Best-Rated Sinks

Best-Rated Sinks 2022

Most Satisfied Customers | Mondella

Mondella ‘tapped’ Canstar Blue’s latest sink ratings, with five-star reviews across the board! This includes for durability, design, value for money, variety & range and overall satisfaction.

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How we rate sinks

A beautiful sink can be the centrepiece of a kitchen or bathroom. Whether you’re designing your home from scratch or renovating, it’s worth investing the time and money in a sink area you can take pride in. After all, think about the time that you spend standing there, be it washing the dishes or brushing your teeth! Home renovation shows have helped put sinks back on the agenda, meaning you’ll find lots of weird and wonderful designs in retail showrooms. So, where can you find a great deal at a reasonable price? Do you go with a standard sink, or do you splurge and get ‘his and hers’ matching sinks to wow guests? Do you update your home with a nice shiny stainless-steel sink, or do you try something new or dare we say contemporary? We compare the top sinks brands on the market so you can find the right brand for your personal taste and budget.

Canstar Blue surveyed 427 Australians for their feedback on the sink brand(s) they’ve purchased and installed in their home in the last three years. Note: this includes kitchen sinks, bathroom basins, and laundry tubs.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their sink brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:

  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a sink brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Durability: the sink was resistant to wear and tear caused by frequent use and/or accidental damage (i.e. didn’t chip or stain).
  • Design: the design of the sink was aesthetically pleasing without compromising on functionality, (i.e. was a fitting shape, made of appropriate materials, etc.), appropriate size and weight for the product (i.e. the sink wasn’t too bulky and didn’t overcrowd the space).
  • Value for money: the price was reasonable given the quality and longevity of the sink.
  • Variety & range: there was a wide range of sink products, designs, and colours available from the brand.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

1. Mondella
2. Caroma
3. Ikea
4. Blanco

Mondella won first place, scoring five stars for durability, design, value for money, variety and range, and overall satisfaction. Caroma was the only other brand to achieve five-star reviews, scoring well for durability and design.

Find more detailed information on our ratings methodology.

Top Sink Brand – Mondella

Mondella sinks

Mondella sinks are exclusively sold at Bunnings, with its product range grouped into seven coordinated design collections that are colour coded to help you choose a product to match. From contemporary to classic, its collections offer different on-trend styles and designs. Plus, behind every product is a 10-year warranty for peace of mind.

Kitchen sinks feature double and single bowl varieties, including a single round design for those limited on space. Choose from a range of finishes including stainless-steel and black, plus a tempered black glass top. There’s also a square sink that comes in a single or double bowl variety.

In terms of bathroom options, there’s plenty to choose from. If you’re wanting to make a statement, you might like to consider its matte black or marble options, while for those wanting to keep it simple, standard white finishes are also available. There are also a number of different designs on offer from round bowls and drop-in basins to above-counter square basins.

  • Mondella scored five-star reviews in every category, including durability, design, value for money, variety and range, and overall satisfaction.

Other sink brands

Not all sink brands in the market qualify for our ratings (based on minimum survey sample size), but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth considering. Here are several more brands to check out before making a purchase decision.

  • Oliveri
  • Franke

  • Abey
  • Clark

What to consider when buying a sink

things to consider when buying a sink

When it comes to finding out what drives customer satisfaction when purchasing a sink, our research revealed the following factors as most important:

  • Durability: 33%
  • Design: 27%
  • Value for money: 23%
  • Variety & range: 17%

Our research found that durability, as well as design, are the greatest drivers of satisfaction for consumers. That’s something to keep in mind when you go sink shopping. Our survey also found that 39% of Aussies compare and research sinks before buying one, and that 73% prefer to buy one in-store, suggesting an expert opinion is a valuable tool when investing in a sink.

Sink material

The material your sink is made with can lend a whole new aesthetic to your space. Traditionally, most sinks have been ceramic, but as trends come and go, there is a whole lot more to choose from on the market. Here’s how some Aussies are adding to their bathroom, kitchen, or laundry design:

  • Stainless steel: 37%
  • Ceramic: 25%
  • Porcelain: 14%
  • Natural Stone: 6%
  • Composite: 5%
  • Concrete: 3%
  • Cast iron, copper, and glass: 2%

Sink type

Best sinks to buy

There are plenty of sink options available, depending on the style you’re looking to achieve. When asked what type of sink they most recently purchased, respondents said:

  • Double bowl (i.e. two basins): 27%
  • Top mount (i.e. drop-in sink, usually with rim/lip): 17%
  • Undermount (i.e. mounted underneath): 15%
  • Single bowl (i.e. one basin): 15%
  • Farmhouse (i.e. large forward-facing section): 12%
  • Trough (i.e. long & narrow): 11%

A double bowl sink seems to be the most common option, which allows you to fill up one side with hot water and rinse in the other. However, the type you go with will ultimately depend on your needs and kitchen/bathroom space.

When it comes to appearances, about one in five consumers (23%) said the design was their biggest consideration for purchase. There were only a handful of regrets, with 14% of people wishing they had bought a different style sink.

Which sink should you buy?

Our latest ratings show Mondella is the top pick for many Aussies, satisfying consumers in all aspects – including everything from durability to design, value for money, and variety and range. Caroma also proved to be popular for households that required something durable with a nice design, while IKEA was a strong contender for people looking for a reliably consistent product.

With survey respondents spending more than $439 on their new sink purchases, it pays to look into all your options and different designs before making your purchase decision, as a sink isn’t something you want to be replacing regularly so take time to let it all sink in before you make a decision.

Ultimately, what sink you decide to install in your home will come down to your personal preference, with factors such as size, style and costs all impacting the final decision. As a result, it’s always best to do your research before walking into the local hardware store, as you may be able to save some money from going down the drain, while finding a brand that adds an extra touch of class to your bathroom or kitchen.

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Meet our consumer experts

Megan Birot: Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan Birot Canstar Blue Home & Lifestyle Editor

Megan is Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Editor, leading the team that focuses on consumer products and services, ranging from supermarkets and groceries to home and personal appliances and retail stores. She interprets Canstar Blue’s bespoke research on the thousands of brands that we compare, rate and review, to help shoppers make better purchasing decisions.

Meet the Editorial Team

Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.

Meet the Research Team

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Past ratings

Here are the previous winners of Canstar Blue’s sinks ratings:

  • 2021: Caroma
  • 2020: Blanco
  • 2019: Stylus
  • 2018: Blanco

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