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Maris Callahan is the author of "In Good Taste," and, as an avid self-taught home cook, is widely knowledgeable about all things culinary. She is especially passionate about helping women on-the-go cook healthy, delicious meals and snack...

Five fab sinks for washing up

You might have heard the expression, "Everything but the kitchen sink," but we'll be the first to tell you that the kitchen sink is an important part of your home. No one wants to come home to a sink full of dirty dishes, so it's important that your kitchen sink is both functional and ergonomically designed. Different sinks have different features that you should consider based on your kitchen priorities.

Five fab sinks for washing upDouble Basin

If you have a hungry family but no dishwasher, check out the Kohler Vault™ Double-Equal Kitchen Sink. Its two equal-sized basins will allow more room for dishes to pile up after a big family meal and a pull-down kitchen faucet will make clean up a breeze.


Five fab sinks for washing upAPRON-FRONT

If you're a serious home cook, an apron-front sink lends a professional vibe to your kitchen while providing practical stainless steel surface space for easy-to-clean spills and drips.

A sink like the Kohler Verity® Apron-Front is sleek and stylish and will fit even the warmest kitchen décor. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, the sink will create a striking focal point in your kitchen and offers proprietary SilentShield™, an exclusive sound absorption system that reduces disposal noise and vibration from dishes and running water.


Five fab sinks for washing upCOMPOSITE SINK

If you're tired of staring at stainless steel kitchen appliances and are looking for a little variety when it comes to your kitchen sink, Pegasus has a Single Bowl Kitchen Sink in metallic chocolate that offers extreme resistance to heat, acids, scratches, and stains. This sink is made from 80 percent natural granite quartz and combines hard-working performance with stylish design.


Five fab sinks for washing upSINGLE BASIN SINK

Maybe you don't need two basins. If one large sink basin is sufficient for your kitchen needs, Franke USA has the simple, Single Basin Stainless Steel Undermount Kitchen Sink. It offers rounded bowls and soft corners that set this sink apart from others in its class. Aesthetically, it has a silk finish applied over a weld-free surface for everlasting shine.


Five fab sinks for washing upSPACE EFFICIENT DOUBLE BASIN

If you like the idea of a double basin sink, but your kitchen doesn't have the space for two wide basins, the Moen Camelot has two stainless steel bowls, one smaller than the other so that the sink can serve multiple functions without monopolizing your counter space. Perfect for the modern home, it comes equipped with a sound deadening shield and a visually pleasing undermount installation, which allows for easy cleaning.

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