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How to choose the right kitchen sink

Your guide for choosing the best BLANCO sink for your kitchen.

The sink is the most important workplace in the kitchen. 60% of time spent in the kitchen is spent at the sink. After all, food preparation, washing and cutting are important tasks which should be as efficient as possible and which no kitchen appliance can do for you.

Sensible space utilisation, ergonomic design and ease of cleaning - BLANCO solutions incorporate these benefits into all products – with outstanding design on top.

Find here the most important criteria for choosing a kitchen sink:

Size of sink cabinet

Granite kitchen sink: BLANCO ZENAR 5 S

Standard sink cabinets come in widths of 45, 50 or 60cm and BLANCO offers a wide range of products for these standard sizes. But there are also numerous models for other customised solutions.The right cabinet size for a BLANCO sink is recognisable as a name affix. For example, the product BLANCO METRA 5 S is suitable for a 50cm sink cabinet.

Sink configuration

Ceramic kitchen sink: IDESSA XL 6 S

To find a new sink which is perfect for you, the following two questions have to be answered:

1. Sink with drainer or bowl?

2. Number of bowls (one, one and a half or two)?

The right decision for a sink configuration depends on the daily work at the sink. For people without a dishwasher, for example, a sink with one and a half or two bowls is recommended. If washing dishes is not necessary, a sink with one bowl is sufficient. For big objects like baking trays, a sink with an XL bowl is very helpful.

Sink materials

Sink materials

You can choose from three different sink materials. BLANCO offers a full range of the traditional stainless steel 18/10 sinks along with a wide selection of coloured sinks made of the composite material SILGRANIT® PuraDur® or Ceramic.

Discover the different materials and their advantages

Installation methods

Installation methods (pictured: installation from above)

BLANCO sinks come in three different installation solutions. Depending on your worktop, your needs and your favourite style, you can choose between:

  • installation from above
  • sinks with an IF flat rim
  • undermount installation

Read more about the different installation solutions.

BLANCO CombiColours

BLANCO CombiColours

BLANCO's colour portfolio offers lots of advantages. Never before has it been so easy to emphasise the right colour accents with BLANCO SILGRANIT® PuraDur® and Ceramic sinks - tone in tone or as an exciting contrast. The right combination of sink and mixer tap, together with worktop and kitchen unit colour, creates an ambience that compliments any home.

Click here to discover CombiColours.



The sink today is far more than just a place for washing dishes - that is why BLANCO has created fully functional sink centres. Sink and mixer taps, together with chopping boards, drainers, colanders and baskets as well as different bin solutions for your sink cabinet, create a perfect working place. The sinks and accessories are designed to match each other perfectly and make your sink centre ergonomic and functional.

Find out more about BLANCO accessories