Ten reasons to own the proximity kitchensystem®

the elegant solution to wet prep and cleanup

Correct Depth


  • Basin floor is an additional, lowered work surface.
  • In accordance with one of the simplest proximity principles ("most often used, closest to hand"), items in the basin are easily reachable with minimal leaning/bending on the part of the user.
  • A deep sink results in poor usability. Since the typical vessel (glass, pot or pan) is 4-8" tall, having a basin more than 6" deep means that the user has to bend forward at the hips, which strains the lower back.
  • What is needed is not a deep sink but a tall faucet.

CORRECT WIDTH(s)


  • No more than a pivot (half-pace) left or right needed to access all work product/tasks
    • Dishwasher
    • Recycling pull-out
    • Wet food waste container
    • Drawers for utensils, knives, plates, cups, batterie de cuisine, etc.

RIGHT-HAND REAR CORNER DRAIN LOCATION


  • Concentrates plumbing in right half and rear of sink base cabinet.
  • Allows small, covered wet garbage container to attach to right hand swinging door as disposer is located at rear of sink.
  • Allows left half of sink base cabinet to accommodate:
    • two full-sized (41 liter) pull-out recycling bins under prep sink
    • One full-sized (41 liter) pull-out recycling bin under scullery sink AND
    • Customized storage systems for small scullery-related items: sponges, floor rags, DW pods, wet trash liners, etc.

EASE OF INSTALLATION


  • PKS basin fits any standard sink-base cabinet, whether English or metric measurement. No custom cabinetry or modification to manufactured cabinetry necessary.
  • Standard Basins available for 36”, 42” and 48” cabinetry, with custom widths and heights available.
  • Basin drops into sink base cabinetry and is fully supported by the cabinetry front rail and cabinet sides.
    • no fasteners necessary to affix to counter
    • dry-fit counter over basin, apply sealant, set counter and tap basin into final position
    • no further work is necessary – the installation process uses gravity and physics.

EASE OF CLEANING


All interior corners are radiused to meet NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) standards for sanitary and food-safe use.

SHALLOW PITCHED FLOOR


Basin floor has shallow pitch, which provides drainage but is functionally flat for use as an additional work surface.

ACCESSORY SET is elegant and succinct


  • Consider adjustable shelving: it’s adjusted once and left there virtually the entire life of the kitchen.
  • The same goes for accessories (proximity kitchensystem® Cutting Boards, Carriers and Inserts): you'll develop a set of favorites and the rest will gather dust. Best to keep the selection minimal.

Cutting boards sit above work surfaces, as opposed to below or flush with them


  • This provides two advantages: knives that travel beyond the rim of the basin will not
    • nick the counter
    • damage the knife blade's cutting edge.

CUTTING BOARD CONSTRUCTION


  • Boards are hand-built of classic 1 ¼" thick solid maple.
  • Come with or without iroko handles.
  • Have integrated waterways that direct even full faucet flow into the basin.
  • Are laminated using Gudgeon Brothers Marine Epoxy. Properly maintained, they have a lifetime guarantee against delamination.
  • Being natural lumber, have natural anti-microbial properties not found in plastic. See more here: What's the best kind of cutting board? Wooden Cutting Boards