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Bocchi (Fireclay) Sink Review – The Features, Pros and Cons

I was looking for a fireclay all in one farmhouse sink for my remodeled kitchen when I came across Bocchi Sink. Manufactured in Turkey, Bocchi is an affordably priced, aesthetically pleasing, and durably built farmhouse sink

The specific model I am going to highlight in this review is the BOCCHI 30-inch 1138-001-0120 Classico Apron Front Sink.

It comes in 9 other color options but I wanted to stick to the classic white sink. I did some thorough research on fireclay farmhouse sinks before reaching a conclusion and found this model to be exactly what I was looking for.

I knew I made the right decision the moment I unboxed it. The glazed ceramic surface is dazzlingly shiny and buttery smooth. It integrated beautifully with my countertop and turned into the focal point of my kitchen. It’s been around a year and the sink is still going strong.

But here’s the deal. Not every product is meant for everyone. Would I call Bocchi the best fireclay farmhouse sink? According to my experience so far, definitely yes.

About Bocchi Brand

Bocchi is a European brand of Italian origin specializing in kitchen and bathroom fittings. The brand was established in 1950 and since then, there has been no looking back for them. Bocchi sinks are known for their huge color and size options, hassle-free integration, and designs that can stand the test of time. 

They are one of the very few brands that offer affordably priced sinks in both matte and glossy finishes. To keep up with the latest kitchen and bathroom decoration trends, this brand keeps coming up with sleek and innovative designs that perfectly complement the nuances of modern interior design.

Bocchi Fireclay Sink Reviews

If you are on the fence about buying or skipping this sink, my detailed review below might nudge you in the right direction. Just in case you are in a hurry or simply lack the patience, here’s a quick overview of what this sink has to offer.

Bocchi Sink Key Features at a Glance:

  • Sink dimensions are 30. inches x 18. inches x 10. 
  • Comes with a 16.5 x 28.5 inches bottom grid.
  • Glaze coating on all four sides except the bottom. 
  • Uses Super Smooth Surface technology to prevent the accumulation of dirt and mineral deposit on the surface. 
  • Smooth draining, almost no water puddling on the sides. 
  • Available in 9 color options. 
  • Can be installed as an undermount sink as well.
  • The minimum size of the base cabinet has to be 33” for this 30” single-bowl model. 
  • Only comes with a sink strainer. You will have to buy the drain separately. Any standard-sized drain will fit perfectly.
  • Alternatively, you can also attach any standard-sized garbage disposal with the flange that comes with it. You won’t need any deep flange for it. 
  • A soft cleaner and a soft scrub will be enough to keep the sink squeaky clean without harming the protective glaze. 

What I Liked about this Bocchi Sink:

  • Robust, spacious, and beautiful. 
  • About 10 inches deep, so minimal splashing. 
  • Can fit large bakeware. 
  • Easy to keep clean. 
  • Comes with a steel grid to keeps heavy cookware from scratching or staining the bottom. 
  • Can be set up as an undermount sink as well
  • Doesn’t need a deep flange. Works just fine with the regular flange that comes with garbage disposal systems. 

What I Didn’t Like Much:

  • The interior doesn’t have much of a slope, hence takes a while to drain off the food debris. 

In-depth Review of Bocchi Classico 30" Farmhouse Sink: Bocchi Sink Features

#1. The Sheer Range

The 30" single-bowl variant of Classico would be the best Bocchi sink for you if your kitchen has a 33” base cabinet, just like mine.

The single-bowl version has enough room for my regular dishwashing and meal prepping needs. But if you bake a lot or have huge, heavy-duty cookware to clean up on a regular basis, Bocchi has 33” and 36” double-bowl options to meet your needs. 

Alternatively, you can also go for smaller 20” or 24” versions for tighter spaces. I loved the fact that you can mount it as an undermount sink too. The process is a little complex but won’t be a big deal for an experienced plumber. 

#2. Color Options

If you have a larger cabinet and you are looking to add a pop of color to your regular-looking kitchen, choose a sapphire blue 36D double-bowl sink and garner praises from your visitors for your fine sense of aesthetics. The black matte finish version would add a sleeker and meaner look to your newly remodeled kitchen. 

#3. Great Ergonomics

Bocchi sinks are finished on all four sides, making them a reversible design for easily customizable installation. Bocchi also makes sinks with two different finishes on two sides- one sculpted and another smooth. 

Choose the sculpted side as your apron-front if you want to add more texture to the overall look. The package includes a strainer and a bottom grid to help you with the setup. 

You will have to purchase sink drain assembly for this Bocchi sink separately. It’s also compatible with all standard-sized garbage disposal and the flanges that come with them. No need to buy a special deep flange for the job. 

#4. Easy Maintenance

The Clean Plus Technology incorporated into all Bocchi sinks does help with the cleanup and sanitization. The fireclay material already possesses some antibacterial and antimicrobial properties due to the whole clay firing process at an insane temperature of 2000 degrees C or 3632 degrees F. 

Its protective glaze coating doesn’t let heavy stains or dirt sit on the surface. All you have to do is wipe the surface with a mild detergent and washcloth to keep the sink is pristine condition. 

Don’t scrub it too hard or the coating will break after a while. On the downside, I wish the bottom had more slope toward the drain hole. It would have helped the food debris pass into the drain more easily. 

The Durability of Bocchi Sink

According to many enthusiasts, fireclay is the most robust kitchen sink materials we have today. It is basically a blend of glaze and clay which the skilled craftsmen of Bocchi fires at 2000 degrees C to create a heavy-duty, non-porous surface. You won’t have to get on nerves if you accidentally drop your huge and heavy cooking vessel on it once in a while. It won’t be able to crack the hardy surface of fireclay. 

The stunningly glazed, super smooth surface and sophisticated design of Bocchi fireclay apron front sinks can instantly make it the focal point of any kitchen. They aren’t just beautiful to look at but easy to take care of too. 

Plus, firing the material at such high temperatures makes it resistant to chipping, corrosion, and scratching. The protective glazing also prevents food colorings and beverages from developing stubborn, unsightly stains on the shiny surface.

Bocchi Farmhouse Sink With Faucets

If you don’t want to go through the trouble of finding a suitable faucet to go with your Bocchi sinks, you won’t have to look far. Bocchi has a stellar collection of faucets of different styles, e.g pull-up, pull-down, and side-sprays. 

All Bocchi faucets are CalGreen certified and crafted from lead-free brass. The manufacturer integrates a high-quality eco-friendly aerator to minimize water waste by regulating water pressure. 

You can choose from the rustic brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, or the evergreen polished chrome finish, depending on what kind of look you’re going for. Bocchi farmhouse sinks with Bocchi faucet will create a seamless, neat look in your kitchen space.

Size and Style Options of Bocchi Sinks

The 30” single-basin model I am reviewing in this segment is the tip of the iceberg of the brand’s quite an eclectic collection of sinks. Below I have laid out all the sizes and style options offered by this manufacturer. It left me spoiled for choice and I’m pretty sure it will do the same to you-

A. Bocchi Classico:

The manufacturer’s budget-friendly range of classy and durable kitchen sinks. The focus of this review is Classico 30. There are three other size options available apart from this, namely-

  • Classico 20
  • Classico 24
  • Classico 33D

B. Bocchi Contempo:

The sleek layout and minimalistic aesthetic of Contempo sinks would be a perfect fit for a modern kitchen setup. The line-up has 7 variants-

  • Contempo 27
  • Contempo 30
  • Contempo 30 Step Rim
  • Contempo 33
  • Contempo 33D (Double-bowl)
  • Contempo 36D Double Bowl (Double-bowl)
  • Contempo 36D Step Rim

C. Bocchi Vigneto:

These fireclay farmhouse sinks belong to Bocchi’s luxury sink collection. These premium fireclay sinks also have 9 color option, just like the other two versions. If you are in a mood to splurge on a sink that instantly turns into a conversation starter, Vigneto won’t disappoint. This too comes in 7 width options, namely: 

  • Contempo 27
  • Contempo 30
  • Contempo 30 Step Rim
  • Contempo 33
  • Contempo 36 
  • Contempo 36D Double Bowl (Double-bowl)
  • Contempo 36D Step Rim

Bocchi Sink Color Options

9 color options and two finishes (glossy and matte) were the first two factors that lured me into checking out this brand. No matter how traditional or eclectic your taste is, you will find something that suits your idea of perfection. Are 9 color options are as follows: 

  • White 
  • Black 
  • Grey
  • Sapphire blue
  • Brown
  • Biscuit
  • Matte white
  • Matte black
  • Matte dark grey

Where to Buy Bocchi Farmhouse Sinks?

If you are in living in the US, you can buy Bocchi sinks from the brand’s dedicated website bocchiusa.com. You can also find them on the good old Amazon, thesinkboutique.com, and homedepot. 

Conclusion

So that was my take on Bocchi Classico 30". Bocchi farmhouse kitchen sinks, in general, are the most value for money kitchen fittings I came across during my hunt for a good kitchen sink. They look sharp, eco-friendly, durable, and a breeze to install. Most importantly, they don’t leave a big ugly dent in the wallet. 

I couldn’t have possibly asked for more. Of course, there are better sinks out there, as is the case with almost every other product in the world. But if you already have your eyes on Bocchi and want my opinion, I’d say go for it. Unless you smash your heavy-duty crockeries on it or skip the periodic clean-up part, the sink should last for years. 

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