Kraus Undermount Double Bowl Sink

Last updated date: October 19, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

Kraus Undermount Double Bowl Sink

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 130 expert reviews, the Kraus Kraus Undermount Double Bowl Sink placed 6th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 24, 2020:
Checkout The Best Kitchen Sink for a detailed review of all the top kitchen sinks.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
13 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
1,225 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This sink was designed by experts to ensure maximum possible drainage, limiting or eliminating pools of water in the basin and preserving the life of the metal.
- Much Needed
Combining advanced technology with top-quality materials, this is the sink to get when you are in need of one that will deliver superior strength and durability. The materials that the sink adopts is a dent-resistant T304 stainless steel to assure you that it can withstand heavy use. On top of that, it features a commercial-grade satin finish which protects it from corrosion and rust.
- TheBestSpec
Dent-resistant T304 stainless steel in TRU16 real 16-gauge
- KitchenFaucet Center
March 14, 2019 | Full review
They are about an inch larger than the single bowl sink to accommodate the divider, but all of these sinks will install on a minimum cabinet size of 36”.
- Grind That Garbage
Resistant to corrosion, stains, and scratches. Extra deep. Optimal drainage. Comes with a basket strainer and bottom grids. Lifetime limited warranty.
- Uncle Paul's Kitchen
The basins are 50/50 split and with a width of 19 inches gives you lots of space to clean dishes.
- Kitchen Spike
May 2, 2019 | Full review
Corrosion and erosion resistant structure
- Faucets Reviewed
Rounded corners for easy cleaning.
- Top Kitchen Sink
Karus KHU102-33 50/50 16 Gauge Double Bowl Kitchen Sinks are resistant to corrosion, scratches, as well as strains. They are extra deep. They have optimal drainage, and it comes with a basket strainer and bottom grids. It also has a lifetime limited warranty.
- The Kitchen Reviews
April 24, 2018 | Full review
Tight radius corner gives it a contemporary look.
- Sink Byte
May 14, 2019 | Full review
​This is an excellent option for people working in commercial industries or needs efficient sinks to make their work accessible. First off, the sinks are designed with two basin that provides convenience and versatility in the kitchen. It does not produce reliable sounds in case you drop something in the sink by force since it is crafted with sound insulation thick rubber. It is made of durable material that does not rust or corrode as well.
- Faucets View
The sloping sides can prevent water from accumulating and maximize the sink's draining capacity.
- All Faucets World
May 28, 2019 | Full review
The satin finish of this sink is scratch-resistant and will look good with any kitchen décor.
- Kitchen Faucets Reviews Pro
What experts didn't like
More expensive than similar models. The sound insulation is not the best.
- Uncle Paul's Kitchen
Cannot be used with laminated surfaces. Installation could be easier. The bottom looks too angled. Builds up water spots every now and then. The sink is so deep it causes some splashing.
- Kitchen Spike
May 2, 2019 | Full review
It doesn’t come with the mounting kits. Because of pro features, the price is higher than average products.
- Top Kitchen Sink
They are pretty expensive than other similar models. The sound insulation that you get is not the best available.
- The Kitchen Reviews
April 24, 2018 | Full review
Requires large installation space. It is a bit expensive as compared to other stainless steel sinks.
- Faucets View
A bit pricey.
- All Faucets World
May 28, 2019 | Full review

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. 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!""

Overall Product Rankings

Kraus 30-Inch Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
1. Kraus 30-Inch Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
Overall Score: 9.8
Expert Reviews: 38
Kraus KTM32 Topmount Double Bowl Kitchen Sink, 33-Inch
4. Kraus KTM32 Topmount Double Bowl Kitchen Sink, 33-Inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
Kraus Undermount Double Bowl Sink
6. Kraus Undermount Double Bowl Sink
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 13
Ruvati Double Bowl Sink
7. Ruvati Double Bowl Sink
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 21
Ruvati Workstation Ledge Sink
8. Ruvati Workstation Ledge Sink
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 9
Zuhne Single Bowl Kitchen Sink, 28″
9. Zuhne Single Bowl Kitchen Sink, 28″
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
Lordear Undermount Sink, 32″
10. Lordear Undermount Sink, 32″
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
Kraus Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, 32″
11. Kraus Single Bowl Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink, 32″
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 12
Kraus Single Bowl Kitchen Sink, 31.5″
12. Kraus Single Bowl Kitchen Sink, 31.5″
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
Ufaucet Undermount Kitchen Sink
13. Ufaucet Undermount Kitchen Sink
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Kitchen Sinks

A kitchen sink is a focal point of many kitchens where cooking and food prep is done. Whether you are planning on updating the look and finish of your kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a matching sink, or simply looking for a stylish sink in a new kitchen, you will be faced with looking at some of the key features that kitchen sinks offer and why they might sway your decision on which model is right for you.

Kitchen sinks will be filled with dirty dishes or food scraps that need to be washed or disposed of through a garbage disposal. All this grime is mostly organic matter that builds up over time to produce a foul film on the bottom of your sink. This means you will want to be able to clean your sink easily, which is a task that should not be ignored in most kitchens. The good news is there are a couple of features that can enhance the ability for you to clean your sink and many manufacturers have already figured this out for you.

First, you will want to look at the geometry of the sink basin. If the bottom corners of the basin are hard lines with right angles, the act of trying to clean the sink will be challenging and frustrating. Look at styles that offer rounded corners which will make cleaning the bottom of the basin a much easier task. This will make cleaning your sink less daunting and help you keep on top of it more often.

The second aspect that makes a sink easy-to-clean is the material it is made from. It’s common to see stainless steel sinks these days in personal kitchens and their ability to be cleaned is one of the big reasons. Stainless steel is naturally antimicrobial and can be cleaned with little effort so you can spend your time on the more enjoyable aspects of using your kitchen. An alternative material that is still relatively easy to clean is an enameled steel or iron sink which offers a high-gloss surface that won’t encourage food to stick to it. 

Our resident kitchen expert, Julie Chernoff, the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine, weighed in on the differences between these two popular styles of sinks:

“The majority of sinks are made of stainless steel, and for good reason. They are easy to clean, and won’t stain or chip. Enamel-on-metal sinks (either cast iron or steel), while available in a slew of colors — which makes them an attractive option if you are looking to match your décor — are easy to clean, but the surface can chip, scratch, or even crack if something sharp or heavy is inadvertently dropped inside.”

You’ll also want to consider the durability of each sink. It is not uncommon for a kitchen sink to stay in a kitchen for decades while seeing daily use and abuse. Sinks made of enamel-coated metals are beautiful to the eye and easy to wash, but they need to be treated gently as they can chip or crack when a heavy object like a frying pan is dropped into it carelessly. Enamel coatings are very hard and therefore more brittle than what you would find in stainless steel and this allows them to be chipped or cracked with use. An even harder material in a sink, like a granite sink, can be damaging to delicate glassware at times.

“The number of glasses that were chipped or broken in the granite sink was not trivial, and we were also constantly dealing with water stains, so I wouldn’t do that again, although it looked gorgeous,” she said.

The combination of the naturally porous granite that allows it to stain and a propensity for chipping or breaking glassware actually makes the granite sink less than ideal for general kitchen use. The remaining material, then, is stainless steel. Stainless steel will last for a very long time with minimal care and maintenance, but if you want it to look brand new over the years, you will have to be sure to note that it can become scratched with use. The scratches generally are very shallow and can be minimized in appearance by using a cleaning solution that is specifically designed to restore the finish of stainless steel.

The depth of and width of the sink is the next topic to look at when making a purchase and it’s a very important factor in the usability of the sink. Sinks come in a variety of depths and sizes that satisfy the varying needs of the users. The width of the sink is often determined by the design of your kitchen counters, while the depth can be a variable that should be catered to the specific user. A sink like the Kraus KHU100-30 Kitchen Sink, 30 Inch, Stainless Steel with a depth of 10-inches is going to allow you to wash dishes without much water splashing out onto the countertops.

“The depth of your sink is an important consideration. Being tall, I have no problem with a deeper sink, and I like that it reduces splashing. My current large stainless-steel sink is 11-inches deep,” says Chernoff.

Another item to take into consideration is the noise that can be produced by a sink. This commonly overlooked aspect can make a big difference in the daily use of your kitchen sink. Due to the fact that a sink is essentially a very large metal bowl, it would make sense that loud noises would be produced as you bang around inside of it while cleaning dishes. Look for sinks that account for this with noise-reducing padding, as this will dampen loud noises. You’ll be glad to have such a quiet sink and so will everyone else within earshot.

DWYM Fun Fact

Sinks, in their original form as washstands, are known to have been around in some form for most of the history of man. Ancient Greek art depicts people using washbasins that resemble shallow bowls with a large diameter, similar to the design of a wok, to wash their hands or other items in. During this same time in history, there are records of mechanical draining mechanisms that worked with counterweights to fill and drain these washbasins. A lot of technology has developed since those days, but the cabinet-mounted sink has seen little more than a few makeovers in material and design.

The Kitchen Sink Buying Guide

  • To avoid scuffing up the bottom of a new stainless steel sink, find one that offers a draining tray that fits flush on the bottom of the sink. The tray will keep dishes of the bottom of the sink, which allows them to air dry away from the bottom surface and has the benefit of letting fewer items contact the smooth stainless steel to produce scratches.
  • Additional to the drainage rack that is offered by many manufacturers, there are some sinks that come with colanders and trays that span the sink and slide back and forth for you to use when meal prepping. These are handy accessories that let you utilize more space when you need it while still having the functionality of the sink.
  • Chernoff had some final advice to share for those looking at purchasing a new sink:

“Another thing to ponder: do you need a double-bowl sink? You can use one side for washing, the other for draining. Whatever size sink you choose, measure to make sure that your largest pot, pan or roasting pan can fit in it.”

  • Whichever route you decide to take on your new kitchen sink, be sure to take these main factors into account and you’ll find a sink that suits you well and lasts for many years to come.