

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