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IKEA Farmhouse Sink Review

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.

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I’ll tell you point blank. I LOVE THIS SINK!!!

I mean… it’s not hard to compete with what we had before.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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  1. Not sure if anyone else has asked but do you have issues with the garbage disposal side of the drain? The black rubber filange thingy always comes out and I’m worried some time will squish down and get ground up. And when it is in place I can’t get any food scraps past it without really jamming with the dish brush. This thing drives me nuts

  2. First of all, I love your newsletter. You are a source of inspiration. I love your style. I have a copper farmhouse sink in our kitchen. I love it, but I want one in my laundry room now. The Ikea sink sound perfect, and within budget. I just love your kitchen redo. In fact, I love all your redo’s.

  3. Hi! I was wondering if you still have a good amount of room under your sink, in the cabinet. Almost all the farmhouse sinks, you lose the cabinet underneath (and the space underneath) but in your picture it looks like it’s just a regular sink base cabinet. I am hoping to install this sink but then put a garbage can underneath, the way you can do in a regular cabinet. Thoughts?
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Yes! We still had plenty of room under our sink in the cabinet. Maybe other farmhouse sinks are deeper? Ours was really not much deeper than our old stainless steel one was.

  4. Hi Lauren. We purchased this sink a year ago and also ordered quartz counter tops that had to have special notch cuts at the front to allow this sink to be installed. Well come to find out if your sink cracks or breaks, you’re out of luck for a replacement. As another poster mention, yes this sink has been discontinued as of December 2017.

    IKEA has lots of issues with these sinks cracking for various reasons (at the back ledge and at the drain holes) and even updated the sink construction over the years to try and reinforce it. If your’re in a situation like us, if our sink breaks, we basically have to spend thousands of dollars to have new counter tops installed because of the custom notches that were cut out that would be visible with any other apron sink.

    I love the sink but this has me stressed to the max. Another poster mention a new sink coming out, but the new sink will not be the full depth of the counter tops like the Domsjo so that would also require a replacement of counter tops or at the very least hoping you can order and put in a piece of counter top at the back and have seams on both sides. Be careful with your sinks!

    Out of curiosity Lauren, do you use a garbage disposal with your sink? We don’t currently, but I’ve wanted to install one. However when you research the crack issue, it seems that a lot of the cracks seemed to be caused by improper installation and tightening of the disposal drain and also from the weight and vibration of the garbage disposals. I’ll just go without in the meantime. Good luck to us all ;-).

    1. Oh no! That’s a nightmare! We didn’t have any issues, and yes, we were able to install a garbage disposal underneath ours. We definitely had to make sure it had plenty of proper support underneath to keep the weight evenly distributed though, so I can see where that could cause some issues. I hope you get it worked out! That’s terrible!

  5. I am so excited about this! I just looked at their site using the link you shared, and I don’t see it. Is there a chance it has been discontinued! I hope not!

    1. I searched on the website and it says it is no longer available online and to check your local store, so that is what I would do. I hope it’s not continued either.

  6. I had the same sink in our last house and I have to agree with everything you said. It was easy to clean and did not stain! I had a very expensive porcelain sink before this one in another house and it stained all of the time and I could not clean it! I am sold on it and will be putting it in my current home in another year or so when we remodel this kitchen. I used Bar Keepers Friend on it when I cleaned it.

  7. We are currently redoing our kitchen and were planning on this exact sink. Now that I know they will be coming out with a “new” version I am excited to see what it looks like (although this one is still on the website). Hopefully the newer version will still have the “farmhouse” appeal!

  8. I went to IKEA the other day and was informed that they were having so many returns of the double sink they have discontinued it and will be coming out with a new one in March 2018.

    1. Oh no! I wonder why?! I’ve heard from so many people who love it. Glad to hear they’re coming out with a new one though. I’m excited to see what they change to it.

  9. I had this sink for years, and will be purchasing one again for my new (1936) kitchen. Couldn’t love it more. Also love the countertops I got from Ikea.

  10. We installed our IKEA farmhouse sink at our lakefront cottage about three years ago. I love the look with the butcher block counters but we did have a mishap. Something dropped on the top near the faucet & a large piece broke off. When I spoke to IKEA customer service they looked at my photos which I sent them and agreed to replace it under warranty. We have the single bowl model which I clean with only baking soda & sometimes follow up with white vinegar to keep the drain fresh as well. I bought a small collapsible dishpan on Amazon which I love using & it helps to avoid scratches on the sink surface, saves water & the sink is still useable with the dishpan in place.

  11. I also put one of these sinks in a recent kitchen renovation and I love it too. It was a third of the price of the many others I looked at. It is darn big, but in the open plan kitchen/family room it actually fits the scale very well. The ridges at the back make a great “drain board” for the occasional few items and I haven’t found them difficult to keep clean at all–in fact I was surprised that one owner said she didn’t like them. They add a little bit of interest. One thing–like you, I’ve found it less forgiving of dropped china than the stainless steel, and I’ve already lost a plate. Note to self: be careful!

  12. We have had a similar Kohler sink for about 17 years and it looks as good as the first year! Way pricier though at $900. We use Kohler Cast Iron cleaner every once in awhile with vinegar in between….I do not think Comet is a good plan long term as that is what we used on our bathtub for the first few years and there are permanent scuffs now.

  13. We are in the process of installing the Ikea farm sink, but the double sink. I noticed that you have a garbage disposal – what kind did you put in and did you have any problems getting the flange to fit?

  14. Hi, I’m not seeing how deep the bowls actually are, from the pics they look kind of shallow. We just moved in and are going to be remodeling the kitchen and the one in it now is way too shallow for me, I am used to a deeper sink. I want an apron sink so bad but they are way too expensive for me but hopefully we can swing this one…if it’s deep enough….Thank you!

    1. Hi Charlotte! We moved and down have this pretty sink in our new kitchen (much to my dismay), so I can’t tell you the exact measurements. But I can tell you it is very deep. Much deeper than my current stainless steel one for sure. 🙂

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