The Kraus KHF203-36, with its clean edges and its extra-deep basins, is a rare, ideal sink that embodies both beauty and functionality. While Kraus is known for delivering excellence in the kitchen sinks segment, the Kraus KHF203-36 is one of its more appealing offerings.
And what makes us say that? Sinks are just sinks, right? Well, there are a lot of important things about sinks — especially this sink — that make evaluating design and function important, and Kraus is known for placing a lot of value on both of these things.
The Kraus KHF203-36, for starters, looks great. It’s made of stainless steel, and its simple yet attractive shape and design make it a timeless entity that can suit any décor, traditional or modern, patterned or simple. And that’s usually where a sink, and most other household items, will end — it’s either pretty but inefficient, or it’s functional but ugly. But this is where the Kraus differs from other sinks; the slightly higher price you have to pay gets you a beautiful, durable, easily maintained, and functional sink.
Maintenance and Functionality
Everything about the Kraus sink is made with functionality and practicality in mind. While it looks great and the durability is top-notch, its functionality is going to make your work a lot easier.
At ten inches deep, its basins are perfect for washing larger and heavier dishes with ease, and its 60/40 split basin offers much more flexibility than the average sink. Channel grooves are engineered for the best drainage, so you don’t have an annoying puddle sitting at the bottom of your sink, either.
The sink also comes with a number of free attachments. There are dual stainless steel bottom grids, cushioned by soft rubber to protect against scratching. These are incredibly useful for making sure that nothing unwanted goes down the drain, and they are typically sold for $40. You then have a basket strainer, generally sold for $20-$30. Another free item that’s included in the drain assembly — pipes underneath the sink — typically sold for around $20. These are all incredibly helpful items, and all included with the sink with no additional charges.
The Kraus is very easy to clean as well. It also has an extra-deep, double-bowl design with rounded corners to help with maintenance, and because of the depth of its basins, the Kraus is helpfully splash-resistant. Its apron hangs over the cabinets, allowing water to flow straight down, which reduces messes. Installation is also simplified by its three mounting options: undermount, topmount, and flushmount. The diameters are the exact length as described, which makes installation yet easier.
Kraus didn’t skimp when manufacturing their sink, either. They use their finest materials and cutting-edge designs on the Kraus KHF203-36, and Kraus’s products are made to last a lifetime.
Incredible Durability and Soundproofing
The Kraus sink’s level of durability is really quite astonishing. First, it’s handcrafted from premium 16 gauge T-304 stainless steel for maximum durability — and they really went all out on the 16 gauge, because it covers the entire sink. Because the steel from the 16 gauge is so thick, it’s very difficult to dent this sink.
Then, you have your extremely thick rubber dampening pads covering 80% of the sink’s base that serve to effectively soundproof your sink, and on top of that, there’s your StoneGuard covering, which is a protective layer that also decreases condensation and soundproofs your sink even more, making the Kraus wonderfully quiet and vibration-absorbent. The Kraus’s surface is also corrosion-resistant, shielding your sink from rust and oxidation.
Kraus sinks, known for their incomparable quality and dependability, are meant to last a lifetime, which is why they are covered by a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
You should also check out our reviews of other Kraus sinks:
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