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17 February 2014 @ 06:14 am
kitchen faucets  
we are working on redoing our kitchen and the faucet is coming into question. anyone have any recommendations? I would like one that has a sprayer in the faucet but that is about it. I have heard of Delta and Moen - any other brands to consider?

just me: pic#106445897leatherfemme on February 17th, 2014 02:27 pm (UTC)
Do not buy the pull-down style. They're horrible.

Delta used to be good they have switched over to cheap plastic parts. but then I believe most have. My current apartment had the original Delta faucet from when this place was built (abt 20 years ago) and we just had to replace it due to leakage around the handle. Repair guy got another Delta and the quality is nowhere near what it was.
[Jenny]jennyjenny84 on February 17th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
Ugly Like Her Mamaginky on February 17th, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
We have a Delta pull out. The first one lasted about 5 years, the second one is still doing fine 5 years later. We had to have a plumber come in to install the second one because of installation issues with the first one, so that may have led to it's earlier demise. I'd buy another one, we love the way it works.
just me: pic#106445897leatherfemme on February 17th, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
They've recently changed their materials/manufacturing.(see note above). As in, the store demo model had metal fittings, etc. The one the repair guy bought and installed at my place didn't. Cheap thin plastic now.
rainarana: lucyrainarana on February 17th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
We have this one by American Standard and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. It's pricey but the amount of use I get out of it makes it worth it to me. The fact that you don't have to pull it down, but rather just out of its holder means less stuff to go wrong and it's right there, so no yanking. Great for filling large pots or buckets, rinsing stuff that doesn't fit under a faucet. The only plastic part is the nozzle, but we haven't had any problems with it after almost 3 years. And I like the one handed control, single hole mounting. So yeah, if it isn't too much I would highly recommend it.
Laura: duckyeightydollsyell on February 17th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
look for ceramic parts on whichever faucet you choose. We have an american standard faucet but it has a separate sprayer.
rhyme_writerrhyme_writer on February 18th, 2014 01:20 am (UTC)
Kohler! They are classy and beautiful! But truly, Kohler and Delta are beautiful. Moen is a lower level brand. Kohler is neat because you can get all the parts individually if you need to. That may be true of Delta, but I don't know for sure. I have a Kohler with a pull out spray and I love it. If you are anywhere near Wisconsin, I highly recommend a visit to the Kohler design center (it's actually a tourist destination).
juliecurieuse on February 18th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
Moen, Delta, and Pfister have all been good. The fancy people who remodeled our house in the 1980s did all Kohler and most of then are still fine, but we are having the kitchen faucet replaced tomorrow and are going with this one below, a Delta. I like the separate sprayer personally and separate taps, mostly because our house is old and I feel like it's a more "traditional" feel.


couchtiger: tiger on your couchcouchtiger on February 18th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
We have a Kohler pull-out in the kitchen and have been happy with it. The plumber told us to avoid Delta, Pfister, and the home depot brand (glacier bay?) because they were cheap and poorly constructed. We've only had it 5 years but it's been trouble-free.
Heather: daisy mouthardor_patientia on February 18th, 2014 02:51 pm (UTC)
I just installed a delta faucet. The faucet parts were all copper/stainless steel, only the connections (hooking the house water lines to the fixture's water lines) were plastic. They snapped in vs. having to be tightened with a wrench, which I appreciated in a tight space. Caveat--this was a bathroom/small sink fixture.

I have a pull down Delta faucet in our kitchen. The previous owners installed it in 2009 (we bought the house in 2010) and it is going strong--I am pretty rough on it too.

Aquasource is a builder grade brand to avoid, in my opinion. The one we had in our bathroom fell apart-- handles broke off their bases because the screw snapped in half with very light use. I bought a Pfister faucet to replace it before the Delta one I eventually installed. I wasn't impressed with the quality of the pieces. They felt like cheap molded alloy that was coated with stainless steel vs. being solid. I returned it.