Workstation sinks — they seem to be all the rage these days, and why not? They provide a multi-function use in what is one of the most important spaces in your home. From prepping to staying organized, a workstation sink can maximize efficiency and make all the difference in transforming your kitchen from a simple, basic area to a practical and even more productive (and fun) workspace!
Let’s start with the benefits of a workstation sink:
- They maximize space: Many offer drying racks and cutting board accessories in order to make practical use of the area.
- It can help keep things clean, sanitary, and organized. You can separate those dirty dishes you used while also keeping things such as defrosting meat away from other prepped food items.
- It can keep things safe. While food prepping, having items more stable within a workstation sink can prevent mishaps such as burns.
What’s also nice is that there are a variety of styles offered in the world of workstation sinks for your particular tastes. Let’s delve into a few brands here.
One of the popular brands of workstation sinks, Ruvati offers their Ruvati 45″ Workstation Ledge Kitchen Sink Undermount Single Bowl 16 Gauge Stainless Steel. It has a 3/4″ reveal on the rim of the sink on the front and back when installed, which forms the upper tier track for cutting boards and a rollup rack. The lower tier forms a track for sliding the cutting boards and colanders. It is made of 16-gauge premium 304 grade stainless steel (18/10 Chromium/Nickel), which is completely resistant to rusting. This sink also includes two cutting boards that will fit on either top or lower track, which can slide one on top of the other.
Franke’s Chef Center is the complete package! It is built with a wide basin to accommodate large cookware and comes with several components, including a removable glass cutting board, antimicrobial compost bin, storage bin, stainless steel over-the-sink colander, stainless steel drain board, a multi-level sink grid, and a roller mat. A sound-dampening feature reduces garbage disposal noise. The large sized drain board features a design that fits over the edge of the sink to funnel water back into the sink.
Made in the USA, The Galley Ideal Workstation IWS-5-S is a 1-2 person workstation available as a single or double-bowl configuration. It comes with a 9-piece, dual tier Culinary Kit in several options, including Natural Golden Bamboo, Graphite Wood Composite, Exclusive Gray Resin, or Designer White Resin.
The Kraus Kore Workstation 33-inch Drop-in or Undermount 16-Gauge Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink allows for seamless working across the sink. The dual-mount sink can be installed as a drop-in for any type of kitchen counter. Also comes with a 5-piece chef’s kit, which includes a multipurpose roll-up dish drying rack and bamboo cutting board. Made with heavy-duty 16 gauge steel, the thickest stainless steel on the market- it is highly resistant to corrosion and dents.
Designed for the ultimate in multi-tasking, the Nantucket Pro Series Prep-Station Stainless Steel Sink is built with three different tiered levels, with four functional accessories fitting on each level, including a colander, grid, drain, and cutting board.
The 30-inch Zero Radius Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink is a versatile workstation sink featuring 90-degree corners and a grooved bottom for easy draining. The sink can be made flush mount or reveal mount, and accommodates a wide range of counter styles. Comes with a colander, cutting board, and drain.
AKDY 33″x22″x9″ Apron Farmhouse Handmade Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink is durable and will stand up to constant use, coming complete with a scratch-resistant satin finish. This sink also comes with a drain strainer kit, adjustable tray and cutting board. The way this sink is designed allows for the colander and cutting board to slide on the ledge inside the sink. It is also easy to clean and offers rear-placed drains that make it practical, maximizing space beneath the sink.
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