A laundry room utility sink is similar to a kitchen sink, but the basin is sometimes larger and they don't have garbage disposals underneath. They are often large standing basins with no cabinet below for storage. People use utility sinks to hand wash clothes or to perform special cleaning functions.
Utility sinks don't fit into small laundry spaces. They are more common in large rooms or in basements. For laundering, people soak clothes in a utility sink and rinse off dirt and debris before putting clothes in the washing machine. People also wash paint, grass and stains from arms and hands in a laundry room utility sink.