Why a Belfast Sink is the Best Choice for Your Kitchen

Belfast butler kitchen sinks are the Shire Horses of the home: strong, broad, and gorgeously English. A workhorse for the home you could say. And the envy of every butler from here to the Royal Kitchens. Hence its other name the “Butler Sink”.

No butler? No problem. It’s the Belfast butler sink that does the real work...

When is a Belfast Butler Sink the Best Choice?

Always. Do you know what a slab of fireclay ceramic fired in a kiln at thousands of degrees does to a sink?

It makes it:

Fire and heat resistant (obviously)
Impact resistant
Chip resistant
Crack resistant
Stain resistant
Child resistant
Adult resistant

So unless you’re hand-washing grenades, feel free to put this sink to some hard use.

Single or Double Bowl?

A Single bowl belfast butler sink is perfect for smaller kitchens and cloakrooms and beloved by space-savvy designers. That’s not to say you can’t just get a huge sink (which a Belfast is best at), but if you have the space consider the 1.5 bowl.

A 1.5 bowled belfast butler sink might not sound useful - but the popular opinion is to go for 1.5 if you have the space. The extra half-sink allows you to do everything  from washing plates without hogging the sink,  giving you a smaller space to clean when pouring away liquids, to keeping dirty cutlery without immediately dirtying your countertops or basin. Of course, a double offers even more convenience.

A Double bowl belfast butler sink is the saviour of the family home, blessing all with ample space and an always clean kitchen sink - even if the other one is full of dirty dishes or water. It hardly makes sense to do everything in the one kitchen sink if you have the room for a double; and don’t worry, you can get them pretty cheap too.

What’s the BEST VALUE Belfast Butler Sink?

A large white gourmet belfast butler sink, surrounded by sky blue cupboards


"Add timeless country-kitchen charm to your home with this stunning fireclay Belfast sink. A single, generous bowl measuring 250mm in height has size enough for your largest pots and pans."

What’s the MOST AFFORDABLE Belfast Butler Sink?

White Ceramic Belfast Butler Kitchen Sink with a Pop-Up Waste


"Simple yet elegant; a combination that is often difficult to achieve. Not in the case of the Reginox Contemporary White Ceramic Belfast Kitchen Sink though. It’s unique combination of traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design will suit just about any kitchen."

A white ceramic double belfast butler sink, mounted of grey counter tops with a festive heart wreath

"Add timeless country-kitchen charm to your home with this stunning fireclay belfast sink. 2 generous-sized bowls offer plenty of practicality and are deep enough to fit even the largest of your pots and pans under the tap."


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A Final Word...


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