What makes a sink handmade? We’ll start first with the different manufacturing processes for kitchen sinks. Pressed sinks are the most common type of kitchen sink, manufactured by a machine that presses a single sheet of stainless steel into a predetermined shape—resulting in a wide range of variants for shapes, lengths, and bowl configurations.
Handmade sinks get their name from the process of forming the sink by hand and welding the corners. This process results in tight radius corners and straight lines throughout the basin. The end product is a professional or industrial appearance, a significant departure from the gradual curves of a pressed sink.