NexGen - Invest wisely. The sink is the most used appliance in the home.
So, what is the "Signature Series" workstation sink? It is the first sink where you can do all of your food preparation on the sink and keep your counters clean! No more cutting chicken on a cutting board next to the sink and having chicken "juice" running all over the counter top and possibly the floor. Everything is done within the confines of the sink! You will never use your counter tops for food preparation again. In fact, you will likely merely dust them from now on. Are you smiling yet? In fact, I have received more than one phone call from past customers saying "My husband actually does the dishes now!" How is that for foreplay? I know you are smiling now!
No more messy counter tops! Everything is done on the sink. Your new Signature Series Workstation sink will have 1/2" steps, 1 1/2" down from the top of the bowl that allow you to place various cutting boards and metal drain grids on the steps for food preparation. No more messy counter tops! This is a design I pioneered and many have copied with less than desirable results.
Please watch this short video. I explain the difference between our Signature Series design and the NexGen Design.
Don't be confused with the imitators and "Johnny Come Lately's". You may see sinks like our original Signature Series, but they are likely not engineered properly. It appears to me that the Kohler Stages sink, for example, put their step too high up in the bowl. When you place a cutting board on their step, it appears to me as if the board is level with the counter top, so when you run water over it, it will spill over on to the floor or counter. Our inner step is calculated based on ergonomics. (I studied ergonomics while working as a kitchen designer.) The step is low enough so you can run water and keep the water inside the sink, but high enough so you can cut food at the proper height.
I have been working for many years to perfect the kitchen sink. Thanks to the feedback from many of you, as well as one forward thinking engineer (and past customer) I have put together the best sink design in the industry. Here are some of the design elements that are unique to our sinks. If you love to cook, this is your kitchen sink!
This recent email tells a great story of how this sink design is appreciated:
"The Rachiele copper sink workstation is an engineering marvel in our kitchen that has created what we call a "Wet Counter Area" -- namely, the sink with the grates. These grates provide the ability to:
- wash, rinse and drain food
- rinse and drain prep tools and dishes
- fill measuring cups precisely with water while placed under the faucet on the grate
- fill any bottles or containers with liquids (e.g. transferring liquids, transferring soup to individual containers, etc.) where spills and drips are likely, and it all drips directly into the sink.
- work with any bowls or pots with liquids and all spills go directly into the sink,without having to place the item on the sink bottom
- cool down hot pots by placing them in the add-a-bowl with cold water, while still having a large sink area available for other activities
- fill the sinks without splashing by extending the Waterstone faucet nozzle to nearly the sink floor
... we find more ways to do our work each day more easily, thanks to the engineering of this sink.
Let me speak of the colander idea for a moment. Has this ever happened to you? You have a large pot of pasta on the cook top. You go to the sink to drain it and place the colander in the sink. You pour the water, but all the water does not evacuate the sink fast enough and the water begins to back up into the pasta? It has happened to me and it grossed me out - yuck. Just take the grid and turn it 90 degrees and place it in the bottom of the sink. Set the colander on the grid. The colander is now raised up - no more yuck!
Cool use ideas from our customers using their Signature Series Workstation Kitchen Sinks!
This is a close up of interior of my new design - NexGen. You can see that the ledge angles back so that water will not accumulate - also making it easy to clean. The interior space is now significantly larger. Interior width increased by a whopping inch! 17 1/2" width of usable space inside my NexGen sinks!
This is a photo taken from the right side - looking down the length of an original Signature Series workstation sink. This copper kitchen sink is only 30" long overall.
This "Signature Series" copper under mount workstation sink features our black American walnut cutting board and a colander that was purchased at Costco for under $35. There are all kinds of accessories that can be found to fit our sinks. If you love to cook, this is the ultimate sink!
This gorgeous farmhouse workstation sink features a copper grid and a cherry cutting board resting on the Signature Series Sink optional ledge. The patina on the front is Fire and Ice.
This is a rustic patina on an apron front sink featuring our Signature Series Sink option. I really like the patina on this one. Very rich looking.
This beauty is our new Rustic Matte patina on stainless. The finish looks much like pewter or zinc. The best part is that it is easier to care for. Scratches are easily removed with a Scotch Brite Pad. This sink measures 48" long. What a great sink! All the food preparation can be done inside the sink instead of adjacent to the sink on the counter top. No more messy counters!
Simply turn the grid 90 degrees and it will fit on the bottom of your sink so you can use it as a drying rack for your pots and pans. The sink to the left is our Millennia Stainless steel. It is an embossed stainless with a basket weave pattern that is smooth to the touch but does an amazing job at hiding scratches. I recently spoke to one of our customers who has a 13 year old Millennia sink. She says it looks brand new. I have one that is 12 years old. It looks new too!
Take a look at this gorgeous "Signature Series Sink" in brushed stainless. It features a stainless grid. The new owner also ordered a poly cutting board. This is going to be a great sink to work in. Millennia Stainless hides scratches and water spots!
Signature Series Kitchen Sink shown with optional 3/4" white poly cutting board. This is not the cheap 1/4" cutting board you might see in a store. This is a heavy duty board custom made for us to my specifications in the USA. Nothing but the best... Just cut and swipe the waste into the disposer. It just doesn't get any easier folks. Move the board into the middle and place a bowl under the left side. Then you can scoop the goods into the bowl on the left and the waste into the disposer on the right.
Signature Series Kitchen Sink shown with optional copper grid in combination with the 5/8" thick poly cutting board. Rinse your veggies on the left, cut on the right!. Cut meat on the right, rinse on the left.
Need some extra counter space? Get two poly boards and go wild! If you love to cook, this is the dream kitchen sink!
Yes, we build them in stainless too!. This was our very first stainless "Signature Series Kitchen Sink". We used our Millennia textured stainless - hides scratches and water spots!
This is a photo of an under mount "Signature Series Kitchen Sink" with a left rear drain (for lefties!)
This is a gorgeous Signature Series Kitchen Sink - apron front sink with a rustic patina. Its final home will be in a rustic cabin in the Georgia mountains. It is pictured with the American black walnut cutting board.
These are our new 1 inch thick cutting boards. The left one is made of solid American Black Walnut, and the right one is made of Solid American Cherry. These are made specifically to fit our Signature Series sink. We can also have them made for an under-mount sink. These are not only furniture grade, but very useful products. They are available in 15", 18" and 21" widths. See our sale page for pricing.