Sink Necessities for Your Commercial Kitchen

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Sinks are a necessity in any commercial kitchen, but how many you’ll need depends on the food your work with and the health codes in your area. However, there are some common types of kitchen sinks and accessories considered useful for most commercial uses.

Two- or Three-Bay Dishwashing Sink

Depending on the category of your kitchen and the health codes of your area, you may be required to have a two- or three-bay sink. Three-bay sinks are common in commercial kitchens because they offer a cleaning system that’s easy to follow and hygienic. The first bay is for soaking, the second bay is for rinsing, and the third bay is for sanitizing. Four bay sinks are also found in many kitchens.

Prep Sink

The prep sink may be a deep-bay sink of any kind but used only for food washing and preparation. Prep sinks are useful in many kitchens when large quantities of food need to be washed or soaked, or when food preparation results in a considerable amount of excess liquid.

Hand Sink

An absolute necessity in any professional kitchen, the hand sink is required by health code and is only to be used for the explicit purpose of hand washing. Hand sinks come in a variety of styles, including those that mount to the wall and those that can be embedding into prep tables or other surfaces. Splash guards on the side of a hand washing sink are a common addition, one that may be required per the health codes in your area.

Professional PVC Dishwashing Gloves

Professional dishwashing gloves make hours of washing dishes more comfortable for workers. Working in hot water and gripping slippery dishes is easier when wearing elbow-length dishwashing gloves with a rough-grip palm.


Like garbage disposals attached to residential sinks, commercial kitchen sink disposers break down food particles before they go down the drain. Disposers are especially useful for avoiding clogged drains.

CuliQuip has all your sink needs covered. We carry all the equipment and accessories mentioned above as well as other items like portable hand sink carts. Check out our selection of restaurant and kitchen equipment for your commercial kitchen in Philadelphia, DC, Baltimore, New York City, and the surrounding areas. Give us a call at (240) 489-2588 or visit us online for more information.

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