Commercial Sink Glossary

Last Updated On: November 14, 2021.

picture of a sink in a kitchen

Commercial sinks, mainly used for restaurants, are available in a variety of shapes and sizes from one to four compartments.

When getting started with your restaurant, many definitions for kitchen sink use might be foreign, so here’s a quick glossary to get you up to speed.

Different definitions within the commercial sink range

Sink faucet: The faucet is mainly an interior tap. This water tap is placed in the sink, with an exterior spigot. This exterior valve can be opened and closed voluntarily. It is mainly used to control the release of water from the tap.

Sink sprayer: The sink sprayer is a valve that is attached to the sink faucet or water tap of a sink. It helps to control the release of water, and stoppage of water on voluntary will.

Sink drain: The sink drain is a type of plumbing fixture. It is the floor drain and comes in various shapes such as square, rectangular, oval ground, etc. The floor of the drain is structured in such a way, that it slopes towards the flow of water and allows the water to flow into the drain. It helps in preventing the sink from overflowing.

Sink strainer: The strainer is mainly a perforated metal mesh or sieve strainer. It is used to strain out wastewater, solid particles, or residual particles. It is usually made up of stainless steel to be resistant. If it is clogged, water overflows from the sink.

Sink unit: The sink unit is located under the sink trap and drain. This is also known as a waste disposal unit, and very small food particles from the train are disposed of here.

Sink plug: A sink plug is a plumbing tool that is used to clean the drainage outlet completely. If a plug is inserted into a drainage outlet, then the sink gets filled with water.


We hope you have a better understanding of this essential kitchen element that any restaurant simply can’t do without! Find out more about commercial sinks here.