Commercial kitchen sinks are undoubtedly a must for restaurants, bars and sweet stores. Sinks come in a variety of sizes, from single-compartment sinks to multi-compartment sinks, and these sinks can meet the needs of different people. Perhaps a first time restaurant owner won't put a lot of thought into their sinks, but an experienced restauranter will. These individuals know the importance of the kitchen sink and how it will play a core role in the operation.

If you're not sure how to choose a commercial sink, this is your guide. We'll cover the major sink types and materials to help you choose the right sink for your restaurant's kitchen.


According to the number of compartments, kitchen sinks can be divided into single compartment sinks, double compartment sinks, triple compartment sinks, etc. Many customers do not know how to choose the number of compartments when buying a sink. In fact, whether you choose a single compartment sink or a double compartment sink, you need to decide according to your actual situation. The following contents will talk about it in detail.

1. Single-Compartment Sink

Most of the common single-compartment sinks on the market are rectangular in shape, allowing the use of drainage baskets, and ordinary pots and pans can be easily cleaned in the sink. It is best suited for small kitchens, utility sinks and hand washing sinks. The following VINGLI Commercial Kitchen Sink is a hot-selling commercial single sink, which is highly recommended by businessmen who are dedicated to restaurant industry.

Made of 18 Gauge 304 stainless steel, this single-bowl commercial kitchen sink is designed to handle any restaurant, bar or any clean space with curved corners and has strong load-bearing properties to withstand large flows in the kitchen environment. The large 10.5-gallon capacity sink provides enough space to clean large pots and pans easily. The drainboard design leaves plenty of room for preparing food, drying or stacking tableware, with inclined surface to drain excess water.

The work surface and stainless steel baffle are designed as a whole, without seams, not afraid of scratching and easier to clean. The feet are designed with an easily adjustable height that helps stabilize the sink while protecting the floor from scratches. A high-quality filter that meets U.S. standards is used to block food residues and easily lead water into the drain.

Check the Price Here: Vingli 39in Commercial 304 Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink with Drainboard & Workbench


2. Double-Compartment Sink

The double-compartment sink is currently the most popular type on the market, and it is also very practical. It can be operated on both sides at the same time. When washing dishes, one tank is used for washing and the other tank is used for rinsing. When washing vegetables, the other tank can be used to drain water. Here is our selection of VINGLI Commercial Double Sink.

This freestanding commercial kitchen sink features a streamlined design with no dead corners for easy daily cleaning. Made of sturdy 304 stainless steel, the surface of this double-compartment sink is polished, which is super easy to clean and hygienic, with better anti-corrosion and long-lasting effects. The large capacity double bowls ensure efficiency of the kitchen, perfect for manual washing and cleaning of food, fruits and vegetables. 4” tall backsplash guard prevents your wall from being stained by dirty water. Two removable strainers prevent food and debris from clogging the drains.

Therefore, this Top-deal Commercial 2 Compartment Sink is a good choice considering its ability to tackle hard food stains and fully make the most of the space.

Check the Price Here: VINGLI Commercial 304 Stainless Steel 2 Compartment Sink


3. Three-Compartment Sink

Also on the market is the three-compartment commercial kitchen sink, a traditional favorite. It allows for intuitive viewing of the different operations in different sinks, including washing, rinsing and sanitizing dishes, and has a relatively compact footprint. Very suitable for commercial areas with a relatively large kitchen space. Below is our most popular VINGLI Commercial 3 Compartment Sink to date.

For a commercial sink of supreme quality that also looks fantastic, no further than this stainless steel sink from VINGLI. It has everything you need for a commercial kitchen wash station. With 3 compartments measuring 10.2 x 11.2 x 9.8 inches per bowl, meaning you have plenty of sink space for whatever you require. The sink itself is made out of premium 304 commercial grade stainless steel with a quality finish and anti-rust and anti-corrosion properties.

Being a freestanding commercial sink, you can move it around to fit into the space you require with a quick and easy installation process. And, with adjustable-height feet, you also don’t need to worry about finding a kitchen sink that has the perfect dimensions for your space. It also comes fitted with a pre-drilled bar above the sink which helps to prevent backsplash and can have a wall-mounted kitchen faucet attached to it.

Check the Price Here: VINGLI 3 Compartment 304 Stainless Steel Commercial Sink


Types of Stainless Steel

The different types of stainless steel are determined by the crystalline structure of the steel itself. The differences in structure can determine the steel’s durability and resistance to corrosion.

  • 430 - Cheaper and lower quality. Could stain or rust depending on products used and environmental factors (keep it clean and dry to make it last longer). Close enough to regular steel to be magnetic. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SINKS
  • 304 - More expensive but higher quality (and what we recommend). Virtually stain/rust-proof. Will clean easily. If you are in a very humid environment or very close to the seashore, then you should go with all stainless steel and preferably 304 to make equipment last longer.

All VLINGI sinks are made of high quality 304 stainless steel that is both rust and corrosion resistant, has the strength needed to withstand frequent use, and looks great in the kitchen environment.

Click Here to view VINGLI's full line of sinks.


Cleaning and Maintenance

The commercial kitchen sink is the area to hide dirt most easily, because it is the most frequently used place in the kitchen. Whether you are going to cook or not, it is indispensable for any need to use water. Therefore, as the time goes by, the sink is also the most dirty place. How to clean and maintain the sink to make it look new?

To clean the sink, be sure to use a soft cloth such as a sponge to wipe gently. If the retained water produces mineral deposits, use a low-concentration vinegar solution to remove it, and then rinse it off completely with water. With daily washing and cooking and cleaning of pots and pans, a large amount of residue will be accumulated on the filter screen of the sink.

Some people will put it in the trash can after a few days due to its troubles and trivialities, which is easy to produce dirt and the filter will become dark in this way. For these residues, you must clean up every day to avoid clogging of sewers, and at the same time regularly clean the filter and sewer with soapy water to prevent peculiar smells.

Restaurants often use chlorine-containing supplies and bleach, which can damage the sink. Even if it is placed in a cupboard, when the container containing bleach or chemical detergent is opened, the gas or vapor emitted from it will also affect the commercial kitchen sink. Therefore, these supplies had better be placed far away from the sink.

Do not cut vegetables directly on the sink board, and do not place a cutting board on it to chop food so as to prevent scratches or deformation of the sink. It will corrode the sink if you put lemon, sauce, kimchi, mustard or other salt-rich or corrosive foods in the sink or on the panel for a long time. Knives and forks and other sharp utensils should be stored well to avoid hitting the sink to damage the appearance.


Final Thought

Commercial kitchen sinks, which can accommodate kitchens of different capacities, are available in different materials and sizes, suitable for various purposes. Finding the right commercial kitchen sink for your business requires careful thought.

Whether you’re looking for a commercial sink for your dishwashing area, food preparation area, hand washing station, or janitorial room - VINGLI carries a wide selection for your business. Click Here to browse our catalogue online, or stop by to inquire about your next commercial sink.

It is worthwhile to learn about the above articles to choose a sink suitable for your kitchen.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.