Kraus KBU23 Stainless Steel 31-1/2" Undermount 60/40 Double Bowl 16 Gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

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Technical Specs

Specification / Installation Guide
ADA No
Basin Depth (Left) 9
Basin Depth (Right) 7
Basin Length (Left) 17.75
Basin Length (Right) 10.5
Basin Rack Included Yes
Basin Split 60/40
Basin Width (Left) 18.5
Basin Width (Right) 16
Basket Strainer Included Yes
Cutting Board Included No
Depth 9
Drain Connection 3.5
Drain Placement Center
Faucet Centers 0
Faucet Holes 0
Faucet Included No
Gauge 16
Height 9
Installation Type Undermount
Length 31.5
Material Stainless Steel
Number Of Basins 2
Product Weight 17.4
Sink Shape Oval
Soap Dispenser Included No
Sound Dampening Yes
Theme Traditional
UPC Approved Yes
Width 20.5
Product Features:
  • Fully covered under Kraus' limited lifetime warranty
  • Constructed of 16 gauge premium grade T-304 stainless steel - guaranteed to never rust or corrode
  • Commercial-grade satin finish - highly scratch and stain resistant
  • Padded, Stone-Guard undercoat applied over rubber pads to reduce sink noise while in use
  • Double bowl (60/40 split) 31-1/2" sink with traditional rounded corners
  • Extra deep (9" depth) design is perfect for the semi-professional kitchen
  • Undermount installation; fits 36+" cabinets
  • Standard 3-1/2" drain opening compatible with most garbage disposal units (included InSinkErator)
Product Specifications:
  • Height: 9" ( measured from the bottom of sink to the top of the rim)
  • Overall Width: 20-1/2" (measured from the back outer rim to the front outer rim)
  • Overall Length: 31-1/2" (measured from the left outer rim to the right outer)
  • Basin Width (Left): 18-1/2" (measured from the back inner rim to the front inner rim)
  • Basin Width (Right): 16" (measured from the back inner rim to the front inner rim)
  • Basin Length (Left): 17-3/4" (measured from the left inner rim to the right inner rim)
  • Basin Length (Right): 10-1/2" (measured from the left inner rim to the right inner rim)
  • Basin Depth (Left): 9" (measured from the center of basin to the rim)
  • Basin Depth (Right): 7" (measured from the center of basin to the rim)
  • Installation Type: Undermount
  • Drain Outlet Connection: 3-1/2"
  • Minimum Base Cabinet Width: 36"
What's Included:
  • Kraus 16 gauge Stainless Steel sink
  • Stainless steel bottom dish grid (basin rack)
  • Stainless steel basket strainer (sink drain assembly)
  • Mounting and installation brackets
  • Sink cutout template (for countertop cut dimensions)
  • Dish towel with Kraus logo
  • Specification Sheet / Installation Guide
Advantages of Stainless Steel over Enameled Cast Iron or Fireclay:
  • Very durable; will never chip or crack
  • Dishes usually don't break when dropped during dish washing
  • Due to relative weights, stainless steel is generally much easier (and less expensive) to install
  • Nonporous; resists bacteria
  • Neutral color fits into almost any décor - matches stainless steel appliances
Product Technologies / Benefits:
  • Extra Thick, 16 Gauge Stainless Steel: Short of paying thousands of dollars, 16 gauge is as thick as sinks come (22% thicker than 18 gauge; 36% thicker than 20 gauge). Thicker steel means a stronger sink (hence the lifetime warranty) while also offering a richer and more robust appearance to the finish that is easily discernible from the white-washed, cheap look of thinner sinks.
  • Premium Grade T-304 Stainless Steel: There are two primary types of stainless steel in the market: T-409 and the higher quality T-304. The difference lies in chromium and nickel contents; T-409 with 11% and .5% respectively, T-304 with 18% and 10%. When added to steel, these two metals prevent oxidation and rust by neutralizing sodium chloride (salt) – a common element in everyday kitchens. While cheaper sinks use T-409, Kraus sinks boast T-304, further lending to the lifetime warranty.
  • Sound Insulated: Sound insulated steel is commonly only thought of in the automobile industry. There, auto manufacturers use spray-on “Stone Guard” insulation to provide for a quieter ride and protect the steel. Borrowing this technology and adding to it, Kraus sinks use Stone Guard insulation, sprayed over rubber sound dampening pads to create a noticeably lower-tone and overall quieter kitchen sink. It also protects your cabinet from underside condensation drips.
  • Included Dish Grids (Basin Racks) and Basket Strainers (Drains): It’s a wonder why dish grids aren’t included with all sinks; they serve a valuable role. Not only do they virtually eliminate scratches, they allow the sink to properly drain, preventing sink scum and protecting your cutlery. As with all Kraus sinks, this sink includes the stainless steel sink grids along with the basket strainers you’ll need for installation.
  • Heavily Certified: Kraus has gone to great lengths to be able to provide you, the homeowner, the rest-easy satisfaction knowing that your sink is certified and listed by all the major product testing boards in the U.S. and Canada. This means that this sink is deemed safe to use and that it meets all applicable building codes. Certifications and listings include: UPC, cUPC, CSA, IAPMO, ANSI and SCC.
Special Note:
  • This kitchen sink is available as a kitchen combo with a number of faucet choices. Like their sinks, Kraus kitchen faucets have gained tremendous momentum within the kitchen and bath industry and are highly regarded for their quality, durability, and meaningful innovation. If you are considering a purchase of this sink and also need a new faucet, we urge you to consider the kitchen combos; they truly are a deal. Under the header "We Also Recommend These Similiar Products" you will find 5 kitchen combos that include this sink. All kitchen combos that use this sink can be found by typing "KBU23 combos" into the search bar at the top right of this page.

Additional Kraus Links

Our SKU: KBU23

This product is listed under the following manufacturer number(s):

  • Stainless Steel
    KBU23

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

9 Questions from the Community

  • The Kraus KBU23 is manufactured in Germany with some parts coming from Italy and Spain. The sinks are then assembled in China.

    In what country is this sink manufactured? Thanks

    A. The Kraus KBU23 is manufactured in Germany with some parts coming from Italy and Spain. The sinks are then assembled in China.

  • If you're speaking in terms of gauge, the lower number actually sigifies thicker stainless. 20 gauge is generally the thinnest sink available, 18 gauge is slightly thicker, while 16 gauge is generally the thickest gauge you can find.

    We were just at a store, the sinks there were 18 and 20 guage, what is the reason for only 16 on the Krause, lower quality?

    A. If you're speaking in terms of gauge, the lower number actually sigifies thicker stainless. 20 gauge is generally the thinnest sink available, 18 gauge is slightly thicker, while 16 gauge is generally the thickest gauge you can find.

  • The Kraus KBU23 is only avaiable with the smaller sink on the right.

    Is it made with the smaller sink on the left?

    A. The Kraus KBU23 is only avaiable with the smaller sink on the right.

  • The Kraus KBU23 doesn't come in a version that has the smaller side on the left. Sorry about that. You can reach me by email (which is quickest) or on ext. 341. Have a wonderful day and happy home improving!

    Is there a comparable sink with the smaller sink on the left?

    A. The Kraus KBU23 doesn't come in a version that has the smaller side on the left. Sorry about that. You can reach me by email (which is quickest) or on ext. 341. Have a wonderful day and happy home improving!

  • The Kraus KBU23 is 17.75" L x 18.5" W x 9" H for the larger bowl and 10.5" L x 16" W x 7" H for the smaller.

    What are actual widths(working area) of smaller sink and larger sink?

    A. The Kraus KBU23 is 17.75" L x 18.5" W x 9" H for the larger bowl and 10.5" L x 16" W x 7" H for the smaller.

  • The Kraus KBU23 has a satin finish.

    Does the stainless in this sink have a satin finish?

    A. The Kraus KBU23 has a satin finish.

  • No, the Kraus KBU23 is only available with the smaller sink on the right hand side.

    Can I purchase this sink with the small sink on the left and the large on the right?

    A.

    No, the Kraus KBU23 is only available with the smaller sink on the right hand side.

  • Kraus KBU23 is designed to have an undermount installation; fits 33"+ cabinets. 

    What size base cabinet is best for this sink?

    A.

    Kraus KBU23 is designed to have an undermount installation; fits 33"+ cabinets. 

  • The Kraus KBU 23 sink uses the KBG23-1 and KBG23-2 grids. 

    Are fitted basin grids available for both basins?

    A.

    The Kraus KBU 23 sink uses the KBG23-1 and KBG23-2 grids. 

Product Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from It looked great, but pretty disappointed This sink SEEMS very high quality. It's nice and thick and will not bend when you push on it. It's insulated on the bottom so it's not noisy. It's beautiful and functional, but it SHOWS WATER SPOTS HORRIBLY. I'm talking you run water in one time and it looks AWFUL. It also scratches REALLY easily. I washed a few pans in the sink the day it was all hooked up and ready to go and immediately noticed scratches on the bottom....at which point I started using the racks :( The DELTA faucet that we bought to go on it, it WONDERFUL and you can touch it with wet hands and it doesn't show water spots at all. They need to work on their finish and this would be a wonderful sink.
Date published: 2012-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and so much more We remodeled our 1980's kitchen this spring and I needed to find an undermount sink that would fit into a small space. We kept the existing wood cabinets, they are built such that the doors below the sink area are set in about 2 inches which makes it hard to use a deep sink without impacting the cabinet. I almost gave up on getting a deep double sink as they were mostly too big for the space. Then I happened to see the Kraus brand sinks. Kraus has done a wonderful job in providing a selection of various sizes of sinks to satisfy tighter kitchens and tight budgets. We were so delighted with the quality of the product especially for the price. Solid construction, sound proof and all the extras that come with their sinks. You get a removable strainer, grids and even a towel. The drain hole setback is a another great feature for using the sinks. I will be recommending Kraus for a long time, excellent products!
Date published: 2012-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! I am a General Contractor remodeling my own home this time around. With our goals set HIGH and our budget tight we had to really be wise when shopping. The kitchen sink is an extremely important part of your everyday life and its an area you definitely don't want to skimp on. This sink had everything we wanted and then some while being well within our budget. The 16 gauge stainless is of the highest quality and then they through in extras like strainers and sink grates. The packaging was stout, our sink came without a scratch in it. I am very satisfied with this product and intend to use these sinks for my upcoming remodels.
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this sink! Looked at Franke and Blanco sinks and when you add the drains, grids, etc., they are over $600. The Faucet Direct salesperson recommended Krauss and the gauge of the stainless steel is actually better than the other two manufactures AND it comes standard with grids, detergent dispenser and drain cover. Saved me bunches of money and looks just wonderful in our kitchen. I will recommend this sink to friends without hesitation!
Date published: 2012-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really impressed I received this sink in a well packaged box. When I opened it, I was impressed with the overall quality of the product. The accessories were a welcome bonus. Pricing of this sink through Faucet Direct beat the pants off my local plumbing stores comparable offerings. Overall I am very pleased with the Kraus sink.
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love our new sink! I could not be happier with the quality of this sink and with FaucetDirect.com. We received the sink within a matter of days and it arrived in perfect condition (in a very nice box) via UPS. I love the accessories, especially the racks/grids that protect my sink from my pots & pans! Before ordering online, we had shopped around a little bit. Nothing I saw in the "big box" home improvement stores compares to what we received from FaucetDirect, and the prices here were so much better than what we saw at the plumbers showroom. We are VERY happy!
Date published: 2011-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeleivable value Beautiful sink which was better quality than sinks shown at many top home stores for 1/3 the price. Stainless steel racks are perfect fit and look great. Thanks! By the way, your packing of the sink for shipment is amazing.
Date published: 2012-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sink at a reasonable price! The Kraus KBU23 Undermount double bowl sink at $249.95 was a great deal. It is a good size, nice depth, and I really wanted a double bowl with the disposal in the small bowl. It is exactly what I wanted, and nice heavy gauge for a very reasonable price. I saw comparable sinks in showrooms going for $1,000+.
Date published: 2012-04-10

Kraus

Kraus redesigned several plumbing industry standards and focused on modern plumbing style. Offering an extensive selection of faucets and sinks, Kraus aims to provide quality and handmade plumbing fixtures to its customers. For plumbing that balances durability with aesthetics, Kraus keeps its luxurious products at an affordable price.

Kraus Kitchen Sink Collection

No other brand does sleek and strong better than Kraus. The Kraus Kitchen Sink collection offers a vast selection of premium stainless steel sinks for everything from the single chef kitchen to the kitchen built to host large family dinners. Kraus kitchen sinks are made from commercial grade 16 gauge stainless steel to handle the daily wear and tear of a bustling kitchen. Homeowners are guaranteed rust resistant surfaces, reliable performance, and superior durability. In addition to quality craftsmanship, most Kraus kitchen sinks come with bonus accessories including an industrial sized basket strainer, sink grid, and signature Kraus dish towel. Available in an assortment of single bowl and double bowl configurations, the Kraus Kitchen Sink Collection has a fit for every lifestyle.

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Warranty Info

All KRAUS products undergo a rigorous quality control process. We offer our customers thoughtfully crafted fixtures & accessories, engineered for enduring performance over years of use. KRAUS Brand Limited Lifetime Warranty If a product fails due to material or craftsmanship error during the warranty period, KRAUS will repair or replace the items at our discretion. We define the warranty period as the length of time that the owner of the product owns the first home where the Kraus product is installed. Warranties are not transferable, between homes or owners and are only applicable to residential use. Commercial use will automatically void the warranty. To make a warranty claim, the original sales receipt must be presented, without exception. Like other home fixtures, Kraus products will require light maintenance to ensure proper function. We provide you with complete knowledge to perform this maintenance and can also recommend resources if you are unable to fulfill this service. Kraus will not be responsible for product failures due to lack of maintenance. Kraus recommends installing all Kraus products with a licensed, professional plumber. We will not be held responsible for any damage or product failure due to improper installation, misuse, or failure to use a licensed professional. Please read your care and maintenance documentation to determine the limits of proper use. By the purchase and use of our products, you agree that Kraus is not liable for incidental, consequential or special damages associated with the return, replacement, installation or use of your product. This includes freight costs, cartridge replacement, labor, travel time, lost profit, home damages and other contingent liabilities and costs (including, without limitation, costs associated with experts, investigations, analyses, attorneys and other professionals and services). The Kraus warranty is a comprehensive and explicit limit of liability, and all items outside of it are not addressable by, or the responsibility of Kraus. Certain states have variances regarding implied warranties and in those situations we remain fully compliant. KRAUS USA Inc. makes no implication that products comply with any or all local building or plumbing codes. It is the consumer’s responsibility to determine local code compliance. This warranty extends to the original purchaser and first consumer. Replacement parts may be obtained by calling 1-800-775-0703 or by writing: KrausUSA 12 Harbor Park Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050
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