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The purpose of this buying guide is to help you find the very best kitchen sinks online for your remodeling project.

If you haven’t, go read the earlier parts of our buying guide.

Here are links to all parts of this buying guide:

And now Part 4: Recommendations Recommendations of manufacturers and models


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Recommended Manufacturers

There is a wide array of quality kitchen sinks online of varying materials, construction, and prices. One common misgiving when it comes to buying sinks online is that the sinks arrived damaged. This is a common occurrence whether the manufacturer ships direct or to the retailer. So a common criteria for shopping for kitchen sinks online is manufacturer reputation, both in warranty fulfillment and in packing quality.

Of course, once you get a sink installed, you still want to have good quality materials and build and craftsmanship. Not to mention something that looks really nice.

Here are our recommended BRAND NAMES of popular kitchen sinks for sale online.

Kraus Kitchen Sinks

Kraus USA Kitchen Sinks
Kraus USA (official site) is one of the most popular sellers of kitchen sinks online, specifically stainless steel kitchen sinks.

Owners confirm the sinks arrive in pristine condition. Sinks are also designed, engineered, and crafted into the perfect shapes and slopes for easy use and access to all parts of the sink. Stainless steel used feels high quality and very sturdy.

Looks very attractive to boot.

Cost is definitely on the higher end. Many feel the high quality is worth the price, but realize a budget is a budget. If you do have room to stretch your budget, Kraus is a great pick.

Kohler Kitchen Sinks

Kohler USA (official site) is a popular choice for stainless steel kitchen sinks. It is one step down from Kraus in quality, but also in price which is we surmise why it is a very popular choice.

Doesn’t look as nice as Kraus, however the quality is solid. It is a very practical choice, especially for those on a budget and/or just looking for a no-frills solid kitchen sink.

Swanstone Kitchen Sinks

The Swan Corporation (official site) is a favored manufacturer for composite material kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, and bathtubs.

Their composite kitchen sinks feel very high quality and durable. The composite material is usually available in different colors which is a bonus, though the sheen may not be as durable as stainless steel.

These are a good choice if you are looking for a non-stainless-steel kitchen sink.

Blanco Kitchen Sinks

Blanco (official site) manufactures popular kitchen sinks of both composite material and stainless steel.

Blanco is a bit pricey, but looks attractive and is good quality as well. They do have a bit of a reputation of not having their sinks as well-packed as Kraus. Also installation is not as easy as it could be. Once installed, the sinks are fairy attractive and are well-liked by their owners.

Recommended Models

Considering the above information, here are recommended models of pots and pans racks – some names may surprise you!

Kraus KBU22 32-Inch Undermount 50-50 Double Bowl 16 gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Kraus KBU22 Undermount 50-50 Double Bowl Kitchen Sink Pic

  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Price: $370 – $410
  • Durable stainless steel
  • Nice padding and insulation undercoating
  • Easy installation

Kraus KBU14 30-Inch Stainless Steel Undermount Single Bowl 16 gauge Kitchen Sink

Kraus KBU14 30-Inch Undermount Single Bowl Kitchen Sink Pic

  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Price: $370 – $410
  • Durable stainless steel
  • Nice padding and insulation undercoating
  • Easy installation

Swanstone QZLS-3322.077 33-Inch by 22-Inch Drop-In Large-Small Bowl Kitchen Sink

Swanstone QZLS-3322.077 Drop-In Large-Small Bowl Kitchen Sink Pic

  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Price: $275 – $310
  • Strong granite composition material
  • Available in four colors
  • Inexpensive

Blanco 440194 Diamond Super Single Bowl Kitchen Sink

Blanco 440194 Single Bowl Kitchen Sink Pic

  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Price: $330 – $360
  • Construction feels durable
  • Available in seven colors
  • Relatively light for granite composition

KOHLER K-3361-4-NA Staccato Dual Large-Medium Self-Rimming Kitchen Sink

KOHLER K-3361-4-NA Staccato Large-Medium Bowl Kitchen Sink Pic2

  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Price: $215 – $235
  • Fairly solid build
  • Very cheap compared to Kraus and Blanco

That Concludes Our “How To Buy A Kitchen Sink” 4-part Buying Guide

We hope that this “How to Buy a Kitchen Sink” buying guide has provided you adequate information that will effectively help you in deciding which product can best meet and satisfy your requirements. Just take your time in learning and assessing the several models and types of kitchen sinks online and research the reviews and consider what is most important for you.

Here are links to all parts of this buying guide:



  1. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090216131604AASdf21
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sink
  3. http://www.bathandkitchenstudio.com/sink_type.cfm
  4. http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bath/msg0201252321688.html
  5. http://www.typesofkitchensinks.com/
  6. http://www.houzz.com/photos/kitchen-sinks
  7. http://www.faucetdepot.com/resources/sinks.html
  8. http://www.kitchenimproved.com/types-of-kitchen-sinks

Check out all our reviews of kitchen sinks online