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 Grid (Basin Rack) and Basket Strainer (Drain): 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 grid along with the stainless steel basket strainer 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 "KHU100-32 combos" into the search bar at the top right of this page.
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Kraus KHU100-32 Reviews
Rated 5 out of
Everyone loves my sinkI am so happy with this sink. The size is great. I can wash big baking sheets and pots and pans easily. It looks really good in my kitchen. Everyone comments how great my remodeled kitchen looks when they walk in. Then, as they look around they stop at the sink and look in and say "wow!" It is by far my favorite thing about my new kitchen.
Date published: 2011-04-19
Rated 5 out of
Beautiful sink, great price and excellent shippingThis is a truly great sink. It's is the thickest gauge I could find anywhere and gorgeous. The included strainer, drain plug and grate are a nice touch, really high-quality and beautiful as well.
In fact, everything about this sink says "quality."
The heavy gauge and applied backing make for a very quiet sink as well.
It is a very deep sink, which is what we wanted but with the drain located toward the rear it was a tight fit to get a disposal to work with our existing rough plumbing. If you can get this thing on site while it's still easy to tweak your rough plumbing do it.
The bottom is fairly flat so the last of the water does drain a little slowly and because the sink is so large some debris (like coffee grounds, for example) can get left behind. It's just a matter of moving the bottom grate, hitting it with a sponge and you're done, but it might be an issue for some folks.
We wanted a large, square-edged, single-bowl sink for our kitchen remodel. Turns out, that's not an item that's typically stocked in any of the big box or even specialty stores.
With our counter template scheduled for just a few days away I went ahead and ordered this sink and choose overnight shipping. We had a backup sink just in case, but build.com came through and two days later (one day for processing, one day for shipping) the sink was on my doorstep.
It was extremely well packaged, as others have noted, in thick foam, a sturdy cardboard box and even wrapped in a really heavy-duty Tyvek-style bag. First-class all the way.
In the end, I think this sink is my favorite part of our new kitchen.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 5 out of
Very happy with FaucetDirect!The Kraus sink we bought through FaucetDirect is a functional work of art. Simple to order online, arrived promptly in packaging designed to survive a war zone.
And the price - so reasonable! We are EXTREMELY pleased with our purchase and will definitely order from FaucetDirect in the future.
Date published: 2010-09-19
Rated 5 out of
Greatest Sink EverThe Krause sink is not only beautiful and a compliment to our kitchen but its room for large pots, cookie sheets,etc. is a convenience only known by commercial kitchens. The undermount and rear drain is the same footprint as a standard sink. Love how quiet due to insulated coating. This is first quality all the way.
Date published: 2012-03-17
Rated 5 out of
Professional look, Large and deep with great priceBought this 32 x 19 sink for our Kitchen remodel. It came promptly from Faucet Direct in a foam cushioned box. Strong shiny and it's beautiful. Had it installed together with Granite counter top. Delta Touch2O 980 faucet looks great with this Large and deep sink. The sink depth of 10" hides all the dishes so well after a meal. The sink grate allows pans to dry directly in the sink. Thanks to Faucet Direct for a great product and prompt shipment & delivery.
Date published: 2012-02-02
Rated 4 out of
great look, good valueI was skeptical about this sink because I had not seen anything from Kraus in showrooms. But all in all I'm pleased with it. Packaging & shipping all great. It is a huge sink, great size. Soundproofing fine - I had a Blanco in last house & this is at least as as "quiet" as that one. The only thing I'm not 5 stars about is the finish. It does spot/scratch easily. Care instrxns say to wipe it dry - well that is just not going to happen consistently. But after initial concern, I realize that this is a SINK, it is not going to look "pretty." The rack seemed like a good idea, but I don't know how much I'll really use it. It is huge, so no easy place to store it. Compared to $800-1000 options this is great! And do get a pro-style pull down spray faucet - it's a big sink to clean.
Date published: 2011-09-22
Rated 5 out of
Incredible sinkThe sink is great. The bowl is deep and accommodates all types of pots/pans I own. I love the design and the look of the sink. I had a 33 in sink cabinet, and the sink fits perfectly as an undermount sink. I have had it for about a month now, and have a few minor scratches, but I figured sinks are eventually going to have some minor scuffs anyway with use... nothing terrible.
The sink arrived quickly, in less than a week... faucetdirect had the best deal online on it as well.... Would recommend and buy from faucetdirect.com again...
Date published: 2012-08-01
Rated 5 out of
GREAT SinkThis is the Perfect Sink. It is Heavy - 16 gauge, Deep and very Stylish. The Price was excellent for the quality of the sink.
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