Prolific means getting more with less. And that is the Kohler prolific in a nutshell.
But most reviewers of the Kohler prolific sink reviews don’t get why it is one of the best workstation kitchen sinks in the market. Kohler manufactures designed this faucet for the average American.
The perfect design with all the necessary accessories and hardware in a cost-effective package. This is what we want. And there is more. Read the full review to see why I like it so much.
Detailed Review of The KOHLER Prolific Workstation Kitchen Sink
This article is completely dedicated to this one product. And we are gonna dig deep into the details here. So sit tight.
No matter how good is the sink, if the size doesn’t match, you have to count in the cost of a plumber. However, this prolific sink gives you four options which are the norm in America. Here are those options with their required minimum cabinet size-
|Sink size||Required cabinet base width||Probable modifications in|
|23″ x 17 3/4″||24″-27″||24″|
|29″ x 17 3/4″||30″-33″||30″|
|33″ x 17 3/4″||33″-36″||33″|
|44″ x 18 3/4″||45″-48″||45″|
Note that the 44 inch is an inch wider than the other sizes. The difference between the sink size from the cabinet size is clearly illustrated for your convenience. And the last column shows you the sizes where you might need some modification in your cutout. In all of those sizes, the drain hole is 3.75 inches.
Prolific™ Workstation Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink – KOHLER
The sink is built to last a lifetime. It is 18 gauges thick which is about 1.024 millimeters or .04 inches. However, I expected it to be 16 gauge in this budget. And if you don’t know, 16 gauge is thicker than 18 gauges.
However, the steel alloy is very strong. And everyday hardcore use will have no effect on it.
There is nothing exciting in the finish. It is regular old stainless steel. However, the sink seems to be spot and stain-resistant. And it might have some stainless steel color as well because somehow it looks better than regular steel.
From the picture, you can see that it is a single bowl rectangular kitchen sink. It has an undermount design with a seamless top. Hence, there is no faucet hole and you can match any faucet with the sink.
Being from the workstation kind, all but the smallest one is a little wider. And for the same reason, it has all kinds of accessories you expect from a workstation kitchen sink. There are also three ledges that helps you put the accessories in different heights.
It has tight corners. So, you are gonna need brushes to clean it effectively. The sink floor is moderately sloped but efficient for draining. It also has a slopping design around the drain hole to deal with large debris. And the sink has a depth of 10 inches.
For more technical information on the design and measurement, you can click on this specifications sheet.
Like most other sinks from Kohler, you will have a limited lifetime warranty. And this is the best you will have in this market. Full warranties are rare if there are any.
Accessories are the signatures of workstation kitchen sinks or as Kohler likes to call them: prolific kitchen sinks. With this one, you will have the following additions-
- Bamboo cutting board
- Two grated racks
- Wash bin
You will have three ledges to put them on at your preferred height.
Under the finish, it has special padding of sound-absorbing material. This padding soaks in most of the sound from the steel.
I wouldn’t say that the installation is easy. And a sink as good as this deserves some special treatment. So, although you have an installation guide, it is better to seek professional help. However, all the installation hardware will be included in the package.
Why Is It So Popular Among Buyers?
At first glance, it might seem unreal to have this much popularity with the high price. But when you spend a little time in the market, you will know the reason behind its popularity.
Here are the primary reasons for that-
- The design is suited for the general American
- Brand recognition
- Great customer support
- No hassle of extra hardware
- Matches almost all faucet and counter types
These are the non-technical reasons for their success. The things you don’t see in the specifications sheet, but they matter a great deal.
Frequently Asked Questions
You are spending that hard-earned cash. So, it is more than fair to have some questions. Here is the feed for some of those curious minds.
1. Can I buy additional accessories?
A: Yes, additional accessories can be bought online with or without the sink.
2. The corner looks sharp, will it be difficult to clean?
A: A brush will solve the problem like magic. After all, using your hand is not a great idea.
3. Can the smallest size be used as a bar sink?
A: In large kitchens, you can do that. But there are better options for bar sinks.
It should be clear by now that the sink has the best design and other features that matter to the general American. But most Kohler prolific sink reviews miss that. Yes, it is stylish and very effective. But what makes it the best prolific kitchen sink is the design.