Double bowl sinks are great for dividing up tasks. If you frequently wash dishes by hand, you may prefer double bowl sinks because you can use one bowl for soaking and washing, and the other bowl for rinsing or drying.
With a double bowl sink you can install a garbage disposal on either side of the sink. That means you will free up your other drain so you don’t always have to pass through the garbage disposal. This potentially prolongs the life of your garbage disposal too, so this might be one advantage of choosing a sink with two bowls.
When installing a garbage disposal, it’s best to place the disposal in the bowl that is closest to your dishwasher for a neater installation.
Double bowl sinks can come with two equally-sized bowls (50/50) or two offset bowls (60/40, 70/30, or 80/ 20). With offset bowls the larger bowl can be on either side. So you can pick the configuration that works best for you.
The drawback with double bowl sinks is that they can be difficult to use with large baking sheets, pots, and pans. If you use large cookware regularly a single bowl sink might be a better choice.
Mowa HKN3322 (33”, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel, Drop-In)
This Mowa double bowl sink is a stainless steel, drop-in style kitchen sink. It is made out of a quality 16 gauge stainless steel and has a durable thickness. Stainless steel is a great material for sinks because it is durable, lightweight, inexpensive, and matches almost any decor.
This sink comes in a 50/50 configuration. Both the bowls are of a nice size because of the design. You’ll have lots of actual space to use. And on the top there are two pre-drilled holes for the faucet and soap dispenser.
Its dimensions are 33” by 22” by 10”, so it has the dimensions of a standard kitchen sink.
What’s great about this sink is its ultra-flat rim. While drop-in sinks are the easiest kind of mounts to install, their rim can be a deal breaker for many people because they don’t sit flush against the countertop. This makes it less pleasant to wipe the area surrounding the sink. However, this Mowa has a rim that sits almost flush against the countertop, making it a pleasure to wipe near the rim.
Mowa HKN33DE (33”, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel, Undermount)
For those who like the nicely-sized bowls of the Mowa above, you can also get something similar with an undermount. This Mowa HKN33DE is similarly a stainless steel sink made of 16 gauge stainless steel. Being a stainless steel sink, it is lightweight and therefore one of the easier undermount sinks to install.
Again, the design of this Mowa sink gives you two nice big bowls. There are no pre-drilled holes in this sink because it’s an undermount sink and you’re supposed to install the faucet and soap dispenser in your countertop. Nonetheless, it is a great size for an undermount sink.
Its dimensions are 33” by 19” by 10”. So as you can see this sink is 3 inches shorter than the drop-in version to leave you space to install the faucet.
Also, with this undermount sink you can get it with either a 50/50 configuration or a 60/40 configuration. The 60/40 configuration has the larger bowl on the left.
Ruvati RVH8350 (33”, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel, Undermount)
This Ruvati double bowl sink is unique because it features a built-in ledge that you can use to hold a cutting board or other accessories. This allows you to cut things right inside the sink and sweep food scrap right into your garbage disposal without making a mess on the counter.
What’s great about this sink is that the accessories come with the sink. You get a cutting board, colander, and two basket strainers.
It is an undermount sink made out of 16 gauge stainless steel. It has two equally-sized rectangular bowls.
The dimensions of this sink are 33” by 19” by 10”, which is the same size as the Mowa undermount sink. Both of them have large, deep bowls.
Kraus KHF203-33 (33”, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel, Farmhouse)
For something more decorative, apron front sinks are the way to go. Apron front sinks (also known as farmhouse or farmer’s sink) are sinks in which the front side is exposed rather than hidden inside the cabinet.
The Kraus KHF203-33 sink is a double bowl apron front sink. It is made out of 16 gauge stainless steel. It has offset bowls (60/40) that are 10” deep.
The great thing about apron front sinks is that their exposed front extends over the counter, giving you an extra large space to work with. The dimensions of this sink are 33” by 21”. You would only need a cabinet size of 33” to install this sink.
Kraus KGD-433B (33”, Composite, Drop-In)
When it comes to double bowl sinks, stainless steel is the most popular material used to make them. But composite is also quite similar to stainless steel in terms of weight, cost, durability, and design.
The Kraus KGD-433B is a drop-in composite sink with a clean, rectangular design. The design allows it to have extra large bowls. It is made out of 80 percent granite which means it is a durable sink.
The dimensions for this sink are 33” by 22” by 9.5”. The bowls are split 50/50. As a drop-in sink it has a single pre-drilled hole for the faucet. The sink comes in Black Onyx and the divider has a metal-colored piece for contrast.