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Undermount / inset sinks please help.

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Sarahjk12 Sat 22-Feb-14 13:35:29

We have currently ordered a franke lsx611 inset sink with drainer. This sits slightly under Worksop but is effectively on top of the Worktop.

I'm thinking of changing to a full undermount sink but a lot don't have drainer and I don't like the idea of a drainer been cut into the granite for water to run off,

Any ideas pls I have less than a week to change it!

OnePlanOnHouzz Sat 22-Feb-14 17:04:38

You get more useable work surface with under mount bowls - and assuming you have a DW then I would imagine that you don't wash much up by hand ?! so you could lay a tea towel out and drain on that ?!
... change to under mount - it's a better option !!!

Piscivorus Sat 22-Feb-14 17:22:02

I had a sink like the Franke one in my last kitchen and have an undermounted one with drainer grooves in granite in this one. Both good. I think as OnePlan said the key is do you need the work surface space?

audrey01 Sat 22-Feb-14 23:49:06

We have an undermount Franke stainless steel sink like [[ this]] and we decided against any drainer grooves in the worktop. We bought the sink accessory from Franke, the Rollamat, which is basically a drainer rack that sits on top of the sink and you can roll it up when not in use. Like this.

Sarahjk12 Sun 23-Feb-14 07:54:22

This is great advice thank you!
Decided to go with franke undermount- do you all have a big sink or a 1.5 bowl just wondering If I need the .5 bowl?

I have seen the roll out mat- do you put that in your work surface? We are going to have a dishwasher but I'm thinking I will still need to wash grill pans etc

Sarahjk12 Sun 23-Feb-14 07:55:41

Oh and do you have stainless steel undermount?

intheround Sun 23-Feb-14 07:58:01

We find the extra half bowl really useful.

audrey01 Sun 23-Feb-14 18:43:51

We didn't go for the half bowl, because I found I didn't use it that much before and I mainly wanted a sink big enough to wash an oven tray, for example, something that I couldn't do in a dishwasher or in the one and half bowl sink I used to have. Yes, we went for a stainless steel undermount sink in the end.

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