Hand Crafted in the USA - Under Mount Stainless Steel Sinks
Do you have an existing sink and need a replacement? We can likely do it. We even offer hand-hammered stainless sinks. Note: we cannot make a sink with radius corners. We have other options for replacing your existing sink. Please call for details.
Rachiele under mount stainless steel
kitchen sinks (Left and Right
Try putting a cookie sheet in the Blanco sink and you will cover the drain - not in our sink! Plus, you can wash dishes on the right side of our sink, place a drain rack inside the bowl on the left side and let the dishes drip dry. Use our sink just like a double bowl without the inconvenient divider in the middle. An added benefit is that you will have loads of space under the sink. You can even put double trash pull-out mechanism on the left side inside your sink cabinet. (See our smart sink cabinet)
This is the ultimate in stainless steel sinks. We call it the "Signature Series Sink". It features a right or left rear drain, a ledge in the front and back that allows several optional cutting boards and a grid (shown). If you love cooking, this is your sink. This is an option on all of our sinks.
We have often been asked about whether we use sound deadening on the bottom of our sinks. Years ago, we tried several products, including the pads that many other sink manufacturers use. Due to the thickness of our stainless, these products did virtually nothing. In order to dampen sound, the product must alter how much the metal flexes or provide a sound barrier between you and the sink. Rubber pads do the trick with 18 gauge sinks or 16 gauge sinks that have been pressed into shape, as the pressing stretches the stainless to a much thinner gauge than the original. The thinner metal can be affected by rubber pads. Since our sinks are so heavy and rigid, merely installing them cuts down the sound generated by dropping an item in the sink. The larger sinks, those 36" and longer, have been a challenge for me to find something to deaden the sound more.
Recently, while doing my daily research, I found a product that works on our beefy stainless sinks. You see, a rubber product is just not good enough. Our new vibration damping sheets are constructed of an advanced, non-curing, butylene rubber bonded to a thin layer of black aluminum. Unlike other types of vibration damping material, ours has been engineered to utilize sheer force to control vibration. The thin layer of aluminum incorporated into the sound damping product will prevent the stainless from vibrating far better than any other product I have found.
Starting May 1, 2011, all stainless sinks 30" or larger, will have a damping sheet attached to the bottom of the sink.
We do make double bowl sinks, however, I feel strongly that they are no where near as useful as a single bowl sink with a right rear drain. Just read this email from a past customer:
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.
Your friend "Out West", Ann
Think copper does not go well with stainless appliances? Check out this video!
The photos and email below were sent in, on March 4th, 2012, by a customer who purchased two of our custom stainless sinks in 2005. The close-up is one of our sinks. What a lovely kitchen! They are moving and would like two more of our sinks!
Dino you may post the pictures if you wish. Not my name or e-mail address. This rural CT country kitchen was designed by myself....2 sinks is wonderful...washing produce fresh from the garden... soaking hand washable garments... a dual dish washing station when your hosting 30 for a holiday meal. Or setting this up as a beverage station while entertaining... I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Thanks for all the great information. I will be in touch.
Check out this video regarding double bowl
sinks verses single bowl sinks...
Example of under mount stainless steel sink with drain board
Looking for a drain board sink? We manufacture them. This type of sink is very expensive and difficult to build. Hence, you will not likely find other custom manufacturers offering a drain board sink. Most of these sinks sell for $6000 and up. You may see these elsewhere, but they are likely mass produced by pressing into a mold and much easier to make than a custom sink. These are handcrafted, custom sinks, requiring a great deal of skill and a great deal of labor.
A side note...
I have been told that a great deal of stainless sinks are being imported from China. I am very careful about making comments where I do not have first hand knowledge, therefore, I will let you know that the following information was gleaned from a friend in our industry. He told me that he thought he could make "a ton" of money selling stainless sinks that he was importing from China. He showed me photos and his cost. I was shocked at how nice the sinks looked and the low price he was getting them for. About 8 months later, he called me and said he had to stop selling the sinks, as he was getting numerous calls from his customers complaining of rust inside the sinks. Moral of this story...Make sure you know where your sink is made and what kind of warranty you will get.
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