Do you prefer single or double bowl sinks?

@brimia (6585)
United States
February 8, 2007 9:28am CST
We're getting new counter tops and an undermount sink and don't know if we should go double or single. My sister likes the large single bowl sink so you can fit lots large of pots and pans so they can soak. I'm not sure if I like having a dish drainer on the counter though. Which do you prefer?
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I prefer a double! I can't stand single sinks. A double is great for washing and rinsing dishes. Also, with a double you are able to put something like meat to defrost in one sink and still have the other sink to wash your hands, put dishes, etc. I don't plan on ever having a single sink again, its just too much hassle!
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@brimia (6585)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Thanks. I hadn't thought of the defrosting.
• United States
8 Feb 07
I was going to add the same things she suggested!
• United States
8 Feb 07
I would go with the double sink myself. I like have a place to rinse the dishes. It also gives me a place to thaw my food and still be able to use the sink, for everyday things. I also have a cutting board that fits over one side of the sink so it makes for easy preparation of veggies.
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@brimia (6585)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Thanks...double bowl definitely seems to be the consensus!
@sylvrrain (659)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I have had single bowl and double bowl sinks and I much prefer the double bowl sinks. There are many kinds of sinks on the market, and you can find a double bowl sink that has one side deeper than the other. I also found that stainless steel is the easiest to keep clean, and it stays newer looking longer. The reason I like the double bowl sink is that you can wash dishes and let them drain directly into the drain, or when cooking, you can keep hot soapy water on hand, and still have an empty sink for washing veggies and meats.
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@brimia (6585)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Great points...thanks, that helps a lot!
• United States
9 Feb 07
I prefer a double. If you have dishes sitting or soaking you always have at least one open sink. It is also nice if you have a portable dishwasher to have one sink open all the time too. I also like to be able to simply soak things without worrying that I have to unplug it to do something else and resoak again.
8 Feb 07
I like a single sink and a dishdrainer. I can then leave the dishes to drain rather than having to dry them up as I always think this puts more germs on them. I never really see the point of having a second sink, what would you use it for?
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