Top of the line sink; bottom of the line packaging!
This is a first rate sink with heavy weight, 18 gauge stainless steel and a brushed satin finish. The double bowls each measure a spacious 15 3/4" (front to back) X 13 78" (side to side) X 9 1/4" deep. These measurements are inside bowl measurements. Hole cut out for this sink should be done after the sink is on site to eliminate any doubt, i.e. mistake. There are no faucet holes...this sink is designed as an under mount sink. The faucet needs to be mounted in the counter top, not the sink. The
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sink comes with one removable rack. The rack is nice, but for the cost of this sink, they could have one for both sides.
This Kohler sink is pure quality. The finish is beautiful. I'm curious to see how "scratch resistant" it is. I don't plan to abuse it, but experience tells me there's not a lot you can do to prevent pots from scarring up a stainless finish. Time will tell.
The sides are not tapered but, rather straight, only having a short radius where they intersect the bottom of the basins. The lines of the sink are very clean and sharp looking, allowing more interior space in each basin. The basket strainer holes are about 3" from the rear of the sink, enabling plumbing to be installed to the rear of the cabinet. While this causes a little more effort installing the disposer and trap set, it allows more room and fewer obstructions in the cabinet below. This is especially useful if you have, or plan to have, drawers under you sink. The unfinished sides and bottom have vibration absorbing pads, helping to reduce noise from the sink when using the disposer. Along with the thick stainless steel, they do a decent job muffling disposer noise. If disposer noise is critical, then consider porcelain on cast iron...it is the most quiet of all sinks.
I'm not sure why the description states a minimum cabinet width of 39"...the width with the under mount lips is 31 1/2" . The extra cabinet width is nice for installing the clips, but I think it's still doable in a 36" base cabinet.
The only issue I have with this sink is the packaging, or lack there of. My sink arrived with a badly dented rim on one corner. The sink sits in a cardboard box on a cardboard "shelf" with no type of protection or padding on the sides, top, and bottom. Styrofoam, bubble wrap (fill), or environmentally friendly cardboard pads would be prudent, especially considering the cost of these sinks as well as the shipping environment. The box this unit is packaged in is suitable for merchandising on the shelf and nothing more. I would advise shipping this sink to the store for pickup as oppose to your home. I think it would have a better chance for survival.
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