Simplicity Remains the Dominant Trend in Kitchen Sink Design

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New sales analysis of the MR Direct 3218 sink confirms that durability and functionality are prime concerns of consumers.

3218 Sinks from MR Direct

3218 Sinks from MR Direct

The 3218 series attests to the practicality of the kitchen sink consumer.

The average homeowner can become overwhelmed by the number of style choices available in today’s kitchen sink market. Shapes are breaking out of their constrictions of simple squares and rectangles. New composite materials offer fresh looks and special benefits. Sizes stretch to fill big needs and shrink to fit small spaces. Yet, while all these options are viable and growing in popularity; it’s the conventional stainless steel kitchen sink of moderate size which has been, and continues, to suit most consumers’ taste.

There is good evidence for this in the sales of kitchen sinks through MR Direct. The top selling model is the 3218; which is available in three styles. All models have the same overall size of 32 ¼” x 18”, but are divided up into three configurations. The 3218A model has two equal-sized bowls, the 3218B model has unequal-sized bowls, and the 3218C model is a single basin. The dimensions of this sink are average for its class, and its construction is of the predominant material used in the manufacture of kitchen sinks today -- stainless steel.

The 3218 exhibits the durability of stainless steel, which has always been recognized by consumers as its greatest attribute. It will stand up to a reasonable amount of abuse without damage. A dropped dish will not chip it; a spilled glass of wine will not stain it; and the foul-odors of debris left in it will not linger. Further, sound dampening pads diminish any noise and an undercoating prevents condensation.

The functionality of the 3218 is evident in all of its three formats. The equal-sized, nine-inch deep bowls of the 3218A provide plenty of room to divide chores. When food prep is a big part of the sinks purpose, the offset 3218B fills the need. By occupying less space, this smaller sink allows more room for chores in the larger sink, and also offers the perfect location for a disposal to be installed. When maximum space is required to accommodate large items, such as oversized pots and cookware, the wide, single-bowl 3218C is the obvious choice.

Although average in size and shape, sales of the 3218 series attests to the practical mindset of the kitchen sink consumer. Constructed of a solid, long-lasting material; in a size which fits the majority of kitchen spaces; while displaying a glistening brushed satin appearance; the 3218 is the standard sink by which others are measured. All MR Direct sinks, faucets, and accessories can be viewed by visiting

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