Esque®

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

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9181T-RB-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: Venetian Bronze
List Price*: $800.60
Base Parts
9181T-RB-DST
List Price*: $800.60
Configurable Parts
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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Does the 9181T- DST faucet swivel? Or is it stationary and you have to use the hose to spray else where?

Asked by: Dogmen
Thank you for your question, Dogmen! Model 9181T-RB-DST has a high-arc spout designed to swivel 360 degrees. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-04-16

What sink do I need

I got this product and I am now going to buy a sink for it.Do I really need a sink with three holes for it, will a one hole sink work ? https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/product/9181T-RB-DST#qaTab If you can back to me asap on this it would be helpful. Thanks. Wendy Atkin
Asked by: Wendy
Hi Wendy, Thank you for your question. This model can be installed in a single hole or three-hole installation. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-04-04

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

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

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

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

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

Is this model lead-free?

Asked by: Teesti
Thank you for your question, Teesti! Model 9181T-DST is fully compliant with Lead legislation and all DST models will utilize Pex connections and so water will at no time come in contact with metal. Please contact us directly if you have questions or need further assistance. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: DeltaFaucet234
Date published: 2019-03-16
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