Need a good quality sink.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by ingeborgdot, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot New Member

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    I am looking for an undermount, 16 gauge, stainless steel, single bowl, zero radius kitchen sink between 28-32". I would like it to be under 1000 bucks. Anyone have any suggestions? I have looked and found but am unaware of the quality of some. Please help. Thanks.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    After looking around, I ended up with a Kindred sink - made in Canada, if I remember. It was good quality, and less expensive than many others.
  3. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot New Member

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    Thanks, but none of the Kindred have zero radius corners that I could find.
  4. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot New Member

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    Am I just missing them?
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Most SS sinks are stamped out of one piece. Zero-radius stuff may not lend itself to that method of construction and might need to be welded up. Most people prefer the (sometimes) slight curve, as they are easier to keep clean. It's not something I've looked for. Out-of-ordinary means fewer people that know about it. Hold on, if you're lucky, somebody will know.
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    They will not be inexpensive because they will have a very limited demand and thus a small production run. They will usually not get an NSF rating because NSF requires rounded corners.
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    ingeborgdot New Member

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    What is the downside of zero radius? Why is there no demand for them? To me, they are much more attractive.
  8. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The down side is cleanability issues, and the fact that they have to be welded adds costs. GOOGLE will find several offered in the $500 to $800 range.
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    ingeborgdot New Member

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  10. On Ama zon today I saw "Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Square Zero Radius 16G" posted by a user named Devon. Price is about a quarter of your budget.

    An e-store I've bought from is galaxy tool supply.
    They have many sinks, 16 gauge, that are "Tight radius" -- hope that is close enough to zero for your liking. I've sent people to them before, and they were happy with the sinks. If you order from them, tell them you were referred by the guy who is still waiting to receive the replacement O-ring for his articulating Geyser faucet.

    Hope this helps.
  11. Julien UrbanEdge collection is a whole series of zero radius sinks.
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