Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 224
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mikey What you must know....
Ok, I will tell you this right from the start....if you're buying this sink as a combo kit with the faucet included, then heed the warning of so many others and forget the faucet. The faucet is admittedly junk. I didn't even install mine as a matter of fact because I had one basically identical to this beforehand and hated hated hated it. So that is the only reason I did not give the Quality rating 5 stars. The Value however is still excellent in comparison.
So, with that up front, if you're looking for a top-mount stainless steel SINK, then I HIGHLY recommend this one. I've owned stainless steel sinks and most recently a high-end deep, single-basin farm-type copper sink. This purchase is the absolute best value of similar design that you will find. Here's why:
I looked extensively at Lowe's, Home Depot, Craigslist, Ebay, and other specialty retailers, both locally and online. In my opinion, this sink by Glacier Bay is the best value out there for this style. Just comparing the steel itself, it claims 18 gauge. Even if that was misleading in some way, it is still of thicker quality than other big names I saw. Moen for instance (I believe it was Moen or Standard American) has a same-size single basin sink, but was actually 20 and 22 gauge. The 22 gauge, while I wouldn't have really paid much attention to it up front, is quite thin and I'm certain would be prone to warping or bending with heavy dishes full of water. I felt and tested the thinner sinks and feel that it would be a mistake. And if you read up on some of the reviews, yes...it appears that that's the case. Most notably, those thinner sinks are loud. So with this 18 gauge, thus far I feel it's as sturdy as the sink that it replaced, which was an older stainless steel sink from 35 years ago when steel was steel, not flimsy tinfoil.
There were notes about staining or rust with this sink. I assure you, this is stainless steel. There is ZERO signs of rust and I don't expect there will be. Rust comes as a result of certain metals, eg cast iron skillet, oxidizing from contact with water over time. This will assuredly transfer to your sink if left in there with water contact. My countertops are sadly laminate but have held up I'm guessing for the duration of the house, which is about 35 years. Here I come in and stain it within the first month with a wet cast iron skillet. Point is, it's inaccurate to say that this sink rusts. Unless there was some batch of production that was faulty, much like the warped reports of some of these sinks, then that would be an exception. But this is a nice stainless steel that I'm confident is of very good quality.
Now being that the faucet included is junk, I fortunately had a much better extended nozzle faucet I brought with me from the other house. Even if the faucet included was decent, I would have replaced it because it sits much lower to the sink, which makes for running water over vegetables or cleaning larger dishes a nuisance. So, I would highly recommend a tall faucet. They can be had at the hardware stores or go check Ikea if you have one close by. It's well worth the investment to get a GOOD ONE, not some junk that LOOKS GOOD. It'll likely be the price of this sink so keep that in consideration if money is a factor.
Regarding the faucet, mine is a single hole design. I believe it came with a three-hole cover, but I lost it I guess from the other house. No problem though, I actually am very glad I didn't have the cover. As you can see from some of the customer pics, the included faucet or any cover for that matter is prone to shift and spin if not secured super tight. In addition, there is much more areas for water to seep in if not properly silicone. So, I recommend doing as I did....buy the single hole mount faucet and then use two SCREW-TYPE stainless steel dummy caps to fill the gap, making sure to add silicone before screwing down all the way. Do not use the snap-in type caps/plugs. If one of the prongs bends or it doesn't seat all the way, you run the risk of it allowing water in.
As for mounting of the sink, it was very easy. I did as the instructions recommended which was to install the faucet before mounting. This makes for tightening the fastener easier and assuring it's tightened securely. Then, I loaded up on good quality clear silicone on the counter top where the edges will meet. I did NOT put it on the underside of the sink because the metal is beveled such that if there's a thin bead of silicone, it may not even make contact with the countertop. So to assure that it's proper sealed all the way around, glop the silicone on the countertop. I did still use the adhesive weather seal gasket included with the sink too.
When securing the sink, do not wait too long to wipe the excess silicone away. It will dry and make cleanup much more difficult. But, it's a good idea to have handy a silicone adhesive cleaner to wipe up any residual silicone that you may not even notice until you tighten the sink all the way down or you look at the sink and countertop at a certain angle. I use Krud Kutter (I think that was the name) and it seemed to do well, and was environmentally safe for those that care.
Last thing I'll mention....I never thought I'd need the two wire grates that's included with the sink. But I will assure you, they are a great addition. I leave the bottom grate in all the time as it not only leaves the larger pans up off the bottom so water can drain, but the grate also has a center hole that allows me to lift off the drain cover if I need to empty the sink of standing water. With heavy pans resting on the bottom, this makes it a lot more difficult and messy.
I'm uploading a pic of my sink setup to show you how I mounted the single-hole faucet, two dummy caps, and one soap dispenser.
This sink has been one of those purchases I'm very thankful for thus it was worth me to spend the time to give my opinion and advice on here because I hope you can appreciate it the same.
August 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MikeH Warped sinks!
I love what this sink could be, but I can not find one that is not warped! I picked the original sink up from HD, and after examining the sink at home I noticed that the lip which sits on the counter had noticeable bumps in it. Most noticeably was the front right corner. I went ahead and installed the sink hoping that the brackets would pull it flush....but that didn't work. I purchased a second sink at the same home depot and after unpacking at home you can see the sink was warped in the same exact places as the first. Again the most noticeable being the front right corner.
I drove to next closet HD, returned the second sink, and had an employee open up the boxes in the store to check. The sinks had bows in the same spots, except these were even worse. He put a level on the lips and the gaps were very obvious (again the front right in the same spot). They decided not to box up the 3 sinks they opened since something very wrong with them.
Since the warping is in the same spots on each sink, I have to assume the issue has to be from something during production. Our area either has the same bad batch, or there is a very serious flaw in the production of this model.
I am looking for a replacement sink as we speak, but still like the shape of this model and offset drain. Glacier Bay does not have a website so there is no way to contact them. If someone at the company sees this review please feel free to reach out to me (in the next day or two), otherwise I will probably end up going with another sink that doesn't have this flaw.
May 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JM1033 Well worth the money.
I have been a user of a 3-bowl sink and 2-bowl sink. I finally decide that a 1-bowl sink is most practical and functional. I found this sink design very useful as the faucet and soap are to the side. This means a larger area to one side of the sink for bigger items. Also the water from the faucet does not fall directly into the drain hole which I think is a plus. A little problem tightening with the provided clips. The soap pump a little flimsy though. This product comes with 2 wire racks which I rather not use in the sink. All in all I am happy with my purchase.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Disneymom We love this sink
I have been looking at this sink for a year now... Last week we did buy it ...YAAAAA!!!! lOVE THE SINK DIDN'T CARE FOR THE FAUCET SO WE DID BUY ANOTHER ONE ALSO FROM Home Depot....
March 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RECG Very satisfied
I had no problems with the sink out of the package. I love the space it has and that it is pretty deep. The faucet looks great and the grills are useful. This is definitely an upgrade to the sink I was replacing that came with my home. I installed it with a garbage disposers. As others have said, the clamps that come with it are worthless. Do yourself a favor, save a couple of installation hours, and buy other clamps. If you get the ones that come with the package to work for you...great. If not, you will have the other ones ready. I am very happy with my purchase.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Luna Definitely best purchase ever!
Finally, I have a sink for every size pot and pan!
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AvidDIYr This is a winner
This is a beautiful sink that is easy to install and looks modern in any kitchen. I just installed this sink in less than 1 hour, including the faucet and new shut off valves. This faucet can be installed without the deck plate; buy 2 stainless filler plugs for $10. Now it looks like a $200 faucet. The stainless basket and sink protector are wonderful for protecting the sink. The only small issue is that the basket can slip out of place if hung from the top of the sink. This is a fantastic buy!
December 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Looks good in any kitchen.
This single bowl sink is really good looking and is so much easier to use than the traditional double bowl which it replaced. Takes large pots and pans for easier cleaning. Great looking and enjoy it every time I use it. The stainless steel rack in the bottom protects from scratching.
January 28, 2014