Ergonomics, the difference between comfort and a back ache!
When you use your current sink, I bet that you have to
hold your pots, pans and platters partially outside the sink when you wash
them. (That is why deep sinks are popular) They don't fit down inside the bowl like they should. That is because
you are using a sink with an obsolete sink design. The drain is either in
the center or the rear center. When you have a
properly designed sink - a single bowl with a rear corner drain, you will be able to place
everything you wash at the bottom of the sink without covering the drain.
With a Rachiele sink, you will work at the bottom of the sink much more often, thus
a deep sink will be inappropriate. Deep sinks are necessary only when the
sink is poorly designed. Folks, center drains were used by the Egyptians
over 2000 years ago. It is about time we used some common sense and moved
the drain out of the way of the work area. A properly designed sink will
allow you to wash and prepare foods on one side and set off dishes, etc. on
the other side (without a crazy center divider) Rinsed dishes
will NOT get wet when washing the other dishes. We have hundreds of
customers, that originally called in to order double bowl sinks and now own
single bowl smart sinks. They were all skeptical at first. It took some
convincing, because the rest of the world is still selling obsolete designs.
They all tell me they love the single bowl sink with the rear corner drain
and could never go back to a double bowl sink. I had the same hesitation
when I designed my own kitchen 10 years ago. It was a big leap of faith, as
I was the guinea pig for my well thought out design. Even thought I was
certain the design was better, it was still difficult for me to make the big
step. There would be no turning back. I, and thousands of others, are glad
we did! Just read some of the
testimonials. If you need further
convincing, call me. I will give you names and phone numbers of past customers to
I must have been your most difficult customer. I fought you all the way. Both my husband and I were hell bent on getting a double bowl sink, I am a bit embarrassed to say - you were right. After all the fussing, we are now one of your loyal followers. Yes Dino... a single bowl sink with a right rear drain makes so much sense! OK, I said it. Thank you, thank you, for being so insistent. (and for taking my countless phone calls) We could never have believed how wonderful your design is. We both wish you much success. You deserve it.
One more thing, please feel free to put this note on your web site. Also I want to tell your potential customers that Dino does really answer the phones on the weekends. Our plumber had a question about the disposer thingy and Dino called us back in less than 5 minutes on a Saturday afternoon.
Thank you for all of your help and the photos of our gorgeous sink before it shipped. We will send photos back once we finish the remodel project. Thinks are still hectic around here.
Your friend "Out West",
If you would like an in-depth writing on the History of the
Kitchen Sink and how ergonomics fits into the equation,
Most sinks are undermounted
under granite, which effectively makes a 9" deep sink 10 1/4" deep. That is just
too deep if you are going to be working at the bottom of the sink. Think
about this... the countertop (36" tall) is designed to be a comfortable work
surface. Now subtract 10 1/4" from that comfortable height. You are
effectively working at a 25 3/4" height. Take this test and then tell me if
I am not correct. Make a work surface that is 25 3/4" tall. (Just to
give you some perspective, a desk is 30" tall) Get a paper and pen. Try
writing a letter while standing and using the surface height you have just
made. One more thing, make sure you are standing several inches back from
your work surface (just like you would at a sink). Go ahead, write a long
letter. I can assure you, the pain in the back will come shortly!
Speaking of Ergonomics, the
sink industry should be ashamed of itself when it comes to providing a
sink for someone in a wheelchair. We have designed the only
A.D.A. sink on the market that makes sense for wheelchair
use. The design is patent pending. All of the others we have seen have a
drain in the middle, making it impossible to legs to fit comfortably
under the sink. Basically, the industry has taken standard sinks and
made them shallow for wheelchair use.
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