10 Best Farmhouse Sink Reviews – Thanksgiving 2020 Update!

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Farmhouse sinks are known for their spaciousness and classic yet modern looks. They are generally sturdy, easy to clean, and a dream to look at. These are some of the reasons why they are a favorite of homeowners.

Although farmhouse sinks are easy to like, they are not as easy to purchase. There are so many different kinds of farmhouse sinks available that choosing the right one for your kitchen is a task in itself.

However, to make things easier for you, we did some research and narrowed the list of good farmhouse sinks down to just the top 10 best farmhouse sinks. Let’s discuss the pros and cons and features of each one of these individually.

Best Overall Pick

BOCCHI 1138-001-0120 Classico Apron Front Fireclay 30 in. Single Bowl Kitchen Sink

We have chosen BOCCHI 1138-001 as the number one choice. Among a lot of reasons, its functionality, design, durability and price range are some of the grounds behind its being champion on this list.  This classic kitchen sink is not only versatile, but it is also extremely practical.

Our Featured Pick

Our featured sink is the beautifully designed and finished MOCCOA 30 Regallo. It is made out of rare clay that is found only in one geographic location in the world. It is also 40% thicker than the average fireclay sink, which makes it shock, scratch, chip, heat, and stain resistant.

In a hurry? Here’s a glance at our 10 top choices in 2020:

Sink Name

Dimensions

Material

Preview

Price

BOCCHI 1138

30" x 18" x 10"

Fireclay

MOCCOA 30 "Regallo"

30" x 19" x 10"

Fireclay

Kraus KHF203

35.87” x 20.75” x 10” Large Bowl: 19” x 16” Small Bowl 13” x 16”

BOCCHI 1139

33" x 18" x 10"

Fireclay

Kraus KFR1-33GWH Turino

33" x 18.25" x 10"

Fireclay

KRAUS Bellucci Workstation KGF2-33MBL

32.8" x 20.8" x 9.8"

Zuhne Prato33

32.8" x 22.8" x 9"

KRAUS KWF410-36

35.87" x 20.3" x 10"

Ruvati Verona RVH9200

33" x 22" x 10"

Ruvati RVH9733BL

33" x 22" x 9"


Top 10 Best Farmhouse Sink Reviews 2020

#1. BOCCHI Classico 1138 - Best Overall

Features

  • Material: High pressure cast organic fine fireclay
  • Safe for food as material used is 100% natural
  • Highly resistant to heat
  • Installation: farmhouse apron front
  • Dimensions: Outside: 30" x 18" x 10"; Inside: 28.5" x 16.5" x 8.5"
  • Color Options: White, Biscuit

This classic fireclay sink from BOCCHI is a single-bowl option, perfect for people looking for uninterrupted working space. It comes with a protective bottom grid and a strainer.

The high pressure cast organic fireclay used is naturally non-porous so it does not get stained easily. It is also hygienic and safe for food. Another thing we love about this sink is that you won’t have to worry about putting heavy utensils in the sink as it is impact-resistant and can even withstand heat at high temperatures.

Last but not the least, this sink is an absolute delight to look at. Farmhouse sinks are generally attractive, but this fireclay sink has a classic look to it that is likely to become a focal point in your kitchen.

The only downside you may have to face is its maintenance. The grid included with the sink tends to accumulate dirt if not cleaned properly. Overall, we believe that this sink offers great value for your money.

Pros

  • Extremely safe for food and for you
  • Heat-resistant
  • Scratch, stain and discoloration resistant
  • Impact-resistant
  • Spacious
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Grid can get dirty quickly
  • May get stained if not cleaned properly

#2. MOCCOA 30 "Regallo" - Our Featured Pick

Features

  • Material: High pressure cast organic fine fireclay
  • 40% thicker than competitors
  • Reversible: has 2 fronts
  • Safe for food as material used is 100% natural
  • Highly resistant to heat, stains and impact
  • Installation: Undermount, farmhouse apron front
  • Dimensions: 30" x 18" x 10"
  • Color: White

This sink may be a bit heavier on your pocket, but it is worth the money. The durability of this sink is almost unmatched as the material used is 40% thicker than that used in similar sinks. It comes with a bottom grid as well.

Another reason to love this sink is it’s versatile design. It has 2 fronts: one is traditionally smooth while the other one has a decorative flute design.

The fireclay material is fired at extremely high temperatures of over 2200°F, making it highly durable and resistant to heat, stains, impact, chips and scratches.

The sink, however, has a flat bottom. This means that water can accumulate in the sink and not drain easily. This is not a major drawback, but can make the cleaning job a bit more time-taking.

Pros

  • Highly durable
  • Versatile design (offers 2 fronts)
  • Safe for foods
  • Resistant to stains
  • Heat resistant
  • Deep bowl

Cons

  • Cleaning requires more effort
  • Can craze under improper care

#3. Kraus KHF203 - Best Double Bowl Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sink

Features

  • Material used: T-304 stainless steel in TRU16 gauge
  • Commercial-grade satin finish
  • NoiseDefend soundproofing
  • Non-toxic undercoating
  • Dimensions: Outside: 35.87” x 20.75” x 10”; Large Bowl 19” x 16”;
    Small Bowl 13” x 16"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

This double-bowl stainless steel sink from Kraus may be the quietest farmhouse sink you can get. Thick soundproofing pads cover almost the entire sink. Non-toxic undercoating adds further insulation, dampening vibrations and sounds impressively.

This is a great option if you’re looking for a practical, spacious sink. It is big enough to even bathe your young kid in.

Cleaning the sink, however, requires a little extra effort as the bottom is dead flat and tends to accumulate water in it. As long as you keep it tidy, this sink will last you a good number of years.

Pros

  • Deep and spacious
  • Easy to install
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Durable
  • Stylish design

Cons

  • Cleaning requires effort
  • May rust under improper care

#4. BOCCHI 1139 - Best Double Bowl Fireclay Farmhouse Sink

Features

  • Material used: high pressure cast organic fine fireclay
  • 100% non-porous surface
  • Glossy finish
  • Highly resistant to heat and impact
  • Dimensions: 33” x 18” x 10”
  • Color Options: White, Matte Brown, Matte Gray, Sapphire Blue

Another fireclay sink by BOCCHI made it to our top 10. Apart from its material, what we like the most about this product is the variety of colors it is available in.

This one is also quite spacious so you can easily wash big pots without splashing water all over your counters. Like the other fireclay sink from BOCCHI, this is also a gorgeous sink.

It is also highly resistant to heat, chipping, discoloration and cracks even at extreme temperature fluctuations and impacts.

The installation, however, may require a little extra effort. Overall, this is an excellent option to consider if you’re looking for a good-looking, durable, double-bowl farmhouse sink.

Pros

  • Naturally resistant to heat and stains
  • Resistant to chipping and discoloration
  • Easy to clean
  • Stylish design
  • Large and spacious

Cons

  • Installation can be difficult
  • Can scratch under improper care

#5. Kraus KFR1-33GWH Turino

Features

  • Kraus proprietary high-grade fireclay blend with ultra-fine material
  • Stain-resistant high-gloss finish
  • Reversible farmhouse design
  • Heat-resistant up to 300°F
  • Dampens sound naturally
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 33" x 18.25" x 10"

This fireclay sink from Kraus is another great farmhouse sink. The best thing about this sink is its composite material - Kraus proprietary high-grade fireclay blend with ultra-fine material.

Similar to the fireclay sink by MOCCOA, this one is also reversible and offers two fronts: one is modern and flat while the other is more traditionally rounded. The material used dampens sound naturally and is also resistant to heat up to 300°F.

Apart from the quality, we love the high-gloss finish on this sink. This may even be the best fireclay farmhouse sink in terms of looks.

Pros

  • Versatile design (offers 2 fronts)
  • Stain-resistant glossy finish
  • Naturally hygienic material
  • Perfect draining
  • Sound-proof
  • Highly resistant to heat

Cons

  • May be difficult to install
  • Color may slightly vary from what’s advertised

#6. KRAUS Bellucci Workstation

Features

  • Workstation sink with integrated ledge
  • Material: metallek (natural granite combined with polished metallic particles)
  • Easy drainage - Rear offset drain and gently sloped bottom
  • Heat-resistant up to 650°F
  • Dampens sound naturally
  • Fade-proof color with UV protection
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 32.8" x 20.8" x 9.8"
  • Color Options: Metallic black, Metallic gray, Metallic brown

Workstation sinks are the best option for people who like to cook and use their kitchen often. The KRAUS Bellucci workstation sink can resist heat at impressively high temperatures (upto 650°F) and also features UV protection.

Farmhouse sinks usually have issues with draining as they tend to have flatter bottoms, but this sink’s bottom is gently sloped specifically to enable efficient drainage.

Last but not the least, this sink has a built-in ledge and comes with a premium cutting board as well. The thick stone-like material also minimizes sounds and vibrations naturally.

Pros

  • Highly resistant to heat
  • Comes in ISTA-certified packaging
  • Fade-proof color with UV protection
  • Perfect draining
  • Easy to maintain

Cons

  • May discolor at extreme temperature fluctuations
  • Tends to get water stains if not cleaned properly

#7. Zuhne Prato33

Features

  • Material used: 16-gauge T-304 stainless steel
  • Safe for food (zero-lead non-toxic materials used)
  • Gently rounded corners make cleaning easier
  • Cancels noise extraordinarily with 2.5x superior insulation
  • Undermount or top mount installation options
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 32.8" x 22.8" x 9"

Zuhne Prato is a single-bowl stainless steel farmhouse sink. The very first thing to love about this product is its high resistance to extreme temperature fluctuations. You will not have to worry about damaging your sink or cabinets while pouring boiling water down this sink.

It is also pretty easy to clean. The gently rounded corners make sure that dirt or debris don’t get stuck in corners. The sink has an impressive 2.5x superior insulation that dampens vibrations and sounds while the sink is in use.

Another thing to like about this sink is its amazing depth and spaciousness.

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Excellent sound and vibration cancellation
  • Resistant to temperature fluctuations
  • Amazing depth
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Prone to rusting under improper care
  • Can scratch against sharp silverware

#8. KRAUS KWF410-36 Kore Workstation

Features

  • Workstation sink with integrated ledge
  • Material used: 16-gauge T-304 stainless steel
  • Satin finish
  • Proprietary noise defend sound proofing
  • Thick rubber padding to dampen vibrations and sound
  • Easy drainage: Off-set drain, gently sloped bottom, and channel grooves
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 35.87" x 20.3" x 10"

This is another workstation sink from KRAUS but in stainless steel material. It also has an integrated ledge that allows you to slide drying rack, cutting board, etc. across easily.

The product comes with all necessary accessories like a bamboo cutting board, a roll-up drying rack, grid, strainer and drain cover. It is the perfect option to consider if you don’t want to buy essentials separately and would rather have an all-in-one package.

The bottom is gently sloped to allow easy drainage and not let the water pool up. Last but not the least, KRAUS KWF410 is fully insulated with proprietary noise-defend soundproofing - ensuring a quiet experience when working with dishes.

Pros

  • Practical workstation design
  • All necessary accessories included
  • Perfect draining mechanism
  • Excellent sound-proofing
  • Deep sink bottom
  • Highly durable construction

Cons

  • Water stains may appear over time
  • Can scratch against sharp silverware

#9. Ruvati Verona RVH9200 Workstation

Features

  • Workstation sink with single-tier track
  • Material used: 16-gauge Premium T-304 stainless steel
  • Commercial grade brushed finish
  • Soundguard undercoating & thick rubber padding for sound-proofing
  • Sloped bottom allows complete water drainage
  • Gently rounded corners for easy cleaning
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 33" x 22" x 10"

This stainless steel workstation farmhouse sink is by Ruvati. It is smaller than KRAUS KWF410 stainless steel workstation but includes all the essential accessories like a colander, cutting board, drying rack, strainer and more.

The sink’s gently sloped bottom makes way for easy drainage. What we love the most about this sink is its brushed finish as it hides any scratches or lines that may appear in the longer run.

Ruvati Verona RVH9200 is pretty easy to clean, thanks to its rounded corners. It is also covered with thick rubber padding, making it sound and vibrations-proof.

Pros

  • All necessary accessories included
  • Brushed finish hides scratches
  • Excellent sound-proofing
  • Easy to clean
  • Conveniently spacious

Cons

  • Prone to scratches under inadequate care
  • Water spots may appear over time

#10. Ruvati RVH9733BL

Features

  • Material used: 16-gauge T-304 stainless steel
  • Colored finish using a nano-PVD technique
  • Soundguard undercoating & thick rubber padding for sound-proofing
  • Gently rounded corners for easy cleaning
  • Dimensions: 33" x 22" x 9"
  • Color: Gunmetal Matte Black

Last but not the least, Ruvati RVH9733BL is a gorgeous, matte black stainless steel sink that has been colored with a nano-PVD technique. It comes with a sink grid and a drain.

The installation is pretty straightforward as well. Most of all, we love this sink for its durability. It is highly resistant to peeling and wearing. It has rounded corners but a somewhat flat bottom, which can make cleaning a bit time-taking.

This is a great option to consider if you’re looking for a less traditional stainless steel farmhouse sink.

Pros

  • Highly resistant to peeling and wearing
  • Unique looks
  • Top-notch noise and vibrations absorption
  • Easy installation
  • Useful accessories included

Cons

  • Cleaning requires effort
  • Tends to scratch under improper care

What Is The Best Material For Farmhouse Sink?

Farmhouse sinks are available in many different materials such as copper, stainless steel, porcelain, marble, and granite. But among them which one is the best material for farmhouse sink?

1. Stainless steel:

Stainless steel sinks are the most common and offer a traditional look. The component is chip and scratch resistant. It also won’t corrode or rust unless the surface is damaged. On the positives, stainless steel sinks are comparatively less expensive. On the negative, these come with limited finishes and color options.

2. Fireclay:

Fireclay is a solid material inside and out. It is generally stronger and more durable than the other types of materials you can choose. However, it is also more expensive, and this is where many individuals decide to choose a material other than fireclay.

3. Copper:

Copper made farmhouse sinks are not only durable but also eye-catching. Although the sink surface tends to change color with general use and when exposed to chemicals, it’s a normal process. Copper is also a naturally germ-killing surface, which makes it one of the best sink materials for hygiene. However, it is common for poorly built copper sinks to dent easily - so its important to choose carefully.

4. Cast iron:

Cast iron made sinks are durable and also easy to clean and maintain. However, if the sinks aren’t properly maintained, chips and scratches may appear on the surface over time.

Farmhouse Sink - Buying Guide

There are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right farmhouse sink to meet your needs. This guideline will help you to make the right buying decision.

Choose the Material

Consider your needs and budget, and then choose which material is best for you. Farmhouse sinks as available in a bunch of different materials, and they all have their pros and cons.

Decide on the Number of Bowls

In general, farmhouse sinks come with one large size bowl. However, there are many double-bowl options too. Before making the final buying decision, consider the number of bowls depending on the size of your kitchen.

The double bowl design requires more space to set up than the single bowl configuration. So, if you have a small size kitchen go for single bowl sink.

Consider the Installation Type

The way a farmhouse sink is installed is an important factor when choosing a farmhouse sink. Generally, farmhouse sinks installation process depends on the underlying cabinetry. The base cabinet must be 3” wider than the farmhouse sink.

Farmhouse sinks, especially the fireclay sinks are usually heavy. So, you need to build additional supports into the cabinet.

It is also important to consider whether your sink will be installed as a top-mount or under-mount.

Check the Drain Size and Location

Farmhouse sinks generally feature a 3.5 inches drain which is a standard drain size. So, you can hook up it to any standard plumbing and garbage disposal. However, some models come with off-center drains that provide you more space under the sink.

Warranty

Finally, don’t forget to check the warranty that the farmhouse sink offers. Some models are covered by a lifetime warranty while there are some that offer a limited lifetime warranty.

Frequently Asked Question About Farmhouse Sink

1. What is a farmhouse sink?

To put it simply, a farmhouse sink allows the user to stand directly in front of the bowl and there is no countertop or cabinets in between. Farmhouse sinks also have their front side or "apron" visible, which is why they are also called "apron front" sinks. In general, farmhouse kitchen sinks are deeper than other common kitchen sinks. For a more in-depth information, check out our beginner's guide to farmhouse sinks.

2. Is there any difference between apron-front and farmhouse sink?

Although they are used interchangeably, some people refer to apron-front sinks as farmhouse sinks that are only finished on the front (the apron) while the other three sides are tucked into the cabinetry. If you'd like to install your sink as a standalone, then make sure to buy one that is finished on all 4 sides.

3. Which one is better - single bowl or double bowl kitchen sink?

A single bowl sink takes up less space to set up, while a double bowl sink requires more space to accommodate. If your kitchen is smaller in size, a single bowl sink will be a better fit.

4. Which types of farmhouse sinks are better in terms of durability and price?

Generally, fireclay or composite granite sinks are the most durable since these are the strongest materials. For the most part, these are also resistant to stain and scratches.

Metal sinks (like stainless steel or copper) can also be extremely durable depending on the thickness of the metal used. For stainless steel, anything above 16-gauge thickness should be good for normal household use.

Conclusion

We've reached the end of our reviews. We hope this list, and the individual reviews of each of the farmhouse sinks on that list were helpful in getting you one step closer to picking the right one for your kitchen.

If you have any feedback, or questions please reach out to us. We love to hear from you!

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George Sab is a retired home improvement professional. For over 30 years, he has educated his clients and helped them make the best choice for their homes. George started A Great Sink in 2017 to share his knowledge with the world and assist his readers on their journey to their perfect home!

26 COMMENTS

  1. I like the idea of an external sink, like a fancy bowl on top of the table area. I think it could look great, almost rustic.

  2. I think that KOHLER Whitehaven would be the best bet for me. I want something durable and that will last. I think this one tops them all.

    • Hi Lou,

      When I have researched for Best sink, I got The Kohler Whitehaven with Awesome Features and quality, that’s why I kept it #1 in my Research.

      Thank you.

  3. KOHLER K-3944-3-NA Vault Top-Mount Double-Equal Bowl Kitchen Sink with Shortened Apron-Front
    When it comes to stainless steel, it is the most popular materials that kitchen sinks can be made out of, and one of the most beneficial materials as well.

    >> I agree that there really are no disadvantages to this sink at all. I’m in love with its look and functionality. You just can’t beat that at all! No rust. No staining. No worry!

    • Hello Dave,

      I am feeling much pleaser for that you found your solution in my Research. Actually, it will increase my inspiration for next in-depth research.

      • I am feeling much pleaser for that you found your solution in my Research. Actually, it will increase my inspiration for next in-depth research.

        >> Awesome. Inspiring the inspired. What a feat! Keep up the great work, George.

  4. Question: We own a generational 1851 farm house and are currently remodeling. I would like to go with a farm sink: cast-iron, fireclay, Blanco… don’t know what to choose. We do A LOT of cooking and love to entertain. We usually use CAST-IRON PANS in our cooking; it’s our first choice of a cooking pan. What do you suggest? Grateful for your input and opinion.

    • Hey Kim,
      Thank you for Reading my Article.

      YES, You can continue with “cast-iron”. I can strongly recommend to you because I am also using this.

  5. Can you recommend a white farmhouse sink that doesn’t have a split? We just want one basin and both suggested on this site are split.

  6. Greetings,
    I am looking at purchasing a white farmhouse sink; is the fire clay a durable material? I was told it could potentially crack from a heavy item. This sounds quite risky and I don’t think I would want to always use a grid, as that doesn’t seem practical/hygienic.
    Do you have any information or thoughts about the composite granite apron sinks? I prefer white sinks and would like to know any info you may have on these.
    Thanks,
    Daina Pearson

    • Thank you Diana, for your amazing question.
      Yes, fireplace sinks are durable. But, by the term durable, I mean to say the material can fight scratches, alkali and acid pretty good. Also this material sinks are quite chip resistant. However it needs proper maintenance and you need to be careful about putting heavy utensils on it. Composite granite sinks are also quite similar in this sector. They also are prone to cracks over time. But it has better scrach resistant ability than fireclay. So yes, if you want to try a composite granite apron sink, go for it! Just make sure you give enough attention to keep the protective coating in better condition.

  7. Hi George,
    I have been researching farmhouse/apron sinks for my kitchen reno and am caught between price/durability/maintenance and overall aesthetics. My home is a true midcentury modern with modern industrial updates like cement floors and minimalist walnut cabinetry. I am looking for something with a honed understated finish and came acrossed the Stone Forest honed basalt granite which I absolutely love the look and feel of but am concerned with the upkeep. I live in arizona where the water tends to leave mineral residue. I know this is the downfall of a matte finish as opposed to a glossy one. I also like the matte black fireclay by Bocchi which is much cheaper but i don’t love the look as much bc its much more uniform and doesn’t have the earthiness of the granite. Ive attached a link to both, I’m not great with a lot maintenance and upkeep. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the 2 or any other recommendations for a 33″ single bowl apron or farmhouse to complete the look! I don’t love the look of the composites, do not want stainless and am going for either a black, dark grey or stone look.
    Thank you!
    Loren

    • Hi Loren, 

      Great job at researching and figuring out these excellent sink choices. I must praise your taste. I would prefer the Stone Forest honed basalt granite sink. However, because of the water condition of your area, it’s obvious to get a bit worried. 

      I would tell you to go for the sink and try at least a minimal maintenance routine. No matter what sink you buy, there’s no guarantee of permanent durability if you don’t take the slightest care. That way, you are bound to be adding some maintenance habits after all.

      Once you get the sink, apply stone sealer spray before the first use and twice every year. There are also poultice products available that can help you even if by any chance, there’s a hard stain in your sink after using several times. 

      For the minimal maintenance, just don’t keep it wet, wipe at night after all washing is done, avoid antibacterial soaps or anything that has alcohol or citric acid and go for deep cleansing once in a month. That’s it!

  8. Thank you George!
    Stone Forest is sending me a sample piece to try out but after speaking with them I’ve learned that the actual stone the sink is carved from is Basalt not Granite. I’m a little spooked since I am not great with daily care and don’t want a love/hate relationship with such an important and pricey purchase! My fantastic taste is a real curse when it comes to form/function LOL! I’m leaning in the Bocchi Fireclay direction and just ordered a bar sink for my wet bar and can run it through the ringer in the meanwhile before making a final choice on the kitchen. I’d love your weigh in on that one if you have an opinion or any other black or grey earthen looking sinks.
    Thanks!
    Loren

    • Your welcome Loren.

      Sad to hear about the Stone Forest, that piece was gorgeous. With Bochhi, I’m also not too fond of the looks but let me tell you one thing. Bocchi fireclay sinks are made with a high-pressure casting system, which is alone enough to give you great non-porous surface. It comes with a finish that is harder than rock according to users. These are popular for being smooth and strong to fight dents, scratches, and damages. Even with regular use, you won’t find much to complain about. Since you don’t want to take a risk with your maintenance habits, I think you can try a sink from Bochhi. I found this model to be matching what you are looking for. Good Luck!

  9. Hi George,
    Thought I’d ask a question and take a chance that you’ll answer me. Fingers crossed!
    My cabinet designer is pushing me towards a Karran QA apron sink and is suggesting I purchase it at Lowes or Home Depot (she’s not benefitting from the purchase).
    She says they are resistant to stains, very durable and reasonable in cost. Sounds like just what I want!
    I’m surprised that you don’t rate these sinks as one of your top ten.
    How do you feel about the durability, etc. of the Karran quartz sinks?

    • Hi Jo,

      Your cabinet designer is right, Karen Apron skins are really sleek and fit right into any modern kitchen with beautiful bowls, dashing color options and also their durability is pleasuring for the price tag… GO FOR IT… 

  10. Impressed by your feedback. Interesting about water from different areas. We live in Va. Beach We are looking for a white farmhouse kitchen sink that won’t discolor and needs little maintenance. Any ideas?

    • Hi Charlotte, if you’re going for a white sink I think you don’t have too much to be worried about in terms of discoloration from hard water. And maintenance is tricky – some materials are harder to maintain than others but every sink will require at least some maintenance 🙂 I recently wrote a post on the best kitchen sink materials to keep clean. That should help you to figure out which material you want to go with. It seems like fireclay might be a good option for you given what you’re looking for.

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