Undermount Cooking Area Sinks

Undermount cooking area sinks have one unique benefit over rimmed or drop-in sinks: absolutely no rim exposure. Of course every sink has a rim, however undermount sinks hang from the underside of the counter top therefore 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 additional countertop space when the rim is below the countertop.
  • You can clean counter debris straight into the sink– no rim to obstruct you.
  • Undermount sinks are aesthetically appealing since they do not disrupt the plane of the countertop.

Cons:

  • Undermount sinks are typically slightly more costly than self-rimming sinks.
  • The installation is harder, requiring clamps and adhesives.
  • Gradually the heavy weight of water and a waste disposal unit may loosen up the seal in between the sink and the bottom of the countertop.

Elkay Lustertone Stainless Steel Double Bowl

This Elkay undermount stainless-steel sink includes a big wash basin and a smaller sized, much shorter rinse basin. The rounded primary bowl and shorter side bowl makes this sink setup perfect for a corner. This sink is 31 1/2 x 21 x 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches in size.

Blanco Diamond Double Bowl

Undermount kitchen sinks don’t always need 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 set up as a drop-in sink. It’s just half the weight of a cast-iron sink, and is heat-, scratch-, and stain-resistant.

Franke Regatta Stainless Steel Double Bowl

Franke’s stunning undermount kitchen area sink offering, the RGX-160, is luminescent 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.

Kohler Satin Double Bowl

Kohler’s undermount cooking area 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 soaking up material assists silence the rattle you get with stainless-steel sinks. Outside size is 35 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches.

Blanco American Diamond Equal Double Bowl

This undermount cooking area sink from Blanco is available in an attractive cafe brown finish in 80 percent strong granite– no lightweight building and construction here. To increase bowl size, Blanco has slimmed down the center divider.

Swanstone Solid-Surface Double Bowl

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

Kohler Dickinson Single Bowl

An attractive and distinct undermount cooking area sink from that most stalwart of brand names, Kohler. This farm-house design 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.

Elkay Crosstown Stainless Steel Single Bowl


Absolutely nothing made complex here with Elkay’s simple, geometric undermount single-bowl kitchen sink. The stainless-steel is the slightly thicker 16-gauge metal and includes Noise Guard sound-deadening material in location for quieter washing of pots and pans. This sink determines 23 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches.

Kohler Single

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