Classic Single Handle Kitchen Faucet
I'm not a shopper, so when my wife requested that I replace the kitchen faucet I simply went to the store and bought a faucet in the price range I wanted. Removing the old faucet was a challenge, but installing this one was quite easy. The first problem occurred hen I tried to re-install the Culligan brand water purifier that fits on the end of the faucet. The old faucet had male threads, but this one has female threads so the purifier couldn't be attached. There was probably an adapter included when I bought the purifier years ago, but obviously I did not save it. I called Culligan to see if I could simply buy an adapter, but they don't sell that part alone. The second problem occurred when my wife tried to clean a large, deep pot. Our sink is fairly shallow, and the old faucet was fairly high so large pots fit under the faucet easily. This faucet is fairly low, so large pots don't go under it easily.
If these two issues are not important to you, then I think you would be satisfied with this faucet.
April 11, 2014
Restricted Rotation Angle Makes This a Great Choice
I looked at every low-end kitchen faucet at Home Depot to find one that has a limited range of rotation, and this one (and sprayer version) was the only brand and model that was limited to 180 degrees. I don't understand why anyone needs a faucet that rotates more than that, especially since pushing it all the way against the wall will cause water to miss the sink. Our other faucet was like that. I came home one day to find thay my elderly mother had done that and flooded the kitchen. This faucet works great apart from that, but this one feature is a great selling point. I hope Delta will indicate that on the box in the future so that it's immediately obvious to other caregivers looking for a solution as I was.
The only downside to this faucet is that the connection to the sprayer appears to be proprietary. Since I already had a sprayer, I bought the model without a sprayer thinking that I could use my old one. Not possible. I can still buy a sprayer separately through the parts dept, although at a higher cost than buying them together.
January 26, 2013
Classic single-handle faucet
Am not happy with my new kitchen faucet. We lost over half of the water pressure with this new 1.5 GPM faucet and I am unable to totally rinse the bottom of the sink out. Instead of using the water from the faucet, I have to get a pitcher, fill it up and then rinse the sink out with the water from the pitcher. There is also such little pressure that the water coming out of the spout won't even make suds. This is a real shock since we have and have always had good pressure every where else in the house. We also have a full house filter out at the pump and am positive there is no trash in the lines, and for sure not even in the screen at the end of the spout. The spout is so much lower than my old Delta, even though the specs said they were the same height, that I can't rest much of anything on the sink divider so I don't have to hold the pot or put it in the bottom of the sink to fill it. Guess that is because of the severe curve in the spout. The faucet looks ok, with the exception of the handle being so thin that I am almost afraid to use it in fear of breaking it.
December 6, 2013
this faucet is the best faucet for the money...never have to worry about leaks.
February 4, 2013