Made from premium grade 1.2mm thick steel, this low profile kitchen sink really does offer outstanding quality at an outstanding price. This compares very favourably to Franke’s 0.9mm on their domestic range. This is a seriously hard wearing sink and will last for decades!
Shown here with the accessories in place, the design is genius. Firstly, it comes in two configurations, single bowl (1.0 bowl) or bowl and a half (1.5 bowl). Both are available in either the right hand (RHD) or left hand drainer (LHD) versions. Northern Sinks haven’t gone down the reversible option to make their manufacturing costs cheaper, but have opted for a proper right or left hand version, eliminating the need for a cheap looking cover for the unused tap hole. This gives the sink an excellent sleek finish and doesn’t spoil the lines on the design.
The sink itself is nice and deep with a generous 210mm depth. This is one of the deepest bowls around, giving you extra room for washing and avoiding spilling all over the worktop.
Both the 1.0 bowl and 1.5 bowl versions are the same overall size at 1000mm x 500mm and will fit into a standard 600mm kitchen unit. The single bowl version features a larger single bowl size, and the 1.5 version has a slightly smaller main bowl and drainer to accommodate the small half bowl.
The design is really clever when it comes to the accessories. Both feature a steel crockery tray and a glass chopping board which fit perfectly onto a lip inside the bowl. This means you can be chopping or rinsing right inside the sink and keeping messy food preparation waste away from the rest of the kitchen. The 1.5 version comes with a steel colander that fits directly into the small bowl as well, so food can be rinsed, chopped and the offcut waste bits collected in the tray and disposed directly into the bin. Prefect for smaller kitchens or those with limited free worktop space, or indeed those of us who are meticulous in our food preparation.
Here at Modern Living Kitchens Bradford and Leeds, we have partnered with Northern Sinks for a number of years. Their glass kitchen sinks are some of the best around and at an unbeatable price. Their recent tap range, all WRAS approved feature some stunning and unique designs. The Kensington really is excellent and is on display at Modern Living Bradford and of course available to buy online form our webstore.