The Futuristic Architecture of our Workstation Kitchen Sink
a design far ahead of the pack! NexGen - the Ultimate Kitchen Sink
If you invest in a typical sink, it will be obsolete the minute you install it! The Workstation Sink is the future of sink design - and the NexGen option takes it to a new level of efficiency. Adjacent counter space for food prep is now unnecessary. Watch the videos below to see how this is done. You will use your countertop for setting down groceries and writing notes - that's all! What you may not know is that I designed and introduced the first sink brand with rear corner drains and interior steps for accessories well over a decade ago. Now, many of the large sink manufacturers are following my lead, offering similar designs. My NexGen design puts us far ahead again.
Watch the videos below to see our NexGen and my original Signature Series workstation sink designs.
Available as Under Mount, Top Mount and Farmhouse Apron styles.
Back when I went to kitchen design school, the cardinal rule was to make sure there was plenty of counter space on either side of the sink for food preparation. That old notion is now OBSOLETE! My workstation sinks take the place of counter space. All food prep is now done on the sink instead of adjacent to the sink. No more messy counter tops!
available in: Copper, Stainless, Rustic Stainless, Millennia Stainless - Apron, under mount or top mount and even our retrofit sinks.
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 these short videos.
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. And, the sink rewards you by drawing you 'pictures' each day in its surface! What a delight! --- Sue G
When you prepare poultry, you normally have a cutting board to the side of the sink - and the chicken juice generally runs off the cutting board on to the counter top (and maybe over your cabinetry). What a mess! Now, you can set the raw chicken on the copper grid, place a custom poly cutting board adjacent to it (inside the bowl on the step) and do all the food prep with no mess on the counter top. The feedback we have received has been nothing short of wonderful.
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!
- Use the grid for thawing meats (Copper conducts heat better than the expensive aluminum meat thawing trays- no mess... everything drips into the sink!
- Best yet, turn the grid 90 degrees and it fits on the bottom of the sink. Use it to dry pots and pans. Wash on the right, set off on the left on the grid.
- Place the grid on the bottom when you are using a colander so that water doesn't start backing up in the the colander.
- Place poultry, fish or meat on the grid, then cut on the poly cutting board and scoop into a bowl waiting below.
- Carve your Thanksgiving turkey right on the cutting board over the sink. No mess!
- Use the poly cutting board 6" from the right of the sink while cutting veggies. Swipe waste off to the right into the disposer and the good stuff to the left in a waiting bowl underneath the left side.
- Cut meat, fish and chicken on the poly cutting board. Everything drips into the sink - no mess.
- The poly board fits nicely in the dishwasher after you have cut onions or poultry.
- Wash your delicate stem ware and place on the grid instead of the counter top.
- Hide your dirty dishes under the grid. Come on, you know you might do it...
- Treat yourself to a spa day with all the time you have saved!
Imagine preparing a meal and not even having to wipe off your counter top when you are finished! You can do that with this sink!
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 of our new NexGen farmhouse workstation sink. I believe it to be the most efficient sink design in the industry. It is far and ahead of our original Signature Series Sink - which is still state of the art.
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 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 white 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.