Kate®

Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser

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16970-SSSD-DST is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 55.
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  • 3-hole installation
  • Delta MagnaTite Docking holds spray wand firmly in place
  • Backed by Delta Faucet's Lifetime Limited Warranty
Finish: Stainless
List Price*: $450.85
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16970-SSSD-DST
List Price*: $450.85
The pull-down spray wand comes free with a gentle tug and gives you total flexibility. The hose extends and retracts without friction points, fed by gravity. As you raise the wand to dock it, the magnet embedded in the spout pulls the wand precisely into place. So, unlike other pull-downs that tend to droop over time, MagnaTite® keeps your pull-down faucet looking picture-perfect. Delta's exclusive DIAMOND Seal® Technology uses a valve with a tough diamond coating. InnoFlex® PEX waterways keep water inside the faucet out of contact with potential metal contaminants. This powerful combination brings you a faucet built to last up to five million uses. Only Delta faucets are equipped with Touch-Clean® soft, rubber nubbins that allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger.
  • MagnaTite docking keeps the kitchen pull-down spray wand firmly in place with a powerful integrated magnet, so it stays docked when not in use
  • DIAMOND Seal Technology features a valve embedded with diamonds to ensure like-new operation for the life of the faucet
  • Includes matching finish soap dispenser
  • Meets standards set by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Touch-Clean spray holes allow for easy removal of hard water build-up
  • 3-hole 6-16 in. installation
  • High-arc pull-down swivels 360degrees
  • Assembled dimensions: 14-5/16 in. H x 11-9/16 in. D x 6-11/16 in. W

Installation Information


3-hole 6"-16" installation


  • Flow Rate: 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi, 6.8 L/min @ 414 kPa
  • Spout Height: 14-5/16"
  • Spout Length: 9-1/4"
  • Fittings Type: PEX
  • Deck Thickness: 2.5"
  • Supply Lines: Included InnoFlex® Pex-C Supply Lines
  • Valve Type: DIAMOND Seal Valve
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magentic Docking We purchased this faucet set about a month ago at a reasonable price.It looks aesthetically pleasing.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Needs stabilization plate, no indication of this Just received this and was excited to install it, but then saw in the instructions that for a stainless steel sink, I need a stabilization plate which is not included nor mentioned anywhere in the description on Delta's website. Really unhappy that this extra requirement wasn't made clear and adds both time and expense to this process as now I have to order that stabilization plate separately.
Date published: 2019-03-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looks better on the website Delta missed the mark on this one. This would not have been my first choice but since the selections for 3 individual hole options are very few and this looked like the one I was replacing, I got it. This is a combination of stainless steel and plastic. The sleeve for the on/off handle is much bigger the sleeve for the pull down. So much that they don't look like they go together. The on/off handle is huge and looks like an old car door handle. The gravity weight for the pull down hose bangs around under your sink which is very annoying. There are a few things I like but more that I don't. Overall I feel like the design is mismatched. Partly sleek and partly chunky. Design was not well executed.
Date published: 2019-03-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Magna tite doesn’t work right Love the look of the faucet but the Magna tite doesn’t seem to be working right. It will stay in place when not in use but we have to push it back into place after using it. It doesn’t snap back into place even when you push it up very close to the top. Is this a faucet flaw or an installation issue? It was professionally installed. It’s terribly annoying to have to force it back into place every time.
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Problem Already Bought this faucet online. Looks great, but at only 6 months, faucet making clicking noise turning on and off. Sounds like its about to go out. Not sure how long Delta's guarantee is for, but I'd still be looking at another plumber installation charge. What a hassle.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks beautiful, very happy Very happy that it fit (in the already drilled holes) in my granite counter top. And it looks so modern & up to date.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed. Read the midrange reviews first. We've had this for going on 6 months and nothing but trouble with it. We originally had problems with it not seating flush with the new sink...solved that with a thin coat of silicone (not the best solution but worked), now it leaks when I shut the faucet off. So, I have to make sure to pull the handle to the right and then turn it off. Not worth the $$$.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well made easy install I replaced our old faucet with the Delta- Kate and my wife loves it looks great very well made.
Date published: 2018-04-23
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Is there any way to get this with a 2.2 gpm flow rate?

Asked by: Bill
Hi Bill, Thank you for your question! The 16970-SSSD-DST single handle kitchen faucet is not available with a 2.2 gpm aerator. Best regards, Brandis
Answered by: DeltaFaucet7
Date published: 2016-07-18

Hello, can the Kate soap dispenser be filled with foaming soap?  Thanks!

Asked by: Stuman74
Hello Stuman74, Thank you for your question. Soap Dispensers can use liquid dish soap, liquid hand soap, alcohol based hand-sanitizer,and even typical hand lotions. Foaming soap will pump from the soap dispenser but it will not foam. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2018-05-16

How deep does the sink need to be to work with this faucet?

My sink is a high low unit with the deeper sink being 9 1/2" deep. Will it work with a sink this shallow?
Asked by: Judie
Hi Judie, Thank you for your question. This faucet should work with your sink. It can work with sinks of any depth. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2016-05-31

Can the soap dispenser be placed on the far right with the faucet on the far left and the lever in the middle?

I want to replace the discontinued Delta 172 Waterfall model. Will the existing holes work for the Kate model?
Asked by: Mary
Hi Mary, Thank you for your question. The soap dispenser can be installed to the right of the handle. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-04-04

What size holes?

What size holes to drill into the granite for this faucet?
Asked by: Erin
Hi Erin, Thank you for your question. The recommended hole size for the model 13970-SSSD-DST faucet is 1-3/8" or 35mm. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2015-04-21

How can I tighten the on off handle? It's way to loose and I can't seem to figure out where the screws are to tighten it. Thank you.

Asked by: Lanie
Thank you for your question, Lanie! The Delta Kate Pull-Down Kitchen 16970-SSSD-DST faucet has a red/blue indicator button on the front of it. Once, the button is removed, using a 1/8" Allen wrench the set screw can be tighten or removed from the handle. Please see the below Parts Diagram document link. https://media.deltafaucet.com/PartsDiagram/DSP-K-16970-SD-DST.pdf Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-02-05

how far does it pull down?

Does "pull-down spray wand features a 59″ hose providing a 20″ reach" mean that the sprayer pulls down/out of the fixture by 20"?
Asked by: coyote
Hi Coyote, Thank you for your question. You are correct that the sprayer will pull out of the fixture approximately 20" giving you 20" of reach. Thanks, Dave
Answered by: DeltaFaucet2
Date published: 2014-05-15

How far does the spout stick out into the sink in inches from the base to the spout?

Asked by: art
I kno w your question is more than year old, and I do not own this faucet yet. In the picture above it says the height is 14.31" and spout reach is 9.25"
Answered by: arshi
Date published: 2017-10-26
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