Delta Flange and Strainer - Kitchen Sink
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
Didn't need it; returned
The original sink that needed a basket was back-ordered for two months, so I got a different one that came with a stopper. I dare say, though, that my plumber thought it was over-priced, and had too much plastic in it.. He refused to use it and sold me one for $10 less. Was it a plumber thing? I doubt it, as he's not that kind of guy.
May 19, 2014
Smooth fitting and looks great. Glad I purchased this one.
May 12, 2014
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