Kraus Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, 30-Inch

Last updated: February 20, 2023

This stainless steel kitchen sink is the ideal sink for the 30-inch size. The 10-inch depth makes it have a great volume that keeps water from splashing onto the counter as you use it and the added drainage rack is great for keeping things off the bottom as they dry.

Kraus Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, 30-Inch

We looked at the top Kitchen Sinks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Kitchen Sink you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This kitchen sink is a deep 30-inch sink with added drainage rack that sits on bottom

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the Kraus Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, 30-Inch placed 3rd when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Enjoy the advantage of high-end kitchen sinks with the best-selling Standart PRO Series. This KRAUS sink features a clean contemporary design and wear-resistant finish with a beautiful sheen that complements most kitchen appliances. A rear-set drain ensures optimal drainage even with dishes in the basin, while engineered channel grooves help direct water to the drain, for a clean and quick-drying sink. Compatible with Kraus Stainless Steel Colander – CS-2 From the Manufacturer Kraus is a leading kitchen sink manufacturer, with a wide range of products made with advanced technology to exceed industry standards. To ensure exceptional quality, Kraus products are always made with premium materials as well as cutting-edge designs. All Kraus products are created with an eye for fashion as well as function, with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and functional design. The focus is always on providing outstanding value to all Kraus customers, and making it affordable to create a kitchen they love. “”Love this sink! I bought this sink from Amazon about a year ago and it has been a great addition to our kitchen. It is large enough to soak our largest roasting pan. It is a workhorse. Made extremely well. The sound proofing construction dulls the echoing type sound that most stainless steel sinks have. MONEY WELL SPENT!””

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Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It has rounded corners and satin finish that makes maintenance and cleaning easier, this kitchen sink has a basket strainer thaw will help to add more convenience.
Limited lifetime warranty
Crafted from premium-grade 16 gauge stainless steel, this sink is very durable and is built to last. The industrial-grade steel used to produce this sink is highly resistant to damage and corrosion, which improves its lifespan.
The sink comes with an extra deep basin that will accommodate large kitchenware, and you will get everything you need to mount it when you make the purchase.
Large sound-insulation pads.
With this sink, you are assured of perfect fit for large dishes, thanks to its spacious bowl that sports a rear-positioned drain.
Large, accommodates large pots and pans, sturdy, easy to clean, good price.
It uses Krause’s Noise Defend soundproofing technology, sound absorbing pads, and sound barrier technology to ensure you have a soundproof sink—so your late-night snacking or early morning cooking won’t wake up the light sleepers in your house.
Rounded corners make for easy cleanup. Soundproof technology. Everything needed for installation is included. Multiple accessories included. Limited lifetime warranty. Available in a variety of sizes.
With over 80% of the sink area covered with sound absorbing pads, the KHU100-30 is one of the quietest sinks on the market.
NoiseDefend soundproofing technology.
Uses a premium grade T304 steel that is durable and dent resistant. Satin finish allows easier cleaning along with rust corrosion. Deep bowl accommodates all sorts of pans, sheets, and skillets. Installation ready, no hassle of assembling different part. A lifetime warranty that ensures your satisfaction with a great quality of customer service.
This particular sink is 10″ deep and can easily hold the largest items you have around your kitchen, such as baking sheets, stockpots, and, you guessed it, skillets.
Oversized bowl with easy-to-freshen corners accommodate your largest cookware.
Our favorite thing about the Kraus was that it’s built with a 3.5-inch drain opening that allows water and particles to be washed away easily. We found the beautiful design of the stainless steel material to match most appliances for a seamless look. It’s even built with an oversized bowl to accommodate large roasting pans, skillets, and baking sheets.
The way this kitchen sink is designed it gives you the impression that it belongs to an expensive sink, but the truth is that it’s also an affordable deal for all kinds of buyers.
I like the fact that it’s undermount and has extra padding for noise dampening as well. The wire rack really comes in handy too.
It is easy to install.
Channel Grooves for optimal drainage.
- Ah Joo
It measures at 30 inches long and is considered an extra deep sink that helps prevent splashing. The extra depth also allows you to fit your largest kitchen dishes in it.
This kitchen sink is as sturdy as a commercial kitchen sink. It’s heavy, yet very quiet.
Moreover, the commercial quality satin finish offers additional protection against wear and tear. It’s also very easy to clean and provides a stylish look that can match most kitchen appliances.
More space in the sink, you can easily keep many dishes or utensil at a time and also washes.
This top quality stainless steel sink comes with an oversized bowl large enough to easily accommodate your kitchenware.
Kraus offers a very large range for both size and color of this kitchen sink bowl. They offer trendy color finishes and designs for a modern kitchen look. It has a soundproof body to help lower the noise level when you are washing your dishes. This single kitchen sink bowl gives you plenty of space for you to easily wash any large pots or pans.
Sound dampening technology.
The wonderful features of this sink don’t stop with the undermount elements, as it also has rounded corners on the interior of the bowl so you won’t have food getting stuck on the edges.
Talking about the looks I give a 10/10 rating as I am really impressed with its small radius corners and those grooves which go towards the drain side.
With 1.5mm thick stainless steel, the KHU100 is exceptionally strong and durable, with the ability to resist scratches, dents and stains over time
Awesome sound deadening.
If you’re looking for a durable and stylish kitchen sink that comes with a mound of additional accessories and can hold all your dishes after a big party then the KRAUS KHU100-30 Stainless Steel Sink gets our seal of approval as one of the best models on the market
It's rust proof.
For starters, it includes extra-thick pads to prevent noises. These pads cover up the majority of the sink, up to 80% of its surface, and ensures you have no sound disturbs when you are dishwashing.
It is corrosion resistant and certainly dustproof, thanks to its satin finish. It comes with sound guard coating which should help soak up any sounds.
The sink sports an impressive design, with grooves pointed towards the drain and compact radius corners. Aesthetics aside, these features also make washing and cleaning easier.
You get other kitchen accessories. Very deep and spacious.
Uses a premium grade T304 steel that is durable and dent resistant. Satin finish allows easier cleaning along with rust corrosion. Deep bowl accommodates all sorts of pans, sheets, and skillets. Installation ready, no hassle of assembling different part. A lifetime warranty that ensures your satisfaction with a great quality of customer service.
Kraus has also sound-proofed the sink with NoiseDefend technology. They have added a nontoxic soundguard coating and thick pads to make KHU100-30 one of the quietest sinks in the world.

What reviewers didn't like

A bit more difficult to install. Not the cheapest.
Satin finish can scratch.
Satin finish scratches, water and food particles don't always drain well without rinsing.
Comes with a higher price tag. You may need to clean out extra debris every so often.
Walls of the sink may retain watermarks and/or fingerprints. Satin finish may abrade over time.
A little easy to scratch.
Usage of the sink without the grid provided may cause the stainless steel to scratch. The provided grid, which is recommended for use, is a little tough to clean.
A little easy t o scratch.
When performing tests, we found small food particles were prone to accumulating in the corners of the sink. However, this is a minor issue that is easy to resolve by rinsing the sink out more frequently.
In one kitchen sink review, scratching was a bit of a problem, but there is a warranty with this sink if you have issues, and I have never had any myself.
Quite heavy during installation.
- Ah Joo
The only downside I can see is that it has only one bowl so it does not have an extra opening for a garbage disposal. That is not so bad though since a customer shared that she simply replaced the drain with the disposal.
The protective rubber feet might require a replacement several years down the road. Also, the sink grate that comes with the product is a tad bit hard to clean. Little food particles can stick in it, which can make kitchen jobs more difficult than usual because one will have to constantly remove the food particles to keep the grate clean.
The bottom is a bit too flat so drainage can be an issue.
Some have reported having easily scratched their Kraus sink bowl. Others have not been content that if it was left wet it can have some dried water marks. If this sink is not installed properly you can have problems with food getting stuck and it will not let it drain properly.
Limited lifetime warranty.
While this is made from stainless steel and coated with a satin finish for added protection, there are some reports that it still gathers scratches over time; unfortunately, all stainless steel sinks are prone to this issue over time. Although not an issue with a wipe-down every so often, a few users dislike the water spots that may tend to build up over time.
Heavy. Huge.
Lastly, some customers find that the water does not drain very well and one customer, in particular, found that the proprietary bolt that holds the drain onto the sink rusted and broke, meaning they had to buy a replacement.
It gets scratches quite easily.
​It receives scratches easily.
It comes with a satin finish which makes this sink dust resistant but it can get scratched easily.
Drain bolt could have been more durable. Heavier than other sinks. May scratch if you’re careless. Sink bottom design isn’t very attractive.
The sink scratches with ease.
Usage of the sink without the grid provided may cause the stainless steel to scratch. The provided grid, which is recommended for use, is a little tough to clean.
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