32-3/4" Undermount 50/50 Double Bowl 16 Gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
This sink is very nicely made, finished, etc. It seems like it should have cost a lot more.
One thing to watch out for: it comes with two basket strainers, nicely designed, one has a basket to trap food particles. But since they don't match, the effect is that one is about 1/4" deeper than the other. You want the drain pipes to be level or downhill. I was able to work it out, and you probably will, too.
The rim isn't absolutely flat but it was close enough for my odd application (epoxied it to Hardibacker and tiled over it with 1/2" granite tile, sealed with silicone.)
Overall, a beautiful product that adds class to our new house.
September 18, 2010
Great sink -- useful size
We've had this sink for about a year now. We purchased it for our new home and the builder had it put in for us.
This is a seriously deep sink -- almost like a restaurant kitchen! Very happy with the purchase -- especially when compared to prices and quality of comparable sinks. The strainer basket is like a small bowl -- catches lots of "stuff" when cleaning off dishes and whatnot.
We have some big dishes (pizza pans, deep stock pots, etc.) and even though its a split bowl sink it swallows them up and makes cleaning up much easier. I can clean our 18" aluminum pizza pans diagonally in one side of the sink, no problem... so nice.
The packaging was serious business. Foam outside and foam blocks inside the sinks, too! And all wrapped up in a nifty drawstring bag, with a free hand towel to boot! :)
Only drawback might be because its so deep you might not be able to store your garbage can under your sink ... I guess that depends on installation. But keep that in mind. We've put in a few scuffs, but its still a quality sink. Its pretty thick and not noisy at all. At least I don't think its noisy. The coating and stuff on the outside makes a difference to keep the noise down. I checked it with a magnet and it is NOT magnetic -- its a good quality stainless steel.
If you're wondering if you should buy this without seeing it ... buy it! You'll be happy with what you get.
August 16, 2011
First let's say, I am a builders who specializes in high end construction, that being said, I've used, and seen almost every sink out there, Franke, Kohler, Blanco. etc...
When it came time for me to change out my own counter tops, it was time to change the sink too.
I researched all of the brands I'm used to buying for my clients, but all roads led to the Kraus 33" undermount.
I have never seen this sink in person, but all the descriptions
on this site led me to check it out.
Let me tell you, this sink is QUALITY...
More than half the cost of all the sinks I typically use, which made me a little leary.
The finish is perfect, the heavy guage, of the stainless steel, the accessories that come with the sink, makes this a real find.
Installation was perfect.
I will be using this product for future projects!
December 13, 2012
We are very pleased with our purchase of this sink. First, we are loving the depth. We found very few sinks this deep when shopping around. The sink is deep enough that when I have dishes sitting in it, you can't see them until you are standing over the sink, so it helps to hide your dirty dishes. Secondly, the quality of the sink is top notch. It is a much quieter sink than any I've had in the past. It doesn't make clinging sounds as I'm moving pots and pans around. My only complaint is that it does show water spots on the sides, but if I dry it when I'm done, this is easily fixed. I didn't know I could be excited about a sink purchase.
April 16, 2013
Great sink, but bad for a home
My wife and I purchased this sink as a kit. The quality is good, however; make sure you measure beneath your counter and compensate for the existing pipes and garbage disposal. This sink is about three inches deeper than most average kitchen sinks and makes hooking up the plumbing a pain. $400 in repiping later and we now have a sink with the garbage disposal on the wrong side due to space issues.
March 23, 2012
Good sink. I love the depth of it. The nice straight lines and edges are right for me. Unfortunately, it easily scratches and that is such a bummer!
February 23, 2012
Love the style and depth of this sink but - This is not a 'quiet' sink. There is a loud, 'tinny' sound when water, dishes, etc. hit the sides or bottom of the sink. Sound baffling pads and insulation are minimal, at best. Kraus not helpful when I called to rectify the situation.
September 12, 2010
High Quality Sink
I had been looking at sinks for a while, not happy with the run of the mill offerings at the big box stores, when I found build.com. I shopped around, checked prices, read reviews, and finally settled on this sink. It is fantastic. The accessories that come with the sink are wonderful, from the drain basket to the gasket-like plug. I'm so happy with the sink. It is of exceptional quality, and hand crafted workmanship.
November 26, 2013
I really like this sink. My husband wanted a 16 gauge because they are better than an 18 gauge. The granite fabricator said it is a really nice professional sink and most people just get the cheapest kind. I love how deep it is and big it is with the 50/50 proportion. I didn't realize how easy stainless steel sinks scratches. It is my first stainless steel sink. My mom says it scratches just like any other stainless steel. I washed a pan in the sink the first day I got it and it made a little scratch in the finish. I now use the guards the sink comes with. My only minor complaint is that the sink bottom is more flat than my other sink and is just a bit harder to get all the water or food to go down the drain. However I am getting use to the differences and I really love the look of it and how big it is and that is why I left it as a 5 star because I would still buy it again knowing everything.
August 7, 2012
One can only hope!
As a decorator dependent upon excellent reviews, I am always leery of reality meeting expectations. This product far exceeded my customer's wishes. If she's happy, I'm happy. You won't be disappointed with the finish on this 16 gauge SS sink. Would order again!
September 30, 2011