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RE: The Unsightly But Oh-So-Useful Dishrack (Follow-Up #45)

posted by: kitchencommander on 02.24.2010 at 08:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

When I remodeled my kitchen, I got a Franke 'Oceania' sink. It has a ledge around the middle and I also got the drain rack that sits on the ledge. This is great for washing and drying the dishes or whatever else you need to clean. The great thing, is that it sits above the bottom of the sink, so you can shove dirty stuff underneath and still use your sink.

Franke Oceania



clipped on: 09.06.2012 at 10:08 am    last updated on: 09.06.2012 at 10:08 am

RE: Kitchen Sink - Single or Double ? (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: buehl on 06.13.2012 at 10:27 am in Kitchens Forum

Absolutely love our 70/30 double bowl sink! It's perfect! The GD is in the large bowl.

The large bowl fits all my pots & pans, including handles, as well as my longest cookie sheet, refrigerator shelves & bins, and Vent-A-Hood insert (I hand wash it). I can also fit several mixing bowls along with miscellaneous other items in the large bowl at one time.

The small bowl is perfect for filling pots (all but my 12qt pot fit in the sink)...with a pull-down, I find pot filling works best when the pot is in the sink (there's no "hook" to the faucet head to hook it on the pot like my pullout has). It's also small enough that if I want to soak utensils, etc. I can do so without wasting water or having to find space for a dishpan.

As to using tubs & accessories to mimic a double-bowl - you have to find room to store all those things when they are not in use...I know I don't have extra storage space for that!

If you do not have a prep sink, I think a double-bowl sink is more useful than a single...if it's big enough. Personally, I recommend a 36" sink base for a double-bowl and a single-bowl for anything less than 33" wide. 33" is iffy - you could go either way.

I think if your larger bowl is at least 20" wide, you will be OK.

Overall Dimensions:
35-1/8" x 20-7/8"
Interior of Large Bowl: 21-3/8" x 18-3/4" x 9"
Interior of Small Bowl: 10-1/2" x 15-7/8" x 7"

Large bowl at work (21.5" wide):

Large Bowl at Work (smaller still)

Small bowl at work (10.5" wide):

Small Bowl at Work (small still)

Some other threads:


clipped on: 07.09.2012 at 10:51 pm    last updated on: 07.09.2012 at 11:32 pm

RE: Runnels or no runnels (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: mom2sethc on 05.22.2012 at 09:14 am in Kitchens Forum


I ran into the same issues that joaniepoanie did with regards to runnels in granite. Instead my fabricator was able to do the sloped drainboard, and we love it!


clipped on: 07.09.2012 at 11:27 pm    last updated on: 07.09.2012 at 11:28 pm

RE: looking for stainless sink with integrated drainboard (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: mulemom on 06.25.2012 at 06:25 am in Kitchens Forum

In my last kitchen I had an Elkay gourmet stainless double bowl drop in sink with a drainboard. I loved it. I don't understand why they are not more popular. As I have been collecting things for this kitchen reno I started looking for the same sink and was put off by the cost; over $1000! I ended up finding one on craigslist for $125! People putting in granite usually get rid of the drop-ins for undermounts. Anyway these are the companies I found who had stainless steel drop-ins with drainboard (double bowl, but I'm thinking they probably have singles as well): Elkay (Gourmet), Franke (Mythos), Kindred (KCWD6016R-9), Ikea (BOHOLMEN), Blanco (Precision).


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