Workstation sinks are some of the newest and most innovative sinks on the market. As the name implies, they are more than just simple sinks. This workstation has a standard stainless steel sink or two, plus a ledge where the edges of the chopping board and drying rack sit. Some of the bigger workstation style sinks are equipped with a bowl, a colander, and a bottom grid to prevent knives and other sharp objects from scratching the sink’s bottom.
Here you can wash, peel, and slice the ingredients for today’s lunch or dinner. You can also drain pasta on the colander, soak beans in the bowl, and chop meat on the cutting board while making sure that it does not touch your pristine countertop to prevent cross-contamination.
Workstation sinks are deeper than most standard sinks, and their depth allows you to wash larger pots and pans hassle-free. Some manufacturers also offer an assortment of accessories so you can turn the workstation into a convenient entertainment zone.
At first glance, it might seem like workstation sinks are created only for a larger kitchen because of their size. But they are also perfect for you if you don’t have a lot of space at home. You don’t need to have a countertop for meal prep and a separate sink as everything you need is already in this workstation.
Workstation sinks are typically made of 16 or 20-gauge stainless steel. They are available in different configurations and sizes, from the smallest sink that can fit in a bar to the longest ones that can accommodate as much as three people at the same time.
Some workstations only have one sink, while others have two so you can use one to soak dirty dishes and use the other for meal prep. Other manufacturers also offer workstations that can fit into a corner, as well as smaller ones that can be installed in a bar.