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.
No more than a pivot (half-pace) left or right needed to access all work product/tasks
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.