Single bowl kitchen sinks are great for washing large pots and pans. They’re also great for small kitchens because their overall size tends to be smaller than sinks with double or triple bowls. Double or triple bowl sinks are bigger because they need to be divided up and each bowl has to provide enough workspace.
You can find single bowl kitchen sinks with any type of mount, although they look best in an undermount or farmhouse style. Drop-in single bowl sinks are the easiest to install, but they will have a rim that can trap small bits of food and doesn’t allow you to easily sweep them into the sink.
The mount you choose will depend on the material of your countertop. Generally speaking, drop-in sinks will work on any type of countertop material, but undermount and farmhouse sinks are not recommended for laminate or tile counters given their weight and installation method.
As you can see, your options are virtually endless with single bowl kitchen sinks. But here are some of the best quality single bowl kitchen sinks you can get.
Zuhne Modena (32”, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel, Undermount)
Stainless steel kitchen sinks are considered the most versatile because they’re inexpensive, durable, match or contrast nicely with any kitchen décor, and can be made to have any type of mount.
The Zuhne Modena is one of the most popular single bowl kitchen sinks – and for good reason. It is made with a good quality 16 gauge stainless steel material at 1.5 mm thick, has a large bowl at 10” deep, and has an attractive, functional design.
With the dimensions at 32” by 19”, it is suitable for small kitchens and only requires a minimum cabinet size of 35”.
Zuhne makes some quality stainless steel sinks. And because the Modena has a large, deep bowl and while feeling small at the same time, it’s one of the best-selling single bowl sinks.
Kraus KGU-413B (31”, Composite, Undermount)
Composite kitchen sinks are just as popular as stainless steel sinks because they’re also inexpensive, lightweight, and durable. They also come in a variety of colors so if you don’t like the metal tones of stainless steel then composite sinks are a great alternative.
The Kraus KGU-413B is an undermount composite sink. It is made out of 80 percent granite that looks and feels like real stone. General speaking, a good quality composite sink has at least 80 percent granite content.
The Kraus is great at absorbing sound and has a high resistance to heat. There aren’t a lot of composite undermount options that match this sink in terms of quality and price.
With dimensions at 31” by 17” by 9”, it can feel a bit smaller than the standard kitchen sink. However it can fit a minimum cabinet space of 33″ and you have a good amount of clearance to install faucet holes in your countertop.
The single bowl configuration provides a large space to work with. It is only available in Black Onyx. The quality, price, and simplicity are what make this sink a popular buy.
Kraus KHU100-30 (30”, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel, Undermount)
We’ve included a 32” and 31” kitchen sink, so for good measure, we want to include a 30” kitchen sink to make sure there is something for the smallest of kitchens.
But the Kraus KHU100-30 is such a great sink that if you would rather gain a couple of inches counter space there’s nothing wrong with getting something smaller and as great as this sink!
It is made out of 16 gauge stainless steel. The bowl has a nice depth of 10”. You only need a minimum cabinet size of 33” to mount this sink, and it installs by undermount.
This is a fantastic, beautiful stainless steel sink that will endure many years of use.
Zuhne Prato 33 (33”, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel, Farmhouse)
Farmhouse style sinks are popular among people who wish to purchase a single bowl kitchen sink because they provide an extra large bowl that extends beyond the counters. The front side of the sink is exposed so you can use the sink as a focal point of your kitchen from a design perspective.
The Zuhne Prato 33 farmhouse sink has the qualities that make it a great product. It’s made out 16 gauge stainless steel. At 1.5 mm thick it will withstand heavy use and look good as new overtime. The corners of this sink have a slight curve that makes it easy to clean and makes the sink looks sleek.
In terms of workspace it features a large single basin that is 10” deep. Its dimensions are 33” by 21” by 10”, which can be installed with a minimum cabinet size of 33”.
With farmhouse sinks you can install a 33” sink with a 33” cabinet, but the same size sink will require a bigger cabinet with undermount sinks. So in this sense, farmhouse sinks typically take less space to install but are just as large as undermount sinks.
Kohler Whitehaven (30”, Cast Iron, Farmhouse)
The Kohler Whitehaven is a cast iron farmhouse sink. A benefit of cast iron sinks is that their porcelain enamel coating can allow them to have different color finishes. This one comes in 16 color finishes.
Cast iron sinks are heavy-duty, and heavy, so they will resist chipping, burning, cracking but will require an extra set of hands or two to install.
The dimensions of the Kohler Whitehaven are roughly 30” by 22” by 10”. It can be installed in a cabinet with a minimum size of 30”.
The design is quite unique with this sink. Even though it’s a 30” sink, the drain is positioned to the side so it allows you to have a large sink surface to work with. And even though the drain is positioned to the side you will still have enough clearance to install a garbage disposal.
Again, if stainless steel isn’t a material that you like, this single bowl farmhouse sink made of cast iron is a great alternative. It would appeal to those looking to add some color in the kitchen.