Kitchen Sinks for a Cleaner Kitchen
Our relationships with our homes have grown to play an increasingly important role in our lives over the past few years. Kitchens in particular have become central to our daily activities. While still serving their traditional function as spaces for cooking and eating, they have emerged as a major hub for entertainment and gatherings. With this transformation, many of us are becoming increasingly aware of how hard it can be to keep our homes clean.
Last year, Houzz published an article revealing that the #1 dirtiest place in any kitchen is the sink. At first, you might be surprised by this – isn’t the sink where things go to get clean? But most of us use our kitchen sinks for all sorts of messy jobs; from scrubbing dirty hands after playtime, to rinsing and prepping meat and other raw foods, to washing dishes and maybe even pets (we’ve seen that too!). Between food leftovers and other dirt and grime from daily tasks, the average sink can be a dirty environment.
Regularly cleaning your sink and strainer with hot soapy water and frequently replacing sponges are good ways to maintain a cleaner space. But if you really want a cleaner kitchen, you need a sink that works with you to fight back against dirt and grime.
That’s why Kraus has engineered two of our most advanced kitchen sink lines with technology and accessories specifically aimed at helping you maintain a cleaner kitchen. Here, we will break these features down to give you a better understanding of how these products help you cut down on grime.
Easy-Clean Stainless Steel Sinks
The Dex™ Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink collection utilizes a combination of thoughtfully designed features to promote a cleaner kitchen. Dex™ Sinks are engineered with sweeping rounded corners that help reduce build up over time and allow for easy cleaning with just a sponge and soapy water. The gently sloped sink bottom helps promote complete drainage so that your sink dries faster and stays cleaner. Wear-resistant Radiant Pearl finish with circular brushing helps mask scratches and scuffs for a long-lasting lustrous sheen. The ultra-smooth stain-resistant surface is easy to clean and maintain.
Dex sinks have an extra-large bowl capacity, which gives you more room for washing produce and dishes, cutting down on clean-up time when you’re rinsing batches of veggies, and improving workflow by keeping kitchen counters clear when it’s time to wash up after a meal. Unlike top mount sinks which have a raised mounting deck that can trap food particles and debris, Dex™ sinks are designed as undermounts to create a seamless transition from the countertop to the sink bowl, so you can wipe those food crumbs and liquids right into the sink.
A Clean Sink is a Beautiful Sink
With bold modern design, Bellucci™ Granite Sinks offer a combination of sleek style and advanced technology that creates a material that is very strong, smooth, and easy to clean. The cutting-edge granite composite material offers the look and feel of real stone with added resistance to impact and thermal shock. Unlike natural granite, this non-porous blend creates an ultra-smooth surface that helps prevent food from sticking and reduces the places where dirt and grime can hide. The bottom of the sink is engineered with an optimal angle to promote better drainage and help prevent pooling water, reducing messy build-up. Designed as a workstation, this sink has a built-in ledge that allows you to clean and prep food right over the sink without it ever touching the sink bottom. The sink comes with a heavy-duty composite cutting board with a non-porous surface that is easy to clean and sanitize. The combination of advanced composite material and innovative accessories that Bellucci™ offers naturally contributes to a cleaner and happier kitchen environment for you and your family.
Over-The-Sink Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack
Whether you choose Dex™ or Bellucci™, Kraus Dish Drying Racks are the perfect accessory to enhance the functionality of your sink and make it even easier to keep your kitchen cleaner. Traditional drying racks often leave behind pools of water that can drip onto your countertops, creating room for germs to grow. Kraus drying racks are engineered to eliminate the mess by letting you air-dry dishes directly over the sink.
The Kraus Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack is made with a stainless steel core and 100% food-safe silicone coating designed to support heavy pots and cookware, and can hold up to 85 lbs. This accessory is also ideal for rinsing fruits and vegetables, washing away dirt that they might carry home from the supermarket. Unlike other dish racks, the Kraus roll-up drying rack can easily be rolled up and placed in the dishwasher to disinfect. This versatile little accessory is so handy, it will quickly become one of your essential kitchen tools. Kraus roll-up drying racks are available for over-the-sink use for all standard-size kitchen sinks, as well as being available in a custom-fit size for workstation sinks.
The Kraus Workstation Dish Drying Rack with Utensil Holder is a practical and sturdy sink accessory, designed to efficiently hold large loads of dishes right over the sink. The removable utensil holder can be used as a kitchen caddy for dish soap or sponges, as well as an organizer for cooking utensils like spatulas and whisks, and easily pulls out for use as a silverware caddy when setting the table.
The Kraus Expandable Stainless Steel Drying Rack expands up to 3” to fit most standard kitchen sinks, from drop-in to undermount sinks, and works with workstation sinks for enhanced functionality. Ideal for smaller items, this rack makes an excellent sink caddy or sponge holder, keeping frequently used items dry and clean without taking up space on the kitchen counter. The over-the-sink design allows water from wet items to drip directly into your sink, helping prevent puddles from accumulating on the countertop.
By using the right combination of items and accessories, you can have a kitchen that’s easy to clean and maintain so that you and your family can get back to enjoying time together in the heart of the home. With Kraus products, you can easily transform your kitchen sink into a clean machine that’s ready to tackle life’s messiest problems.