Do You Have Multiple Jobs to Do At The Sink? Read On!
I have tried to cover as many angles as possible when putting together this website. You see over the years I’ve discovered that different people have different needs when it comes to what their kitchen faucet is capable of.
Think about it? Lots of us have double sinks because it makes life simpler. For instance, one might have a garbage disposer installed and that’s used for peeling and rinsing fruit and vegetables. The other one is normally used for every-day cleaning jobs, which might include filling the sink with soapy water so you can clean your countertops or cooktop and a whole host of other jobs that need water to help you complete them.
What got me thinking was when I looked at my own faucet and realized it’s not capable of handling all of these things at once. Sure, I can switch from a steady stream to a spray but it still means I can only rinse my vegetables or draw some water for washing dishes at one time.
Then I came across the Kraus KPF-1602 which is a single lever pull out kitchen faucet.
After doing some research I just knew this model had to be part of my website for a lot of reasons, but the main one being that this faucet will handle multiples jobs at the sink simultaneously.
So, here goes…
On First Glance
You could be forgiven for thinking this faucet really belongs in a commercial kitchen when you first look at it, and I’ll bet there are a few companies out there that use this one. But at the same time it can make life in your kitchen at home far easier than it is currently.
It comes in a nice neutral chrome color and is constructed from solid brass. Just to add a touch of style, the manufacturer has finished it off with triple plate chrome, so it will look good in a lot of different type kitchens. The pull down spray is on a spiral spring which makes this faucet look pretty unique.
On To the Technical Points
The great thing about the spray hose is (like the spout), it will swivel so it’s not in your way when you’re not using it, yet getting it into place when you do is as easy as pie! The spout itself will swivel 180 degrees which will easily deal with rinsing jobs across a double sink (if you have one).
One word of warning when you use the aerated spray hose: Make sure you don’t have the flow rate on maximum or you will get splash-back (and wet clothes if you’re not careful). The spray is pretty powerful so you’ll never need it turned up full.
The drip free cartridge is the famous sedal ceramic so leaks won’t be an issue and the single lever is hermetically sealed so you can adjust both temperature and flow from one place. What I have noticed is a lot of people say this faucet is big, and that’s true (in terms of height). Just so you know, once installed the main spout is about 28 inches high so think about this before you purchase one.
Everything you need for installation is in the box and that includes both hot and cold waterlines. The manufacturer has also thought about the fact you don’t want the added hassle of calling in a plumber so installation has been designed so most people will be able to do it on their own.
All in all, if you want to add a professional sense of style to your kitchen sink, need something that will allow you to fill one sink with soapy water while you rinse at the other, this faucet is well worth considering. If you take a look at Amazon, the price will stun you as well!
- Danze D455158SS Parma Single Handle Pre-Rinse Faucet, Stainless Steel
- Kraus KPF-2110 Single Lever Pull Out Kitchen Faucet, Stainless Steel
- Delta 4453-SS-DST Linden Single Handle Kitchen Faucet with Spray, Stainless
- Kohler K-560-VS Bellera Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, Vibrant Stainless Steel
- Delta Faucet 9178-AR-DST Leland Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, Arctic Stainless