Esque®

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

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9181T-BL-DST is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 31.
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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
Finish: Matte Black
List Price*: $727.80
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9181T-BL-DST
List Price*: $727.80
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The Esque® Kitchen Collection’s refined curves and cosmopolitan contours give it a clean, poised look that accentuates the fresh modernity of a contemporary kitchen or complements the tranquility of a transitional space. Touch it on. Touch it off. Whether you have two full hands or 10 messy fingers, Delta® Touch2O® Technology helps keep your faucet clean, even when your hands aren’t. A simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle with your wrist or forearm activates the flow of water at the temperature where your handle is set. The Delta TempSense™ LED light changes color to alert you to the water’s temperature and eliminate any possible surprises or discomfort. Delta® MagnaTite® Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to pull your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use. Delta® ShieldSpray® Technology cleans with laser-like precision while containing mess and splatter. A concentrated jet powers away stubborn messes while an innovative shield of water contains splatter and clears off the mess, so you can spend less time soaking, scrubbing and shirt swapping. Delta® faucets with DIAMOND™ Seal Technology perform like new for life with a patented design which reduces leak points, is less hassle to install and lasts twice as long as the industry standard*. You can install with confidence, knowing that Delta faucets are backed by our Lifetime Limited Warranty. Electronic parts are backed by our 5-year electronic parts warranty. *Industry standard is based on ASME A112.18.1 of 500,000 cycles.
  • 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 3 out of 5 by from I have this faucet for over a year now. I purchased it with sinks etc. from Build.com. I have changed the batteries three time so far. The water doesn’t come with enough force. I feel the batteries should last longer. I think for the price, the product should perform lot better than what I am experiencing.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice looking but hard to keep clean Like the looks and function of the faucet. Got the arctic stainless and it's hard to keep clean. Looks water spotted even after wiping it .
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I love this faucet. Now I understand why it pays to get a quality product. Works flawless and looks amazing.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and functional! I’ve only had this faucet for a week and I absolutely love it. Great features and a beautiful addition to my kitchen. I love the spray shield and the light sensor. Love, love, love!
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delta rocks! This faucet is Delta at their best. I have it in the oiled bronze. Beatuiful, functional. Everything I wanted. The touch feature makes working with messy hands a whole lot easier.
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute State of the Art faucet!!! Best faucet imaginable - from the water temperature light to the shield spray option. Touch free is so convenient as well as the ability to disarm that function - by simply moving the handle. Another great feature is the black matte finish doesn't show fingerprints!
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the Touch sensor!! We have had this for 3 weeks so far. Really love the touch sensor to not have to touch the handle every time to turn water on and off. The convenience of touch to turn on the water is easy to get used to. Only minor concern so far is the finish on this arctic stainless does hold some water spots or show dirty water spots from splashing.
Date published: 2018-10-25
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
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Replacement for 61602 - 4 holes

Will the Esque single handle pull down kitchen faucet 9181T-BL-DST with 10" Allora escutcheon plus the matching electronic soap dispenser fit as a replacement for a 61602 four hole faucet - 4 inches between holes with 12 inches from first hole to last hole Can you recommend a Delta or Brizo kitchen faucet replacement for Brizo 61602-GB170 (discontinued) black faucet with soap dispenser Thank you
Asked by: Mildred
Hi Mildred, Thank you for your question. The 9181T-BL-DST will work with a 3-hole 8" installation with the soap dispenser in the 4th hole. Please click the link below to view our selection of kitchen faucets in Black. We do not current have a widespread model in Black. https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/sink-faucets?facetFinish=matteblack Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-04-04

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

Can the handle be moved to other side?

Asked by: Mary
Hello Mary, Thank you for your question. The handle of the Delta Esque Pull-Down Kitchen 9181T-BL-DST faucet can be install on the left side, instead of the right side of the faucet. However, the LED light indicator is keyed to the spout so it would be facing the back. Also, the temperature adjustment will be opposite of the standard operation for single handle faucets. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2018-03-26

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

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

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

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

When using faucet in spray or shield spray mode, will the faucet automatically fall back into stream mode when turned off then back on without having to touch the function switch button on pull down spout?

Asked by: Wesley
Thank you for your question Wesley. The Shield Spray feature is only active while holding the button, however the spray or stream function will stay in that selected mode until manually changed. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: DeltaFaucet234
Date published: 2018-04-11
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