Click to see detail. Easy Clean Corners! No other company will show you details like this.
By the way, our hand finished stainless Signature Series sink with a white butcher board and a grid was $3560 delivered back in 2016. Price as of 10/22 for the same sink is $3345.
What you see on the left is the typical inside corner on a fabricated stainless steel sink. The outside corners are typically welded and the interior corners are not - leaving a dark line that often looks like a crack or open seam. Trust me, it is not an open seam though. Over the past years we have developed and have a proprietary method of MicroWelding the interior corners. Professional welders are literally in disbelief that this kind of welding can be accomplished. In fact, one of our customers works with the welders at N.A.S.A. and told me he had never seen anything like the welding we do.
Good enough is not in our vocabulary. I fully understand the majority of families cannot budget for this type of investment. That being said, if you are in that position, I will assist you in finding the second best company to invest with. It is my goal simply to assist and be of help. I will spend just as much time working with you to find another brand as I will building a custom sink with you.
Option to cover your sink and add uninterrupted counter space.
You will never have to deal with this mess again! We have the "scratch solution. Ask us about it."
Proprietary MicroWelding on the inside of our Millennia stainless NexGen™ sink. The differences are obvious when looking carefully. The photo to the left is obviously not our work. If you are looking at other websites, zoom in on the corners if the corners are zero radius. We take close up photos so you don't have to zoom in.
This is a photo of a Galley sink corner weld showing what happens when a sink is designed to use the flange as a top tier for a workstation sink.
A portion of our artisan shop.
If you are considering a hammered nickel sink, let me save you years of aggravation. Please watch this video.
This is our hand hammered brushed 316L Marine/Medical Grade stainless. This sink will last generations, not months!
I have always been interested in improving my offerings to make sure they are the best in the world. Type 316L is quite a bit more expensive, however, I justify this by the realization that my sinks are not throw away sinks. Rachiele sinks are designed and built to last generations. 316L Marine Grade Benefits over typical 304 Stainless Steel:
Superior Corrosion Resistance
Greater Resistance to Chemical Attack
Considerably more Resistant to Acid Solutions, Chlorides, Bromides, Iodides and Fatty Acids at High Temperatures.
Type 316L contains Molybdenum and is Required in the Manufacturing of Certain Pharmaceuticals in Order to Avoid Excessive Metallic Contamination.
Resistant to Pitting (Type 304 can pit when exposed to a mixture of salt and vinegar)
Prevents Sitting Water and or Soap from Staining (This is a huge benefit)
Resistant to household bleach (You should never put pure household cleaning bleach in ANY type 304 sink! - just Google this, you will see this is a fact!)
Can be Used in an Outdoor Installation without worry about staining.
It Does not React to the Alkalies and Acids found in Milk, Cooked Foods, Vegetables, and Food Additives
Homes in Coastal Areas with Salt in the Air will Benefit from Type 316L Stainless - no fear of rusting or corroding.
Higher resistance to pitting and scaling.
Will not pit when subjected to a combination of vinegar and copper.
Custom Made in the USA Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks - All sinks are 16 gauge, all are custom made.
All are Hand-Crafted in Florida in our shop of artisans.
Raw exterior weld on a custom stainless sink. One visitor said it was such a shame that only the plumber will ever see this fine jewelry-like welding. Another visiter, who ownes a welding shop, said that our exterior hidden welding was far better than their best visible welding.
We have had visitors from N.A.S.A. who have a huge welding team. They marveled at the quality of our welding. One in particular commented that the welds on the exterior of our sinks look more like jewelry than secondary welding that only the plumber might see. This is an example.
If you know any welders, show them this photo! I think they will be impressed!
The photo to the left is intentionally large when it is clicked on. I want you to see the quality of the "MicroWeld" interior corners that form a micro radius in each vertical corner. By the way, I took this photo in the shop before the sink was even cleaned for shipping! Our micro radius corners are easy to clean!
This is just one example of the difference between a Rachiele sink and most others. The retail price on this Franke PKX11028 28 3/4" sink is $2399. What other "Luxury Brands" pass off as first quality would be put in our scrap bin.
Take a look at our optional 1/8" radius corner welding verses the welding on the Galley Sink. The welded corner matches the folded corners. This process takes a bit longer than our MicroWelded corners, hence there is an additional cost.
MicroWeld on a standard non-workstation sink.
Above is a photo of a nickel plated sink. They are all plated over copper as far as I know. I have a hard time believing any nickel plated sink will have a happy ending.
Hand hammered, hand finished, NexGen workstation stainless steel sink.
Artisan signatures go out on every sink!
Our sinks are custom made We can fit many existing situations as well as your lifestyle at prices that are similar to the mass produced luxury sinks on the market. We use heavy 16 gauge stainless steel for our sinks. We generally can build a sink in 3-6 weeks.
Patented Designs. We are the only company who can offer an apron front to fit existing cabinetry.
Custom Drain Board Options. We offer custom drain boards on our undermount and apron sinks - you pick the size! (Warning - this type of sink is expensive and takes a bit of time to make.)
I absolutely guarantee my sink to be the quietest stainless sink on the market - by far. I use a very expensive multi layer sound deadening product on the bottom of my sink. I would say that our product reduces the noise factor by over 10 times the next best product. 2 square inches of this product will render a cymbal used in a drum kit, virtually quiet. We use at least one 6" square on the bottom of each sink. You will only hear water, no sink sounds.
Hand-Hammered Stainless Steel Sinks. We are one of the only companies offering hammered stainless steel 16 gauge sinks and the only company offering it in 316L Marine Grade/Medical Grade Stainless.
I use only domestic stainless steel. You would think that would be common in sinks made in the USA, but it is not. Chinese stainless is about 20% less expensive than American stainless and is the choice of most domestic manufacturers. I have personally experienced flawed Chinese stainless and have seen photos of rusting and pitted Chinese stainless. Do your homework - the manufacturer should be able to send you specifications showing where the stainless was produced.
Top mount or under mount sinks to replace existing sinks. Custom made to perfection. We have replaced old fashioned double and triple bowl sinks with much less hassle than you might expect. The process is quite easy. Just give me a call.
Our sinks are smart! Rear corner drains allow you to wash on one side, set off to dry on the other. You can also place cookie sheets, platters and large pans inside the sink without covering the drain. Try that in any other sink!
Lastly, our sinks are made in the USA. I have heard, second hand, of many stainless sinks coming from China that rust. A contractor emailed a photo of a Kohler Vault that he claims is made in China. Brand new, full of rust.
Check out the photo below of a 304 stainless sink that was permanently damaged with household vinegar and a copper pot.
"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." Rene Clawson AIA, LEED AP, CID