Where to buy a stainless steel drainboard sink? If you love the functionality of the classic farmhouse drainboard sink — but don’t necessarily want vintage or reproduction porcelain — perhaps a drop-in stainless steel drainboard sink is just the ticket. Doing the research so you don’t have to, I’ve come up with eight places where you can find drop-in stainless steel drainboard sinks today — in a range of sizes, styles and prices sure to fit any kitchen and budget.
Note: We are not experts on manufacturing and materials specifications issues, so we did not try to try to assess these sinks for gauges / construction / durability. There could well be differences model-to-model, so if you are in the market, this is something you should/could research further. We do tend to believe that if your stainless steel drainboard sink is of good quality, it will last virtually forever. Regarding scratches and the like, we do not get in a tizzy when it comes to hard working surfaces like this. We quite like patina, actually.
We already know that Elkay makes stainless steel drainboard sinks — perfect for a mid century kitchen remodel — but they also make several drop in drainboard sinks — 10 different configurations by my count. These sinks are pricey, so make sure to save your pennies if you fall in love with one.
Ikea usually has a metal drainboard sink in its lineup – is as affordable as it is reversible — since there are no faucet holes, faucets must be placed in counter top or backsplash.
3. Just Sinks:
Here is another alternative, a dual-drainboard kitchen sink from Just Sinks. There are other designs as well — look at their commercial lineup.
4. Haven Luxury Metals — custom designs
5. Create Good Sinks has a buncha.
6. Vintage Tub & Bath has a single-bowl and double-bowl undermount drainboard sink.
7. Watermark Fixtures has three different designs.
8. Buy vintage:
We guesstimate that this style of sink has been around for decades — especially from Elkay. So if you want to save big bucks, keep your eyes peeled at the Restore Habitat for Humanity and maybe craigslist — you might find one at a small fraction of the retail price today. The photo above is Pam’s. She said that this sink seemed “pretty honkin’ heavy duty.” She could not easily see a label. It was priced at just $40. If you have a ReStore, and you have the time to stalk it, you can find amazing bargains.
Want a complete stainless steel counter top? See our story — 5 ways to do stainless steel counter tops.
And, we have a mega round up page — All about Farmhouse drainboard sinks.