Commercial sinks are designed for busy environments where they will be consistently used for washing and cleaning of pots, pans, utensils etc. Therefore, they are made tough, with strong reliable material. Food grade stainless steel is perfect for the job. 304 stainless steel has 18% chromium and 8% nickel content. This makes it more resistant to corrosion and therefore more durable. It is the most common stainless steel used for commercial sinks.
When choosing a commercial sink, be aware of what it will be used for and how much room you have. Commercial sinks come in all shapes and sizes. If you use large pots, be sure to consider a ‘Pot wash sink’. These are deeper so you can fit large pots into the sink for ease of cleaning. A single bowl sink with drainer is best if the load of washing is less. A double bowl sink can accommodate busy, fast paced hospitality kitchens. Make sure you measure up your space so you can find a sink which fits perfectly. To have a smoothly functioning hospitality kitchen, one needs the most suitable equipment. So think carefully about the needs of the kitchen when it comes to the commercial sink. It may not seem an important item when designing a kitchen space, but it can make a huge difference to the flow of a busy hospitality kitchen.
Can I use a commercial sink in my home?
Yes, these are perfect for home use. They are durable, strong and will last the test of time.
Do sinks come flat packed?
Some sinks come fully assembled. The flat packed ones are usually very easy to put together eg. the legs need to be attached to the bowl.
What is a stand pipe plug?
This is a plug which is attached to a pipe for length. This way, you do not need to put your hand in the water to release the plug. Most commercial sinks have a food strainer around the plug to stop food from sliding down the plug hole. The stand pipe plug allows you to remove the plug without removing the strainer.
Commercial Sinks work extremely well as a domestic solution. They are strong and durable as they were built for consistent use. They are hardwearing and great for domestic laundries, garages and alfresco areas, not to mention man caves! They also come with a warranty, for peace of mind.
ALWAYS measure up your space before purchasing a sink. Commercial sinks usually have a fit guide so you can work out the measurements for pipes etc. If you have a plumber, get him/her involved. They will be able to tell you what will work for the space you have.
Think about the size of the pots and pans you will be using. Match this to the bowl size of the sink. If you have rush hours, make sure you have a sink that can cope with this demand. The aim in every commercial kitchen is a smooth workflow. Consider a double bowl sink for busier establishments.