Artika Aqua Bay Double Kitchen Sink at Costco

Costco seems to be featuring an increasing number of items by designed Artika these days, and from good reason: based on my experience with the Artika Moonraker ceiling light, I would be happy to recommend their products to anyone. My wife and I are considering a kitchen remodel in the near future, and a double sink would fit nicely with our plans. I was therefore very happy to see the new Artika Aqua Bay kitchen sink at my local Costco.

Artika Aqua Bay Kitchen Sink

Artika Aqua Bay Kitchen Sink

My wife loves the double sink, something that is sorely lacking in our kitchen right now. While there is clearly a tap on the picture, the box leaves no doubt for interpretation, as it clearly states that the box contains the following:

  • One double-width sink
  • Two stainless grids, stainless steel, as pictured
  • Two drains and strainer baskets, stainless steel as well
Artika Aqua Bay Kitchen Sink Specs

Artika Aqua Bay Kitchen Sink Specs

The Aqua Bay sink features 10 degrees rounded corners, something we are clearly supposed to be impressed by – they’re nice, but it takes a bit more than that to woo me. What I find significantly more interesting is the 16 gauge stainless steel used in fabricating this sink. This will ensure that the sink feels rock-solid, no matter what you drop in it.

The overall dimensions of this Artika double sink are 31.3″ x 20.5″ x 9″ deep. While the depth is not incredible, this sink has the possibility of being installed under the counter rather than overlapping it, so you could potentially gain a valuable inch of depth there. I know this gain is more visual than anything else, but I’d take it.

The Artika Aqua Bay kitchen sink, is quite stylish, and with its 10 degrees rounded corners everywhere, will give you kitchen a touch of a professional look. It is made by hand rather than stamped, which is a nice touch. Of course, all this stainless steel and sharp design and class and whatnot has a price: the Aqua Bay retails for $329.99 at Costco. That’s hardly inexpensive, but kitchen remodels are expensive, and it always pays to put in quality, either for yourself or simply to enhance your resale value. Moreover, a quick search shows that a similarly-constructed sink, made with the same 16 gauge steel but with a much shoddier design, costs upwards of $570 at Home Depot. Something to think about!

 

7 thoughts on “Artika Aqua Bay Double Kitchen Sink at Costco

  1. Tim

    You’ve got it all wrong… 16 gauge steel should NOT impress you. Every sink on the market uses 16 gauge steel.

    10 degree rounded corners on the other hand, IS impressive. Rectangular shaped sinks with square edges are notoriously challenging to clean in the corners…for obvious reasons… the corners aren’t rounded and dirt collects in the corners. The advantage of 10 degree rounded corners is that it’s significantly easier to clean.

    Please do your research.

    Reply
    1. Andre

      Tim ..please do your research… I guess you may have bought a Home depot 20 guage sink and went huh?? no way… yes way… most are thinner than 16 guage

      Reply
  2. Mike R.

    This sink is a 20g. according to my research…terrible!
    Most are 18g. today
    Dual mount sinks can be a real problem.
    The deck can interfere in an under mount application.
    There’s often “things” in the way. Nailers, etc.
    It pushes the sink away from the wall leaving too little granite / Silestone at the front.
    If your cabinets are even a little smaller than “Normal ” cracks can be inevitable

    Reply
  3. Denise Neil

    I purchased the stainless steel double sink recently and within weeks it has deep scratches on it although I am always very careful when cleaning. Also there are stains that cannot be removed. I would not recommend this sink at all. I am very disappointed.

    Reply
  4. Carol R

    I purchased the double sink a few months ago and it has a lot of scratches on it. Even with bein careful from day one. I would not recommend this sink. I too am very disappointed.

    Reply
  5. Brenda McEachern

    I have owned this sink for about 2 months now and am totally disappointed with it. I had it top mounted and it has scratched and stained extremely easy. For almost $400. I expected a much better, more durable sink than this. I would recommend it to no one. 2 Big Thumbs Down!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *