Update on Franke double bowl stainless steel sink.
Updating my previous review. Franke also known as PRKS here in Western Australia have offered to remove the rusting sink at their cost but will not pay for the new sink, NOT a FRANKE sink, to be reinstalled. They will not reimburse me for the cost of installing their faulty sink either. I have been forced, because of their position, to lodge a complaint with The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety which was formed on 1 July 2017 with the amalgamation of the departments of Commerce and Mines and Petroleum who handle consumer com...plaints. (Consumer Protection) It is sad it has come to this, I did email the Head of Franke on the 7 August 2018 Please Cc: Thomas A. Erb, Chairman Michael Pieper, Vice Chairman Andreas Hauswirth, Non Executive Director Christian Mäder, Non Executive Director Patrik Wohlhauser, President/CEO Franke Group and President/CEO Franke Kitchen Systems a.i. Michael Soormann, Non Executive Director Gianluca Mapelli, Chief Operating Officer None of them have had the courtesy to reply so that, to me, says a lot about a company. Anyway I will update again when something happens. In the mean time, personally research reviews before you buy anything, don't believe what the product advertising says. Companies make the products but it us, the consumer, who have to deal with the consequences of bad manufacturing where profit is before product. Well that is what I believe and my email of 7 August 2018 seems to show that. Research, research and then research again. Sorry I am unable to rate this product or the company lower than terrible. Parkwood Plumbing have been trying to sort this mess out for me. GrannyLe
BUYER BEWARE! Absolute Rubbish!
Franke Sinks are absolute rubbish!
I’m 60 yrs old and have owned and lived in over 15 houses in my lifetime. All those homes had the kitchen sink brand called “Radiant” That brand has been tried and tested in most of the majority of Australian homes for dozens and dozens of years. A brand that is sensational quality. Every one of those sinks I have NEVER EVER seen tarnished, stained, or look anything like the piece of junk this “Franke” kitchen sink looks like.
I regret ever buying it. And believe me when I say this is not a cost thing. I wo...
Franke sink from Lowes
Purchased the more expensive two bowl deep sink--it has rust mark ALL over the sink--cannot get rid of them. Very mad at the fact of the sink doing this after spending good money for it any paying to install it. Don't by their brand. NOT what they used to be.
Extremely practical and stylish
I lived with one large round single bowl with no side drainers for over 6 years, big enough for my large pots but not very practical when washing lots of dishes so when it came time to renovate our kitchen with very limited bench space, we didn't want to get any one and half or one and 3/4 bowls which hardly fit anything in the smaller side, nor did we want one that included a side drainer to take up vaulauble bench space either.
I bought the double bowl sink model PFX620B due to it's large size and depth after my sister had bought one for h...er kitchen renovation. My large scanpan dutch oven pot and oven baking trays can be washed in the deep bowls without having to go an use the laundry tub. Secondly, we wanted to have the tap hole in the sink and not coming out of the stone benchtop so any water dripping from the tap went straight into the sink. We wanted a streamlined look in our fairly small kitchen, so having the included accessories of the drainer lid and strainer which meant that the sleek look of the new kitchen was still maintained as it kept drainer basket hidden under the drainer lid, which could also be placed on the bench to drain into the sink whilst you were washing. The steel colour has more of a matt finish with a lighter sheen, so does not appear as glossy and shiner as other designer brands like Blanco. Unfortunately we sold the house 8 months after renovating the kitchen but will definately buy the same one as all the included accessories represented great value for money. We bought it at Harvey Norman for $500 Large and deep bowls, plenty of included accessories, particularly the deep dish drainer basket and the drainer lid.
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Excellent Design and usability
An excellent kitchen sink, I didn't buy it because of the name, I was told by the salesperson that the kitchen sink includes a chopping board, a colander, a wire basket and a stainless steel tray and I was able to get a Franke gooseneck flick mixer tap which looks great for under $900!
The idea of having a portable stainless steel drainer is great and I use it to hide the dirty dishes under one of the bowls.
Great design, high quality stainless steel
Questions & Answers
I would like to know if the white tectonite sink will stain from turmeric and beetroot
I have read reviews that it will stain so clean it well as soon as it happens
Am currently renovating and wondered if anyone has a Franke tectonite kitchen sink, they look good but hoping for some feedback?
I've read some bad reviews on this product. I'm literally researching this and similar options in other brands now.
I actually installed my Franke sink in February.
Delighted with it, easy to clean, doesn't seem to scratch ( i do an awful lot of cooking, its also great to rest hot pans etc on ) looks amazing
Certainly gets a lot of comments
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They also have some great composite sinks and deliver anywhere in Australia.. I recently installed one of their black composite double sinks in my Laundry
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