Signed in as:
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The answer is easy: The quality of our materials and the professionalism of our team. I stand behind every sink we make. That is why I offer a lifetime functional warranty. I am immensely proud of our team. Their passion, attention to detail and commitment to quality are some of the most important reasons for our success.
I am honored that you would consider us for your project. I am always available to answer questions about our products and process. Here are some answers to questions I am asked frequently.
– Dino Rachiele
Ours are! If you read the use and care instructions of virtually all imported copper sinks, they will tell you to dry your sink after EVERY use. Who has time for that? There is no need to ever dry our copper sink. Our sinks are built to drain properly, so standing water is not an issue. Contrary to what you may have heard, our copper sinks do not turn green unless you leave something acidic in the sink. If green shows up, it is easily wiped off with a wet sponge.
In short, the answer is yes! It is the most hygienic surface you could possibly have for food preparation. Keep in mind, many homes have copper pipes for drinking water.
Denting is unlikely in our copper sinks, very likely in others. We use a heavy 14 gauge cold rolled copper for our sinks. Cold rolled copper is significantly harder than annealed copper (which can dent and bend easily). Our cold rolled virgin copper is up to 8 times stronger than annealed copper.
We offer a naturally weathered/burnished patina on the interior of our copper, brass and bronze sinks. We do not artificially color the copper with heat, chemicals or colored waxes. Our method allows the copper to heal back to its original coloration no matter what you do to it. Scratches vanish and so do marks and other discolorations. Just use the sink like a sink and rinse when done.
You may have wondered the difference between 316 and 316L. The L is important! It stands for low carbon. The lower carbon content makes our stainless much more resistant to corrosion than 316 stainless. 304 stainless steel (commonly used by most sink manufacturers) can be susceptible to corrosion when exposed to chloride solutions or installed in a saline environment.
Because for most people they don't make sense! Right handed users should have right rear drains while left handed users should have left rear drains.
There are multiple benefits of having an off set drain. 1. In many cases the side of the cabinet opposite the drain can house a dual trash rollout system. 2. Having a rear corner drain allows you to place large items, such as cookie sheets and platters in the sink without covering the drain. When you rinse those items you are not battling with a divider in the way. 3. The drain location is ergonomically efficient. If you are right handed, I already know you will hold a dish in your left hand and scrub with your right hand. If you are swiping off food into the disposal, the drain is exactly where it is most comfortable. 4. You can wash on the right and set off to dry on the left - just like a double bowl sink.
As it turns out, there are quite a few different trades that can accomplish this task. A tile setter will likely have the tools and the skillset to do this work. Obviously, a granite fabricator would have the ability, but will generally decline to do this type of work as it is not in their general scope of work. A handyman that has skill with an angle grinder will also be able to accomplish this with ease. I have suggested to past customers that they post a request on Homeadvisor.com for someone in the area to do the work. Most have been quite successful.
Our sinks are designed to be supported by the flanges. The right and left flange sits on the top of the cabinet box and the bowl easily fits down inside. The only installation required is to rout down the top of the cabinet side 1/16" (the thickness of the sink metal) and drop the sink in place. This method is far easier than the traditional method of attaching the sink to the countertop and allows for a much larger sink.
First of all, we are the only full custom sink manufacturer where every sink is designed with the end user to be as efficient, functional and fun to use. Secondly, we use the finest domestic metals available. Thirdly, our extensive background in kitchen design allows us to assist you with attaining an efficient kitchen design along with the sink. Lastly, but most importantly, we have an amazing team of artisans. They love what they do and they are passionate about perfection. They sign every sink they craft. Our internal team is also passionate about making sure our customers are thrilled with our customer service, their delivery experience and much more.
Unlike many factories that distribute their products through commissioned representatives and high-overhead dealers, we directly handle everything in-house from design to crafting. Our sinks are original creations, personally designed and handcrafted right here in Florida. When you choose us, you'll never find yourself dealing with commissioned salespeople or automated answering systems. You'll work directly with our owner, Dino Rachiele, ensuring your custom sink is personally tailored to your needs.
Yes! All of our sinks are generously sloped toward the drain and we shape the bottom a bit like a funnel to enhance the draining. Every sink is tested for proper draining prior to shipping.
All stainless sinks scratch. That being said, the typical stainless finish shows scratches more so than our hand finished stainless. The typical stainless is quite shiny and has a linear grain pattern. Our hand finished stainless is a random pattern and is not nearly as shiny. There is no need to protect the bottom of our sinks. Most light scratches blend in with the pattern we provide. Deeper scratches can be dealt with by using the ScotchBrite pad that we send with the sinks.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions when consumers are inquiring about our stainless steel sinks. The answer is generally yes, they are difficult to clean if the sink is not fashioned like ours. We put a, smooth as glass, micro-radius in the vertical corner that makes our corners easy to clean. I have asked hundreds of customers to report back if they feel the corners in our sinks are difficult to clean. 100% that have responded, told us that the corners are very easy to clean.
"I'm about to buy my second sink from Rachiele. You won't find a better sink in terms of design, materials and workmanship. I enjoyed the sink in this picture for just a couple of years before I had to move to another city for work. I can't wait to get my current kitchen squared away with a new Rachiele copper sink. These are works o
"I'm about to buy my second sink from Rachiele. You won't find a better sink in terms of design, materials and workmanship. I enjoyed the sink in this picture for just a couple of years before I had to move to another city for work. I can't wait to get my current kitchen squared away with a new Rachiele copper sink. These are works of art that function at the highest level and without a doubt I saw a return on investment the first time around!"
" As an architect and interior designer I have specified Rachiele sinks over the years. When I finally had a chance to renovate my own kitchen, I called Dino. I am so in love with my sink. Dino worked with me to get the details just right. His personal attention is given to every project. I recommend Rachiele Custom Sinks without reservation." M. Rene' Clawson
"As for price, you're paying a "premium price" for a very well made in the USA product. I'd say it's highly worth it." Steven Christensen
"All in all, we could not be happier with our sink. It has a beautiful patina that changes every day. The color is like fall leaves. At the time we purchased it, we felt it was such a large expense for a sink, but we now feel it is one of the best investments we've ever made." Teresa Torres
We are absolutely thrilled with our NexGen Undermount Stainless Steel sink that we installed in our kitchen remodel. I have been using the sink for a few hours per day for the past 2.5 months and it has been wonderful. The right-side drain works really well and drains fast. The corners do not get dirty with food and the sink is very easy to keep clean. We are loving the white cutting board, grid, and sponge caddy that we got with our sink. Everything is super high quality and even better than I expected.
We also ordered all of our Waterstone Faucets from Rachiele. The faucets are fantastic and very high quality as well.
The experience of working with Dino and team was great. From the initial phone call to receiving our sink and unboxing it all... it was like getting a new Apple product! First class experience all around. Thank you Dino & team! Jason