Best Kitchen Sinks

best kitchen sinks

A well-crafted sink can make all the difference when tying the kitchen together. Whether stainless-steel, cast-iron or another material, a good-looking sink is crucial to getting things looking polished. Our expert staff has reviewed some of the kitchen sinks currently available on the market. Come with us and see what specifications and details you should be looking for when you’re ready to purchase.

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​Product Name

Basin Style

Material

​Price

KOHLER K-6489-0 Whitehaven Self-Trimming Apron Front Single Basin Sink with Tall Apron, White

Single bowl

Enameled cast iron

ZUHNE Prato 33 Inch Single Bowl Farm House 16G Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, Scratch Protector Grid, Caddy and Strainer – Curved Tall Apron

Single bowl

Stainless-steel

Frigidaire Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, 10mm Radius Corners, 16 Gauge, Deep Basin, 27

Single bowl

Stainless-steel

Ruvati 32-inch Low-Divide 50/50 Double Bowl Undermount 16 Gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink – RVM4350

Double bowl 50/50

Stainless-steel

Swanstone QZ03322LS.077 Granite 1-Hole Dual Mount Single-Bowl Kitchen Sink, 33-in L X 22-in H X 10-in H, Nero

Double bowl 50/50

Granite Quartz

Kraus KBU14 31-1/2 inch Undermount Single Bowl 16-gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Single bowl

Stainless-steel

Kraus KGD-54GREY Forteza Granite Kithen Sink, 33 Inch, Grey

Single bowl

Granite

Kraus KHT302-33 Standart PRO Kitchen Sink Double Bowl, 33, 33 Inch 50/50

Double bowl 50/50

Stainless-steel

Houzer 2522-8BS3-1 Glowtone Series Topmount Stainless Steel 3-hole Single Bowl Kitchen Sink, 8-Inch Deep

Single bowl

Stainless-steel

Ruvati 29-inch Undermount 60/40 Double Bowl 16 Gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink - RVM4500

Double Bowl 60/40

Stainless-steel

Best Kitchen Sinks Reviews

1. KOHLER K-6489-0 Whitehaven Self-Trimming

KOHLER K-6489-0 Whitehaven Self-Trimming Apron Front Single Basin Sink with Tall Apron, White

First up on the list is Kohler’s K-6489-0. This design has a very unique look and feel, so you’ll want to make sure it fits your taste. Featuring a farm-house style apron front, this sink adds a homey and traditional vibe to any kitchen. We like this, and although it won’t fit every format, for those that want an old-school look, this might be perfect.

This 9-inch deep basin is built with a two-degree slope. This helps keep water moving down the drain and prevents pooling. This is a convenient addition, as even the fastest running drain can’t always keep up.

This model is also self-trimming, which is a nice feature when replacing an old sink. What this means is, that even a jagged cut along the cabinets will be masked by the built-in trim. That makes DIY home improvers breath a sigh of relief and finishes nicely regardless of experience.

Though this sink is a single bowl design, Kohler does make some decent after market gear to convert things nicely into a divided two-bowl design. Heavy-duty and built from enameled cast iron, Kohler stands behind its products for preventing chips and scratches. Though our team is not always around to see installed products years later, we’ve heard good things about this model holding up to its promise.

The drain is offset to allow room to work and has the feel of an art classroom style sink. Though a little too industrial looking for some, we feel this sink adds a lot to the right situation.

What we most liked

✅ Deep 9-inch basin with 2-degree slope for drainage

✅ Elegant farmhouse apron front design

✅ Offset drain for more clearance when washing or cleaning

✅ Chip resistant enameled cast iron

​What we didn't liked

🚫 Expensive

🚫 Not particularly suitable for a more modern looking kitchen

2. Zuhne CM-UREM-81S5

ZUHNE Prato 33 Inch Single Bowl Farm House 16G Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, Scratch Protector Grid, Caddy and Strainer – Curved Tall Apron

Next we reviewed the Zuhne CM-UREM-81S5 33” curved tall apron sink. While this model has many variations, this review will give you a feel for the overall specs and quality. With a single basin, restaurant grade stainless-steel design, this sink offers class and elegance. With a generous 10” basin, there’s plenty of clearance.

The material is also dent resistant. This is a big deal as the years roll on with this model. We think one of the nicest features of this stainless-steel design is the noise cancellation. That annoying bang you hear when dropping pots and pans into a sink is drastically quieted. This is a small but rewarding feature that makes this stainless-steel model much more attractive.

A rust-proof coating prevents the problem of appliances aging.One might think that this steel design would give your home kitchen a clinical look. Actually, we find that this model creates an inviting and polished look to a modern kitchen. Some nice internal features are the four sloped drain angles that help to keep water moving along. Rounded edges prevent sharp corners from impeding movement around the sink.

For those that want a steel finished look in their kitchen, we highly recommend this one. With a full manufacturer guarantee against scratches, dings and dents you really can’t go wrong. The minimalistic and sleek look of the Zuhne CM-UREM-81S5 might just be the perfect addition to your kitchen.

What we most liked

✅ Elegant modern look

✅ Durable, stainless-steel dent and scratch proof basin

✅ Ultra-quiet noise cancellation

​What we didn't liked

🚫 The drain is slightly flimsy

3. Frigidaire FPDP2719D10

Frigidaire Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, 10mm Radius Corners, 16 Gauge, Deep Basin, 27

Frigidaire’s FPDP2719D10 offers another stainless-steel option with a simpler approach. With a very basic design, this Frigidaire single basin sink has no bells or whistles. What you see is what you get. That said, this company didn’t cut corners when designing this unit. Utilizing a16-gauge commercial grade 304 stainless steel, this model is no slouch.

Build to last and rust resistant, this one will stand the test of time and look good doing it. Though a little plain for some people’s taste, in most kitchen environments this sink adds a touch of class.For those that fill the sink with hot water to wash, Frigidaire’s V-Therm Shield technology offers an insulation and heat retention that is impressive. Though this is not the first spec you think to analyze when sink shopping, it comes in handy. Including a sink strainer drying rack, you’ll be ready for install the first day.

One complaint that we have about this particular model is the angle of the drain to the basin. They could have designed more of a slope, like some competitors, to prevent water from building up. Regardless, drainage is definitely acceptable, and we don’t find this to be a make or break detail.

What we most liked

✅ Robust and heavy-duty steel

✅ Sleek minimalistic design

✅ Relatively affordable

​What we didn't liked

🚫 Pitch of the drain angle could be stronger

4. Ruvati RVM4350

Ruvati 32-inch Low-Divide 50/50 Double Bowl Undermount 16 Gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink – RVM4350

The Ruvati RVM4350 is an elegant two-bowl design that we highly recommend. With a lower clearance between the bowls than most other models, this sink has convenient access and usability. In fact, the clearance between the 50/50 split is 3” inches lower than the average sink.

For those using their sink on a regular basis, this offers a breath of fresh air. Though it does pigeonhole the model slightly for those wanting a complete division, it offers something most sinks don’t. With a soft, brushed stainless-steel finish, this model has class.

This sink can be undermount or flushmount installed, thanks to the foresight of matching the rim to the rest of body. That makes a difference in our book since it diversifies this sink’s potential applications. With 16-gauge, heavy duty stainless-steel, you won’t have to worry about dints or scratches.

And because they use an ultra-quiet design, the banging of pots and pans will be minimized. Overall a really nice-looking stainless-steel sink, the price point is also very reasonable. If you like the low division split bowl approach, we recommend this model for a simple and good-looking workhorse.

What we most liked

✅ 16-gauge stainless-steel

✅ Noise quieting construction

✅ Affordable

✅ Low clearance split sink design

​What we didn't liked

🚫 Water stains tend to collect on this finish

5. Swanstone QZ03322LS.077

Swanstone QZ03322LS.077 Granite 1-Hole Dual Mount Single-Bowl Kitchen Sink, 33-in L X 22-in H X 10-in H, Nero

The Swanstone QZ03322LS.077 is almost indestructible. For no other reason than that, we’ve included it in our reviews. Composed of 80% actual quartz stone, this sink can take a beating and still look like it just rolled of the factory floor. Don’t be deterred by the strong exterior. This sink also has class and sophistication, and when installed brings a finished elegance to dark kitchens.

This model also features a convenient low divider that helps when washing dishes. Not for everyone, this feature does pigeonhole this model slightly. That said, it gets more praises than complaints. People tend to like the ability to place a larger pan down in the sink. It helps prevents splashes and lets you scrub with ease.

Clean lines and simple features make this a good choice for a minimalist look. The only catch here is that the pre-drilled faucet hole is for a single faucet design. That limits things for some people. Still, if you’re looking for a heavy-duty tank that will stand the test of time this might be a good option for you.

What we most liked

✅ Exceedingly strong construction

✅ Lower sink divider

​What we didn't liked

🚫 Relatively plain & Expensive

6. Kraus KBU14

Kraus KBU14 31-1/2 inch Undermount Single Bowl 16-gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

The Kraus KBU14 is a nice rounded-edge single bowl design. With an undermount construction, this sink fits seamlessly with your cabinets. The stainless-steel on this model is robust enough to prevent major dings and scratches. We find that the padding and noise cancellation on this model is particular good and got a chance to test throwing some pots and pans in it for a trial run.

In fact, 80% of the lining of this sink is covered with dampening pads. Not bad. Though the look when installed is slightly conservative, it is definitely stylish. A smooth gradual angle on the bottom of the sink allows for accessible cleaning.

One of the things we liked about this model is the water-resistant finish. While some stainless-steel brands get stained with water over time, this one stands up pretty well. Nothing is uglier than water stains on a sink that won’t come off. With a rust and corrosion resistant finish, this model will keep looking good for years to come. We recommend this sink as a nice oval single basin design.

What we most liked

✅ Elegant oval design

✅ Rust and corrosion resistant

✅ Good noise cancelation

​What we didn't liked

🚫 Not extremely expensive but for the price this is a very simple model

7. Kraus KGD-54GREY

Kraus KGD-54GREY Forteza Granite Kithen Sink, 33 Inch, Grey

One of our top picks for a cool, modern look is the Kraus KGD-54GREY granite sink. This one has class, and with the granite composite, has a natural odor and germ resistant finish. This makes it a prime candidate for large families where there is a lot of traffic at the sink. Simply wipe this one down and grease and dirt are removed in an instant.

That’s a valuable asset when trying to save time on cleaning. Silver ions are embedded in the surface coating that have a natural antibacterial property.The stone-like material of this model makes for exceptional quiet. If you drop a pot or pan in this sink, you will barely hear a reverberation. Eliminating that annoying clanging sound of a sink is a small but valuable feature.

Able to withstand heat fluctuations and graded for up to 650 degrees Fahrenheit, this sink is a tank. Other models might buckle under that kind of heat. The Kraus will take it in stride and look like it just rolled off the factory line. A stain resistant coating also helps to prevent water stains. This keeps things looking elegant, even years later.

What we most liked

✅ Super-strong impact resistant granite

✅ Enriched with silver ions to help minimize bacteria

✅ Very quiet noise cancellation

​What we didn't liked

🚫 Mounting brackets tend to be a little on the weak side

8. Kraus KHT302-33

Kraus KHT302-33 Standart PRO Kitchen Sink Double Bowl, 33, 33 Inch 50/50

If you’re looking for a modern, square-corner look, then the Kraus KHT302-33 is an excellent choice. Featuring a slim-line, but still angled enough to make cleaning easy, the KHT302-33 is a workhorse. This model features rear drains and a generous angle to prevent water from collecting. A nice bonus is the heavy 4mm topmount frame.

It gives a classy and well-finished design. This industrial style double bowl unit has a tall divider, but still low enough to be convenient. Including customized drainage racks, the stainless-steel body can take a beating. We think one of the great features, that is not always available, is the soap dispenser option. This a great modern amenity that is sometimes overlooked by competitors.

With a generous 10” of depth to this sink, larger pots can easily be fully submerged. Optional steel plugs can stop the drain for larger dish washing jobs. If you’re looking for a modern stainless-steel industrial look than the Kraus KHT302-33 is a great option.

What we most liked

✅ Heavy-duty stainless-steel

✅ Elegant topmount 4mm design

✅ Impressive depth for pot submersion

✅ Soap dispenser option

​What we didn't liked

🚫 Expensive

9. Houzer 2522-8BS3-1

Houzer 2522-8BS3-1 Glowtone Series Topmount Stainless Steel 3-hole Single Bowl Kitchen Sink, 8-Inch Deep

We wanted to include a smaller option for those in search of the kitchen sinks. This Houzer 2522-8BS3-1 is a strong candidate that takes up less room. Still providing an 8” depth, you won’t sacrifice convenience with this model. Built with 20-gauge T-304 stainless steel, this model is also built-to-last.

One of the great features is the three pre-drilled holes that can accommodate various faucet options. This is not always available, and is a nice addition to this compact option. With a patented StoneGuard undercoating, this stainless-steel sink provides surprisingly quiet noise. That means less clanging when a pot is dropped on the basin.

The stainless-steel might be a little too polished for some, but if that’s the look you’re going for than this model looks really nice when installed. Angled drainage to the center hole helps provide good flow and prevents backups. With a chrome and nickel coating that resists corrosion, this sink will look great for years to come. An affordable and strong solution to your kitchen makeover, we recommend the Houzer as a simple solution that will look great.

What we most liked

✅ Very affordable

✅ Ultra-quiet design

✅ Smaller size for space saving

​What we didn't liked

🚫 Might be too simple for certain settings

10. Ruvati RVM4500

Ruvati 29-inch Undermount 60/40 Double Bowl 16 Gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink - RVM4500

For our last review we wanted to mix things up a bit. As a variation on the double bowl, the Ruvati RVM4500 offers a 60/40 setup. This gives the convenience of the spilt design but also the ability to prioritize your work area. Providing a stately look when installed, the disproportionate sizing of these formats gives kitchens a modern look.

There is the slight inconvenience of having to shop for or customize a countertop that can accommodate. That said, if you’re up to the small challenge, you will have a uniquely upgraded kitchen that friends will envy.With 16-gauge 304 premium stainless-steel, this model is resistant to dings and dints. The brushed chromium and nickel alloy finish helps to create a polished look.

Though some customers have complained that water stains are occasionally visible over time, we think this is the exception to the rule, based on our experience. With a uniform look around the rim of the sink, this one can be flushmounted or undermounted. The corners are gently curved, which give this sink a particularly easy cleaning edge. Sound guarded to prevent noise, this is a great option for those wanting an uneven split design that fits well into a modern kitchen.

What we most liked

✅ 60/40 split makes for an elegant and unique design

✅ You can toggle between manual and automatic settings

✅ Elegant brushed stainless-steel

​What we didn't liked

🚫 For a simple stainless-steel model, this is not the cheapest option

🚫 The split design requires a more customized counter-top fabrication

Things To Consider Before Buying the Top Rated Kitchen Sinks

We’ve reviewed some of the top picks for the kitchen sinks. These are among the best options available and provide a diverse set of features. Our top choices are the Kohler K-6489-0 and the Zuhne CM-UREM-81S5. Though these are both single bowl designs, they are among the most robust and elegant options.

What to Look For

Keep in mind the specifications that are important when shopping for a sink. You’ll encounter a lot of ad copy that isn’t really telling you anything. Look for the gauge of steel used or the alloy of coating materials. These are what really gives the sink the look and feel you’re going for.

Also pay attention the price and the name brands. Sometimes you’re paying premiums for the brand while the features might be identical to a less expensive competitor.The sound reinforcement of the underside of the sink is also very important.

That thud you hear when throwing a pot in, can be annoying. Pay attention to the amount of surface area that is actually insulated. This will help eliminate extra noise and keep things quiet and more enjoyable.

You’ll also want to keep in mind the kind of counter top you will be using. This will help you determine what shape sink design you will purchase. Any counter top can be customized, so if you have a sink you really like in mind, things can be worked around. If you’re looking at split sink designs with the double bowl, you might want to consider one with lower dividers.

This helps when placing larger dishes in the sink. The depth of the sink is also important. If you’re accustomed to washing larger utensils and pots, a greater depth can really help. Good luck, and we hope you enjoy the hunt for this great addition to your beautiful new kitchen.

Final Thoughts

Shopping for the best kitchen sinks is fun and exciting. If you take your time and do the research, you’ll prevent a lot of potential headaches. That said, if you like a particular model and think it will go well in your kitchen, trust your gut. If you’re unsure if a particular sink will work with your space, any stainless-steel option will almost always tie things together well.

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