Rated 2 out of 5 by Barbareno Design over function
I was attracted to this faucet because of its stunning design. It seems very well made, i.e., high quality. I am greatly disappointed in its function to easily get a setting of warm water. I believe there is a flaw in the degree of movement of the handle between the cold and the hot setting. By this I mean the angle. Most similar faucets have at least a 90 degree angle between the cold and hot setting, e.g., the angle between 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock on the face of a clock. This unit has no more than a 60 degree angle, e.g., the degree between 12 o'clock and 2 o'clock. I believe this is why it is so difficult to easily get a warm setting. As a result, I would not recommend this faucet.
July 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wxstone Good faucet - great design.
The magnetic attachment for the sprayer is actually a nice feature. Having the handle on the side takes a little getting used to. The faucet allows you to select two temperature settings - one full range, the other limited on both the hot and cold sides. It would be nice to allow some adjustment independently on both ends. Also, the water seems to get progressively warmer even if it the handle isn't turned to the full hot setting. It would also be nice to be able to install the handle on either the left or the right - the instructions seem to say it should only be on the right, but there doesn't seem to be a reason why installing it on the left wouldn't work. But it's a nice design, clean lines, and works well.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jpweis easy to install
I just replaced the kitchen faucet with the 19912-DST. I'm moderately handy with tools but not a plumber. The install was pretty easy. I covered the extra holes with the included escutcheon plate so just used one hole. The beauty of the install kit is the combination of the undersink bracket, the included wrench and the tabs on the bottom edge of the faucet hub/base. After getting the parts snug, I double checked the tabs were lined up properly and then tightened it further. The design makes it very solidly attached to the sink and the spout rotates freely.
July 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by annie63 Handle is stiff / jerky / sticky
It is very hard to dial-in the correct water temperature and water volume. The temperature is the biggest issue: it is almost impossible to get the water warm. I typically will turn it on to full hot (it takes awhile for the hot water to get our kitchen) and as it gets too hot, nudge the handle to the colder side to make the water warm. This faucet doesn't do that. It is really hard to nudge the handle -- it is sticky, and sort of jumps from hot to cold. Finding the warm "sweet spot" is very difficult. Similarly, it is hard to get the volume in the middle -- it's either full on water or a pencil thin flow. I've been dealing with this for a year, and finally called Delta. They sent a new cartridge but it is stiffer than the original one.
April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gbd1800 Completely satisfied with the purchase.
This faucet is better than expected. I replaced our original kitchen faucet with my Delta DeLuca and my wife is overjoyed. The faucet is attractive and efficient, and its high arc spout allows us to wash our gumbo pots with ease. We particularly like the ease of switching to and from the spray option and the magnetic pull down is a bit of lagniappe, which we Louisianians really appreciate. This faucet is well worth the money. We are completely satisfied and would recommend Delta to any of our friends or neighbors.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JANE SLEEK, STYLISH AND EXTREMELY FUNCTIONAL
THIS FAUCET IS THE ANSWER TO A PRAYER. iN AN EFFORT TO UPDATE MY KITCHEN FAUCET TO COMPLIMENT A TRUE COOK'S KITCHEN, I WAS PLAGUED WITH LIMITATIONS IN SPACE AND DESIGN. THIS FAUCET NOT ONLY MET THE CHALLENGE OF THE LIMITATIONS, IT'S DESIGN AND FUNCTION HAS BEEN AN EXTREMELY WELCOMED CHANGE. IT'S AS MUCH A PLEASURE TO USE AS IT IS TO LOOK AT. THERE WERE SOME INSTALLATION ISSUES WITH THE PRESSURE FITTINGS, BUT THE FINAL RESULT WAS WORTH THE EFFORT AND ADDITIONAL PURCHASE.
July 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomGJ3 Always Dependable DELTA!
I had a leaky (at the handle) American Standard kitchen faucet. Replacing the 'head' under the handle only reduced the leaking water #while using# about 60%). I bought a DELTA faucet as a replacement and within 1 hour, it was installed and not leaking.
It operates very smoothly, but we especially like the easily pull out/down sprayer AND the magnet that holds the sprayer into the arm, yet does not require much effort to release it.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick52 I would buy this again!
Excellent faucet with features that are a cut above. I especially like the magnetic link between the pull-down portion and the body of the faucet. My only negative comment is that the soap dispenser pump seems cheap compared to the actual faucet. I've owned a Price Pfister faucet whose soap pump was much heavier and better performing.
Otherwise, this is an excellent choice for those who want a premium product for their sink.
February 9, 2013