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Sinks

What's behind our sink Ratings?

Experts at our National Testing and Research Center tested 14 models in sinks to see which ones perform best.
We look for:
  • Overall score
    This is based mainly on performance, handling, and ease of use. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
  • Stains
    Shows resistance to common bathroom items and cleaning products.
  • Abrasion
    Reflects resistance to damage from nylon and metal scouring pads.
  • Sharp impact
    70 gram pointed weight dropped from a maximum height of 20 inches
  • Heat
    Gauges resistance to damage from a hot curling iron in contact with the surface.

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What do you get when you pay top dollar for a sink or a faucet? Less money to spend on the rest of your kitchen. Our tests found that despite the hype, sink and faucet prices have little to do with performance. If you're looking for information about sinks, Consumer Reports is your best resource. Consumer Reports’ sink reviews will give you honest buying advice that you can trust. Use our sink buying guide to discover which features are most important to consider. We also provide unbiased Ratings and sink reviews to help you choose the best sink for your needs.

Sink buying guide

Sink buying guide

What do you get when you pay top dollar for a kitchen or bathroom sink? All too often, the answer is less money to spend on the rest of your remodeling job. Despite all the hype, sink prices have little to do with performance. We also found that the manufacturer isn't as important as the material.

Most people tend to fall in love with the look of a sink first, and then think about functionality. That's the opposite of what they should be doing, according to kitchen designers.

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