Final Day of the 28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways!

February 28, 2015 | By and | Comments (93)

Every day in February, we’re giving away the essentials you need to stock and update your kitchen. Check in each day to see what it is, and enter for a chance to win!

Courtesy of Kohler

Courtesy of Kohler

Last but not least, we can’t forget the kitchen sink! Our great big giveaway ends tonight with the Kohler K-5540 Prolific Kitchen Sink ($1,099). This 36-inch stainless-steel sink boasts basin ledges at three levels, so the included bamboo cutting board, two multipurpose grated racks, colander, and washbin fit wherever you want them. We wanted the runner up to win something too so we will be giving a free crock pot with timer to the second place.

Courtesy of Kohler

Courtesy of Kohler

How to Enter: What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever put in your sink? Comment your answer below, and we’ll pick our favorite.

The contest begins today at 12:01 a.m. CST and ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. CST. Official rules here.


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  2. The Cleaning Specialist

    That sink looks very nice also easy to be cleaned and maintained. As I see many parents bath their babies there, but I want to wash my pans there or wash vegetables. The oddest thing was my hair oil bottle.

    August 17, 2015 at 8:24 am
  3. Jeanne Noll

    The oddest thing that I can think of at this time is our dehumidifier…to clean it. However over the years i have used my kitchen sinkto clean up many things I am certain there must be something that is really odd but cannot think of it at the moment.

    March 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm
  4. Terra

    The strangest thing I have ever put I my kitchen sink, was/is my three turtles. Great place for them to be while cleaning out their tank!

    March 3, 2015 at 10:37 am
  5. vincent hammerl

    This is a strange kitchen sink, but the extra’s that go with it, make it a challenge and a want to get

    March 3, 2015 at 6:28 am
  6. Rebecca Burton

    The weirdest thing I’ve ever put in my sink is my teacup pomeranian to give him a bath! 🙂

    March 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm
  7. Lisa Green

    I guess that would have to be our wonderful, lovable shelter dog! He’s so sweet.

    March 2, 2015 at 11:59 am
  8. Judy Knowles

    Carburetor for my Jeep; well my husband had me do it….lol

    March 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm
  9. Jo Ann Griffin

    An old chandelier from my Mother-In-Laws old house that I was trying to restore! I had bought it for her some 38-40yrs ago. She had passed away and her house was rented out. Big mistake to rent the house! The renters totally trashed the house! The chandelier was barely still hanging by a wire! I just couldn’t stand it, so I rescued it just about 3 weeks ago and I am still working on it! Crystals and glass body pieces had to be totally cleaned. What better place to clean it than in the kitchen sink?

    March 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm
  10. Nathan Frazier

    The oddest thing I’ve ever put in my sink is my cat. He is long-haired and I had to clean some poo off his rear-end…

    March 1, 2015 at 11:43 am
  11. Neha Kaul

    Fake blood. It was Halloween’s and I had to get the stuff off of me. It was well into the wee hours and I didn’t want to disturb those fast asleep in the house; so I decided to use the kitchen sink rather than the bathroom to do the washing off. It was a bit of a struggle but I’m happy to report that with a cornstarch and milk paste, I was able to successfully remove the stain out of my costume.

    March 1, 2015 at 12:07 am
  12. Heather De Luna

    Well, in our case, I can’t say we have a big range of “oddest things” we’ve put in the kitchen sink to choose from, so I will have to modify it a bit to “most unexpected and cutest” things. I’ll get to the punchline shortly.

    Now first off, we have two wonderful adopted shelter cats in the house. Barring my brief narrative, they would probably be considered the cutest things to ever put in the sink, although certainly not oddest since many people probably wash pets (or even babies) in a sink. Since we don’t often make real exotic foods, the range of odd things is relegated to the occasional super-muddy shoe, baby diapers and things of that ilk.

    So, these cute cats of ours (Wrigley and Da Biscuit) like playing the side yard which is accessed by a door near the kitchen. So in good weather season, we will let the cats out with the door barely closed so they can let themselves back in. Usually it isn’t too eventful, with casual reentries by the catboys broken occasionally with a startling but infrequent “zooming in” due to a loud noise or postman walking too close to the fence. Unfortunately we started to become more alert to their entries, since our one cat, Da Biscuit, is really a hunter. Only days before our “oddest thing” event, Da Biscuit came barreling in with a squealing mole! That event made me much more conscious of their reentries, to ensure they weren’t bringing in odd things from outside.

    Of course Wrigley — being ever impressed by Da Biscuit’s skills (and fortunately a more gentle, cautious boy) — decided on this day to one up his baby brother. As I clean the kitchen, I see Wrigley all worked up and excited, vying for my attention, having just came in from the yard. Then I notice he has something in his mouth and then motions to drop it off at my feet: did he find a sock, his favorite cat toy, his catnip doll? No, at my feet he gently places the cutest baby bunny I’ve ever seen!

    Of course the first thing I do is careful grab the little guy, roughly the size of a tennis ball, and place him (or her) in the sink with a little towel. It couldn’t have been more than a few days old. I praise Wrigley for being a “sweet boy” as I check the bunny to ensure it isn’t injured (which he wasn’t). As I do this, Wrigley darts back outside.

    I quickly realize I better bring him in and check the area. Before I make it to the door he comes all strutting in with another baby bunny! I bring that one to the sink as well, isolate the cats out of the room and then check outside. A notice another baby bunny in our yard and bring him to the sink as well, with another two peaking out of a hole within 2 feet of our fence!

    So on this most unexpected occasion, I just praise their lucky stars (and our hearts) that Wrigley is the one to discover his new found friends. On this day, our gentle Wrigley became the main contributor to the oddest thing we put in our sink: a nest of Baby Bunnies!

    February 28, 2015 at 11:57 pm
  13. floridagld

    We have had lots of “odd” things over the years in my sink..haha. Although NOT odd to me/us for Food/cooking wise grandpa’s Florida Swamp Cabbage (back in the day when legal) his squirrels, soft-shell turtles; and quail.
    Lots of bugs (lobsters), oysters; clams.

    One of my hobbies is beach-combing and seashell collecting. I have had live conch and sea shells that needed the “animal” out/ and smell longer legal, sea glass, sea sponges, sea fans, and corals. All need cleaned..issue is the sand and not getting it down the drain.

    BTW..beautiful sink for the the vintage quality of it.

    February 28, 2015 at 11:40 pm
  14. Savanna Buczkowski

    We bathe our newborn babies in the sink! Since I birth at home, the sink is the perfect fit!:-)

    February 28, 2015 at 11:12 pm
  15. rusthawk

    A huge staghorn fern is the strangest thing I’ve had in my sink. The ball of the plant barely fit in the sink …but it needed a good soaking and fertilizing.

    February 28, 2015 at 11:02 pm
  16. Jennifer Weeks

    Draino. Whenever you buy it at the store and pour it down the sink, it’s literally money down the drain.

    February 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm
  17. Joselynn

    This would make my old kitchen look beautiful and attractive

    February 28, 2015 at 10:16 pm
  18. AngelaS

    So let’s go out with a bang. I’m going to miss this so, this daily trip down memory lane. Thank you all, it has been great fun. The oddest thing ever in my kitchen sink, a hog’s head. And how I learned that the family delicacy we call souse, more commonly known as hog’s head cheese– was made from just that!

    February 28, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    My hair. Also the babies when they were 1st born.

    February 28, 2015 at 10:09 pm
  20. Annette

    I really don’t put odd things in my sink, but the oddest might have to be food grade hydrogen peroxide that I use to clean my produce.

    February 28, 2015 at 10:09 pm
  21. Leatha Lawrence

    The oddest thing that I’ve put in the sink was a light fixture . We took it down to replace it with a brand new one.. As I was taking the old light to the back door, a small spider crawled from under the yellow piece of insulation. The sink was the closest place where I could get rid of the light with the spider without causing seriour damage to myself. The spider got a new home down the drain somewhere.

    February 28, 2015 at 9:21 pm
  22. Diana Barnes

    I came home once with my girlfriends to find my brother and his friends congregated around the TV watching Auburn football and in the kitchen was a sink full of bull testicles. Apparently they had been working cattle that morning and were planning to fry them up for halftime. One girlfriend ran to the bathroom to dry heave while another girlfriend (this one was from New York City) was so intrigued by the culinary curiosity she almost stayed for lunch! If I win this sink I promise to never ever defile its majesty with genitals from any species!

    February 28, 2015 at 9:17 pm
  23. rocketcitysaver

    I have no idea 🙂

    February 28, 2015 at 8:49 pm
  24. Missy Crispo (@missy1980)

    Any and all of my daughter’s toys that can be put in water and washed wind up by the sink so I know it is time for her to get up on stool and give them a bath put on towels then dry and put to bed, lol!!

    February 28, 2015 at 8:39 pm
  25. Trina Williams

    My husband put the lawnmower carburetor in our kitchen sink once to clean it and I banned him from the kitchen for life!!

    February 28, 2015 at 8:17 pm
  26. Mary Z

    My Maltese, JJ and a friend’s Maltese, Brady at different times. I have photos of me wearing a light blue top and shorts and JJ looking like a light blue dog because I was using whitening shampoo on him. He looked like a combination drowned rat and little old lady with his “blue fur” as I bathed him. I still laugh when I think of getting out the towels, removing the dish rack, getting out the shampoo and saying to JJ “It’s bath time for Bonzo.” with a glint in my eyes. He knew and I always had to crawl under the table to retrieve him for his bath. May he rest in peace and be eternally clean with no more baths!!!!

    February 28, 2015 at 7:59 pm
  27. Jennifer mccann

    My mother washes her hair in the kitchen sink every single day

    February 28, 2015 at 7:48 pm
  28. Andrea

    The oddest thing in our kitchen sink was a rescue kitten covered in auto grease. We washed her up, discovered she was a black and white kitten and named her Muffler.

    February 28, 2015 at 7:38 pm
  29. Dominick Crispo

    I would have to say,not unusual, but as I am the dish washer for my household, ti would be me or more specifically my hands, and since I never clean it afterwards my wife (of 47 years) come after me and dumps the drain catches and scrubs and rinses sink. We would really love to replace our 39 year old sink in our mobile home with this beautiful sink!!

    February 28, 2015 at 7:34 pm
  30. Leslie C.

    A Praying Mantis. When my son was in grade school he found one and wanted to take it to show n tell the next day. He couldn’t find a box so he put it in the sink and negleted to tell me. Imagine my surprise!!

    February 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm
  31. sandra schmitz

    I once put a frozen water balloon in our kitchen sink when my daughters were in grade school as an April Fool’s joke. They really enjoyed popping it and made a squirty time at the sink.

    February 28, 2015 at 7:04 pm
  32. LaLa

    I am an avid antique collector so I have cleaned everything from old vintage farm egg baskets to crocks in my sink. i once found a crock painted lemon yellow at a yard sale. I bought it for a quarter. I brought it home, placed it in the kitchen sink, and started the process of removing the bright yellow paint. It is now one of my prized pieces. I probably should also add we live on a river outside of Gettysburg, Pa.where the Northern and Southern Armies set up encampments. (all along the river banks) There was also a POW camp down river about a mile from our home. We sometimes find buttons, small bottles, mini balls, etc. so they usually end up in the kitchen sink, to be cleaned, as well.

    February 28, 2015 at 6:53 pm
  33. Angela Crispo (@boyds68)

    We were always picking up interesting odd pieces of stone, brick, metal, etc that might make an interesting display, to use in aquariums, terrariums, and art pieces, and they were always washed in the kitchen sink.

    February 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm
  34. superdumbsupervillain

    Holy cow, that sink is gorgeous. Our turtle, Tick Tock, used to hang out in the sink while I cleaned his tank. It always creeped me out to see him in a frying pan…

    February 28, 2015 at 6:32 pm
  35. Margaret Hazlette

    Nothing odd in the kitchen sick because I an a germ freak. Ask anyone in my family.

    February 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm
  36. Lorina Padgett (@padgettlp)

    A cat to bathe him. Normally it’s done outside but I came home to my daughter giving the cat a bath which did not go over too well.

    February 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm
  37. Michele Smith

    can’t remember anything weird.

    February 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm
  38. Hilary Oltmanns

    Two babies! I have twins!! 👯

    February 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm
  39. karen s

    The strangest thing I have ever put in my sink was 2 live lobsters. They lived in my sink for 3 days!! I can explain. My uncle brought them to me after a fishing trip, thinking I would enjoy them. Well, I had never cooked them before and when I discovered HOW I was supposed to cook them, I just couldn’t do it. I was expected to kill them? Put them alive into a pot of boiling water? I did not have the heart. We named them Starsky & Hutch and they eventually wound up being given to my neighbor to enjoy. And to this day, I have not eaten lobster since.

    February 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm
  40. carol clark

    the oddest thing was a baby Squirrel that fell out of a tree and i doctored back to life and it was a neat thing and it lived to where it only wanted cashews and i thought maybe i shouldnt keep it in the house so i eased it outside for a few weeks and then it just never came back

    February 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  41. Deb Baral

    Lots of lobsters. Every summer, my brother brings me about 10 lobsters, so they hang out in the sink while I get the water boiling!

    February 28, 2015 at 3:03 pm
  42. Laurie

    We’ve always used my kitchen sink to bathe babies! From my own boys, to my nieces & nephews, and now my grandchildren, all the babies in our family have had baths there!

    February 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm
  43. Shannon

    When my babies are born we save the placenta for the spring and then follow a long tradition of burying it under a new fruit tree. With our latest as the placenta thawed under water in our sink, I made note that it absolutely was the oddest thing that well used kitchen sink had ever held! A human organ! *yuck!*

    February 28, 2015 at 2:24 pm

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