Did you know that today’s kitchen faucets can come with many bells and whistles (figurative ones, that is)? Reputable brands like Moen, Delta, and Kohler not only last a lifetime, but also offer out-of-the-ordinary features you may not have considered before.
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You don’t even need to touch your faucet to turn it on or off. Simply wave your hand over the top or front of the faucet. A motion sensor in the faucet does it for you. The sensor is both battery and AC adapter operated. You’ll still get a handle on the side to adjust the water pressure and temperature, too. Because you don’t need to touch anything to use it, it can help prevent the spread of germs after you handle meat, eggs, or just wash your hands.
Delta touch, another hands-free kitchen faucet option, allows you to set the temp with the handle and touch it to turn it on or off. Just use your forearm or elbow when your hands are covered in goop. This is a great option if you or your kids don’t want to make a mess.
Hot & Cold Filtered Water
If you enjoy making hot beverage like tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, you can get a filtered water faucet that delivers hot or cold drinking water instantly. In the long run you will save time and money, in addition to helping the environment when you cut down your bottled water usage.
Pull-down Sprayer Faucets
While pull-down sprayers (the kind that releases a flexible hose right from your faucet) have been around for a while, they’re still an important factor to consider when choosing your faucet. The ergonomic design of a pull-down faucet is generally preferred, as long as there is enough space above the sink. If you’re not a fan of the pull-down sprayers, traditional pull-out sprayers, which are separate from the faucet, are always a good option.
You can also opt for a commercial kitchen faucet look, which has a pull-away sprayer feature with a spring-wrapped spout.
The various ways that faucets mount onto your sink can make a big difference on the look and functionality of your sink area.
Post mount faucets go into a single hole sinks on the counter or sink. Because they don’t have handles on each side or an escutcheon plate, they are the easiest faucets to clean around. Some sinks have pre-drilled holes and an escutcheon plate is necessary to cover them.
Bridge mount faucets have an arch in the middle and eliminate the escutcheon plate. Not only do bridge faucets look appealing, but you can also get into all the crevices and wipe away grime with ease.
Sometimes it comes down to the little details.
Now all you have to do is decide on the shape and color. With so many options, you can find the perfect faucet to match your kitchen sink or cabinet hardware.
Stop by any one of our showrooms and look at your options— even test them out with running water! If we don’t have something in stock (and we have dozens of options in stock), we’ll order it for you. If you have questions, we have people around who are always willing to help. “We’ll walk you through it.”