It's nearly 6 inches deep (about 14 centimeters). That's not terrible, but coupled with the low faucet, that left an 8 inch (20 cm) clearance for pots. Which is a huge problem for me because I love soup and make a big batch almost every weekend. Cleaning huge pots is already a chore, and fighting with the sink didn't help matters. (And just so you don't think I wanted a new sink just so I could easily clean a soup pot once a week: It was also irritating to clean tons of other things - skillets, cake pans, serving trays - anything larger than a dinner plate basically.)
So I started plotting to get a new sink. And by plotting, I mean searching on craigslist (a website similar to the classified ads in the newspaper) for a deeper sink. Luckily it worked out and I found a lovely 9" deep sink about a week later. Mr. G was on board so we bought it for $150, new in the box. The gentleman selling it had bought the wrong size accidentally and waited too long to return it. Since the faucet was also part of the problem, we used a gift card to buy a gooseneck faucet (it goes up away from the sink and then comes down, like a goose's neck.)
Mr. G and his dad (a plumber) took time out of their weekend to install the new sink and faucet. I am so grateful! I love it :)
Look, a skillet fits easily!
--I just realized some of you may be wondering why we have two faucets. The larger faucet provides water for cleaning and washing, the smaller faucet is for cooking and drinking. Because we have well water, we have an extra filter to clean the water so it's safe for consumption, and that water comes out of the little spout. :)