A foundational and simple choice when it comes to deciding on a sink is a single or double bowl. The double bowl is a classic and traditional sink with one basin with a divider going down the middle that separates the basin into two spaces. Double bowl sinks can come in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and styles. They are ideal for heavy kitchen use such as food prep. They also provide greater access to the garbage disposal than a typical one-bowl sink. The general layout is the same in that double bowls are made up of one basin, but there is simply a divider going down the middle.
Divide and conquer! With two separate basin areas, this makes separating dirty dishwater and clean water for rinsing easier than ever. Food prepping has also never been easier than with a double bowl sink, perfect for decreasing the risk of cross-contamination. This is especially ideal for commercial kitchens. Another benefit of double bowl sinks is that they have an easily-accessible garbage disposal.
A large and useful design, there is really no going wrong with a double-bowl sink. These can be made out of more simple material, or be built with tons of features for a distinguished look. Discuss your needs with CopperSmith expert brand specialists today about the kind of double bowl CopperSmith sink that would suit your home. They tend to take up a bit more space but in larger kitchens, this can be appreciated. One bowl can come in a classic porcelain oval-shaped sink or a large copper basin. There are tons of choices for designing how you want your single bowl to look and function. Many trending vessels and oval-styled sinks only come in one bowl, as these are easier to sit upon the counter and provide a more minimal and sleek look.
Versatile, and easily divide and conquer with the double bowl sink. This choice is perfect for conquering food prep and dish soaking at once. They provide optimal function in large kitchens or commercial kitchen settings.
Generally easy to clean, double and single bowl sinks don’t differ too much in terms of their cleaning process. There only real difference is sizing and that there is a divider down the middle of a double bowl sink. The cleaning process for double or single bowl sinks will rely more on the kind of material your sink is made out of. A material such as brass may not be ideal for someone looking for an easy-to-clean sink, such as porcelain or stainless steel. If easy cleaning is at the top of your list, CopperSmith designs stellar under-mount sinks known for their cleanliness and made out of antibacterial stainless steel. Copper is also a very good material for cleaning in general because bacteria die very quickly after periods of sitting on the surface.
Thinking about the lifespan of your one bowl sink and the evolution of looks over time is important when choosing a sink finish. Copper is known as a living material and even increases in value over time for its evolutionary look that is loved on the antique market. Brass is another material that although tougher to clean, is notorious for its long lifespans sometimes over 30+ years.
On average, double bowl sinks tend to be a bit pricier. Although you are paying for a bit more material and potentially a harder installation process. This doesn't mean every double bowl sink is more expensive than every single bowl sink though. CopperSmith styles, sizes, and materials of the sink all play a role in figuring out a price estimate.
Double bowl sinks can be designed for industrial or commercial use with some of the most durable materials on the market. We can mold and create sinks using industrial-grade stainless steel, copper, brass, fireclay, and more. This makes for an efficient life span that can take good wear and tear. Regardless of the durability level you are looking for, CopperSmith can create high-quality double bowl sinks out of just about any material.
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Honestly, this is probably one of the easiest parts of choosing your sink as there aren't many options besides a single or double bowl. Double bowls are best for heavy use, food prep, and easier access to a garbage disposal system. Let CopperSmith provide you with the highest quality double bowl sink from our leading team of craftsmen and experts.
What is a double bowl sink?
A double bowl sink is a sink with a “double basin” or two basins in one unit. This usually is marked with a divider down the middle. Double bowl sinks can either be the same size in each basin or more commonly, one basin is a bit smaller than the other. With one also holding the garbage disposal. Double bowl sinks are common for kitchen use and can come in a variety of styles, sizes, materials, and colors.
What are the benefits of a double bowl sink?
One of the benefits most discussed about double bowl sinks is their ability to allow folks to divide and conquer. With two separate basins, this makes separating dirty dishwater and clean water for rinsing easier than ever. It also makes it extremely easy to utilize a sink basin for food prep, while soaking dishes in the other. This is especially ideal for commercial kitchens. Another benefit of Double bowl sinks is that they have an easily-accessible garbage disposal.
What are the cons of a double bowl sink?
One of the main barriers to double bowl sinks is the large undercabinet size they tend to take up. Double bowl sinks can measure up to 40-48”, which is not ideal for small counter spaces or kitchen areas.
Are double bowl sinks good for the kitchen?
Yes, in general, double bowl sinks are ideal for heavy dishwashing use. In fact, most people don’t get double bowl sinks for anywhere but their kitchen because they tend to take up a decent amount of space. People who entertain a lot, or find themselves working in the kitchen with food prep may find a double bowl sink extremely helpful.
Are double bowl sinks good for the bathroom?
Double bowl sinks are generally avoided in bathrooms due to their unnecessary large sizes. It is also usually unnecessary to have a double bowl sink in the bathroom because you are not washing dishes or working with food prep such as in the kitchen. Double bowl sinks can also take up more counter space which may make them less ideal for a smaller bathroom area as well. In general, single bowl sinks seem to be preferred for bathroom use.
Are double bowl sinks good for commercial use?
Double bowl sinks are liked in commercial kitchens for their ability to separate dirty and clean dishes, as well as provide a cleaning space for food prep. One of the benefits of a double bowl sink is the divider going through the basin that allows you to separate various items when cleaning.
Are double bowl sinks harder to clean?
No double bowl sinks are generally easy to clean. In fact, double and single bowl sinks don’t differ too much in their cleaning process. There only real difference is sizing and that there is a divider down the middle of a double bowl sink. The cleaning process for double or single bowl sinks will rely more on the kind of material your sink is made out of.
Are double bowl sinks easy to install?
Double bowl sinks may be a bit more difficult to install than single bowl sinks for the simple fact that they are a bit bigger in size, and may take up more storage space below the counter. In general, their actual installation process doesn't differ too much though and the material or style of your sink will influence its installation process more than anything. For example, an under-mount double bowl sink is going to have the same process as a single bowl sink.
What is the difference between a single bowl sink and a double bowl sink?
In general, the only real difference between a single and double bowl is that a single bowl only has one basin, while a double bowl is divided into two. The sizes will depend on what each customer chooses.
Are double bowl sinks better?
CopperSmith double sinks are well-liked for their size, and organization for cleaning, cooking, and prepping. There is no one size fits all with double or single bowl sinks, and one isnt inherently better than the other. Factors such as the size and purpose of your sink can help you determine if a single or double bowl is better for you.