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Re: Sink

I have a regular old double stainless sink, fine by me - though there are times I would like a bigger space. I dump dirty dishes in the right side. I wash pots in that side and then set them in the left side to drain. Pots w wood handles can't go in a dishwasher. My sister,- born after WWII - has never had a dishwasher. Her husband washes in the right side, rinses in the left, sets them on the drain rack, and my sister dries. They like the ritual as it gives them time to talk. They work different shifts so don't have a lot of time.

I'm not partial to the idea of a red sink for myself, but I'm glad you got rid of the old mustard yellow. Will it fit the current countertop?

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa W" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sink

Sounds great- and i'm jealous of the color. I have an icky almond colored double sink (which I agree serves no useful purpose what so ever)


james singer wrote:
Today is the day that we bought a new kitchen sink. The very idea of buying a new kitchen sink seemed so odd to me at first that I wondered if someone had put something weird in our water. It would be hard to argue that didn't need replacing; some of the porcelain on old sink had worn away and it had been chipped here and there. But, even so, its main offense was its color--a sort of mustard yellow.

So we went to the local mom-and-pop plumbing store. Guy there told us to go to Lowe's, find the one we wanted, get the model number, and he would beat the price. And he'd beat the price on the fixture, too. So that's what we did. We're getting a red, single Kohler sink--at about 5 percent less than Lowe's price and with delivery about 4 weeks sooner than Lowe's could guarantee.

We decided on a single sink for two reasons. One, we've got pots and pan that won't fit in either compartment of a double sink [including those goofy asymmetrical doubles] and the hump that makes it a double takes up at least 4 inches of potentially useable space; two, the more we talked about it, the more came to the conclusion that the double sink was an idea--one side to wash, one side to rinse--whose time had passed. One probably has to be a WWII war bride to still do dishes that way.

Anyway... we're now going to have this glorious red, very large sink.

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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