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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Review #5 - Pegasus Granite Sink

I will rate the ganite sink a 5 - must do and would do the same again. We have had the sink in place for almost a year - it still looks and functions like new.



Sink Quality:

  • Black granite finish still looks great
  • Easy to clean
  • No problems, leaks, etc.
  • At $280, we were happy with the price.

Installation:

  • The ledger and poly glue method worked great, creating a fully supported and water-proof seal. What if need to take it out some day? I'll worry about that later. Even if I used clips alone, I would not be able to get the thing out of the cabinet. If it ever comes out, it comes out with a hammer.
  • I left a generous reveal around the sink to help keep water off the counter, and give a back-space to put the strainer, etc. I like this set-up - I think it keeps the counter cleaner, and looks fine.
  • I did a final seal of the sink to the granite counter with epoxy grout. Works great.

Summary:

  • The black sink looks good with the tan-brown granite and cherry cabinets. I think it is a classic look that won't become dated in the coming years.

Possible Improvements:

  • I think this is a good product, but the information available on it is pretty poor. I know it's made by Blanco for Home Depot, so I did some research on that before deciding to use it. I think HD could do a better job with their online promotion of specialty products.

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30 comments:

Kathy said...

Nice kitchen! I didn't see the sink listed in the running cost totals. Does your total of about $12,000 include the sink? Thanks!

TTFWEB said...

Yes - the sink is $280, and listed under "Pegasus Granite Sink"

Anonymous said...

We've had our pegasus granite sink just like the one pictured for just about a year and it looks almost just as new now as the day we had it installed fall 2007. Stayed black. No stains. Looks great.

To think we almost past it up because we didnt realize till a sales person mentioned at the very last minute that it was both undermount and overmount.

We were looking for undermount and the picture on the box shows over mount.

I think we paid $260. If we were millionaires we would still have bought this sink. No regrets.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
We installed the same pegasus sink in our remodel. We have hard water and the sink now has water stains. You mention that the sink is easy to clean. Can you share what products you have used? I've been hesitant to try standard products used in the past on other sinks.

Anonymous said...

We have the same problem with the hard water. I can't get the stains off and I wash and dry mine EVERY time it is used. It is a beautiful sink but I am disappointed in it for that reason. We have had ours for a little over 2 years. Any advice??

Paula said...

I'm going to install a Pegasus granite sink - overmount - in Espresso. Using a single hole faucet and a soap dispenser. The sink has 3 open holes and 2 plugged holes. I need plugs! Does anybody know if they are available, and if so, where and how much? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have had my black granite sink for 4 years now. Hard water stains were a problem, but I discovered that wiping the sink with a paper towel saturated with cooking oil, letting it set for a few minutes, and then wiping the excess off works wonders. The sink looks brand new!

Anonymous said...

How deep is this sink?

Anonymous said...

We have the same sink, and it cracked from hot water being poured into it...

Anonymous said...

This same sink cracked for us by pouring hot water into it....

Anonymous said...

Paula, this is a newer color for this year, but i have never found any hole plugs that match the sinks color. You would have to use standard metal hole plugs that match the finish of your faucet.

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody,
well, we just completed our new home. We installed the pegasus black granite sink like the one in your picture. I must say I was a little worried with some of the reviews but we liked the look so much we bought it. Let me tell you this, for the last 7 months we've used it everyday and NOT one problem. Yes it's a hard surface and if you drop a glass in there, it will break. If you are careful you will not be disappointed. No staining or cracking with ours. We LOVE it! Pegasus is made by Blanco, a very reputable manufactorer.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I just added the single bowl version when we had granite countertop installed yesterday. While finishing up the job the installers offered to dispose of the box. Unfortunately the box still had the manual in it. Now we've been trying to find the manual online, or any info about use & care. The reviewer is right about home depot/pegasus/blanco severely lacking in online info.

Anonymous said...

Paula- We just bought the same sink, new color! You can always buy a new faucet for your sink...they usually come with the optional 3-hole cover bracket (uses only one of the holes but covers 3 of them). Your original faucet probably came with one too, but was installed without it.

Geffroman said...

The picture in this article reveals something about under mounting sinks with a tile job that we struggled with. It just doesn't look under mounted. For the extra effort of polishing those edges of the tile and trapping the sink beneath them it would be nice to get a more Slab-Like appearance with a thicker reveal going into the sink. Well my wife found a unique trim piece at Bedrock Creations that doubled the thinkness of our granite tile around the sink area... and eliminated the need to polish any edges of the tiles. Turned out great. I don't have a picture of our sink anywhere online to view but this link from their website shows what I am referring to:

http://bedrockcreations.net/bedrockcreations_photos/sink/sink_01.jpg

Frustrated but wiser said...
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Anonymous said...

Don't trash others who find the sixty seconds of wiping it down worth while, Frustrated by wiser. I would be willing to bet you do things that I wouldn't take the time to do because they seen inane to me. However, to judge you because of your choice of time management would be worthless.

We have this sink, and yes, those sixty seconds are worth it.

Susan said...

We are sold on this sink and we bought it today in Black, and have a stainless faucet. What color strainers did you use with the black sink?

Anonymous said...

So...no leaving dirty dishes in this sink? What happens? Water ring stains?

TTFWEB said...

No wter ring stains.

We do leave dishes in the sink on occation, and it wipes down easily and looks new.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for a sink that only take ::30 or less to wipe down. I am a very busy man and my schedule will not allow any more time than that. I tried to rearrange using my Excel spreadsheet and Outlook calendar but no matter how I plan it any more time that 1/2 minute would be piffle hocky!!! I really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Blanco sinks but I MUST PROTEST! Does Blanco or Pegasus make a smaller sink we could use in our bathroom?? (Maybe less wiping time?) TIA

Anonymous said...

Bought the pegasus granite single bowl sink at home depot last night for $147!!! For some reason the espresso brown (same exact sink just different color) was $219. we bought the black stainer to go with it. can't wait to get it in with the granite countertops.

Anonymous said...

I can guess why Home Depot has discounted them-I bought a spl order one of these from them in white. First one arrived with a major horizontal crack. They replaced it w/o any hassle. SECOND ONE ARRIVED WITH A SERIOUS VERTICAL CRACK!!!! They wee surprised, got some managers involved, but DID replace it with a third one. third one FINALLY was ok. It is installed & looks great, and I'm glad to have it (along with a great faucet from Costco).

BUT THE HASSLE, TO ME AS WELL AS HOME DEPOT, WAS AMAZING, AND COSTLY TO HOME DEPOT, WITH ALL THE EXTRA HASSLES INVOLVED. That MAY have something to do with their discounting...alone with the slow economy.

Herb said...

I have the espresso sink and i love it but we just noticed that in the middle there is a line almost like it's rubbing off. Does anyone know if there is a sealer or a almost like a touch up for these sinks? I don't know who to contact, went to home depot and they were clueless. Other than that, love the sink!!!

Anonymous said...

Cleaning oil from my bowling ball, it slipped out of my hand and fell a few inches into the sink. BAD, BAD, BAD, mistake, it broke like glass. Now the 1" Quarzt counter top must be removed to replace the sink.

Anonymous said...

Moved into this house with Pegasus sink...just LOVE IT!!. Now we are going to remodel the kitchen and I want to replace the sink with the same Pegasus sink, but am having one HECKUVA time finding the same black Pegasus sink at any Home Depot within 100 miles of our home!! Guess the word is out!! Have had no issues with water spotting (good water, I guess). Guess I might have to go to a Blanco sink and dig deeper into my pocket if I can't find a Pegasus soon. I have poured hot water into the sink with no issues as well. Just wanted to put in my two cents' worth on how much I love the sink!!

Anonymous said...

I too have had the black granite sink from Home Depot and loved it. We had it for 5 years and it looked as good as the day we bought it. I used Barkeepers Friend to deal with hard water spots and paint splashes from washing out brushes. We are about to buy another one for our new home reno!!

Anonymous said...

I bought this sink two years ago when I remodeled my kitchen and have regretted it ever since! We do have hard water and the stain around the drain is impossible to remove completely. I have tried everything....even CLR and Lime Away. Certainly if you are considering purchasing one, just make sure you do your homework!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a black sink and I must agree with the other people about the hard water stains. I have tried everything that I can think of to remove the ugly white spots that cloud up the sinks. The sink was so beautiful the first 2-3 months after installation. I did read online before purchasing the sink about the hard water spotting and thought...well it can't be that bad. Well, it is.

Anonymous said...

This sink is terrible for hard water stains. Its only a yr old & my 16 yr old white one looked better. Everyone says use barkeepers friend, zep clr, or clorox & water. Done it does not work