Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Socalbronze There are a number of reasons we finally changed out our old porcelain over cast iron sink for the new and popular Vault Top Mount design. Frankly, and as my Dad used to tell me... "What's old will eventually be new again..." And so it is with the "single basin design." However, when you couple this sink with a three other Home Depot items... you end up with what I believe is a commercial-style kitchen sink system. We started with a 2-section porcelain over cast iron sink. Our disposal was, for all intents and purposes, a commercial grade unit. You can see from my photo-set what the old sink looked like, and of course, the new Kohler.
I'd call this a "Team Effort", in that while the sink might be the "Star Player", when combined with the Kohler stainless bottom rack, the Kohler Pro-Style Sous faucet, and a new Moen Model 500 Badger disposal, I felt we had a winning team! Being involved in the commercial food and beverage industry as an avocation, I know what it's like to use a nice stainless NSA rated sink system; large sink, great spray faucet capability and the ability to fit lots of dishes and/or large pots and pans into the basin. This package of Home Depot available items came as close as I could, without spending 3 to 4 times as much for a commercial kitchen setup.
I highly recommend the Kohler faucet for it's style, utility and really great spray head design. Because the spray is linear, a straight line, not a circular spray pattern, and because the spray head rotates 360 degrees, you can easily rinse out the sink, and like a power washer, spray clean a lot of large items in the "generous-sized basin." The Kohler stainless bottom rack fits perfectly into the sink, and gives about an inch of clearance so you can rinse off dishes and pots, and right into the disposal-drain.
Why the Moen 1/2 HP Badger? I did it because of its very slim profile. And for ecological reasons, I try to hold down on all the items we used to put into our waste water. It's really not good for the water system, let alone your plumbing.
I should add that the sink, if properly installed with the clamping system and hardware provided, and even with a disposal, like our Moen, is very quiet; not noisy as I thought it might be... being a stainless sink over a heavier cast iron sink. So overall we're extremely pleased with the sink and the entire package we purchased. And yes, I would recommend this sink to a friend or family member.
October 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tim724 Best kitchen sink ever.
After many hours of searching for a replacement kitchen sink ((the original was a composite sink that the wife cracked when she dropped a water melon in it (do not buy composite))I ran across this one, it caught my attention. This is one of a kind unlike all the others I've looked at. At first I was looking for a drop in but after seeing this, I must have it! Since I installed it, everyone whose seen this sink has raved about how roomy and functional it is and looks great. Just love it, thanks Home Depot, Wife is really Happy
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by geoff67 Looks Great!!! Makes the kitchen
This sink tied everything together we have the slate appliances with stainless accents.Directions were great. It took me a little longer to install measured ten times cut once. I didn't want to cut it wrong and you can only cut it once or end up tearing out the whole counter-top.Great product!! Looks Great and easy directions.
May 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mayitoxx Draining sub par
We had the sink for a couple of years now. Our only complaint is that the bottom of the sink is too leveled and food particles do not drain well. If you do not rinse right away they will dry and stick and will need to be aggressively hosed off. If you have good water pressure that helps.
April 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Salty Had higher expectations of Kohler!
We really wanted a top-mount sink to install with our new butcher block counters. This sink looks beautiful online and also when you take it out of the box. The installation was very easy and the online video provided through Kohler is an awesome tool. The problem starts once you start using the sink every day. I can't believe how easily the surface scratches and after only a few weeks the sink looks horrible. Don't even think of letting any stonewear near this sink! Our solution was to find some rubber sink mats to help keep the scratching down and then the rust issue started from leaving the mats in the sink even for a short period of time or only overnight. I know that this is not the most expensive sink out there, but it isn't inexpensive either. I could not find a good top-mount cast iron farm sink so I settled for this Kohler vault only to regret it. It is not what I have experienced or expected from a Kohler product. Don't make the same mistake that we made, stay away!
February 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomyka very well built sink
I didn't realize how well built this sink was until I went to have it installed. It is super heavy with an almost solid apron. This sink is super huge and just right for completely soaking casserole dishes.l love it and it is well worth the dollars spent
June 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rose707 Beautiful but rust is a risk...
The sink is gorgeous, but we've only had it in for a week and there has been an issue with tiny rust dots speckling across, but especially in the corners. The design is flawed, in that it allows water to sit rather than drain out easily, so I've been really good about wiping it dry. I was pretty upset to find the rust. Luckily, a little bit of Barkeeper's Friend took the rust right off, so we're just going to be extra careful for a while and see if the issue is resolved. We did have our kitchen rag on a suction cup hook in the inside corner of the sink, and it rusted there the most, so do not leave any sponges or rags anywhere on or inside the sink. I'm going to get something that will sit on the counter for the dishrag. So for now, we're pretty happy with it and hoping that the rust will not reappear. If it does I will edit the review...
May 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eagle FARMHOUSE LOVE
We love our new sink. It's huge! Single bowl is the only way to go. We get compliments all the time from friends and family. It's beautiful, unique and perfect. So happy with this purchase. We got the faucet from Home Depot as well and love it too.
February 20, 2015