Commercial Sink Glossary for 2018

A sink is a plumbing fixer which is bowl-shaped and is mainly used to wash hands or dishes. It has water taps with a supply of cold and hot water.

It includes a drain which removes water from the sink, preventing it to overflow. Usually, it’s made up of different types of materials such as copper, concrete, marble, plastic, etc.

Commercial sinks, mainly used for restaurants, are usually 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 for more information.

Commercial 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.

Commercial 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.

Commercial 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.

Commercial 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.

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

Commercial sink plug: A sink plug is a plumbing tool which 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.