How to Remove and Install a Kitchen Sink Strainer

Sink strainer assembly as seen from underneath sink.
Sink strainer assembly as seen from underneath sink.

About Sink Strainers

Sink strainers are available in various styles and finishes—including chrome, stainless steel, nickel, and bronze. They are available at home centers and plumbing supply stores ranging in price from under $10 to over $60 each. Be sure to buy a quality strainer that’s made from stainless steel or brass for your sink.

Nothing is more annoying than a strainer basket that doesn’t remain open when you want it, which is most of the time, or one that doesn’t close easily to hold water in the sink. Before buying a new strainer for your sink, read the customer reviews and rating of models you are interested in on home center websites.