Advantages of Stainless Steel over Enameled Cast Iron or Fireclay:
Very durable; will never chip or crack
Dishes usually don't break when dropped during dish washing
Due to relative weights, stainless steel is generally much easier (and less expensive) to install
Nonporous; resists bacteria
Neutral color fits into almost any décor - matches stainless steel appliances
Product Technologies / Benefits:
Extra Thick, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel: Short of paying thousands of dollars, 16 gauge is as thick as sinks come (22% thicker than 18 gauge; 36% thicker than 20 gauge). Thicker steel means a stronger sink (hence the lifetime warranty) while also offering a richer and more robust appearance to the finish that is easily discernible from the white-washed, cheap look of thinner sinks.
Premium Grade T-304 Stainless Steel: There are two primary types of stainless steel in the market: T-409 and the higher quality T-304. The difference lies in chromium and nickel contents; T-409 with 11% and .5% respectively, T-304 with 18% and 10%. When added to steel, these two metals prevent oxidation and rust by neutralizing sodium chloride (salt) – a common element in everyday kitchens. While cheaper sinks use T-409, Kraus sinks boast T-304, further lending to the lifetime warranty.
Sound Insulated: Sound insulated steel is commonly only thought of in the automobile industry. There, auto manufacturers use spray-on “Stone Guard” insulation to provide for a quieter ride and protect the steel. Borrowing this technology and adding to it, Kraus sinks use Stone Guard insulation, sprayed over rubber sound dampening pads to create a noticeably lower-tone and overall quieter kitchen sink. It also protects your cabinet from underside condensation drips.
Included Dish Grids (Basin Racks) and Basket Strainers (Drains): It’s a wonder why dish grids aren’t included with all sinks; they serve a valuable role. Not only do they virtually eliminate scratches, they allow the sink to properly drain, preventing sink scum and protecting your cutlery. As with all Kraus sinks, this sink includes the stainless steel sink grids along with the basket strainers you’ll need for installation.
Heavily Certified: Kraus has gone to great lengths to be able to provide you, the homeowner, the rest-easy satisfaction knowing that your sink is certified and listed by all the major product testing boards in the U.S. and Canada. This means that this sink is deemed safe to use and that it meets all applicable building codes. Certifications and listings include: UPC, cUPC, CSA, IAPMO, ANSI and SCC.
This kitchen sink is available as a kitchen combo with a number of faucet choices. Like their sinks, Kraus kitchen faucets have gained tremendous momentum within the kitchen and bath industry and are highly regarded for their quality, durability, and meaningful innovation. If you are considering a purchase of this sink and also need a new faucet, we urge you to consider the kitchen combos; they truly are a deal. Under the header "We Also Recommend These Similiar Products" you will find 5 kitchen combos that include this sink. All kitchen combos that use this sink can be found by typing "KBU24 combos" into the search bar at the top right of this page.
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Kraus KBU24 Reviews
Rated 5 out of
Very Nice SinkI searched for a while for a new sink in my kitchen remodel. Found the Kraus KBU24 and could not be happier. When doing my research, I've found the lower the gauge the thicker the stainless steel. This sink is 16 gauge (most are 18 in this price range) and it's coated. It's quiet when running water, cleans up very well - plus they give you a towel to dry the sink with (who does that??) !!! Sink racks are included for both sides so you don't scratch the sink, plus you get a stainless drain basket and strainer included in the deal !! For the money it's hard to find a better deal. It's a solid sink, company with a good reputation, all the attachments at no additional cost - even with hurricane Sandy going on build.com had it delivered in about week. It will be hard to find a better buy!!! I would highly recommend ..
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 5 out of
Really happy!Product arrived in box with several holes! But the packaging protected the sink. Very pleased. Especially like the sturdy racks with plastic feet that fit the bottom of each sink. The racks are designed in such a way that you can use them for washing a few dishes and the dishes stand up to drain. The basket catcher in the big sink is also a brilliant idea. I like the depth of the sinks. My plumber did scrunch his face when he saw the plastic fittings, rather than metal. The price was great. If I'd known ahead of time that I'd need a new faucet I would have ordered that through you too.
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 5 out of
Stainless Steel SinkThis is the MOST AMAZING SINK ever!! We renovated our kitchen last month...and I researched all the lines, shopped the area, and kept reading the "reviews" on this sink. I must say..it was the "reviews" that "sold" me!! It came promptly, wrapped & packaged safely and beautifully and even our plumber said he had not seen a residential sink as well built as this one. It was more of a commercial quality. It's quiet...cleans easily... and pretty! Don't buy anything else...you won't be disappointed!! We're in the real estate business...and we see it all! This is the best! And an incredible value!!!
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 5 out of
Even our contractors were ooohing and aaahing!I can't say enough good about this sink! For a sink it's simply gorgeous! Haha...it's very high quality and fits our new kitchen remodel so perfectly! I don't know what I ever did without the extra depth and the drain basket!!! Especially the drain basket!! I thought I wouldn't use the nice racks that keep the dishes up off the bottom (you know where the nasty dregs go). Say goodbye to having to change your dishwater because someone stuck a dish in your sink without rinsing first. :-) Everything about this sink is amazing, especially for the price. I doubt highly you'll find a nicer sink at a better price.
Date published: 2012-12-02
Rated 5 out of
Can't go wrongGreat sink. Quiet and definitely thicker than most. Nothing flimsy here. Love the depth and width. The smaller side is large enough for most clean-up and the larger will take 13x9 pans. The racks keep the sink from scratching and are easily removed. Lesson learned - don't throw out the package of plastic clips - they are for the bottom of the racks. Packing was phenomenal. Great service department. Questions were answered promptly and followed up. Nice change from most companies. Have recommended the sink and company to friends.
Date published: 2012-11-20
Rated 5 out of
Great products and serviceI recently purchased a Krause 32" ss sink and a Pfister faucet. I am very pleased with both products. The customer service was outstanding. I placed my order with "Alissa." She was very friendly and helpful. I also appreciated the emails reguarding my order status.
I will not hesitate to order from Faucetdirect in the future.
A suggestion for keeping your stainless steel sink spotless and looking new is - after cleaning and drying, wipe the sink with a very light coat of mineral oil. I use the oil treatment about three times a week. Works great!
Date published: 2012-08-14
Rated 3 out of
great sink lousy strainerVery happy with the sink, but why have a great sink and a cheap strainer. It is stainless steel except for the threaded pipe and the nut that screws on to it. Its cheap plastic and the threads are off so much that you can't tighten it to stop leaking. It should be stainless like the rest of the strainer.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 5 out of
Best Sink EverI am married to a man that is always changing something in our home and this sink has to be one of the best purchases that we have made in the years of remodeling!
It was such a wonderful surprise when it arrived! Everything that was stated about the sink was true and then some!! We are so happy that we found this site and have told all of our friends about it!
If you are looking for new sinks this is the place to purchase and you will not be sorry!
It is so good to finally find a company that sell quality merchandise at a descent price!!
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