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The IKEA DOMSJO sink was discontinued – now what?

If you’ve found this blog post, there’s a good chance you Googled “IKEA DOMSJO sink replacement” or “IKEA DOMSJO sink was discontinued”or “IKEA DOMSJO sink alternative”. And the worst part about that means that there’s a good chance you’re one of the thousands of people who bought one over the past decade and suddenly something happened to it. It broke. It cracked. You dropped a cast iron pot and it shattered. Some expletives were said out loud.

Then you calm down and think to yourself, no big deal, I’ll just go get one from IKEA because it’s been there forever. Only to discover that the world has plotted against you and the IKEA DOMSJO sink has been discontinued since you put yours in your kitchen.

Now you’re staring at the your countertops, that obviously were cut out and modified to fit the DOMSJO and you’re like, “Ok, there has to be a counter depth sink that I can buy to replace it. Surely IKEA would have come out with a replacement for it, I mean it has a 25 year warranty.”

Well my friend, you’re about to find out how screwed you are.

Not only does IKEA not have a replacement for the sink, the one that came after the IKEA DOMSJO was discontinued “as its replacement”, was the HAVSEN sink.

IKEA’s HAVSEN Double Bowl Sink

The HAVSEN is a lovely farmhouse, apron style sink, but it’s definitely not a counter depth sink. It is much smaller than the DOMSJO in terms of bowl depth and is missing the famous back ridges the DOMSJO was known for.

Our friends have one in their new kitchen. I suggested they buy a spare.

The back end – meaning the ridges of the DOMSJO sink by the faucet – was one of the selling features of the DOMSJO. There were also many people that hated them and preferred an undermount apron house sink.

BUT the full counterdepth factor of the sink, was actually a very practical thing.

  1. It allowed owners to have straight cuts made into their countertops to match the sink versus a custom cut out. What does that mean? Major cost savings in a kitchen renovation.
  2. If you have butcher block countertops, you don’t have to worry about water damage around the faucet. Which is why it was a huge favorite of butcher block countertop fans.

IKEA’s now discontinued DOMSJO sink

But it’s gone.

So gone.

Now what do I do? I need a new sink! HELP!

After reading that you may be staring at your kitchen right now about to Tweet IKEA with rage. Join the club. We have double bowl DOMSJO sink and while ours is still in one piece, a mere two weeks after we put in, two small chips appeared on the bottom of the left side bowl.

They’re tiny but I guarantee one day, something will inevitably get worse and we will be needing to replace it.

I’ve messaged IKEA before about this and that’s one of the reasons it was discontinued. Issues with cracking and chipping.  If you still have one and it’s in great condition, this is your warning to be extra careful with it. Otherwise you will join the rest of broken DOMSJO sink owners who are internally screaming right now, wondering how much it will cost to replace their kitchen countertops.

And that is why I wanted to write this post.

To help you and most likely us in the future with design and sink options. There are at least half a dozen threads on Reddit about this topic already, so it’s starting to become a problem.

First the basics.

The IKEA Double Bowl DOMSJO sink measurements (in North America, see notes about sizing***) are as follows.

Width: 36 5/8 “

Depth: 27 “ 

Height: 9 1/8 “


Apparently the DOMSJO sink has had different measurements depending what year it was made (as in the AKURUM kitchen days), versus the IKEA METOD / SEKTION years.

IKEA kitchens in the United States and Canada are called SEKTION where as Europe, and Australia’s kitchens are called METOD. You can read about the differences on Inspired Kitchen Design.

We live in Canada so this post is about the North American sized DOMSJO sink.

The top of the DOMSJO is 37” wide. It has a lip on both sides of the sink that lets it sit on top of the edges of your countertop. 

When you measure just the front of it, it’s actually 36”. This is ours when we first put it into our kitchen (we still have no backsplash).

IKEA’s installation instructions for the DOMSJO show photos of the countertops being notched out at the front of the sink, to accommodate the apron front counter that sticks out.

We did not do this with our butcher block counters.

The edges of the butcher block countertops were cut straight and the DOMSJO was placed over it, with reinforcements from underneath. You will have to check yours to see what happened on your installation.

The goal here is to get you to replace your sink and at worst your sink cabinet and hide stuff with trim, instead of thousands of dollars in Soapstone / Granite / Quartz replacement countertops.

Here are several blog tutorials from people who installed the DOMSJO (so you can see the side and underneath of it):

One Project at a Time

Remodeling Calculator

Remodeling Calculator Video of the above blog

How to Install an IKEA DOMSJO farmhouse sink (video from Tom Tarrant)

In this post I discuss and look for replacements for the double bowl DOMSJO sink. For those of you who have the single bowl, here are the measurements for the IKEA single bowl DOMSJO sink (North American sizing):

Width: 24 3/8 “

Depth: 27 ” 

Height: 9 1/8 “


One thing to keep in mind is that sink measurements overall can be deceiving because of curved edges, and sink designs. As someone who has gone into stores to measure counter depth fridges for example, there’s usually a 50% chance that the measurement is off by an inch or centimetre compared to the ONLINE measurements in the product description.

This is actually the case with one of my favorite refrigerators from Frigidaire. The online measurements say 27-1/8″, but I’ve measured it in person and it’s actually 26.5”. 

This is also why a brand’s technical drawing specs are very important, but so is your ability to measure *your* space properly.

Not everyone has the same kitchen counter depth measurements or sink cabinet measurement. Maybe your DOMSJO sink is in an island and not a standard countertop along a wall. Maybe you have something else besides a dishwasher to the side of your sink and there is more trim hiding a gap.

All of this will matter.

Common sense dictates that, if you can see a sink in person, absolutely do so. Otherwise make sure there is a really good return policy.


I’ve done a lot of searching for Counter Depth sinks, and I am not the only one who wants one, even outside of the DOMSJO sink issue. You’d think there would be more on the market.

Before I begin, here is a link to a universal measurement converter because you could be measuring in centimetres and someone else could be measuring in inches, depending on where in the world you are:

Just to keep this post consistent and for comparison’s sake, I am using inches for each example.


1) KOHLER VAULT stainless steel apron front sink. Here are the measurements and specs on KOHLER’s site

KOHLER’s version does require a 36” base cabinet like the DOMSJO, but the KOHLER’s measurements are as follows:

Width: 35 3/4″

Depth: 24 5/16″

Height: 9 5/16″

SOURCE: KOHLER (also available in a single hole faucet)

While it’s not a white apron front sink, there’s an actual testimonial on Amazon from a customer whose IKEA sink broke, and they replaced it with this one. 


2) Kingston Brass Gourmetier Edinburg Double Bowl Kitchen Sink 

Width: 35 3/4″

Depth: 24 5/16″

Height: 9 5/16″

I am assuming (and seriously we all know what happens to people who assume) that this would require a 36” cabinet as well. Here are the technical specs for the sink.

SOURCE: Kingston Brass (also available in a single faucet hole version)


And again, not farmhouse, ceramic white. But these two above are the closest measurements of current sinks on the market that would fit the DOMSJO double bowl space. I reiterate, closest, not exact.

The biggest issue would be sink depth. The IKEA one is deeper. So you can cheat around that by adding support at the sides of the sink cabinet to fill in that gap, or replace your cabinet. Which if you have Quartz countertops, is cheaper than replacing your Quartz countertops.

3)  Villeroy & Boch Double Bowl Butler Sink (UK brand)

Width: 35 1/4”

Depth:  24 13/16”

Height: 8 11/16”

Here is a link to the technical specs and measurements for it. Measurements are in Millimeters because it is a UK company. 

4) Kümbad KIWI Double Bowl sink

This sink is sold on a site called Cuisissimo located in Paris France.

The Good News? They actually have several different counter depth sinks from different brands. Some with single bowls and a washboard and others with a double bowl. It’s worth peeking around to see what they have. Here are the technical specs.

Bad news? If you live in North America, you’re out of luck. They don’t ship here.

Width: 35 ¼

Depth: 24 13/16

Height: 8 1/4

Neither of the above two are as wide as the DOMSJO according to the website measurements. But remember what I said about measurements. If you’re interested in them, contact the brand, and get them to actually measure a sink for you with a measuring tape or explain your issue. Any reputable brand should be able to have inventory somewhere that they can share with you.

5) Have a sink custom made. Here are several companies who offer this service:

Haven’s Luxury Metals

Texas Lightsmith


Vermont Soapstone


I get it. It’s hard when you have a vision of something in your head, and you’re unable to fix it or let alone have the money to fix the problem. All of those above cost more than what you paid for your DOMSJO and most are not a white farmhouse sink.

Here are some ideas that may help. 

If you have butcher block countertops, you’re probably in what I call the least financially bad replacement option category.

Butcher blocks, especially if you got yours at IKEA or Lumber Liquidators, are not the most expensive countertop to replace. So the least stressful option is to get a new block of them, get a new sink of your choice that fits into the 36” cabinet (undermount or otherwise), and get on with your day.

Another option for butcher block or any countertop for that matter, is this genius little trick by Devol Kitchens, who if you haven’t discovered yet, you will fall madly in love with their kitchen designs.

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In a galley kitchen, they used a butcher block countertop and apron front sink, but instead of mounting the faucet into the butcher block, they put a piece of stone behind the sink and put the faucet into that. So basically creating a ledge behind the apron front sink. It looks amazing!

They do this in several designs and it’s a really brilliant look.


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You can easily do this with the HAVSEN, IKEA’s quasi replacement sink for the DOMSJO, and leave your existing countertops as is. Just get a piece of stone or marble cut out in the dimension between the sink and the wall, and slot your faucet into that.

3) Design idea from Beginning in the Middle

Catherine and Brian from Beginning in the Middle have the most amazing kitchen, and they have their sink in an island. It is a combined marble and walnut surface island. This is something that can absolutely be done to accommodate a new sink around the sink cabinet. 

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A post shared by Catherine + Bryan (@beginninginthemiddle)

3) Get a wall mounted vintage sink instead

Choose a new 36” apron front sink and create a shelf behind it, similar to this one that Jean Stoffer Design did in this laundry room. A lot of people do this with wall mounted vintage sinks when their countertops are not deep enough to accommodate it.

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A post shared by Jean Stoffer (@jeanstofferdesign)

Which is in itself, a very cool look with the wall mounted faucets.

There’s a company called nbi Drainboard Sinks that makes a 36″ x 24″ one. This way you you can fix the front of the cabinet to mask the apron front and get a new wall faucet instead.

(NOTE: they do not deliver to Canada)

4) Have a matching or custom piece of countertop added behind your new sink

If you have a stone countertop and cannot afford to replace the section with the sink (which is about 90% of us), your best bet is to choose a 36” wide apron front sink with the deepest sink depth you can find, and get a matching piece of countertop cut out for behind it.

Then hire someone who is an expert at installations and get them to install the matching piece and minimize the seams on either side of your new sink, as much as humanely possible.

I hate seams, so if you’re like nope, that’s not what I want, I understand. But it is more economical than replacing an entire section of counters, until you can save up money to replace that section with the sink.

5) Find an old DOMSJO second hand online

Keep checking Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and Kijiji. People are always renovating and changing things up. Post a notice saying you’re looking for a DOMSJO sink so that people can find you if they’re getting rid of one. It’s a long shot, but it’s a big world.


I feel like this is a good lesson to keep in mind for any kitchen renovation, in that finding a sink that has common measurements and is offered by different brands, is a HUGE deal. Because farmhouse style, apron front sinks are known to break and chip.

And if you ever need to replace one, IKEA or otherwise, you need to be able to find one. 

We never think they’ll get damaged but it takes one bad cast iron pot to slip out of your hands, and you’ll find yourself in the depths of sink replacement hell.


IKEA has come out with a stainless steel, counterdepth sink called the Bredsjon. It is not available as a top mount, apron front in North America. I asked in the comments if it was and so did someone else, but they were advised against offering it here.

It doesn’t matter anyway as the measurements do not match that of the DOMSJO. Click right on the Instagram image to see it.

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I do hope that IKEA comes out with a new full counter depth sink in the future, made of better materials. One that actually replaces the DOMSJO. I think if you’re going to offer a 25 year warranty, you should have a comparable product to honor that. 

In the meantime, if you’ve come across any sinks or solutions to this or have experienced this yourself, leave a note in the comments and let us know what’s out there or what you did to solve this issue.

PS – If ours broke tomorrow, because we have butcher block, I would just get the HAVSEN and do the Devol trick above. Then I can finally get the bridge faucet I have coveted for years. Until then…

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  • Reply
    August 2, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Lol! This is fantastic to read!

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    Alison H Rogers
    September 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Ok I am one of those desperate customers in need of a replacement without having to come out of THOUSANDS of dollars to have new countertops cut. After years of chips and hairline cracks it finally happened… a gaping hole developed in the base.

    On a whim I contacted both the UK and French companies listed above to see if there was any way to get a replacement sink that was a white Farm style in the same dimensions. Absolutely no luck. Just when I thought all was lost I called Miracle Method.

    They came out and fiberglassed the entire bottom from the exterior giving it extra support in filling in the hole. Then they refinished the entire thing and it looks better than the day I brought it home from Ikea, and only in a few hours.

    If I had just had the hole repaired it would have been $300, but since we decided to refinish the entire thing to fill in all of the chips it was $700 total. Still an absolute steal from what I was anticipating of having to pay. Wish I could attach some pictures to show you just how amazing this was!

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      September 20, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you for sharing your story. I am so glad they helped you and hopefully they can help others who come across this post. I stare at our sink every day and think, so…how long do I have before I write the “the day the sink broke” post. It’s coming. I remember finding one review where someone dropped a pot into the sink and whole thing split in two. I tell everyone to buy a spare sink now, if budget allows.

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      April 23, 2022 at 10:32 pm

      Your post made me feel extremely hopeful!
      I have a large crack and hole in my Domsjo. I am praying and hoping I can have it resurfaced/refinished as you did.
      Thank you for this suggestion! I would not have thought to consider it.

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      Chris Madson
      October 26, 2022 at 6:25 pm

      We had Miracle Method fix our ikea farm sink and after 8 months the crack reappeared. It could be we’ve just not been careful enough pouring hot liguids into the sink so that could be why it occured. Just be aware that might not be a permenant solution. Going through this post now looking for other alternative solutions so we don’t keep pouring money into a solution that won’t work.

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    Kathy Ryan
    November 11, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    I’m SO happy to find this, we just bought our first home and I’ve been researching the IKEA kitchen parts especially because the sink is cracked, and found this article. We haven’t moved in yet so I am going to read through this and digest it. But THANK YOU!

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    Sink killer
    January 7, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    We’re at a loss because my mum dropped a crock pot in our sink and cracked it, we though “no worries, it’s ikea, we’ll just order another”

    Kill me.

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    Jan Johnson
    January 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    This is a life saver as I have been hunting for a month now. I built our home in 2016 just south of Calgary, AB. My wife insisted this was the sink, and yes; I could just have the quartz cut to fit the 35-11/16” opening.

    6 days before Christmas (2021), my wife had a heavy crystal vase drop in the sink. Cracked all the way through!! Completely done for and then Then I find out you can’t replace them with even another manufacture easily!! Damn IKEA.. I am pretty sure that they will not offer anything on the warranty, but I suppose we should give it a try.

    Thanks for the leads, sorry for us all to be in the ‘sinking’ ship to hat IKEA sold us.

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      Roxanne Kaufman
      January 20, 2022 at 12:35 pm

      I don’t know if you’ve already replaced your sink but I have one of the old ikea farmhouse sinks that’s never been installed. Please feel free to contact me if you’re interested at [email protected].

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        Roxanne Kaufman
        July 5, 2022 at 11:43 pm

        Someone contacted me after reading this article and purchased my double sink.

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    Roxanne Kaufman
    January 20, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    I just happen to have one of the old farmhouse sinks from ikea that has never been installed. Our contractor didn’t tell us it wouldn’t work in our new cabinets in time for me to return it and then I noticed it had been discontinued. We are finishing our remodel and I am planning to list it for sale just to recoup the loss. The problem of course is it’s very heavy so shipping may be expensive. I live just outside of Seattle WA. Feel free to contact me if you know anyone whose interested.

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      Daniel Jones
      January 24, 2022 at 2:01 pm

      I would be interested in buying your IKEA DOMSJO sink. Please let me know if still wish to sell it.

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      January 15, 2024 at 11:20 pm

      Hello! I imagine you have sold your sink by now, but if not, we would love to buy it! We live within driving distance.

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    Daniel Jones
    January 24, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Sorry I sent the wrong email. Let me try that again.

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    Duane Cromwell
    March 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Both HD and Lowe’s are now carrying a line of fire clay sinks from Sinkology that would seem to fill the bill. That’s what we will be using on a renovation to save the existing granite countertops.

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    April 3, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    We just replaced our cracked/broken IKEA DOMSJO with the Kohler 36” apron front vault sink. It actually worked with our custom cut counters (to fit the DOMSJO) on the sides, however we did have to add a 2X4 support with 1×2 on the the back side to make up the counter depth. Since our wall was subway tile, we extended a piece of subway tile nosing on the backside sink. Have photos if anyone wants more info.


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      April 6, 2022 at 6:44 pm

      Yes! I would love to see some photos!

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      April 16, 2022 at 9:08 pm

      Yes! Can you share photos?

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      May 2, 2022 at 5:00 pm

      I would also really like to see how this turned out. I’m considering the Kohler Vault to replace my cracked Domsjo.

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      Shawna Alexander
      June 3, 2022 at 6:39 pm

      I’d love to see how you did this

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      July 31, 2022 at 11:34 pm

      I would love to see the photos of your sink as well. 🙂 May I ask what was your counter opening dimensions as well? Ours seem to be 35 7/8 across.

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      January 9, 2023 at 10:20 pm

      I would like to see photos please: [email protected]

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      April 23, 2023 at 10:24 pm

      I would love to see how it looks like! I also have subway tiles but they are grey. [email protected]. Thanks!

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      Tamara H
      December 28, 2023 at 12:30 pm

      Hi there, I bought the Vault several years ago and it’s still sit-in gin the box because I can’t figure out that back end piece. If you could share photos, that would be brilliant. Also, did you need to make any changes to your cabinet doors? Thanks, Tamara

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      Ryan N
      May 13, 2024 at 9:53 pm

      I have envisioned doing the same thing. Can you send pics? I am very interested in this option!

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      Devon OMeara
      May 15, 2024 at 8:48 pm

      Jason- could I trouble you to send me photos. We are needing to replace our DOMSJO ikea sink. It’s in great condition after all these years but i need to drill another hole for an RO system and I know that would damage it. [email protected]
      Thank you !!

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    April 23, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    I have a double bowl Domsjo sink in perfect condition still in the box! It’s been sitting in storage for seven years bcuz we didn’t realize the skills needed to install. We don’t have these skills. I’m in southern NJ and have it listed on FB Marketplace. It would need to be picked up. Anyone interested email me @ [email protected] TY!

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      November 14, 2022 at 1:52 pm

      This sink was sold!

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    June 27, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! I have been researching this sink replacement for years as ours had a big crack when we moved in. It’s “repaired” but I still want to get this taken care of and was avoiding replacing our island butcher block counters to match the rest of the butcher block counters in the kitchen. You have provided some real options and solutions for us! I think your advice about purchasing a standard-size sink for future replacement is spot on. Again, thank you for this informative post, I hope IKEA reads it and responds.

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    July 26, 2022 at 10:15 am

    We used a leftover piece of floor tile in the back to mount the faucet, looks pretty decent. Now we need to match the backsplash tile. I put a link a picture below.

    IKEA has been no help with the warranty, still waiting to be reimbursed.

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    October 12, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    I have two ‘brand new’ still in the box Domsjo sinks that I’m getting ready to sell. I bought them (probably the last two in existence) when they first discontinued the model — to put in the house we were planning to build. Our plans have changed and I’ve finally decided to let go of both of these sinks. If anyone is interested, let me know! They are located in NC.

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      Brian Pape
      October 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

      Hello- Do you still have the Ikea Domsjo sinks available? Please let me know.

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      November 13, 2022 at 11:57 pm

      Hello, do you still have one of the IKEA Domsjo sinks?

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      November 21, 2022 at 3:30 am

      Please let me know if you still have one available.

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      Alison Rogers
      November 28, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      We are in NC and would be happy to take one off your hands as well!

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      March 21, 2023 at 11:01 am

      Hi Kylee, If your 2 sinks are still available I would love to buy them. I have 2 cracked domsjo sinks and I live in NC.
      [email protected]

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    Kathryn Chatham
    November 26, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Please contact me if I might be able to buy one of the sinks from you. I live in Oakland, CA if you live in the area.

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    David Nelley
    December 12, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Very useful article – thank you. I am in the market for a dreaded Ikea Domsjo if any kind soul reading this has one. [email protected]

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    Nila Morgan
    December 15, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    I just dropped a measuring cup in my Domsjo sink and completely cracked it. I would be very interested in purchasing one if avaiable.

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    Boguslaw Walasiak
    January 26, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Trying to get a stainless Bredsjon 492 895 56 a replacement. to the Domsjo 201 124 50 But not sold in the US. however still sold in other countries. like UK.
    The same sink but not white clay. its an exact duplicate in size but stainless steel.

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    November 11, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    Little late, but I bet people still have problem Domsjo sinks. I found several looking on Craigslist and Facebook marketplace.
    In fact, I just got one still new in box circa 2017 for $!75. Mine was circa 2012. My comment here is about the size changes(noted above).

    The 2017 version drainboard is huge. 1.25 inches bigger. The 2017 sticks out further overall, and another big difference is the apron front. The
    visible front is 3/4″ shorter and the edges are nearly squared while the 2012 apron front corners are well rounded. The overall 2017 sink is noticeably shorter than the 2012.

    Moral of the story, even finding a miracle replacement you might find you still need modifications because Ikea likes to change things
    even though the name is the same.

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    January 18, 2024 at 9:37 am

    I still have mine from 2007. Love it!
    For those wanting to buy one, I just came across one on Facebook Marketplace.

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    February 23, 2024 at 10:36 am

    Does anyone know article number for Dimsjo sink ? Thank you

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