| ||First, you need to deal with a reputable company...Kitchensource! Secondly, talk with knowledgeable, helpful people who care about your needs (not making a sale!)...that would be Jessi. If you are looking for a stainless steel farmhouse sink, just save yourself 3 months of searching and buy the Kraus and the items it comes with. It came packaged so well and protected that there wasn't even a hint of a scratch anywhere on the unit! It is very heavy and well designed (btw,I bought the single bowl). All the parts that came with it were also well-made and matched components. The bottom grid is fantastic and a must for protection, as well as drainage. I purchased separately(and highly recommend), the Kraus stainless Colander that is a quality piece and very useful. And yes, I considered other brands(like Vigo, Nantucket, etc.)and some that were much higher priced, but were probably made in the same country. Again, Kraus is quality (not just at this price range, but I'd compare it with some I've seen that were twice the price!
Thank you Jessi