With there being tons of stainless steel sinks on the market, it can get really overwhelming to find the one that would not only be durable but also help to make your daily washing easier. And if you’re on a budget, you really have an uphill task.
Luckily, though, if you’re reading this, you may not have to bother searching any further. The sink that we have dug out for you, and will be reviewing in this article, will likely end your search for the perfect stainless steel kitchen sink.
The Ruvati RVH8001 is everything you can expect a stainless steel overmount sink to be, and its durability is comparable to the super strong copper ones out there.
So with that said, let us review this hidden gem in more detail below.
Very Durable for a Stainless Steel Sink
Stainless steel sinks come with a host of advantages, but unfortunately, being very durable usually isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s probably common for the cheap ones to have durability issues a few years down the line.
This is perhaps why some people simply avoid buying a steel sink and just decide to go with a copper or granite sink. However, they have to miss out on the versatility, ease of use and affordable price of steel sinks.
But what if you could have all the advantages of a stainless steel kitchen sink WITHOUT the durability issues? Enter the Ruvati RVH8001.
The Ruvati RVH8001 offers the best of what an affordable stainless steel kitchen sink could offer, while still being surprisingly durable. We would probably even go on to say that if you’re looking for a great stainless steel overmount sink without compromising on the durability at all, there’s probably no other option for you that is as good as the Ruvati RVH8001.
The stainless steel that’s used to make the Ruvati RVH8001 is not only 16 gauge premium-quality steel, but also has the prestigious and reliable tag of being commercial-grade, a combination as good as it gets. It boasts an 18/10 chromium/nickel ratio, which makes it ideal for some really heavy-duty use.
It’s also very heavy, which reflects the kind of quality and durability it brings to the table. We are really surprised this product isn’t overpriced.
HUGE Yet Offers a Perfect Fit
In fact, in some cases, it’s hard to get such sinks installed without spending a hefty amount of money in installation costs.
The Ruvati RVH8001 is a very different product though. It’s huge and very deep; just as deep as it can get you without having to bend down when using it. You would be able to soak large pans, pots, and trays pretty easily. Again, this itself is pretty impressive in this price range.
However, what’s surprising is that despite the generous size of the Ruvati RVH8001, it doesn’t have any problem at all fitting in a typical cut-out. This is because it comes in the standard size of 33 x 22 x 10 inches. Now, if you have installed large stainless steel sinks before, you know how much of a trouble that’s going to save you.
As it’s also very heavy, you wouldn’t have to use any undermount clips to support it. That’s another issue you would typically run into with a large stainless steel kitchen sink in this price range.
Finally, due to the things we just discussed, it’s incredibly easy to install the Ruvati RVH8001. Certainly, you would not need a plumber, but you also wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time or have much trouble installing it.
Well Insulated and Padded
The Ruvati RVH8001, by no means, would seem anything short of a high-end product. Apart from being more durable than most of the stainless steel sinks out there – including some that cost a lot more than it does – it also comes with some really advanced features you wouldn’t expect at this price point.
It’s very well insulated so it would handle the temperature well when you’re using hot water for the washing. This is something a large number of other stainless steel kitchen sinks would fail to handle and end up getting damaged in some way or the other over time.
Then there’s also the heavy-duty padding and undercoating that ensures that no matter what you’re washing, it’s always going to be a perfectly quiet washing experience.
If you take the time to explore a few of the best stainless steel kitchen sinks, you will find that the Ruvati RVH8001 easily stands out due to its unique design. There are the deep and square bowls that are both attractive and very functional; the zero-radius corners that give the sink a modern, elegant look, besides also paving the way for easy drainage and a smoother washing experience.
If your kitchen proudly sports a modern, trendy style and design, there are probably not many sinks that deserve a spot in it better than the Ruvati RVH8001.
However, it isn’t all about the looks and complementing the modern design of your kitchen. The Ruvati RVH8001’s design is truly innovative as it’s also just as functional, unique and attractive.
You can easily attach a garbage disposal to it, which is obviously going to take a lot of challenge out of your washing and even other kitchen-ly stuff.
If you don’t need a garbage disposal attached to it, you can instead have the drain and basket strainer that the sink comes with, and it too would make your daily washing a lot easier. Not to mention, it would also leave you with little to nothing to clean off of the surface of the sink.
A customer also mentioned in their review that they have been using the Ruvati RVH8001 for almost a year now but it still looks just as good as new. This speaks volumes about how good the sink is at retaining its looks and attractiveness.
Talking about attractiveness, how can we not bring up the luxurious satin finish of the Ruvati RVH8001? It’s probably the reason the sink looks new even after being used for a long time, besides working as a protective layer against scratches and making it easier to clean the sink.
Summing it all up, after researching and reviewing tens of stainless steel kitchen sinks, we truly don’t think there are many options as all-around great as the Ruvati RVH8001.
You should also check out our reviews of other Ruvati sinks:
- Ruvati RVH7110 Undermount Zero Radius Bar/Prep Kitchen Sink Review
- Ruvati RVH8050 Drop-In 60/40 Zero Radius Double Bowl Kitchen Sink Review
- Ruvati RVH8300 Workstation Ledge Undermount Kitchen Sink Review
- Ruvati RVH8400 Undermount Corner Double Bowl Kitchen Sink Review