This ELKAY STAINLESS STEEL DRAIN FITTING, SILVER is super easy to install, the instructions are e...
This ELKAY STAINLESS STEEL DRAIN FITTING, SILVER is super easy to install, the instructions are easy to follow, even just by looking at the pictures. I like the quality and finish of the product as well. The product fit perfectly in my farm sink. I love hot it has the catch option and that I can remove it to throw away the access food that is in the sink after washing the dishes. I would recommend this product if someone is looking for a new drain fitter, this one is perfect.
After using the drain for about seven years, the knob on the strainer basket broke off because the machine screw that fixes the knob to the basket corroded. It seems to be made of zinc, although I’m not positive about that. With everything else on the basket and the drain being made of stainless steel, I should have thought the screw would have been too!
Customer review from elkay.com
Apr 10, 2020
Ball bearing for stopper is lost and can't find replacement strainer basket.
Within a year ball bearing on strainer was lost and stopper only closes. Unfortunately the strainer basket replacement is not sold separately. If it was made available I would have simply bought another one.
Response from Elkay Product ExpertApr 13, 2020
Hello JamesD, We are sorry to hear about your experience. Customer satisfaction and product quality are our top priorities. Please contact our friendly Customer Care department if you need anything further. They can be reached at Phone: 800-476-4106 or Email: CustCare@Elkay.com. Thank you for your feedback.
Dec 10, 2019
This strainer is a great top end replacement, or perfect for new sink installations. All of the ...
This strainer is a great top end replacement, or perfect for new sink installations. All of the parts are made from very high quality materials. The fittings are all brass construction unlike some of the competition that uses steel fittings. Additionally the body is made from stainless steel, not chrome plated steel which can eventually rust. Installation is quick and very strait forward. This strainer is built to last a lifetime.
Response from Elkay Product ExpertDec 12, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review, Dh! The high quality stainless steel and easy installation our two of our favorite things about this drain fitting as well. Enjoy your Elkay!
Easy install with no leaks. After two weeks of steady use it still performs fine with no drop in...
Easy install with no leaks. After two weeks of steady use it still performs fine with no drop in the water level.
I installed this drain into a fireclay sink and did have a slight problem that would not have occurred with a normal stainless sink. The fireclay sink is over 1/2 thick, so that I barely had enough threads left to attach the tailpiece. It did fit though. The sink is also made by Elkay and is great.
The way this drain installs is much simpler and easier than most traditional drains with a large lock nut. All you need is some plumbers putty, 12 inch groove joint pliers, and possibly a hack saw if you need to shorten the tailpiece. I choose to use a plastic tailpiece I already had just because it was easier to cut.
I particularly like the retention ball---no more swirling water knocking the stopper back down when you are trying to drain the sink.
Response from Elkay Product ExpertDec 12, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review, Johnnyboy! We are thrilled to hear that you had an easy installation experience. Enjoy your Elkay!
This review is on the Elkay Stainless Steel Drain Fitting. I finally got around to switching out...
This review is on the Elkay Stainless Steel Drain Fitting. I finally got around to switching out my extremely old and extremely heavy porcelain sink to a more modern stainless steel sink (which was the last piece in converting my kitchen to stainless). I decided to use the Elkay stainless steel drain to complete the install. The drain is made of a high quality 304 stainless and fits a standard 3-1/2" opening. It's a polished stainless with a polished strainer basket. The basket seats perfectly in the drain and looks really nice. The entire unit is made of metal (including the locking nut) which is impressive especially these days when everything seems to be made out of plastic. The install is a breeze - no leaks. I like using plumbers putty or a little silicone to ensure no leaks but that's up to you.
Response from Elkay Product ExpertDec 10, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review, Keds1027! We are thrilled to hear that your Elkay stainless steel drain is a perfect addition to your kitchen. Enjoy your Elkay!
I installed this Elkay Stainless Steel Drain on my Apron Front Stainless Steel Sink. The swap ou...
I installed this Elkay Stainless Steel Drain on my Apron Front Stainless Steel Sink. The swap out from the old drain took about 30 minutes. I like this drain's appearance but I also like that everything is metal construction. I did not receive any instructions with the drain but having done this before, it was not an issue. This new drain looks good and does not have any leaks.
Response from Elkay Product ExpertDec 6, 2019
Thank you for your 5 star review, Astonman! We are thrilled to hear that you had an easy installation experience and that your Elkay stainless steel drain fitting is a perfect addition to you kitchen. Enjoy your Elkay!
Don't do as I did, install this drain kit - the difference between the Elkay drain and builder qu...
Don't do as I did, install this drain kit - the difference between the Elkay drain and builder quality is astounding! Two years ago I installed an Elkay granite composite sink. It' black and a perfect compliment to my contemporary black and white kitchen - I love it. Problem was the contractor without saying anything to me installed a builder grade drain and strainer. I looked great for a while but after two years of use and cleaning the "stainless steel" finish on the top of the strainer spindle was wearing off exposing a "brass" mystery metal. Also the drain lip has dulled and slightly discolored. I picked up the Elkay drain and installed myself which was easy and required cutting off some of the PVC drain connection for length. The instructions were clear and easy to follow - you won't have leaks. Now my sink and drain look beautiful. The quality of this Elkay drain speaks for itself. All pieces are stainless steel, brass or resin - all well made. I like how the strainer fits into the drain, you can feel it seat itself and easily locks closed and opens when YOU want it to. The builder grade strainer would turn and lock itself closed with just running water which was a real pain. Who would have thought the difference in kitchen sink drains to be as vast - believe me there is no comparison in quality and function. So if you think you're saving a couple bucks just know that you're not in the long run. The Elkay drain is several levels above builder grade. So don't do what I did and leave the drain selection to the installer!
Response from Elkay Product ExpertDec 4, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review, NSGardener! We are thrilled to hear that your Elkay stainless steel drain fitting looks amazing and was easy to install. It is sure to be a beautiful addition in your kitchen for many years to come. Enjoy your Elkay!
Love my Elkay stainless steel drain fitting, silver. It fits 3-1/2 in. (89 mm) opening Removable ...
Love my Elkay stainless steel drain fitting, silver. It fits 3-1/2 in. (89 mm) opening
Removable conical basket strainer with metal ball bearing locking stem and rubber stopper
Ultra-bright polished finish. Features Type 304 stainless steel 1-1/2 in. (38 mm) x 4 in. (102 mm) tailpiece
Corrosion resistant and comes with a Lifetime warranty. The assembly included Stainless Steel Body, Strainer Basket, Rubber Seal, and Tailpiece. Nicely done Elkay.
Response from Elkay Product ExpertDec 3, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review, Sammy! It is fantastic to hear that your Elkay stainless steel drain fitting is a perfect addition to your home. The beautiful finish and corrosion resistant material is one of our favorite things about this sink as well. Enjoy your Elkay!
This Review Is For ELKAY Stainless Steel Drain Fitting (Silver) And as always my Reviews are trut...
This Review Is For ELKAY Stainless Steel Drain Fitting (Silver)
And as always my Reviews are truthful and accurate to the best of my ability if there is a problem with an item i am reviewing, i will always state what the problem is. Of course with this product there is no problem at all.
This Elkay Stainless Steel Drain Assembly is a very high quality. Made from 304 Stainless Steel. It is a good compliment for any Kitchen Sink with a 3 1/2 in opening. It is extremely durable and rust resistant . It has a removable strainer basket that uses a ball bearing locking system with a rubber stopper. It seems to be better then the ordinary strainers that use a twist knob. This seems to be a good feature. It has an ultra bright polished finish which i like.
Some people might think that the price point is somewhat high, but i feel that for the quality and not having to replace it, makes the price worth it. I believe it would probably outlast any sink. Just feeling the Stainless Steel Drain, you know it is not a cheap brand, you can feel the difference in quality.
This comes with all the necessary hardware and instructions . This Assembly comes with the gasket for a leak proof seal. We are going to use this on a sink for the laundry room.
This Drain Assembly fits a 3 1/2 in hole Product Depth is 7.625 in Product Height 4.375 in Product
Width is 4.375 in . It is returnable in 90 days. Has a MFG Limited Lifetime Warranty
We would absolutely recommend this Elkay Drain Assembly because of the quality and durability you are getting. Which is much better then a standard Assembly in my opinion.
Response from Elkay Product ExpertDec 3, 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review, Budgetshopper1! We are thrilled to hear how happy you are with your Elkay stainless steel drain fitting. The durable 304 stainless steel material and easy installation process are two of our favorite things about this drain as well. It is sure to bring funcationaity and design you your space for many years to come. Enjoy your Elkay!