Deluca Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet
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
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
Deluca Kitchen Faucet (Home Depot Model)
I searched every kind of kitchen faucet available between Delta, Kohler, and Moen when I needed to replace my old delapidated Moen kitchen faucet. After finding and selecting a couple of the 'best' (my opinion) kitchen faucets from each manufacturer, I then compiled a trade matrix scoring each faucet on aesthetics, average feedback of the kitchen faucet from all the sales outlets on the internet, functionality, price, and configurability. Well right off the bat it was easy to see that just about any Delta kitchen faucet was going to win the feedback contest against the other two manufacturers. Everywhere I looked, Delta kitchen faucets repeatedly rated higher than other similar type kitchen facuets from other manufacturers. Then, as far as aesthetics are concerned, I found the Deluca to be the 'best' looking (my opinion) kitchen faucet. Unfortunately, it took longer to find because since it is a Home Depot exclusive the Delta website does not show it in the search selection. Lowes also has an exclusive kitchen faucet called the Ashton, although I think the Deluca is better looking. Kohler had good looking kitchen faucets as well but in the end Delta had more and then of course the Deluca was the best looking of any. In terms of functionality, Delta and the Deluca were by far superior and the main feature that stood apart and better than the competition was the magnet latching system for the sprayer head. That feature alone makes the Delta the only choice. All of the Delta pull-downs have the magnet feature and it's a game changer in my opinion. At first I read some reviews stating that the magnet can come apart, etc...but I can not see any way for that too happen and in the beginning I too was concerned that the magnet might have problems but after installation and close in-depth inspection the magnet seems very robust, strong, clean, and secure. The spray head snaps into place and is held very securely with no twisting or sagging of the head or hose. You never have to worry about the spray head sagging down and being out of position. Price is another factor in choosing a Delta kitchen faucet and Home Depot has great prices and the Deluca is no exception. One thing nice is the Delta kitchen faucets come with soap dispensers...I personally dont like the soap dispensers that come with the kitchen faucets...Delta, Moen or Kohler but it's still nice to know that one comes with if needed and the Delta soap dispenser is better than the others becaause it overlaps the base so no contaminants can fall down inside from above and especially water wont run down inside the soap dispenser if you are cleaning the top part. So that's all there is to say. Delta wins out anyway and the Deluca wins out on it's good looks, clean lines, smooth appearance, ease of use, size of top arch, color of stainless steel, and so on. One last thing to add....these pull-down type faucets, all of them, are higher than your usual old pull-out and regular kitchen faucets of yesteryear and as such have one negative aspect....water splashes and sprays around on the countertops and backsplash more-so than the old regular type faucet. So that's the only bad really....and all the good way out weighs a few little water drops splashing around.
October 26, 2012
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
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
Sleek Hi-Neck Faucet With Pull-Out Sprayer
I like everything about this faucet except not being able to tightly mount the faucet to its base on my sink. Everytime I tightened the under-the-sink nut that holds the faucet to the base/sink the white rubber washer protrudes out from the shaft. Consequently, I have a faucet that is mounted, but loose.
I did find installation easier than most experiences in my past.
July 9, 2012
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
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