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The evolution of kitchen sinks

As Zoom and Google Meet’s background blurring algorithms get better, users are increasingly taking calls from their messy bedrooms and obscuring the clutter behind them.

In the kitchen, workstation sinks are playing a similar role with their built-in sliding chopping boards that can cover messy sinks. It’s embarrassing to have guests over with a sink piled high with dirty dishes, and a workstation sink can easily cover them up. This puts workstation sinks into an interesting category: products that don’t necessarily save the customer time, but shift time instead.

Less effort when using a perfect sink

Certain consumers are also chopping vegetables more. Online interest in chopping is rising relative to blending, in part as some consumers are looking for more ways to stand out in their social feeds with nicely splayed culinary arrangements.

And while most kitchen purchases take up counter space, the workstation sink actually adds space. This is especially useful since the boom in kitchen appliances purchases during the pandemic has reduced many kitchens’ amount of free counter space.

Workstation sinks also tie into changes in how people use their sinks. The average sink depth is increasing, from six to eight inches to as much as twelve inches, which increases back strain. One feature of a workstation sink is the ability to essentially raise the bottom of the sink which means less back strain when washing dishes.