Ruvati Nickel Low-Design Kitchen Sink, 32-Inch

Last updated date: January 7, 2022

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Ruvati Nickel Low-Design Kitchen Sink, 32-Inch

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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.

Update as January 12, 2022:
Checkout The Best Kitchen Sink for a detailed review of all the top kitchen sinks.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 117 expert reviews, the Ruvati Nickel Low-Design Kitchen Sink, 32-Inch placed 9th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Ruvati takes kitchen functionality to a new level with this smartly designed low-divide double bowl sink. Now you can enjoy some of the benefits of a single bowl sink with the divided functionality of a double bowl sink. The extra clearance is a blessing when you are washing those large pots and pans, or cookie sheets. This sink is constructed of 16 Gauge thick Stainless Steel, which is 12.5% thicker than 18 Gauge steel. 16 Gauge is one the thickest steel available for residential use, and is the only thickness steel used by Ruvati for all their kitchen sinks. You don’t have to settle for anything less • 16 gauge premium T-304 grade stainless steel (18/10 Chromium/Nickel) will never rust or discolor • Luxurious brushed satin finish – Easy to clean and long-lasting • Heavy duty sound guard padding and undercoating • Exterior dimensions: 32 1/4″ x 18 7/8″ • Interior dimensions: 14 1/2″ x 16 7/8″ (left) , 14 1/2″ x 16 7/8″ (right) • Bowl Depth: 8 1/2″ • Included in box: Sink, cut-out template, mounting brackets, rinse grids (set of 2), 2 basket strainers • UPC and cUPC certified by IAPMO to meet US and Canada plumbing standards including ANSI and CSA. • Ruvati Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

21 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

360 user reviews

What experts liked

The 16-gauge premium steel sink has a unique divide between the two bowls that is 3 inches lower than the standard sink divide to give you more allowance when cleaning your dishes.
- Top Guide Pro
June 11, 2019 | Full review
Double bowl design offers you more usage options.
- Chef's Resource
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Large rubber padding on all sides of sink gives maximum level of noise insulation. Heavy-duty sound-guard padding defends underside thermal insulation against condensation and sound.
- Kitchen Gear Zone
July 23, 2019 | Full review
It features a low divide design which results in extra clearance—enabling you to easily wash those large pots, pans, cookie sheets, and other larger cooking ware. In other words, this unique design eliminates the limitations associated with double bowl designs when washing larger kitchen items.
- Water Pebble
January 20, 2019 | Full review
This 18 gauge sink is made from premium 304 grade stainless steel, providing you with a durable sink that could last for decades.
- Much Needed
It boasts of strong and durable construction, quiet operation and uniquely low divide to make washing dishes easy breezy. It meets and even exceeds the US and Canadian plumbing standards. The sink carries Ruvati limited lifetime warranty for your peace of mind.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
- Review Meta
With 2 bowl design, you will be able to keep the utensils in one bowl and use another for washing the vegetables or other such applications quite easily. Moreover, the scratch protection grid is provided for both the sides as well which is an added advantage. The stainless steel construction ensures that it is highly durable as well.
- Top Best Product Review
What’s more is that the sink features a luxurious satin finish. Because of this, you can get it with an assurance of getting a long-lasting sink that is easy to clean.
- TheBestSpec
This 16- gauge sink is constructed from premium 304-grade stainless steel, providing you with a durable sink that could live for decades.
- Reviews Classic
July 1, 2019 | Full review
What makes this RVM4350 kitchen sink by Ruvati different from most models on this list is its smartly designed double bowl with a low divide, which brings the functionality and effectiveness to a higher level. The extra clearance can be useful when you need to wash those large pans, cookies sheets or pots.
- Ah Joo
It features a low divide that is 3 inches lower than the top, giving you extra clearance for washing larger pots and pans. The stainless steel material has 16 gauge thickness. The sturdiness of the material provides protection against dents. The stainless steel material also has qualities to withstand rust and discoloration. The satin finish also has protective qualities and makes it easier to clean.
- Faucets Rated
There is also a heavy sound guard undercoating and padding which prevents condensation buildup and as well reduces the amount of sound emitted when you are working.
- Pizzchzz
August 27, 2018 | Full review
Ruvati takes kitchen functionality to a new level with this smartly designed low-divide double bowl sink. Now you can enjoy some of the benefits of a single bowl sink with the divided functionality of a double bowl sink. The extra clearance a blessing when you are washing those large pots and pans or cookie sheets.
- KitBibb
one of the key features of this undermount sink is 3-inch low-divide design. From what we have seen, it makes your job a lot easier while doing your dishes.
- Fpbnyc
October 23, 2018 | Full review
The Ruvati RVM450 is perfect for those seeking an affordable, stylish, high-quality stainless steel kitchen sink. The no-frills RVM450 features heavy-duty 16-gauge stainless steel construction and thick sound guard padding. The handy low-divider design makes this model a nice compromise between single basin and double bowl sinks. It’s perfect for washing dishes, especially heavy pots and pans that can be difficult to lift.
- Types of Kitchen Sinks
This sink can be undermount or flushmount installed, thanks to the foresight of matching the rim to the rest of body.
- Todayscave
August 10, 2019 | Full review
This 16 Gauge model has a non-fade surface that's resistant to rust.
- Faucets Reviewed
Ruvati Limited Lifetime Warranty.
- Top Kitchen Sinks
February 5, 2019 | Full review
It is reasonably priced.
- Review Hill
April 11, 2018 | Full review
Easy to keep clean and maintain.
- Twice Partner
August 30, 2019 | Full review

What experts didn't like

One of the more shallow models. A shorter bowl separation.
- Chef's Resource
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Have to do a bit of plumbing.
- Kitchen Gear Zone
July 23, 2019 | Full review
This sink is designed for an undermount installation, which is more complicated that a top-down installation.
- Much Needed
Although some users have expressed concern that the middle divider is too low, such design has its own advantages. The reason for the complaint is that you cannot use the two sides independently as soap water will simply splash to the side where you set your rinsed dishes. Personally, if find the divide extremely helpful especially when I am washing my dishes.
- Top Best 10 Reviews
The middle separation might be quite low.
- Ah Joo
You might require an expert installation.
- Pizzchzz
August 27, 2018 | Full review
May not be able to fill bowls as high as double bowl sink.
- KitBibb
Some reports of it getting smudged easily.
- Fpbnyc
October 23, 2018 | Full review
Water stains tend to collect on this finish.
- Todayscave
August 10, 2019 | Full review
This is not a deeper-bowl model. Its 8.5-inch depth doesn't prevent splashes of water when there's a high-water pressure from your faucet.
- Faucets Reviewed
Takes up more room, won’t fit well in a small kitchen.
- Twice Partner
August 30, 2019 | Full review

Our Expert Consultant

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.

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.

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.