What to know before buying the Ikea farmhouse sink Domsjo- how well it cleans, how functional it is, and if it’s the right investment for your kitchen.
As we’re getting closer and closer to having this house “done” (okay, really… is a house ever actually done?), I’ve been thinking I should write posts every now and then answering a lot of the questions I usually get about some of the decor and furniture and fixtures we have already in our house.
The other week, I shared all about our jute rugs (and how super fabulous they are but they’re not for everyone). But I get a lot of questions about our IKEA Domsjo farmhouse sink too. I figured, since we’ve officially had it for 4 months and given it lots of test drives by now, I’d spill my thoughts on it.
I’ll tell you point blank. I LOVE THIS SINK!!!
I mean… it’s not hard to compete with what we had before.
But I’m officially convinced that I want this sink in every house we ever have forever and ever.
It is so much easier to wash dishes in, especially with the high neck Pfister faucet we have with it, because it is so deep and wide and practically like a small bathtub on the kitchen counter. (It almost makes me ready to have another baby just so I can give baby baths in it.)
So far, we’ve had no scratches or staining on this sink. And we’re not at all easy on it. We scrub pots and pans in it every single day. That’s not to say scratching and staining isn’t possible, but we’ve had no problems in our experience.
The IKEA farmhouse sink that we have in particular is, as far as I could find, the cheapest farmhouse sink on the market at $312. And that’s hardly more than a cast iron drop-in that’s usually about $200, so to me, that’s worth it.
The tricky part was definitely installing it, but I found this handy dandy video that helped a ton when Robert and his dad cut out our formica countertops and wrangled it in place.
For keeping it clean, I generally can scrub it down with some Comet cleaner about once a week, and it’s sparkling white. But it rinses very easily between cleanings.
Since it is porcelain, cracking is possible, but so far so good for us. The only downside is dishes can break easily in it, which we didn’t have that problem with our stainless steel sink. The other day I broke our coffee pot accidentally and had to go an entire day without coffee. The humanity!
We also found out this summer that it’s the mack daddy accessory to backyard veggie growing.
Basically, I puffy heart love this thing. In case you haven’t figured that out by now. IKEA isn’t sponsoring this post or anything like that; I just thought it would be good to pass along how things are going with it.
If you missed our kitchen makeover a few months ago, you can see the full kitchen reveal here.
I’ll be sharing a couple more status updates about some of the other items around our house that I often get questions about. Want to know about any others? Do you have a farmhouse sink too? Do you absolutely love it as much as I do?