9 Undermount Kitchen Sink Models

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    Undermount Kitchen Sinks

     Undermount kitchen sinks have one distinct advantage over rimmed or drop-in sinks: zero rim exposure. Of course, every sink has a rim, but undermount sinks hang from the underside of the countertop and so do not have a raised lip or rim that rests on top of the counter.

    Pros

    • You can get up as much as 1/2 square foot of extra countertop space when the rim is underneath the countertop.
    • You can wipe counter debris straight into the sink—no rim to obstruct you.
    • Undermount sinks are visually attractive since they do not interrupt the plane of the countertop.

    Cons

    • Unmount sinks are usually slightly more expensive than self-rimming sinks.
    • The installation is more difficult, requiring clamps and adhesives. 
    • Over time the heavy weight of water and a garbage disposal may loosen then seal between the sink and the bottom of the countertop. 
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    Elkay Lustertone Stainless Steel

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    This Elkay undermount stainless steel sink features a large wash basin and a smaller, shorter rinse basin. The rounded main bowl and shorter side bowl makes this sink configuration ideal for a corner. This sink is 31 1/2 x 21 x 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches in size.

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    Blanco Diamond

    Blanco Diamond Undermount Kitchen Sink
    Blanco

    Undermount kitchen sinks don't necessarily have to be stainless steel or fiberglass. Blanco's 33-inch Undermount Double Bowl Kitchen Sink in cafe brown is 80 percent natural granite and can also be installed as a drop-in sink. It's only half the weight of a cast-iron sink, and is heat-, scratch-, and stain-resistant.

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    Franke Regatta

    Franke Regatta Undermount Kitchen Sink
    Franke Regatta

    Franke's beautiful undermount kitchen sink offering, the RGX-160, is a luminous stainless steel in standard 18-gauge metal. This sink requires a minimum cabinet width of 33 inches. The bowls are 9 1/16  and 6 7/8 inches deep.

     

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    Kohler Satin Double Bowl

    Kohler's undermount kitchen sink (3356 NA) is 18-gauge stainless steel, with left/right bowl depths of 9 1/2 and 7 1/2 inches, respectively. Kohler's SilentShield Plus sound absorbing material helps mute the rattle you get with stainless steel sinks. Exterior size is 35 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches.

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    Blanco Undermount Sink

    Blanco Undermount Sink
    Blanco

    This undermount kitchen sink from Blanco comes in an attractive Cafe Brown finish in 80 percent solid granite—no flimsy construction here. To increase bowl size, Blanco has slimmed down the center divider.

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    Swanstone Solid-Surface Double Bowl

    Swanstone Double Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink
    Swanstone

    A double bowl undermount kitchen sink from Swanstone is made of Swanstone solid surface material, naturally. The bowls are 9 inches deep. There is no color to scratch off, because Swanstone is a compression-molded material with the color running all the way through.

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    Kohler Dickinson

    Kohler Dickinson Undermount Kitchen Sink
    Kohler

    An attractive and unique undermount kitchen sink from that most stalwart of brands, Kohler. This farm-house style apron sink is made of Kohler's own version of cast iron and measures 33 x  22 1/ 8-inch with an 8-inch deep basin.

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    Elkay Crosstown

    Elkay Avado Undermount Kitchen Sink
    Elkay Avado

     

    Nothing complicated here with Elkay's simple, geometric undermount single bowl kitchen sink. The stainless steel is the slightly thicker 16-gauge metal and comes with Sound Guard sound-deadening material in place for quieter washing of pots and pans. This sink measures 23 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches.

     

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    Kohler Single Bowl

    Kohler Single Bowl Undermount Kitchen Sink
    Kohler

    This is a straight-up simple single bowl undermount kitchen sink from Kohler (model 332-NA), in standard 18-gauge steel. This sink has Kohler's SilentShield Plus sound-deadening system. This is a fairly compact kitchen sink at 23 x 17 1/2 inches; there are no faucet holes in the rim.