Esque®

Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® and ShieldSpray® Technologies

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9181T-AR-DST is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24.
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  • 1 or 3-hole installation
  • Featuring Delta Touch2O Technology: touch it on, touch it off
  • ShieldSpray Technology powers off the mess without making a mess
  • No-Lead Compliant
Finish: Arctic Stainless
List Price*: $693.10
Base Parts
9181T-AR-DST
List Price*: $693.10
Configurable Parts
  • With Touch2O® Technology a simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle will start and stop the flow of water
  • Helps keep your faucet cleaner, because washing the mess off your hands shouldn’t involve making a mess of your faucet
  • LED light signals blue when touch mode is active and flash red when batteries are running low
  • Automatic water flow shut-off after four minutes helps conserve water
  • Integrated TempSense LED light shows water temperature, changing from blue to magenta to red as temperature increases
  • Battery operated (6 AA included) for up to 2 year battery life or 6 C (not included) for up to 5 year battery life
  • Intuitive Touch2O® Technology can sense the difference between a touch and a grab, reducing the chances of false activation
  • Optional A/C adapter EP73954 may be ordered separately
  • MagnaTite® Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to snap your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use and doesn’t droop over time
  • ShieldSpray® Technology powers off the mess without making a mess
  • Concentrated stream cuts through messes and innovative water shield reduces splatter
  • DIAMOND Seal Technology is less hassle to install and helps your faucet perform like new for life, reducing leak points and lasting twice as long as the industry standard
  • Everything you need is together in one convenient box, including integrated InnoFlex® PEX supply lines
  • Fits 1 or 3-hole installations with optional available escutcheon
  • Optional escutcheon available for purchase separately
  • ADA Compliant
  • High-arc pull-down swivels 360degrees

Installation Information


1 or 3-hole 8" installation


  • Escutcheon: Optional Escutcheon Available
  • Flow Rate: 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi, 6.8 L/min @ 414 kPa
  • Spout Height: 16-3/16"
  • Spout Length: 9-3/16"
  • Deck to Outlet: 9-1/2"
  • Fittings Type: 3/8" compression fittings
  • Deck Thickness: 3"
  • Supply Lines: Included InnoFlex® Pex-C Supply Lines
  • Valve Type: Electronic with Euromotion DIAMOND Valve
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with the faucet. The look is great - looks fabulous in our new kitchen
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love the touch-on touch-off!!! I absolutely Love, love the touch-on touch-off!!! It's so handy when you're cooking and your hands are not clean! It's so elegant looking also!
Date published: 2018-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect faucet we are very happy with the touch on,,touch off feature. no more touching the handle with germy hands
Date published: 2018-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Esque delta faucet Beatiful and functional faucet.We had older version in an old house and decided to purchase newer again .Very helpfull that you do not have to open faucet manually with dirty hands!
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome faucet I had this faucet installed 2 months ago and worked perfect. About 2 weeks ago, the temp indicator light started only showing red, even when water was lukewarm or cold (hence 4 stars). But it’s still a quality faucet and the sensor works great.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Delta Touchless/Shied Spray was easy to install (sink was out), looks nice and works great.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good! Third kitchen faucet in 5 years. First Delta though, and so far it's performing flawlessly. We are already spoiled by the touch control, and what water shield, though takes a little getting used to, works incredibly well. Faucet came with the wrong aerator tool, which Delta promptly replaced based only on an email - great service! You can really feel the quality in this faucet, and I hope for many years of reliable use.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I love my new faucet! The Touch technology is amazing, have worked without any issues & is very accurate.
Date published: 2018-04-29
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which soap despensers can be used wiyh 9181T-AR-DST

Asked by: frank
Hi, Frank! Thank you for your question. There are a few soap dispensers that can be used with the Delta 9181T-AR-DST faucet. Here is a link to the soap dispensers available in our Arctic Stainless finish: https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/accessories/soap-dispensers?facetFinish=arcticstainless Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2018-10-16

Does the Model 9181T-AR-DST have SpotShield? Does 72055T-AR have SpotShield? Are the following features compatible? In other words, can they be on the same item? ShieldSpray and Touch clean Thank you. 

Asked by: TLRBrinkman
Hello TLRBrinkman, Thank you for your inquiry! The Delta Esque Touch2O Pull-Down Kitchen 9181T-AR-DST faucet and the Transitional Electronic Soap Dispenser 72055T-AR are not designed with the SpotShield finish feature. Please see the below link for the SpotShield (SP) and ShieldSpray available faucets. I hope this helps! https://www.deltafaucet.com/search-results?searchTerm=ShieldSpray Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-08-22

Does the button for the wide spray have to be held down continuously or just pushed in and it will run on wide spray without holding the button down until the water is turned off?

Asked by: Mcmc
Hi, Mcmc! Thank you for your question. To activate ShieldSpray, pull the wand down and place the dish below the sprayer, then press the ShieldSpray button firmly. The ShieldSpray setting will turn off when the button is released. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-06-14

Instead of using the battery pack that lies on the cabinet floor, can you buy the 9 volt power cord accessory and plug into the wall instead?

Asked by: Ingrid
Hi, Ingrid! Thank you for your question. The 9181T-BL-DST faucet can be used with an A/C adapter. The part number for the A/C power supply is EP73954. Her is a link to the part: https://www.deltafaucet.com/parts-product-detail?modelNumber=EP73954 Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2018-05-26

Does this faucet (Esque 9181T-BL-DST) come with a warranty? And if so does the warranty only apply if the faucet is purchases thru Delta.com?

Asked by: Ingrid
Hi, Ingrid! Thank you for your question. To better assist you with this inquiry, please contact our Delta Customer Service line at (800)345-3358. We are available Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm, CST and Saturday, 8am-5pm, CST. You may also email at customerservice@deltafaucet.com. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2018-05-25

What is the base plate suggested for this faucet?

Asked by: michelle77
Hello Michelle77, Thank you for your question. The RP47274BL is the listed optional escutcheon plate for the Delta Esque Kitchen Pull-Down 9181T-BL-DST faucet. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2018-05-01

Does everything one needs to install the faucet come with it (minus tools) or do I need to purchase other parts?

Asked by: michelle77
Hello Michelle77, Thank you for your question. Yes, the Delta Esque Pull-Down Kitchen 9181-BL-DST is a complete faucet, you may just need a pipe wrench, bucket, silicone and an Allen wrench to help with the installation. https://media.deltafaucet.com/MandI/92590%20Rev%20A.pdf Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2018-04-26

How is the aerator cleaned on this model. Thank you.

Asked by: Ohio
Hello Ohio, Thank you for your question. The aerator of the Delta Esque Touch2O Kitchen Pull-Down 9181T-DST faucet can be removed, using the provided wrench. It can be cleaned or soaked in a 50/50 of vinegar and water solution. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2018-04-23
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