Rated 3 out of 5 by thewhites A lot of money for so much plastic
The faucet works fine but the base and much of the faucet is plastic. After having it installed I applied calcium, lime and rust remover to the sink around the faucet. Within 3 minutes the base of the faucet was discolored and now my brand new faucet looks worse than the 14 year old all metal Delta faucet I replaced. The instruction booklet had pictures but no written instructions.
July 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Drew Great idea, poor execution
We purchased this faucet for our renovated kitchen, as well as another model for a new half bath. The unit in our half bath works OK. Not great, but OK. The unit in our kitchen is terrible.
First, the quality of the faucet is lacking. For the price, I seem to have gotten a faucet with an awful lot of plastic in it. The pull-out handle does not fully seat into the cradle unless you push it (and push rather hard) to get it in there. The touch feature is tricky at best. About 25% of the time when the "touch" feature is used to turn off the water, the faucet will continue to drip. To stop it, the handle must manually be turned off, which kind of negates the touch feature. And worst of all, the water pressure is terrible.
This was a replacement for another faucet that had great pressure. I have spent months trying to fix this issue. First, I checked the pressure at the shutoff valve under the sink - we get anywhere from 50psi to 80psi, which is great pressure. So household pressure isn't the issue.
Next, I re-hooked up our old faucet - got great pressure out of it. It was running about 2.5 gallons per minute, give or take.
I checked the aerator to make sure it wasn't blocked or clogged. Pressure was the same with or without it.
There was little more I could do without replacing parts, so I started replacing things one at a time. I've replaced pretty much every conceivable part in this faucet to try to get a decent pressure out of it, to no avail.
I am starting to think maybe it is a design flaw? I have read many reviews online with the same issue. And when I say the water pressure coming out of this faucet is terrible, I mean it is TERRIBLE. We are getting between .5 and .75 gallons per minute out of this thing. It makes doing anything nearly impossible. It takes about 10 minutes to fill the larger side of our sink to wash dishes. I literally turn on the water and walk away and do something else while it fills.
And the most irritating thing about all of this is that both my wife and I have emailed Delta customer service for assistance and suggestions over the past month and have gotten no response. I can't recommend this faucet or Delta to anyone at this point.
June 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gwood Not worth the cost
It's a faucet, it does what it is supposed to do.
However for the money it is not worth it.
1. Does not swing far enough side to side.
2. Full of plastic.
3. The spigot does not stay in the housing very well.
4. The included water supply lines are not adequate, they are stiff plastic lines more suited to what you might find in a house with wheels not an expensive faucet.
5. Anything sets off the touch feature, dish towel touches etc..
I am very disappointed with the quality and craftsmanship of this faucet. Even more so that Delta deleted my first review of this faucet.
March 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by zookeeper Good concept, poor materials and execution
Bought a brand new house 4 years ago and the only consistent issue we have had are the Delta faucets. Bath sink was leaking at a factory made joint and could not get a replacement part however, Delta shipped a full new replacement. Now, this faucet was hard to rotate and then stopped all together. Can't get it apart to see what is leaking/needed to repair it as it is so corroded things aren't coming apart. The contact assembly was also missing, as it was not factory installed.
Not real happy with any of the Delta products as I just learned that one of the shower valves is leaking as well. I understand that things wear out but the things that are going wrong are factory issues in my opinion.
August 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
by LAMak Compromised by an Expensive Non-functioning "Touch" Feature
This review is of a Delta Faucet 9159T-AR-DST Trinsic Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Featuring Touch2O Technology, Arctic Stainless installed in March 2014. Even after a five hour installation attempt by a licensed plumber, carefully following the included instructions, avoiding any metal-to-metal or electric component overlap, and installing an under sink insulation barrier, plus a service call directly to DELTA seeking advice, we are still without the ability to use this faucet's touted "touch" feature. The problem appears to revolve around an inability to ground the solenoid electronics so that a touch activates the ON / OFF function. Our white-porcelain-over-cast-iron-sink set into a thick granite countertop complicated the installation process, necessitating the need to cut the hard plastic insulation piece to fit. When battery operated, the solenoid allows the water to turn on and off; however, the ability to operate the faucet by touch remains inoperable. Furthermore, the battery connection itself remains intermittent, easily interrupted whenever wires attached to the solenoid pack are jostled. These both appear to be design issues that need to be addressed. Until they are, if your installation involves anything but the most common kind of sink (preferably not made of metal), I would avoid spending the extra for the "touch" feature. If you do decide to go ahead anyway, find a plumber who has installed one with this feature before to assure your best chance for success. The faucet itself looks great; however, we have invested hundreds of dollars for a non-functioning feature and an unnecessarily complicated installation process that seriously mitigates our appreciation of its attractive design.
March 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jmc14 Good in theory but not in reality. Overall poor design....
Worked fine at first, then thought the batteries needed replacing, it has been all downhill from there. Inconsistent functionality, the Touch2O rarely works properly, usually no water flow when turned on, have to pull the faucet head in and out to get the water to flow, sometimes cycles rapidly on and off, cannot leave in touch mode because will turn on and off on its own, very difficult to regulate the temperature, etc etc... Was installed by a plumber. Would never recommend the touch feature and have told others not to purchase. A faucet should not be so difficult to install/use this is why I feel the overall design is poor.
October 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bcspring01 Frustrating
We bought and installed this about a year ago. For the first several months it worked perfectly...then the issues. Coming on by itself, not coming on when tapped, etc. Very disappointed with this product. We researched faucets forever and were convinced we made the right choice. After saving for twol years to re-do our kitchen and splurging for the touch control, I feel foolish and wish I stayed with a traditional faucet. As a military family, we've moved a lot and completed many renovations over the years and we've always used Delta products (faucets, etc) and this is the by far the worst experience we've had.
November 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by bunny420 Beautiful faucet, "touch" is a bothersome gimmick.
The faucet is beautiful. The "touch" feature is just a bother. I never use it. I just use the faucet by turning on the water the usual way, however when I do that, the water keeps turning off. I paid a lot of extra money for this feature as it sounded like a good idea. I'm taking out the batteries and will just use the faucet without the "touch" feature. So - I would buy a Delta faucet again, just not with the gimmick of "touch". I have other Delta faucets in my house that have been there for 15 years and are still in great condition.
It was very difficult to install.
November 11, 2012