Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
After writing yesterday’s post, and admiring my beautiful countertops in the pictures, I was suddenly struck with panic. In the pictures, my new sink looks so incredibly small.
See how small it looks? If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was just a little prep sink!
But still having not used the sink (I’m waiting to call the plumber until the countertops dry fully), I began to think that perhaps I had made a huge mistake with my selection. So I hurried into the kitchen, rooted around in the refrigerator, and pulled out my largest pot–my 8-quart–still full of soup. Holding my breath, I placed it into the sink. And then…a sign of relief. I was pleasantly surprised, and realized that in pictures, that sink looks deceptively small. There’s nothing small about it! My 8-quart pot looks tiny sitting in there:
And as you can see, the very top of the knob on the lid comes to the top of the sink, but NOT the top of the countertop. And again…that’s an EIGHT-quart pot! It’s the largest one I have.
Now compare that to my old sink. The old one was about seven inches wider overall, but because it was divided into two basins, each one was incredibly cramped. And, the sink was very shallow! Here’s that same pot sitting in the old sink. If I put it in normally, the handles catch on the sides, and the bottom of the pot is about one to two inches above the bottom of the sink. It’s just floating there!
So I had to put it in there diagonally, but even then, the pot stuck up above the sink about two inches, and with the lid, it sticks up about four or five inches above the sink.
So there you have it. I’m very pleased with the new sink. I’m confident that it will work out perfectly.
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pk @ Room RemixDecember 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm
I saw your previous kitchen posts and haven't commented recently so just wanted to say that your kitchen is looking great! I'm sure you were relieved to find that that the sink was large enough. 🙂 Have a good week.
AnonymousDecember 29, 2009 at 7:12 pm
That's amazing! It did look kind of small for a kitchen sink. Obviously, looks are deceiving. 🙂 It's going to be great. I know you are anxious to get it all finished.
AnonymousDecember 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm
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LissaDecember 30, 2009 at 1:11 am
So pretty! Your old sink is my current sink…it makes me want to swear anytime I have to wash anything bigger than a spoon. And we don't have a dishwasher so crock pots are fun:) Your sink looks fab.