A sink is a plumbing object in The Sims series. They are typically used to wash hands—which provides a slight hygiene boost—as well as dishes in the absence of a working dishwasher. Sims that cannot reach a working sink or dishwasher will throw the plate[TS2] or the meal[TS4] into the garbage.
Certain games and expansion packs include additional interactions, such as taking sponge baths, getting a glass of water, brushing teeth, or washing one's face. While these interactions are typically faster and quicker than using a shower or bathtub, they restore less hygiene than a proper shower or bath.
Sinks are available in buy mode in the Plumbing and Bathroom section. Some sinks are standalone, while others must be placed on a counter. Sinks will become dirty over time, and may occasionally break and need to be repaired.
Sinks in The Sims are very simplistic compared to other games. Sims will typically wash their hands in a sink after messy activities, such as cleaning or using a toilet, unless they are very messy. Sims will also use sinks to wash dishes. Unlike later games, Sims do not need to brush their teeth over a sink.
|Savage Salvage Sink||§229||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 2|
|Hydronomic Kitchen Sink||§250||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 2|
|"Hygiene Machine" by ExcreSys||§311||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 2|
|"Andersonville" Pedestal Sink||§400||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 2|
|Claymore Ceramic Sink||§413||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 3|
|Epikouros Kitchen Sink||§500||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 3|
|Stonewash Sink||§600||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 3, Room: 1|
|Chrøme Faucet System||§622||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 3, Room: 2|
|Really Rustic Kitchen Sink||§699||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 3, Room: 2|
|Fontis Publicus||§749||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 3, Room: 3|
The Sims 2
Sims can get drinks from sinks, which can be used to lower their body temperature on a hot day.[TS2:S] Babies can be bathed in the sink by older Sims. If a medicine cabinet is placed in front of a sink, Sims will be able to brush their teeth and wash their face using the sink.
The Sims 3
Sinks function similarly to those in previous games. Sims, with the exception of slobs, will wash their hands after messy activities, such as using the toilet. They are also used to wash dishes in lieu of a dishwasher, and can be used for brushing teeth. Neurotic Sims can check sinks to make sure they are off, which will provide a positive moodlet.
In Generations, children and teens can booby trap the sink to spray water at Sims who try to use it. The booby trap will not be activated if a neurotic Sim checks the sink, or if a Sim brushes their teeth over the sink, as neither of these activities involve turning the taps on.
|Object name||Price||Size||Description||Notes||Content pack|
|Plain Basin||§120||1x1 (standalone)||Sometimes a sink is just a sink. No hidden agendas, no murky subtext. Just a nice place for running water to puddle up and drain. That's all the Plain Basin sets out to be, and the results are strangely molliflying.||Hygiene: 2|
|Squatter's Sink||§150||1x1 (counter)||Sometimes good things come in cheap packages, and the Squatter's Sink is as cheap as they come. Frugal benefits include a rust-prone faucet, so expect a little extra oxide in your water during cold the cold season.||Hygiene: 2|
|Pepper Pot Sink||§215||1x1 (counter)||There's a funny story behind the Pepper Pot's meteoric climb to best-selling success. And if you ever meet Mrs. Pepper in person, she'll chew your ear off about it for hours.||Hygiene: 3|
|The Unsinkable Sink||§240||1x1 (counter)||Comprised of the most buoyant materials known to science, the Unsinkable Sink literally cannot be sunk. Several efforts to submerge this model have failed miserably, making the Unsinkable the most flood-resistant plumbing fixture on the market.||Hygiene: 3|
|Rinky Dinky Kitchen Sinky||§290||1x1 (counter)||Don't let the delightful name fool you, the Rinky Dinky Kitchen Sinky is the only full-sized basin tough enough to tackle the most disgusting kitchen jobs. So go ahead and do your worst. The Rinky Dinky Kitchen Sinky can take it.||Hygiene: 3|
|Volcanor Sulphorous [sic] Sink||§315||1x1 (counter)||Forged in the fires of our synthetic, in house volcano, the Volcanor Sulphurous Sink is the most pleasurable plumbing device available. Brushing your teeth and washing your hands is now an exotic visit to the spa, in the comfort of your own home! Volcanor, forever more!||Hygiene: 4|
|Fontainebleau Fountain Sink||§390||1x1 (standalone)||The centerpiece of any stately bathroom is the sink, and few compare in opulence to the Fontainebleau Fountain. Imported spring water pours luxuriously from its faucet, while a self-cleaning basin prevents hand lather and toothpaste clumps from sticking.||Hygiene: 4
|Sink in Despair||§500||1x1 (standalone)||Like all tortured artists, legendary sinksmith Cletus Manheim creates his greatest works when suffering a broken heart. Fortunately for us, the love of his life just left him... and he's been cranking out masterpieces like the Sink in Despair ever since.||Hygiene: 5
|LeSink Omni||§600||1x1 (standalone)||This fancy schmancy unit from L'eau Furnishing will amaze with its ability to perform all sink-related tasks with uncanny automation. Its impressive sensor array allows the water flow to bend towards hand proximity, set the appropriate temperature via atmospheric sampling, and dispense soap through the water jet.||Hygiene: 5
|Brash Bowl||§75||1x1 (standalone)||Sometimes an ordinary sink just won't do. Kick it up a notch with the Brash Bowl and show the world just how XTREME sinks can be! Warning: those Sims with a fear of porcelain should avoid all contact with the Brash Bowl.||Hygiene: 2|
|Industrial Sink||§500||1x1 (counter)||Add a touch of industrial design to your decor by installing the Industrial Sink. Its simple, unadorned design will make it look like you ripped your sink out of an industrial kitchen.||Hygiene: 6|
|New Loew's Sink||§500||1x1 (standalone)||Old-fashioned sinks got you down? Upgrade now to the New Loew's Sink and double your sink power! Note: any reports of excessive flooding and pipe leakage from previous Loew's models are unsubstantiated.||Hygiene: 4
|The Hydrogenator||§315||1x1 (counter)||Rather than being hooked up to a water main or a well, the Hydrogenator uses a scientifically advanced process of infusing hydrogen molecules with oxygen to create water. The scientists spent years programming what they call the perfect water “recipe” into this sink: two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen. Now you can enjoy “perfect” water at home or in your backyard!||Hygiene: 4|
|E2.10 Standing Laundry Tub||§205||1x1 (standalone)||Made from cast iron and coated with a special proprietary polyblend, this industrial strength laundry tub can withstand water, dust, grime, calcium deposits and so much more. Get scrubbing with the E2.10 Standing Laundry Tub. You'll love chores now!||Hygiene: 2|
|The Flow||§450||1x1 (standalone)||The Flow! Not one but a TWO handled Faucet? Oh yea! Hot AND cold water? Of course! A wash basin WITH a drain? Why not. WOW, The Flow has got it all! And you know what? YOU WANT IT! And if you act now, we'll throw in, at no extra cost to you, a money back guarantee(guarantee offer subject to be discontinued at any time).||Hygiene: 4
|Gentle Hands Sumptuous Sink||§625||1x1 (standalone)||Can you fall in love with plumbing? You will with the Gentle Hands Sumptuous Sink. The faucet will automatically adjust the temperature to your body's needs, releasing a stream of water designed especially for you. Without any guesswork, you can just sit back and relax. It's true love and clean hands all in one!||Hygiene: 5
|Flawless Sink By Immaculate Living||§460||1x1 (standalone)||There’s washing your hands, and then there’s cleansing them. For Sims who demand the latter, may we suggest the Flawless Sink? With its perfectly smooth surfaces and classic beauty, your hands won’t just look clean – they’ll feel clean down in your very soul. Never settle for less than Immaculate Living.||Hygiene: 4
|Tuttle’s Counter Sink by Corebital Designs||§425||1x1 (counter)||Built to the specifications of Master Plumber Barry Tuttle, this futuristic countertop sink gives you ample space to chop veggies or wash your dishes!||Hygiene: 4
|Krytenite Pedestal Sink by Arasika Industries||§455||1x1 (standalone)||One day, curved surfaces will be seen as relics of an indulgent past. Arasika Industries prepares you for the future with these finely machined spigots and faucet.||Hygiene: 4
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The Sims 4
Sinks in The Sims 4 retain most of the functions from previous games. Sims can use it to wash their hands, brush their teeth, and wash empty dishes. The player can also "wash" dishes by dragging them into the sink. Sims with the clumsy trait may drop dishes while washing them in a sink.
Sinks have a water consumption rating that impacts the household's bills. Sinks with a higher water consumption rating will have a greater impact on the bills; however, they will also break down less often. Sinks will also affect the rate at which a Sim's hygiene motive decays; sinks with a higher hygiene rating will reduce a Sim's hygiene decay.
|The Patrician||§120||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 3; Reliability: 3; Water Consumption Rating: 3; Functional Off-the-Grid|
|Retro Big Basin Sink||§135||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 3, Reliability: 2|
|DIY Sink||§140||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 5, Reliability: 5|
|Brut Pedestal Sink||§145||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 3; Reliability: 3; Water Consumption Rating: 3|
|Blivet Basin||§150||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 3, Reliability: 3|
|Single Pipe Sink with Wooden Cabinet||§175||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 3, Reliability: 3|
|Gothic Pedestal Sink||§195||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 4, Reliability: 5|
|Clean Machine Sink||§215||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 4|
|Bai l'Est Galvanized Sink||§140||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 5, Reliability: 5|
|The Amaranth||§230||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 4; Water Consumption Rating: 4; Reliability: 5|
|The Water Falls Sink||§240||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 4, Reliability: 5|
|RAW Pedestal Sink||§250||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 4; Water Consumption Rating: 4; Reliability: 5|
|Solent Sink||§250||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 4, Reliability: 5|
|Industro-sink||§255||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 3, Reliability: 9|
|Gets the Job Done Commercial Metal Sink||§275||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 4, Reliability: 7|
|Mid-Century Wash Basin||§280||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 6, Reliability: 4|
|Opulent Hand Carved Sink||§285||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 5, Reliability: 5|
|Bureau Sink||§290||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 5; Reliability: 5; Water Consumption Rating: 4|
|Wide Basin Sink||§300||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 5, Reliability: 5|
|All-purpose Pebbled Sink||§305||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 5, Reliability: 5|
|Ain't That A Slate Sink||§310||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 5, Reliability: 5|
|The Wash Basin||§315||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 6, Reliability: 6|
|Cru Cabinet Sink||§335||1x1(standalone)||
Hygiene: 5; Water Consumption Rating: 5; Reliability: 8; Functional Off-the-Grid
|Poulton Footed Sink Vanity||§500||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 6; Water Consumption Rating: 9; Reliability: 8|
|A Tasteful Sophisticated Sink||§650||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 6; Water Consumption Rating: 10; Reliability: 8|
|Sumptuous Swan Sink||§900||1x1(standalone)||Hygiene: 7, Reliability: 4|
|Ovum Bath Sink||§125||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 3; Water Consumption Rating: 3; Reliability: 3|
|Pure Simplicity Sink||§130||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 3; Reliability: 3; Water Consumption Rating: 3|
|The Divine||§165||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 3; Water Consumption Rating: 3; Reliability: 3|
|Wunda Kitchen Sink||§195||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 4; Water Consumption Rating: 3; Reliability: 3|
|Less is Moar® Sink||§200||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 4, Reliability: 3|
|Sensa Counter Sink||§205||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 4; Water Consumption Rating: 3; Reliability: 5|
|RAW Industrial Sink||§240||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 4; Water Consumption Rating: 4; Reliability: 5|
|Last Resort Sink||§275||1x1(counter)||Hygiene: 4; Water Consumption Rating: 4; Reliability: 5|
|Umber Kitchen Sink||§370||1x1(counter)||Unlocked by reaching Level 4 of the Culinary career.
Hygiene: 5; Water Consumption Rating: 3; Reliability: 3; Inspiring Décor: 2