Different types of sinks

Which kitchen sink is suitable in which setting?

BLANCO double sink
BLANCO corner sink
BLANCO compact sink

Do you like looking out of the window, or would something in the corner work better? Round, angular or trapezium-shaped? Which kitchen sink shape offers you the best use of space? Finally, you’ve achieved your dream of a kitchen island in the middle of the room. Does it have a large worktop and sink? Or does your kitchen nestle against the wall, on each side? Do you have a U-shaped kitchen? Do your cupboards run along the wall and then round the corner? Is your kitchen L-shaped? Which sink goes best with which type of kitchen.


Small and dainty or big and imposing?

Do you like having lots of space? A large worktop with plenty of room for chopping, weighing, blending, kneading and much more is a dream. Do you really need a large sink? Sometimes a smaller model that blends into the background will suffice. Or put yours facing the window and enjoy the sunlight on your face. No matter how much you love your worktop, make sure that your small sink is no more than 1.50 m from the oven. This means that you won’t have far to go from rinsing to cooking.


A large family, big pots, lots of spaghetti and even more bolognese sauce mean that you’re going to want a really large, deep sink. It is much easier to scrub large pots within it. Even cooking grates, baking tins or roasting trays are a breeze to clean in a large kitchen sink.


Do you dream of an island in the middle of your kitchen? In that case, an XL bowl is also ideal. It becomes an multifunctional feature. Washed grapes and plums drain in the collecting pan in the bowl. The sophisticated cutting board can be slid over the sink, from the drainer to the bowl – wherever you need it at that moment. Everything is always in the right place.


1, 2 or 3? How many bowls will you need?

A pot with burnt mashed potato at the bottom is soaking on the floor of the bowl. Oh dear. Right now you urgently need to drain some pasta. You’re not always thinking two steps ahead. This is bound to happen to everyone. In such circumstances, having a kitchen sink with two bowls is helpful. This is also practical if you like rinsing off your dishes. Simply rinse them down with clean water in the second bowl to get rid of the froth, and you’re done. Do you like cooking? Are you fond of whipping up three- or four-course meals for your loved ones? In that case, a double sink makes sense. You can be washing fruit for the pudding while simultaneously blanching broccoli in iced water.

BLANCO corner sink

Go to the corner

Is your kitchen on the smaller side? Check whether your kitchen sink might fit into the corner. This will save you space. Corner sinks are also suitable for L- and U-shaped kitchens. Oven to the right, refrigerator to the left. Corner sinks always have a drainer and often a small additional bowl for washing radishes, cherry tomatoes or the like. Fitting exactly into the corner, trapezium- or kidney-shaped, with a small bowl on the right, left or above the main bowl, with one or two drainers, in stainless steel, ceramic or silgranit. Choose the sink you feel most comfortable with.

BLANCO drainer

Drip, drip, drip ...

Having a drainer for your sink is a must if you’re washing dishes but not drying them straight away. Simply place a washed pot upside down on it, and it will be dry in the evening when you come home from work. The dripping water runs easily into the bowl due to the inbuilt slope. Your worktop stays dry. Is your worktop very sensitive? Use the space beside the sink for cutting up fruit. This works brilliantly if you have a ceramic sink. Other BLANCO sinks allow you to add a cutting board that fits perfectly into the sink. What's more, the choice is yours! Are you left-handed? Then choose a drainer to go on the right-hand side of your sink. After rinsing dishes, you’ll always be able to put them on the right side for you.


Have you chosen one or two bowls? Round or angular? Now only one question remains: how do I install the sink? What are the benefits of each type of installation?

How to install your sink