Whether you’re in need of a hygienic kitchen sink or a faucet with a pull-out spray, here are six products from Franke that will solve your kitchen troubles once and for all.
A hygienic, germ-free kitchen sink for the whole family
Keeping your kitchen clean and hygienic can be a tough job, especially if you do a lot of cooking. A lot of surfaces trap germs and dirt, making it hard to keep them clean even with a lot of scrubbing. You’ll want to opt for smooth, low-maintenance materials for your kitchen surfaces and fixtures, especially those that come into contact with a lot of food and humidity, such as the kitchen sink. Stainless steel is a great option, as it’s entirely corrosion-resistant, meaning that you won’t have to worry about rust and staining over time.
We particularly recommend Franke’s stainless steel sinks, such as the Mythos Bowl, which are self-regenerating. They won’t peel, crack or chip and are resistant to even the harshest of chemicals, making cleaning a breeze. The brand’s stainless steel sinks are expertly crafted using cold pressure, which eliminates pre-heating and avoids any weaknesses within the metal for a more consistently hardwearing result.
A faucet that goes with your kitchen sink
How do you go about choosing the right faucet once you’ve picked your kitchen sink? Some of the most important considerations include spout height, shape and reach, as well as any extra features you might need, such as pull-out sprays.
If you tend to wash a lot of large cookware, such as woks and big pots and pans, consider a faucet with a high spout, such as Franke’s Icon faucets. This will allow you to comfortably get all the washing done without the dishes getting caught on a low faucet. The spout reach is equally important; opt for a swivel spout or alternatively a handy pull-out spray to reach all of the sink’s nooks and crannies.
Make sure to check what your faucet is capable of. Some spouts offer adjustable spray modes, including a powerful spray for deep cleaning and a gentler stream for rinsing fruits and vegetables. Something like Franke’s Lina semi-pro is definitely the most well-rounded option, but it does take up room, so not every kitchen can accommodate one.
The final choice you need to make is all about the material of your faucet. Stainless steel is known for its consistent aesthetic and shiny finish—it’s resistant to water stains and doesn’t show fingerprints, making it easy to clean and maintain. Chrome faucets offer more design options but are more prone to scratching and overall less durable.
A kitchen faucet that can reach all of your sink’s nooks and crannies
You’re finally done with the dishes and want to rinse off the sink—but your faucet can’t reach all of the corners. That’s how you know that you could use a spout with a pull-out spray, making the whole process a lot more fuss-free. A faucet with a pull-out spray can add a significant amount of convenience to your kitchen routine, taking all of the unnecessary steps out of dishwashing and rinsing. Opt for a faucet with a high spout, like Franke’s Lina series, which combines functional and aesthetic design with affordability.
The faucet’s non-porous surface and unibody design make it easy to clean with a single motion, while the integrated Neoperl aerator reduces water wastage with a more controlled stream that doesn’t splash all over the place. And of course, the faucet comes in a variety of colour options, allowing you to build your kitchen just the way you like it.
A sink that adds some visual interest to your kitchen without compromising on quality
While stainless steel sinks are often the go-to when it comes to hygiene and strength, they don’t offer a lot of variety in terms of design options. If you’re looking to add some visual intrigue to your kitchen, you may want a sink material with more versatility.
That’s where Franke’s Fragranite comes in, the brand’s signature composite granite. This material is composed of 80% hardwearing quartz sands and 20% composite resin, making it scratch and stain-resistant while still offering a wide variety of colour options and visually appealing texture. Thanks to its composition, it essentially looks and feels like natural stone and remains unchanged over time, never losing its colour and finish.
You won’t have to worry about hygiene with this material, either; all of Franke’s Fragranite sinks are treated with antimicrobial technology during the production process, which reduces the growth of bacteria and microorganisms across the surface. This treatment isn’t just a layer, but spread throughout the entire sink, providing you with lifelong protection. The Fragranite sinks will soon be available in brand new finishes, including Stone Grey, Platinum, Coffee and Matt Black.
A faucet that’s easy to use, even with busy hands
As we’ve discovered, a high spout can be incredibly convenient when it comes to washing dishes, particularly large pots and pans. Another convenient feature? Easy controls that can be activated even when your hands are full. Franke’s Icon faucets are designed to be as fuss-free to use as possible. The water flow can be activated even with busy hands thanks to ergonomic controls, the top lever can be turned by up to 110 degrees and the L-shaped spout leaves an impressive amount of room for all of your dishwashing needs.
Splashing is also reduced thanks to the faucets’ Neoperl Laminar aerator, minimising clean-ups around the sink area after every use. With a striking industrial design, this tap brings a powerful presence into the kitchen, further underlined by elegant black accents no matter your choice of finish.
A modular, space-saving kitchen sink that can adapt to your needs
Picking a kitchen sink is no joke. Once you’ve figured out the material, you still need to choose the right shape and size to suit your needs and make the most of the available space. With a slim, space-savvy rim that maximises the sink volume without taking up extra space, Franke’s kitchen sinks are the perfect pick for our increasingly small homes. For instance, even the sliver of space at the back of the sink can be maximised with the Centro sink—just opt for the model with an integrated rear tap ledge, which allows you to neatly store a soap dispenser at the back.
Of course, Centro’s design is just as pleasing to the eye as it is to our practical sensibilities. The sink’s sleek, minimalist aesthetic is a foolproof fit for any modern and contemporary kitchen, making it a true all-rounder.
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