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Good, better, best: Stainless steel outdoor kitchen sinks with all the bells and whistles

When planning an outdoor kitchen, you’ll end up regretting it if you don’t include an outdoor kitchen sink. Having one ensures that everything is more functional and convenient, especially after you’ve had friends and family over for a cookout!

A stainless steel outdoor kitchen sink is the perfect hand-washing station. There’s no need for your guests to have to head back into the house to wash their hands before dinner (or after eating barbecue in the backyard). Moreover, it’s super handy when you need to wash veggies and other food items in preparation for cooking outdoors.

What else? Oh yes, you can also wash all your cooking utensils, removing all the barbecue sauce and grease stuck to your grilling accessories. Imagine not having to wash them indoors! In fact, you could wash all your serving utensils and dishes outside after an outdoor meal.

With this in mind, here are some stainless steel outdoor kitchen sinks that are worth looking into.

Good: Houzer Glowtone Topmount Outdoor Sink

The Houzer Glowtone Topmount is a stainless steel outdoor kitchen sink that’s made of 304 stainless steel. It’s designed to be stain-, dent-, and corrosion-resistant. Plus, its surface is scratch-proof, hygienic, and resilient. All in all, you won’t have to engage in much care or maintenance with this sink.

With its modern lines and traditional elegance, the Houzer Glowtone also looks excellent with a range of contemporary styles. It’s a perfect way to reflect your personal flair with its mix of style, economy, and convenience. It’s an affordable, top-mount sink that works well for everyday use.

Those who’ve purchased the sink suggest that some of the top benefits include its excellent drainage system, scratch-proof surface, and its ease of cleaning.

Things to like include:

  • It comes with noise-silencing technology.
  • It’s easy to clean.
  • It’s very affordable.

Better: Kraus Pax Single Bowl Outdoor Sink

The next stainless steel outdoor kitchen sink on our list is the Kraus Pax Single Bowl Outdoor Sink. It’s handcrafted with a finish that’s wear-resistant and is equipped with soundproof technology and rectangular basins. Easy to install, you can incorporate the Kraus Pax with just about any kind of countertop material.

Moreover, with the Kraus Pax Kitchen Sink, you can add value to your outdoor kitchen by giving it a modern upgrade. When you buy the sink, you also get a cutout template, drain assembly, mounting hardware, removable drain cap, and the Kraus Mitt and Trivet. The sink is made of real 16-gauge stainless steel and is incredibly durable.

Designed to drain quickly with a rear-set drain opening so that your sink will remain free of standing water, the Kraus Pax Kitchen Sink is one you’ll be able to use for years to come. Once installed, you won’t need to do any big remodeling jobs to the countertop.

Things to like include:

  • It’s designed to prevent standing water.
  • It won’t dent.
  • It comes with everything necessary for installation.

Best: Kraus KBU11 Undermount Single Bowl 16 gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Also made out of 16-gauge stainless steel and measuring 20-inches, the Kraus KBU11 Undermount Single Bowl 16 gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink works great in an outdoor kitchen. Stylish and convenient, the sink features a generous bowl size that’s super easy to clean. Moreover, it is rust and corrosion-resistant. Like the previous sink on this list, it prevents water from standing due to its gently sloping bottom.

Another fantastic feature is the sink’s optimized angle, which prevents glasses from falling over and breaking when placed inside. Additionally, when doing the dishes, you won’t hear a lot of clanking and banging around since the sink includes NoiseDefend soundproofing technology with super-thick, sound-absorbing pads. In fact, over 80 percent of the sink is covered to prevent noise from dishwashing and the waste disposal from carrying.

Things to like include:

  • It won’t scratch.
  • It has an excellent drainage system.
  • Its NoiseDefend technology makes washing dishes a less noisy task.

Don’t cook without a sink

If you’re reading this article, you’ve likely got an outdoor kitchen, or you’re considering putting one in your backyard. There’s a high probability that you enjoy outdoor cookouts and that you spend a large portion of your time in the backyard.

Think about the fact that you can ensure your kids (if you have them) can get fresh water anytime they need it when playing outside. Plus, you can clean all the pots, pans, dishes, and more without having to cart everything back inside after dinner. You can improve the overall setup of your outdoor kitchen, and just between us: You can also wash your dog without messing up your bathroom. But, don’t tell anybody we said that!

Check out the sinks we listed above. Now’s the perfect time to install one.

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