Delta Flange and Strainer - Kitchen Sink
This is a sturdy, well-made product. The metal does not appear to tarnish or change. The style and design of the product are modern and have a nice aesthetic.
August 24, 2013
This product is versatile and is the best strainer I've ever had.
November 1, 2012
I'm comparing this to Keeney 1437SS and Pegasus 540515 all three of which I bought to pick a winner. My ideal strainer and basket: Snap basket down to close, Snug basket fit to cup when open, No sharp edges on the underside of the basket (thats where you grab it when emptying#, Basket easily returns to cup after emptying, Basket snap mechanism must not jam in the presence of food scraps, No screws nor nuts holding basket parts together #when undone the parts drop into the drain#, Cup easy to remove food scraps from.
How I would improve this:
1. Mount cup to sink via outside threaded lock. As is, mounting mechanism is INSIDE the drain exposed to food scraps.
2. Basket has post that fits snugly into a cyllinder in the cup. A leaf of chard stuck in the cyllinder causes the post to not fit very well. How much bacteria can get past the little spring loaded ball bearing mounted in the post? Simplify: Replace with a ball at the end of the post and a joint in the cup - like a ball joint which allows the ball to be pulled out #gets rid of cyllinder and ball bearing).
3. Make the cup the same height as the other two strainers so you wont have to cut/extend plumbing to make this fit.
Otherwise this isn't a bad product. I hope a Delta designer will read this and do a redesign.
December 14, 2012
Beautiful but problematic
I purchased two of these in Polished Brass over a year ago when I replaced my double kitchen sink. The strainers are beautiful, made of heavyweight brass. The push-down closure is a breeze, and they never close accidentally. The finish has held up beautifully. However--the struts on the flange (the parts that hold the basket in place) are made of thinner metal than the rest of the unit, and the struts on one of my units broke after less than a year of use. Delta replaced it free of charge about three months ago, and now THAT unit has failed in the same way. Looks like a manufacturing flaw with some units. My other one is fine, though.
January 31, 2011
Nice finish. Quality product.
I replaced all of the hardware in the kitchen sink, including the sink drain and garbage disposal mount. I removed the soap dispenser and installed the Delta water dispenser that I connected to a remote Stage 3 water filter. This really dressed up the kitchen sink and added a touch of elegance to an ordinary kitchen.
The stopper for the garbage disposal drain does not fit well and will not keep water in the sink so I had to purchase an off the shelf stopper.
December 2, 2012
Expected the best
This basket drain was as good quality as we expected. The installation was easy and clearly explained in the packaging. The finish was beautiful and made a great addition to our new stainless steel sink. We are pleased with the final result!
July 4, 2008
Nothing too special here... it is a basket strainer for our sink. It does look good and matches our faucet perfectly. So I really like it, but again, it is just a sink drain, so I can't say too much about it.
September 19, 2008
The finish is durable. Cleans well and looks like the day it was installed. Oh, it actually works the way it's supposed to. Color match to Brizo faucet was spot on!
January 16, 2015