Common Questions About 1-Compartment Sinks
What are 1-compartment sinks used for?
1-compartment sinks can be used as handwashing sinks, prep sinks for washing produce, and soak sinks for dishes. The size of the sink you need will depend on how you will be using it; for example, a soak sink will need to be larger than a handwashing sink. A handwashing sink may need side splashes, while a produce prep sink might benefit from a garbage disposal.
Do I need a drainboard on my 1-compartment sink?
A drainboard may be a good addition to your sink if you will be using it to soak dishes before washing. Sinks are available with drainboards on either side or both sides, so you can find the configuration that works best for your washroom's workflow.
Can I wash dishes in a 1-compartment sink?
While dishes can be pre-soaked in a 1-compartment sink, it would be very difficult to wash and sanitize dishes with only one compartment. Most health departments recommend the 3-Sink Method to wash, rinse, and sanitize dishes.