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Help me pick a (double bowl?) sink for 30" cab

10 years ago

I'd love input on which sink to choose for my small (12' all-in) kitchen, with all appliances on one wall and a 5.5' to 6' island opposite them. I will have a 30" sink cabinet which restricts what sink I can choose. Ideally I'd like a 70/30 or thereabouts double bowl stainless steel undermount sink.

I have already purchased a 36" side by side SS fridge that bumps out about 7" past the cabinets and will have a panel for a more built-in look, then a 12" cab, then the 30" sink cab, then a 24" integrated dishwasher with panel, 30" SS double range, 12" cab and door to a deck.

I'm in love with the Vigo 70/30 square 29" sink but it requires a 31" cabinet and since we are going with wood flat-panel white ikea cabinets and IKEA only has standard sizing, I'm compromising a bit, and wonder if I should just do a 25" single bown sink to gain a little more countertop around the sink, but we have 2 adult cooks and 1 child and I just know that 2nd basin could become a lifesaver over the years.

Here are the sinks I'm considering, with links to pics, noting that all of these sinks are 16 or 18 gauge and all are fairly pricy unfortunately; my designer likes the Franke or the Kraus; I mostly want to be sure our larger pan fits in the bigger bowl:

1. Ukinox (Turkish manufacturer), around $500 excluding accessories, 26" wide, 20 1/2" long, larger bowl is 14.75 x 18.5 and 10" deep, smaller bowl is 8.25x 15.75 and 7" deep D376703010
Link at: http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi-bin/ajmadison/D376703010.html

2. Blanco (similar to Ukinox but slightly smaller bigger basin) d pricier $550 or so excluding accessories, it's 25.75 total 20 4/9 long, bigger is 18.5x14.2 and 10" deep, smaller is 8.25 x 15.75 and 6" deep.

link at: http://www.faucetdirect.com/blanco-440163-supreme-double-basin-stainless-steel-kitchen-sink-25-3-4-20-7-16/p1078294

3. KRAUS - 65/35 maybe $600 including accessories/faucet, ****my concern is that it's a longer 30" sink that says it can be on a 30" cabinet but I have my concerns**** Larger Left basin is 16.5 x 17.5 and 9 deep, smaller right basin is 9.8 x13.8 and 7 deep -

link at http://www.faucetdirect.com/kraus-kbu21-kpf1650-ksd30-30-undermount-60-40-double-bowl-16-gauge-stainless-steel-kitchen-sink-with-pullout-spray-kitchen/p1870907

4. FRANKE - a 28" 60/40
*Overall Size: 28-5/16" x 18-7/8" x 7-15/16"
Bowl Size (Left): 14-1/8" x 17-1/2" x 7-15/16"
Bowl Size (Right): 11-3/4" x 13-3/8" x 6-3/8"

Link at: http://www.faucetdirect.com/franke-lax16030-largo-kitchen-sink-double-basin-stainless-steel-undermount/p2006572

5. ELKAY (pricier) - 70/30 closer to $900 with extras - Larger Left basin is 16x 17.5 and 10 deep, Smaller Right basin is 7 x14.125 and 5.5625 deep

Link at: http://www.faucetdirect.com/elkay-eluh272010rdbg-harmony-lustertone-stainless-steel-26-3-4-x-20-double-basin-undermount-kitchen-sink-with-left-primary-bowl/p1654243

AND ...a friend gave me a 21" dropin sink with 26" outside footprint that could work fine if we did a big single sink - or could get a 27 or something square like the Vigo double but smaller footprint.

I wish there was a sink divider to insert when we needed one.

Thanks for any feedback.

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