Seven reasons to own the proximity kitchensystem®: the elegant solution to wet prep and cleanup
1. Don't hurt your back
The depth of the basin is ergonomically correct.
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.
You don't need a deep sink; you need a tall faucet.
2. Don't waste motion
The available widths of the Basin are ergonomically correct.
Just a simple pivot or half-pace either left or right is needed to access all work product/tasks:
pots and pans
dishwasher and hand-washing supplies/equipment
wet food waste container(s)
food storage systems (for leftovers)
3. Maximize space below basin
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.
4. EASY 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.
5. EASY AND THOROUGH CLEANUP
All interior corners are radiused to meet NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) standards for sanitary and food-safe use.
6. Maximize counter work surface area
PKS accessories (Cutting Boards, Carriers and Inserts) relocate the majority of wet prep to the basin footprint, instead of spread over your counter.
Cutting Board rides on edge of counter opening; Carriers with Inserts ride on the basin edge, allowing them to slide completely under the Board as needed.
Cutting Board sits above work surface, as opposed to below or flush with it.
This positioning means that if your knife travels beyond the rim of the basin, it will not
nick the counter, or
damage the knife blade's cutting edge.
Basin floor has a shallow pitch, which provides drainage, but is flat enough to use as an additional work surface.
Lower work surface is great for tasks like whisking eggs, which require elbows to be more extended while allowing shoulders to stay relaxed.
7. DURABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
PKS stainless steel Basins and Counters are heavy-gauge, type 304, bent-and-welded metal ensuring same thickness throughout.
Stainless steel does not corrode or degrade, ensuring long lifespan and 100% recyclability.
Fabricated in USA.
PKS Boards are hand-built of classic 1 ¼" thick solid maple.
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.