rustic bathroom sink – Some call it a “grill” and some call it a “grid” What they are referring to, is your custom made, custom fit piece that sits at the bottom of your sink. The very best advice I could give you, is to be certain that the sink model you’re purchasing also provides this custom fit accessory. Some producers “bundle” the sink along with the grid. Some, you need to purchase it separately. Here’s why:
- It protects the underside of your sink.
Regardless of what material your sink will be constructed of, it will not be indestructible. The grid will continue to keep these things from the bottom of the sink, maintaining the “new” seem longer than with out. Plus, you can always replace the grid in the future, if need be. If it is time to empty your pasta oil, the liquid will by pass the things sitting on the grid, and then run across the bottom of the sink to the drain.
You want to search for a grid that’s formed fitted to the sink model you picked. It will fit perfectly with in the sink, and also not be able to change or move. Thus the drain will probably remain accessible through the custom hole with in the grid.
- They are easy to clean.
If your grid is small enough, you can simply pop off the rubber feet and side protectors, and put it in the dishwasher for an easy clean. If you’re blessed enough to have a bigger sink/grid, it is possible to simply use water and soap or a non abrasive cleaner to wash the grid down. Or, simply boil it with in your sink!
- Aids in cleaning fruits and veggies.
The bottom of the sink is not where you want your meals to rest. The grid retains your meals from the ground as you’re rinsing.
So now that you’re fully on board with purchasing a grid, you’ll find a couple of things that you should be aware about when choosing your sink/grid.
- The design of the grid.
Some grids only involve some horizontal lines, such as pictured here. I find that as this design is effective on some levels. However, the pattern leaves large spaces, wherever your silverware can slip between the grid and onto the bottom of the sink. I’d like a design that’s more pliable, where commonly used things won’t fit between the spaces.
- No Coating.
Some producers like to place a crystal clear coating of some sort on the metal of the grid. I don’t like this for a couple of reasons. One, it makes the grid seem cluttered faster. Two hot water and hot pots can sometimes melt down this coat, ruining your own grid.
Black! You want these to be black. I have lived with the crystal clear AND feet. They get miss coloured, and stained. The black toes don’t do this. Here’s another suggestion, if you’re going to clean your grid in the dishwasher, take these plastic pieces off! They may melt, or have lost during the wash!
There you’ve got it! More details then you might have desired about a sink grid. But trust me, once you’ve got one, it’s something that you won’t want to live with out. And it’s okay for a sink to have weight in your sink model choice. Think about how many times you’re likely to remodel in your lifetime. You always want to do it right the first time.