Sunday, November 15, 2015

Home Repair Review - Franke Fast-In Sink with Quick Install System

RUSTON, LOUISIANA (SEPTEMBER 17, 2015) — The Fast-In Quick Install System, featured on FrankeUSA’s new sink line, is perfect for today’s active homeowners, offering a simple no-tools-required, top-mount installation; convenient double-bowl design; and traditional styling. Ideal for laminate, tile and solid-surface countertops, the quick and easy installation of the Fast-In system makes a kitchen remodel the perfect weekend project for any do-it-yourself homeowner.

Homeowners need only drop the top-mount sink through the counter-surface opening and press down until the built-in Fast-In clips click into position. “You don’t need to be a contortionist to install this sink,” says Heather Jach, retail marketing manager at FrankeUSA. “It simply drops right into place, so you can spend more time making your sink work for you and less time working on your sink.” The sink’s stainless steel composition offers not only a popular, timeless design, but also durability and sustainability. Stainless steel sinks do not rust, chip or stain, and they are easy to clean and maintain. 

Other key features: 
• The 18-gauge stainless steel build makes it quieter and more durable than comparable sinks. 
• Sound-dampening pads allow for ultra-quiet use. 
• Measuring 33½ inches wide x 22½ inches deep overall, the sink has two extra-large bowls whose nine-inch depth allows for easy washing and filling of large pots and pans. 
• The narrow center divider, unique slim-rim design, and extra-deep ledges provide optimal work space while helping to keep water in the sink and off the countertop. 
• The drop-in design also includes a universal four-hole configuration for a faucet, a spray and accessories. 

With a list price of $420, this FrankeUSA sink featuring the Fast-In Quick Install System comes with a limited lifetime warranty. It is currently available at selected Lowe’s stores across the country. 

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About Franke Franke has established its position as the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets, hot- and cold-water filtration, undermount sinks and waste disposers. The Franke Group is a world-leading provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, washrooms, professional food service, coffee preparation and beverage delivery. The group has 72 subsidiaries with more than 9,000 employees in 37 countries and generates consolidated sales of CHF 2.1 billion. For more information, visit 

Our Thoughts

When we recently purchased our new home, we made a list of things that we "MUST" get done before we could really move in and a list of things that were our "WISH LIST" of things. Because the house was a foreclosure, there were a multitude of the "MUST" list and the "WISH LIST" quickly grew, too. The sink in the kitchen was older (the house is only 8-years-old), looked rough and was on the "WISH LIST" to get replaced. Seeing that there was a nice long "MUST" list, we figured that the sink would be replaced when we redid the counters in the kitchen a few years down the line. Needless to say I was ecstatic when FrankeUSA contacted us about doing a review on their Fast-In Quick Install sink

The sink arrived quickly and was well packed. The box wasn't that heavy but because it was well packed, the carrier had a hard time bringing it up to the house by herself because she's a small woman and just couldn't get her arms around the box, so I helped her bring it in. Once in the house and once hubby was home from work, we unpacked the sink and started with the directions. There weren't many directions because this is a simple install and not much was required. 

First thing was first, we had to remove the old sink. Removing the old sink seriously took longer than installing the new one! We ended up having to pry the old sink out with a crowbar! Once the old sink was out of the counter, we cleaned up the area and made sure that the silicone that had been around the hole so we could start with a new slate for the new sink. While I cleaned up, hubby got the silicone that we needed for the new install and installed the faucet. He put a bead line of silicone around the underside of the new sink -making sure that it was close to the edge as that is what is going to cement the seal of your sink to the counter and not allow debris from the counter to get under the lip of the sink. He picked up the sink and gently dropped it in the hole. We did have to push on the edges a bit to get it to click into place but the install was as simple as that! 

The only thing we ran into that we should've thought about but didn't was that because our old sink was not as deep as this one, we needed to redo some of the plumbing under the sink itself. We had to make a couple runs to the hardware store to get some different PVC piping and some plumbers cement along with drain inserts for the new sink. All in all though, the installation of the new sink -even with the extra time spent on the plumbing- took about 30 minutes to complete. Removing the old sink took us about 45 minutes. 

I highly recommend this sink for anyone looking to do an easy replacement of their current sink. It's quick, it's easy, it's durable, it's deep (one side can hold about a dishwasher full of dishes!). The Fast-In Sink is something I hoped for when we got this new home and I'm not disappointed in it at all! 

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