Bradstreet II Fireclay Farmhouse Sink Review from Ashely at Joyfully Growing
Sinkology is proud to present Ashley Carpenter, a homebody, decor obsessed, DIYer that loves fitness, happy people and wants nothing more than to be on the lake soaking up the sun with good people and good music. Ashley runs the blog Joyfully Growing and is here to share a few tips, tricks and DIY projects that perfectly fit her farmhouse style.
After installing our new farmhouse sink a few months ago, I’m spilling all of my thoughts about the pros and cons in the Bradstreet II fireclay farmhouse sink review!
If you followed along with our budget kitchen makeover, you know that adding a farmhouse sink to our kitchen was pretty much a dream come true. I’ve been pinning beautiful apron front sinks for years and finally got to have one of my very own!
Now that we’ve been able to use it for a few months I thought I’d share all of my thoughts on whether or not a farmhouse sink is REALLY all it’s cracked up to be.
Spoiler: it is. It really is!
Here’s everything you need to know about fireclay farmhouse sinks!
We chose the Bradstreet II Fireclay sink from Sinkology. And can I just say – I LOVE this sink. Here’s a few reasons why:
Durability – since this sink is made of naturally durable fireclay material it is chip, crack, stain and rust resistant! Sinkology actually guarantees this with an Everyday Promise Lifetime Warranty. Chipping and cracking was one of my biggest concerns so I was thrilled to find this extremely durable option. Trust me, we’re not at all easy on our sink. We scrub pots and pans in it every single day and it still looks brand new!
Easy to Clean – With it’s non-porous material, fireclay sinks won’t discolor over time and will remain bright white. I’ve gotten a few questions about whether or not having a white sink (and white countertops) is easy to keep clean and, in my opinion, it’s actually EASIER to keep clean! Here’s the deal: white doesn’t get dirtier than other finishes/colors, it simply shows the dirt sooner. That’s a bonus if you ask me! I’d much rather have a sink that is sparkling clean over one that disguises the grime.
When it comes to keeping our sink clean, I generally scrub it down with dish soap about once a week, and it’s sparkling white. It rinses very easily between cleanings with the pulldown Pfister faucet (included in the all-in-one sink kit we purchased).
Size – I can honestly say I will never go back to a double basin sink. I love having a large sink bowl that easily fits pots and pans, cutting boards, casserole dishes, etc. We wash the majority of our dishes in the dishwasher and have no need for two separate basins. The 30” single bowl is extremely functional for us!
Style – It’s no surprise I love the classic look of the farmhouse style mixed with modern finishes. Our fireclay sink was the perfect way to give our kitchen an upgraded and sophisticated look while incorporating the farmhouse look I love.
Basically, I am obsessed with this thing. In case you haven’t figured that out by now. 😉
There are a couple of things to keep in mind, however, if you’re looking to add a farmhouse sink to your space.
Installation – Because fireclay farmhouse sinks are so heavy, you’ll have to build a support frame to hold the weight. And if you go with an apron front style like we did, you may have to cut into the existing cabinets to make room for it. You can read all about how we installed our fireclay farmhouse sink in this tutorial – it is a great resource for adding an apron front sink to an existing kitchen cabinet.
Choosing the right faucet – I recommend getting a pull-down faucet to easily guide things down the drain. Because the sink is so big and essentially flat with 90-degree sidewalls, small pieces of food and crumbs can get pushed out to the corners. I love our Pfister Pfirst faucet that came with our all-in-one sink kit from Sinkology (we chose the stainless steel finish). The pull-down sprayer makes it super easy to keep food away from the edges of the sink and easily guide it down the drain.
Hopefully, this fireclay farmhouse sink review helped answer any questions you may have when considering if a farmhouse sink is right for you. We absolutely love ours and can’t recommend the all-in-one sink kits from Sinkology enough! You can read more about what’s included in their kits as well as measurements and other specs here.
If you missed it, check out our budget kitchen makeover reveal on the Sinkology blog.
Would you add a farmhouse sink to your kitchen? Do you have any questions or concerns I didn’t address above?