Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 4 out of 5Â by IFCF Good, but not great
This sink fit my price range and wish list. At first I needed a top-mount and wanted a sink I could under-mount when we were ready to replace the countertops...this sink has that option. However, after living with it for several months, I plan to replace it when we get granite installed. There are things that I really like and things that I really don't.
The good: it's huge, deep and pretty (when dry). I do get a lot of compliments on it and I love that I can fit my big pots, pans, cookie sheets.
The bad: The sink bottom is very flat, so water doesn't have a good flow pattern to the drain. You have to push it with a sponge or something or it'll puddle on the bottom. Not only do you end up pushing water, you push food particles too, because the drain is flush with the sink which creates a lip that catches food and keeps it from going down the drain with the water spray. If there are dishes in the sink when you rinse something off, the food gets caught around the dishes. It's a little flimsy and the bottom is already very scratched up. I was worried that the sharp corners would be hard to clean and I've found that they are. The most annoying thing though, is it shows water spots terribly. I use my sink all day long, so it's never dry for more than a few minutes and I'm not going to wipe it dry each time I use it, so it always looks spotted which keeps it looking dirty.
What I'll look for in my next sink: Same size, single basin, no satin finish, slightly rounded corners,16 gauge instead of 18, a grate for the bottom and a recessed drain.
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by YouDonkey Great sink, slightly tricky install in smaller counter/cabinet
I installed as a drop-in. The rim/edges are formed very well, really crisp edges and corners, looks very high-end for a drop-in. Sink is deep and because it is zero-radius, the sides are essentially vertical. Combined with the depth of the sink, the lack of taper means there is very little room to work around the sides of the basin to get the clips secured. The clips are very well designed to allow tightening with very little space, but I four I just couldn't get them in place and simply bedded the sink in silicon. With the added weight of the disposal, I'm not too worried about it moving around and the rim was fabricated well enough that it set flush on the counter without need for clips to crank it down. Also, just know that zero-radius sinks have almost flat bottoms and won't drain well if the sink is not level - they are unforgiving that way. Even when installed correctly, they may seem to drain more slowly than you expect when you get to the bottom of the basin, but that is normal.
June 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Macho Good product, bad instructions
Gr,eat product. Mounted as dropin, it is beautiful and very practical. The only negative is the poor instructions The sketches are unclear , the part ID s are confusing and the text is garbled. Also if you are installing this in a granite countertop which has a plywood underpayment, the clips are useless. They are too short. So bed it with a lot of silicone adhesive sealant. Customer support person knew less than I do.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by FastEddy438 Excellant value and quality
My wife loves the new sink, and the SS quality is excellent. Her only issue is the bottom is so flat that it doesn't drain all the water and leaves little droplet puddles after using it.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DukeR Great Sink but a "minor" design flaw?
Love the sink and it fit very well in replacing a double basin. We may change from top mount to under mount when we get a new counter top, so love the double installation option. However, the tight space in front with our installation was hard to do as the screw mounts are so small and the slot for the screwdriver was so small it was hard to get it lined up until I was able to loop a wire through the hold down so I could stabilize the screw to actually turn it with the long handled screw driver I had to buy.
My other complaint is the strainer basket. Once installed the rubber gasket, even in the up position does not leave enough room for the water to flow out of the sink properly (extremely slow) and the strainer has to be completely pulled out, defeating the purpose of the strainer. At first I thought perhaps the rubber stopper was installed backwards, so I took it apart and reversed it. This succeeded in leaving it high enough to allow drainage, but unfortunately when I put it in the down position, it now fails to stop the water from draining! Seems the basket rim bottoms on the inner flange rim and prevents the rubber stopper from going down far enough to stop the water from draining out. The stopper should be designed to move up and down with out the strainer basket moving would be my preferred solution, but so far I have been unable to obtain an appropriate strainer. I will be contacting the "consumer hot line" to see if I just got a defective strainer basket . . .
September 21, 2014