Esque®

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

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9181T-RB-DST is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26.
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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: Venetian Bronze
List Price*: $762.45
Base Parts
9181T-RB-DST
List Price*: $762.45
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 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
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
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My hot water heater is set to 125 F, but my faucet never gets above 105. Is there an adjustment I can make so that the water comes out hotter?

Asked by: Susie
Thank you for your question, Susie! I'm sorry for any inconvenience and we would be happy to help. It is recommended that a water heater be set at no more than 120 degrees as hotter water can damage internal gaskets leading to leaks. If you have an on-demand or tankless water heater, it may need to be adjusted so that it activates with less flow. Finally, we advise partially closing the cold water shut off supply under the counter. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-10-28

Replace water heater and when water main was turned back on the water volume from the faucet has decreased, however volume in the all other faucets & appliances is normal. Is there an adjustment to correct this?

Asked by: Dane
Thank you for your question, Dane! When the water main was turned back on, debris in the pipes most likely ended up in this faucet, especially if it was the first used or closest to the water heater. First, try removing the aerator to check for debris. The wand can also be removed as it also has a debris screen. If the flow is still decreased, you will need to shut off the supplies below the counter, remove the handle, bonnet nut and cartridge. Check the bottom of the cartridge for debris as well. A flush may also be needed. For further assistance, please contact us directly at 1-800-345-3358 Monday-Friday: 8a.m.-8p.m. EST and Saturday: 9a.m.-6p.m. EST or via email at customerservice@deltafaucet.com and reference case 07736719. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-10-21

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
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