8 vintage style Elkay drainboard sinks for a midcentury kitchen remodel

vintage style drainboard sinks from elkay

When I wrote about Joe and his project to replace his timeworn porcelain drainboard sink with a similar, new Elkay stainless steel model, I had the darnedest time finding the Elkay examples on their website. As in: I could not find them at all. Elkay’s communications team was very helpful, though. So, here for your reference — shown above — are the eight models and model-numbers of Elkay Lustertone stainless steel drainboard sinks you may want to consider for your retro kitchen renovation. They start at 48″ wide, one drainboard, one bowl… and go all the way up to 84″ wide, two drainboards, two bowls.

1953 lustertone sink

I love these drainboard sinks, because (1) they are original vintage authentic — the same as they ever was… And, because a stainless steel drainboard is about as durable as you can get. I have Never heard of a stainless steel sink wearing out. DH really wanted one for our kitchen, but our salvaged Geneva cabinets came with four porcelain drainboard sinks, so I used one of those.

2011 elkay stainless steel drainboard sink installed onto a vintage steel kitchen cabinet
Joe’s new Elkay drainboard sink — installed on his vintage Beauty Queen steel sink base

As you can see from my screen shots of the eight Lustertone drainboard sinks from Elkay’s website, these puppies are not inexpensive. Note, however: The prices shown are Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRPs). I typed one model number — S5419 (circled in the lead photo, above) — into google and, but quick, pulled up all kinds of online retailers discounting the MSRP by 1/3 or so. Maybe you can do even better with some deeper dive research once it’s clear what you need. Also, you should check if you can get similar discounts locally, through a brick-and-mortar store. For example, I checked online, and Lowes, Home Depot and Menards all carry Elkay (although these drainboards are not shown). It’s always nice to order something expensive like this from a “real” store — so that if there is a problem you may have better recourse. That said: Check the return policies on special orders wherever you buy.

elkay drainboard sinkFinally, if you want to aim for a super-deal, stalk your Re-Store and craigslist. These sinks are out there…. and like I said, they never drr, wear out. So with time and patience, you may be able to score a used sink at a phenomenal price compared to new-.

Link –> To find the Elkay stainless steel drainboard sink of your choice – type the model number — these are circled in my lead photo above — into the search box on Elkay’s homepage here.


CategoriesFaucets Sinks
  1. Jo Deppe says:

    How does one deal with the seam created by the drainboard sink and the adjoining countertop? I am planning a stainless drainboard sink and marble countertops. Do I need to attach them together and how do you keep crumbs and liquids out?

  2. Betsy says:

    Thank you for this information. We just purchased our 1969 dream house, and I am now the proud owner of a 96″ Elkay Lustertone double sink/drainboard. It is an absolute unit of a sink and a joy to use. I always, I appreciate the information compiled over the years on Retro Renovation and its service to the preservation community.

Leave a Reply

Commenting: Information

All comments are moderated, generally within 24 hours. By using this website you are agreeing to the site's >> Terms of Service, << which include commenting policies, and our >> Privacy Notice. << Before participating, read them in full.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.