Kate Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser
Nice faucet, difficult to install
I like the faucet now that it is in, but was very difficult to install. The single mounting stud for valve component is at perimeter of component. That may be fine for some sinks, but I have a Kohler cast iron (which is very common by the way) in which the holes on top are slightly beveled. The off-center mounting design pulls one side of the component down into the bevel when tightening the stud, causing the component to be cockeyed, not vertical. This makes it impossible to install yourself. I had to have a second person on top firmly hold the top part while I tightened from below to keep it straight. A simple faucet install should not be this difficult. Designers should test install on different brands of sinks. One other small beef. The free weight idea for helping hose retraction sounds good in principle and maybe works well in lab, but in real world there is a lot of stuff under the sink that interferes with the weight. You have two water supply lines, two shutoff valves, a drain and trap, a garbage disposer, a power cord coming from disposer to plug on back wall, a drain hose running across from dishwasher to drain pipe, and then, of course, the consumer wants to use this space as well for storing cleaning supplies. With all of that stuff under there, the free weight concept just does not work well. The saving grace here though is that the Delta models have the magnets to hold head in spout so you don't need to depend on the weight. That is the main reason I went with the Delta. They are only ones with the magnets to hold head firmly in place and that is the reason I still recommend it.
January 19, 2013
I've been using the Delta Kate for a little over a month and so far love it! I was concerned about the magnetic attachment of the sprayer, but it locks in tight without issue. I expect that to continue and for that reason, give the faucet the highest marks.
Installation was very easy. The ability to place the handle separately from the spout is a nice feature PLUS, the soap dispenser makes for a complete set. My only wish now is for Delta to have a beverage faucet that matches for my filtered water spout.
March 22, 2013
I really like the design and performance of this faucet.
Overall, this is a great product. Two issues with the product. The water temperature is difficult to adjust--either too hot or too cold. Need to adjust the handle ever so gently to get the temperature correct. Also, the soap dispenser is difficult to fill. When starting to refill the soap spills all over the sink if I am not careful. Also, it is very difficult to tell how much soap to add to refill the dispenser without if overflowing. Overall these are things I will get used to the more I use it, but a little annoying none the less.
August 16, 2012
Very very nice faucet
I love this faucet. Couple of things. We have a very deep sink, actually a set of 2. This faucet works best with a deep sink, as you can pull down the sprayer/spout and it won’t splatter all over the counter. You can work deep in the sink. I like the high arc, as you can fit most anything under it. I like the magnetic pull back in place, as this tidies up the area. I wanted and had actually first bought the Touch one, but it did not have the lifetime warranty, so I returned it for this one. I do like it and I like the finish. I would say the only thing I find just a tad bit wrong is if the item I want to fill won’t fit in the sink under it, the spout pull out is difficult to get at a higher angle. So, you first have to pull out the hose, put it in the thing you want to fill, then hang on to it, then turn on the water. Overall, I would buy this again and really love it.
June 16, 2012
Great product and great style
As a single woman, I was most thrilled that I was able to install this faucet ALL BY MYSELF!! And I LOVE it. The design is a nice, updated style that looks current in my kitchen. I really like the magnet attachment of the flexible/removable hose, and I like that I can change the water pattern from shower style to direct flow with the flip of a switch right on the faucet. Great product!
February 8, 2014
I love this faucet! Pull down style with magatite connection and a simple switch to change from stream to spray...this is the perfect type of faucet. Love the stainless steel finish, wears really well. My only suggestion would be to make the handle so the travel from off to full power was a longer stroke, it would make it easier to find the right flow position.
June 12, 2012
This product is sleek, attractive, and easy to install.
I purchased this product to replace a competitors faucet that didn't last 5 years and their warranty support let me down. We found this faucet and have come to love it. The features such as the magnetic head and switch for regular or shower flow are excellent addition. Installation was the easiest I have seen. Great job on this product!
September 22, 2013
The product has some very quality features
When I went looking for a new faucet I wanted something that was durable, long lasting, easy to install, and was easy to repair.
I must say that the faucet is great so far. The only challenge I had was the installation, but that was probably due to being anxious to get the faucet in and running.
Thank you for a great product.
September 13, 2013