Sink . Also known as sink, sink mop and sink. It is a container used to wash dishes, cutlery, glassware and other kitchen utensils. Formerly it was the receptacle -generally a wooden or stone bench- where the coffering or basins were placed in which it was mopped. The space occupied by it in a kitchen is also called a sink.


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  • 1 Background
  • 2 Importance
  • 3 Types of sinks
  • 4 Sources


In the 16th century , to scrub was to wash glasses. For centuries, the term “sink” referred to the bench or sink where the basins or troughs were placed to scrub.


The sink is an element of great importance in the kitchen, so when choosing one, many factors must be taken into account, mainly which is the suitable sink for the kitchen, according to the needs. The sink, in particular, is like the core of the domestic kitchen, not only for cleaning but also for food preparation. There are many models, delicate and sophisticated, that will also depend on the use or frequency of use that will be given.

Types of sinks

There are different types of sinks made in the same way with different materials, for example:

  • Stainless steel
  • Enamel on steel or cast iron
  • Ceramic , stoneware , terrazzo .
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Plastic
  • Soapstone
  • Cement
  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Copper
  • Fiberglass


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