What To Look For In A Kitchen Faucet

Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Terry Ohara

You know, some of the most highly rated kitchen faucets are there which are also ranked as the best kitchen faucets that are all about looks and not quality. So, the guideline here is, looks aren’t everything, and you shouldn’t choose a faucet based on just looks.

I know that it is important to match your faucet with the other stuff that you have in a kitchen, but you can also get what you want without compromising on convenience and long-term dependability.

Now, considering the fact that there are 5 popular kitchen faucet types, you have to consider your budget because their prices can vary greatly. Let’s as an example of the hand-free type of faucets. Such faucets tend to come at far more expensive prices than the other types on the market due to the fact that they are pretty futuristic and they have a sensor that saves you the effort of using your hands to let the water out. Instead, as soon as the sensor tracks movement, the water starts pouring, so make sure you know exactly what you want so you don’t spend thousands of dollars on something you don’t even know what it is.

There are a couple of features you’ll need to consider as well, such as the spout height and reach, pull-down or conventional sprayers, number of holes in the sink, single or multiple handles.

Despite the popular belief, faucets are important even though we don’t put much interest in them, they are the most essential thing which works more than any other fixture in your kitchen, without it, you wouldn’t be able to wash your hands.

During my research, I noticed a lot of people on the internet were complaining about their faucets dripping, and if you want to avoid such things, make sure you choose a faucet with ceramic valves. Other types are also drip-free, but they won’t last much and over the years, they’ll just start dripping.

If your current kitchen faucet is with two handles, and you want to switch from two to one, then make sure you consider the number of holes in the sink. From my experience, most of the sinks I’ve seen have three holes, one of which is for the hot handle, one for the cold and one under the spout.

I get it, two-handle faucets have a better design and symmetry that can suit many kitchens well, but if we speak in terms of practice, a single-handle faucet is a lot more practical and convenient.

I take it that if you’ve had a side-sprayer then you have probably had dribbles or leaks, which is why it’s important to note that pull-down sprayers are much more reliable than the old side sprayers.

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