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The Kitchen Sink

by Steve Sheinkopf

Haven't bloggedabout sinks in a bit. About 15 years ago, the major trend in sinks was under mounting or placing the sink under the counter without a seam. Although sinks still follow cabinet sizes(25,33,38), the new trend is larger single bowls to accommodate the large dishes.

When buying a sink, check the gauge or amount of nickel in the product. This is usually demarcated by a number, 18 is decent and 16 is the best. Finish and undercoating are also important as well as the depth. Franke, Perrin & Rowe, Shaw and KWC are decent brands available at Yale, but so is Blanco and Elkay, which are not.

Have a look at a few:

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Topics: Sinks, Shaw, Franke, Blanco, Perrin + Rowe, Elk Lighting, KWC

More of A Few of My Favorite Things

by Steve Sheinkopf

Once again in no particular order

Favorite 6

The SubZero 736: It is probably the best selling integrated refrigerator in the industry. They are still a great company after all these years

Favorite 7

Elk Lighting Flushmounts: I like colored and white glass. Its a nice change from opal, frosted white. Somewhat inexpensive starting at $150

Favorite 8

These are the same colored pendants as last time...only you can actually see the colors(I have 3 white ones)

Favorite 9

Frigidaire front Loader ATF7000: Spend $1100 and save $150-200 per year every year over your current top loader.

Favorite 10

JennAir JFC2089: Shallow depth, french door....This unit is the nicest looking and can be packaged with other worthwhile equipment

Favorite 11

Bertazzoni: The Italians do know how to style a product. At $2500(roughly) it is less expensive than a pro range
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Topics: Jenn-Air, Frigidaire, Sub-Zero, Lighting, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Integrated Refrigerators, Ranges, Bertazzoni, French Door Refrigerators, Elk Lighting

The Kitchen Sink

by Steve Sheinkopf

The kitchen sink should not be such a difficult purchase. A good sink is consider such by the gauge or the amount of nickel in the stainless. A lower number is a better sink. 18 is considered good with 16 gauge being commercial grade. The second feature is finish and undercoating. The finish determines luster and undercoating sound insulation. Franke, Blanco and Elkay are considered the best in this realm.

Now which sink? First, sink sizes are based on cabinet sizes. The most popular sink is a single sink that measures 25 wide by 22 deep as a 25 inch cabinet is the most specified with 24 inches deep as the standard.
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Most sinks sold at Yale are undermount. This type of sink disappears in the counter and is easier to clean without any seams.
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With the basics covered, we can buy them extra deep up to 12 inches, in a double with the food disposer on one side. There seem to be endless combinations as long as it fits into the cabinet
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Topics: Sinks, Franke, Blanco, Elk Lighting

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