Touch faucets are fantastic and are quickly growing in popularity. These hands-free kitchen faucets turn on and off with just a light touch of a hand or arm. These faucets are becoming a favorite in "aging in place" kitchens or with the disabled. These are wonderful additions to any food prep sink because they are so easy to turn on with dough or flour covered hands. They are also useful for a potting bench sink.
The single handle kitchen faucet with pull out or pull down spray are really handy and fastly becoming the most popular style. Manufactures have put a lot of stock into these faucets in the recent years, and the wide assortment of styles and finishes show for it. The style that seems to catch every one's eye and pocketbook lately is the high goose neck. This style has a very high clearance for larger items, some of them can rotate 180 degrees or more and usually come with 32" of hose so you can water your lawn when you get done with the dishes! They are a bit more expensive like the Delta Pilar Pull-Down Faucet but if you're looking for a sweet looking multi-function faucet with the pro's stated above then look no further.
It needs to be well-made and of top-notch quality, if not it would only last you a couple of months. If you opt to buy any faucet that you can get your hands on, you stand the risk of spending money fixing it or replacing it repeatedly. Here is what to look for before you splash the cash for a kitchen faucet.
Time for chemistry class. Faucet exteriors are assaulted with charged metal atoms. These particles bond chemically to the surface of the base metal by a procedure called physical vapor deposition, or PVD. The issue is that different metals have an effect on assorted finishes. Even nickel and bronze. The evaluation team discovered that faucets with PVD finishes stood strong despite their honest attempts to scratch and mar them. PVD finishes are not 100% bullet proof however and heavy-duty corrosives (i.e. drain cleaner) can lightly discolor them.
A shiny chrome plated faucet is common in scores of kitchens today. Chrome is quite durable but can be scratched with a heavy-duty scouring pad. If you enjoy the look of chrome, use care when cleaning your faucet.
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