Sinks for kitchens can serve various purposes, especially those in restaurants, apartments, and other commercial facilities.
A single kitchen might have a mop sink, a handwashing sink, a disposal sink, and a compartment sink for washing dishes and food prep. It’s essential to know the different brands, types, and designs of sinks available so you can choose the best sink for your building, business, or project. Here’s what you need to know.
Best Kitchen Sink Brands
There are several big brand names in the kitchen sink game, but a few stand out above the rest. KoolMore consistently offers some of the best compartment sinks and handwashing sinks for commercial kitchens. DuraSteel is another popular choice for kitchen sinks in restaurants, dining facilities, and other hospitality services. As far as residential kitchens go, Kraus has been and continues to be a world leader. These sinks are a good choice for apartment buildings, multi-family units, and other residential properties.
Types of Sinks for Kitchens
- Single Bowl sinks are a common type of sink in home and apartment kitchens, and they make great handwashing sinks too. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit different styles and needs.
- Double Bowl sinks are another style commonly found in home kitchens. The two bowls are convenient for dishwashing and rinsing, and one side typically has a disposal drain.
- Compartment sinks can be similar to double bowl sinks, but they can have many more compartments. Foodservice industries usually require at least a 3-compartment sink to practice proper dishwashing and food prep techniques easily. Compartment sinks often come with drainboards and other accessories that make them extra efficient for food service workers.
- Bar sinks for kitchens are like compartment sinks but are explicitly made for a bar setting. They often come with an ice chest attached to the side and storage in the base to hold bottles and other glassware.
Kitchen Sink Design
It’s no secret that stainless steel is the most popular material for kitchen sinks in the foodservice industry because it repels germs and bacteria and is stain-resistant and easy to clean. Stainless sinks are also gaining popularity in homes and apartment buildings. They are durable, difficult to damage, and offer a sleek design. They can drop in over the countertop or be mounted underneath, so there’s no lip above.
Other popular kitchen sink designs include farm or apron-front sinks and sinks made from natural stone, composite materials, and copper.
Superior Commercial Solutions
The sink’s best type, brand, and design will depend on how the kitchen is being used. At Superior Commercial Solutions, we offer a wide variety of sinks for kitchens of all types and uses, as well as custom cabinets, countertops, fixtures, surrounds, and decor. We are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and we offer commercial services across the United States from Seattle to New York City and everywhere in-between. See what our team can do for you. Schedule your consultation today!