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Kitchen Sink Comparison

I’ve been doing a lot of research about home designs lately because I want to have an idea of the latest trend and see what I can adopt in the new condo. There’s a kitchen design that I really love and it looks like it was made for the floor plan of my soon to be new home.

I want the kitchen to look awesome as I want to dedicate a lot of time in there. I just realized lately because of that Spain on the Road Again event that most of our relatives from my father side are chefs and are really good at cooking.

I’m doing a comparison of kitchen sink models the MR Direct 502, Kohler K-3180, Blanco 501-106 and Elkay EGUH3118. They are all double bowl undermount kitchen sink and if you look at their picture they almost look the same. But further inspection about their specification shows they all have different feature.

For your information: 16 gauge steel is 25% thicker than 18 gauge and 33% thicker than 20 gauge.

Undermount Kitchen Sink Comparison

MR Direct 502MR Direct 502
Price: $79.00
uses a heavy 16 gauge steel which is the highest quality and thickest steel that can be used in a steel sink.
Depth: 8 inches
Size: 31-3/4″L x 18″W
Other features: Brushed Satin Finish. Thick Sound Dampener Rubber Pad. Fully Insulated. cUPC Certified (Unified Plumbing Code)

Kohler K3180Kohler K-3180
Price: $870.20
uses a solid 18 gauge stainless steel.
Depth: 7 5/8 inches
Size: 31-3/4″L x 18″W
Other features: Exclusive SilentShield® Plus sound-absorption technology sharply decreases disposal noise and vibration from dishes and running water for quiet performance. No faucet holes.

Blanco501-106Blanco 501-106
Price: $450
uses a 20 gauge stainless steel 304 series.
Depth: 7 1/4 inches
Size: 31-1/8″L x 18″W
Other features:  18% chrome and 8% nickel. content long lasting, easy to clean satin finish
rear drain placement. Required cabinet space 33″. 15 year hassle free warranty.

EGUH3118_AElkay EGUH3118

Price: $318.78
uses a 18 gauge-type 304 undermount.
Depth: 8 inches
Size: 31.75”L x 18.25”L
Other features: Exposed surfaces are polished to a non-directional soft satin finish. Underside has sound absorbing pads applied to dapen sound. Aqueduct allows water to flow to adjacent bowl before overflowing sink.

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