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Best Kitchen Faucet

If you are looking for a new kitchen faucet, then you are sure to find one here. These models were chosen because of their reputable national brand, their strong brass construction, and the unique features that they each have. You won’t have to scour the internet any further; these are the top of the line for residential kitchen pull down faucets. Easy to install, and easy to use, each one has their own unique capabilities including spray, shower, and even pause in one case.

Delta Faucet 9178-AR-DST Leland Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

Delta is long known to produce some of the best kitchen and bath fixtures in the business, mostly because they use high end materials. You will notice right away how heavy this faucet is, letting you see that it will last for years, and probably outlast the house. The pull out faucet is easy to draw and return, and will attach magnetically back in place when you retract the hose. The choice of hot and cold water is along a spectrum, so that you can maneuver the faucet handle smoothly between temperatures, until you find the right one. Switching from stream to spray can be done with one hand, and then slid back into position smoothly, and with ease. If you are handy you can probably install this Delta model yourself, but as long as you are going high end, why not let a plumber do it.

Premier 120334LF Essen Lead-Free Single-Handle Commercial-Style Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, PVD Brushed Nickel

If you think of yourself as a closet gourmet chef, then this might be a good choice for you. It has the look and feel of a commercial kitchen faucet, yet it is designed for residential use. Switching from stream to spray is a one-touch feature that will maintain water pressure in the process. You will be able to fill a pot or rinse it with equal pressure, making this one of the most versatile items in your kitchen. Because the neck of the faucet is 22 inches tall, you will be able to fit your larger pots under it, and if not, the flexible hose will allow you to fill it off to the side. One of the reviews said that his plumber kept asking where he purchased it, because he had never seen one like that before; commenting on how easy the installation was.

Moen 7594SRS Arbor One-Handle High Arc Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

Like the other pull down faucets, this one comes with a national brand name, Moen; as well as all the features you would expect from the average pull down faucet including a ‘pause’ button on the side of it. The switch allows you to toggle between stream and spray, as well as pause the water stream altogether. This is a nice feature if you are filling pots, or watering a plant, and is one little feature you won’t find on the other pull down faucets. The retractable hose has a weight on it, allowing it to pull itself back into position after use. This is nice if you have kids that are not so careful about putting things back. The location of the weight is adjustable so that you will be able to adjust this retraction tension as you like.

Delta 19922-SSSD-DST Ashton Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser

This is another Delta model faucet that incorporates their unique, patented ‘Diamond Technology’. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man, for this reason Delta has chosen to incorporate diamonds into their own patented valve system that has a diamond coating, making if strong enough to outlast all their competitors. It will also keep the water inside the faucet, and away from the surrounding metal components, limiting contamination. The pull down faucet system integrates a stream of water, a spray stream of water, and a way to switch between the two with ease, making this model easy to use when you need to fill a large pot, or water plants outside the sink. When finished, the faucet will cradle back into the neck and dock there smoothly and remain secured. If you are handy, you should be able to install this new faucet yourself in less than 30-minutes. This faucet also has a nice looking bell shaped curve to it, giving your new faucet a contemporary look as well as form and function.

LightInTheBox Single Handle Color Changing Pull Down Spring Kitchen Sink Faucet with Swivel Spout

‘Light in the Box’ is a whimsical pull down faucet that actually changes color along with the change in temperature. As the temperature heats up, the light will change from blue to red, letting you know the approximate water temperature before you put your hands in it. Starting with blue lights for cold water, the LED light will gradually change from blue, to green, to red, and then flashing red when the temperature reaches 123-212F. Not that you would ever have your sink faucet that hot, but someone might, making this fun tool enjoyable to use. It is such a novelty, that your kids will begin to enjoy helping you with the dishes once they see how it works. You will be able to change a potentially boring meal time into something entertaining every time you use the sink. Because the faucet will swivel and pull down you will have all the same features as any other high end faucet, as well as a little something extra. Made from heavy duty brass, with a chrome plated finish, it will last long, and clean up well after years of use. The ceramic disc will ensure that you won’t have any drips along the way, either.

Moen 8713 Commercial M-Bition Wall Mount Kitchen Faucet

This particular model is designed for commercial use, but looks great in your kitchen, too. Easy to use, it sports a 9-inch, single handle faucet so that you will be able to fit a large pot or bucket underneath without having to tip it on removal, losing some of your water. Because it is wall mounted, you will also be able to mount it as high as you like in case you are looking for something more specific. Made from durable brass on the inside, and polished chrome on the outside, this faucet will clean up nicely and stay looking new for years. Temperatures are controlled with a 180-degree single handle that you will be able to adjust to your liking, as you push or pull the faucet on and off. Because it is designed for both commercial and residential use, you will be able to get a very generous 2.2-gallon per minute water flow rate, making this one of the fastest water supplies you will ever see in a kitchen. Mounted through two holes in the wall, any competent plumber will be able to run his lines through the wall instead of the floor, so you can have that great, seamless look while leaving your floor space free and clear. Many people like this design because it allows them to have free-floating sink for a contemporary look.

Peerless P299305LF Choice Two Handle Wall Mounted Kitchen Faucet

Peerless faucets are well known across the country for supplying well made and durable kitchen appliances for the consumer, as well as the contractor. Made well, and priced right, no matter your budget, if you are looking for a wall mounted sink to fit your existing plumbing, you will be able to find it here. Made from industry standard brass on the inside, with polished chrome on the outside, you can have the clean look that will stay looking clean even after hours of hard use. Some people that have purchased this model before say that the handles move smoothly, and can be turned on and off with your elbow, in case you want to carry a large pot without setting it down. The look can be both traditional and contemporary leaving you the option to design around it.

Kingston Brass KS1241AXBS Wall Mount Kitchen Faucet with Brass Sprayer

Kingston Faucets are not that well known among the public, but those in the business will recognize this name as a manufacturer that offers quality and service behind all their products. The different models found under the heritage collection will come in polished chrome, oil rubbed bronze, polished brass, polished chrome, and polished nickel so you will be able to select the finish that fits your design scheme. Like all quality faucets, these come with a ceramic disc inside to prevent drips and leaks, and with the quality finishes, you are sure to get a product that will meet your every expectation. The look and feel of this faucet will work particularly well with historic homes, as it has a type of Victorian look, but can also accommodate new construction just as easily. Depending on the finish you chose, you will be able to find the perfect look that you are looking for. The handles have a design that facilitates your grip, so if you have someone with dexterity issues, they will be able to hold on tight when turning this faucet on and off. Be careful of the water flow, it delivers up to 60-psi, and 2.2-gpm here in case you need to fill something quickly. The optional hand sprayer will also come in handy if you need to fill something up on the counter without placing it under the faucet.

American Standard 2064.461.002 Serin Single-Handle Wall Mount Lavatory Faucet

This kitchen faucet has some of the cleanest lines to be found. American Standard has developed this simple, single handle faucet with a finish that is embedded into the metal, so there will never be any tarnishing, pitting, cracking or peeling like you find with coated finishes. Because of this quality craftsmanship, you will be able to enjoy American Standard’s Lifetime Warranty on all their finishes when it comes to sink fixtures. Available in polished chrome and brushed nickel, looks great while delivering 32 percent less water because it complies with the EPA’s Water Sense program. The solid brass interior, and ceramic disc will promise you a faucet that won’t leak, or drip for the lifetime of its use, making this quit possibly the last faucet you will ever need for your kitchen sink. The untra-strong mounting assembly will help guard against any little ones that might like to step on your new faucet, or hang on it as they pull themselves up. The design of this faucet will allow the water to fall on the back of the sink, allowing it to create a slight swirl to rinse out the sink as it drains.

Delta 9178-SS-DST Leland Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

Of the 270-plus reviews on this Delta model. Of the reviews, 217 are 5-star, and the rest are 4-star, so that tells us right away this is a well-received faucet. With a name like Delta, that’s a given. One of the most outstanding features is the polished stainless steel that it is very easy to clean, so it stays looking new a long, long time. It is a little large in appearance, because it stands 14-inches tall, but this allows you to fill a bucket or large pot faster from the faucet, and not the sprayer. Like all Delta products, it is made to last with solid brass interior, and polished stainless steel on the outside. The ceramic disk will prevent it from leaking and dripping, and won’t allow the fresh water to mix with any of the inner workings of the faucet. This will avoid contamination with lead, zinc, or any other metal used in the system. The retraction on the hose is firm, without getting away from you, so you will enjoy using your new faucet quickly and easily every time you need to extend it. The push-button toggle switch between spray and shower is also easy to handle with one-touch capability.

Delta 980T-SSSD-DST Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology and Soap Dispenser

Delta is not the first, but one of the manufacturers that has perfected the Touch 2.0 Technology. These faucets can be turned on and off with a simple touch, without having to physically turn a handle, making it one of the easiest to use in the industry. The Touch Technology is smart enough to know when you are turning the water on and off, and when you are just turning the faucet to a new position. When your hands are full of soap, you won’t have to leave the water on while washing, you will be able to simply touch any part of the faucet with your forearm, to turn the rinsing water back on again. If you forget, the auto shut-off will kick in after a few moments. Not only does this save water, but helps to prevent the spread of bacteria during the course of the day. It also comes with a pull down wand in case you need to clean inside the sink, or a large pot. When this feature is not being used, the faucet head will fit snuggly back into the neck, and stay there until you pull it out again. Switching between a flow of water and spray is easily down with a button on the side of the nozzle. Delta has taken their model one step further with their own patented diamond coating seals that will prevent leaking, dripping, and contamination from the internal mechanisms. The electronic valve system is guaranteed to work without fail for as long as you own your home.

Premier 120025LF Sonoma Lead-Free Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet with Matching Side Spray

If you live in an Historic home, or just to feel like you do, then this is a great way to blend the old and the new. Made from solid brass, this model is very heavy, so there is nothing that gives the impression of it being cheap, even though the cost is more reasonably priced. Build from brass with a solid ceramic disc inside, you will have consistent lead-free, leak-free performance for years to come. This model comes in brushed nickel, chrome and bronze for a long lasting finish that will resist tarnish, corrosion and rust for as long as you own your home. Standing 14 inches tall, this faucet will accommodate large pots with ease. A 48-inch retractable sprayer hose will also allow you to move 22-gpm quickly without splashing.

KOHLER K-72218-VS Sensate Touchless Kitchen Faucet

Kohler’s Motion Detecting sink faucet for the kitchen is a great idea whose time has come. We have all seen these in public restrooms, but to find one in your own kitchen is a very welcome addition. A cone shaped beam of light runs from the bottom of the faucet, out about 6-inches as it is searching for movement. All you have to do is wave your hand or anything else to break this beam, and the faucet comes on, according to the last temperature that was set. This sensor responds in 20 milliseconds or less, and when finished, your new faucet is smart enough to turn itself back off. Touch less operation for faster, easier work that saves water in the process. No more spreading bacteria around your kitchen, and counter tops. You can operate hands free at your sink without giving the water flow another thought. The retractable spray head has a 26-inch hose that retracts easily, with a balanced tension, so you won’t have to wrestle with it, trying to get the hose back into position. Once there, the spray head will lock itself into place with a magnetic attraction and then stay there until needed again. The dual action spray head will switch from spray to stream without having to turn off, making this another time and water saving feature that adds to the value of this faucet.

Delta 9159-AR-DST Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

Well known throughout the United States, Delta has used their exclusive Diamond Technology to help build this single handled faucet, making it a solid and long lasting faucet, guaranteed for at least 5 million uses. The diamond coated seals will help keep water inside the faucet, free to contamination from surrounding faucet parts, to help prevent possible contamination over the years. Built with solid brass, it feels very heavy reminding you that this model was built for durability. The Arctic Stainless Steel used in the coating has a ‘blu-hue’ to it that sets it apart from other stainless steel finishes. It is strong and easy to clean, but adds a unique look that regular stainless doesn’t have. It is more than just a pretty name. The pull out faucet head will easily retract, and stay in place with a magnetic feature so you won’t have to be concerned if it will start to slip from position over the years, as other faucets tend to do. Installing this faucet is simple, and comes with well documented instructions, written by someone whose first language is English, so no more trying to decipher translated Chinese.

Peerless WAS01XNS Two Handle Kitchen Faucet and Sidespray

Peerless is another well-known name when it comes to kitchen and bath design, so you can expect quality from this manufacturer, as well as a great looking product. It looks expensive, but is priced moderately, for those who want to upgrade while still on a budget. Those who bought this model say that it installed very easily, and polishes up nicely, retaining its luster for several years. If you have rental or commercial properties, then this is a good choice because of its cost effectiveness, without sacrificing any aesthetic appeal. This model comes with its own spray handle, so you can have the shower option in the same box, along with a this ‘work horse’ of a faucet.

Hardware House 122009 2-Handle Non-Metallic Kitchen Faucet with External Matching Spray

This double handled kitchen faucet will give you plenty of years of performance, at a cost you will appreciate. It is a good way to dress up your new home without spending a small fortune to do so. Contractors will like the cost in case they need to buy in bulk, and they can expect same day shipping to arrive within seven to ten days when purchased from Amazon. It has a ‘gooseneck’ faucet that stands over 16 inches tall, allowing you to fill a tall pot or even give your small dog a bath if you like. Those who purchased this model say it installs easily, and cost far less than what even Walmart had to offer. The included spray handle will allow you to replace the older, three hole faucets that are already installed in many homes.

Delta Foundations 21996LF-SS Two Handle Kitchen Faucet with Spray

This Delta faucet is a step up from the commercial faucets found in the market today, in that it has a solid brass interior, and stylish handles outside giving it a comtemporary look that will let everyone think you paid a fortune for it. The side sprayer will allow you to wash vegetables, or fill a large pot, and even let you give your small dog a bath with the family every once in a while. With a retail cost of under $100, builders will also be able to give their clients a little more, for a lot less. Homeowners will like this model because it installs easily, and polishes up nicely. With a limited lifetime warranty on the parts and finish, you can be sure that Delta will take care of you for as long as you own your home.

Peerless P299578LF Choice Two Handle Kitchen Faucet

Peerless has another model that gets high reviews, especially from those who live in areas with hard water. One person said their old Moen started leaking after only three years of use because of the hard water build-up. When replaced with this Peerless model, it lasted for five years, and is still working great. The high neck faucet and side-spraying handle will allow you to fill larger pots easily, while someone else is using the sink. With a cost and contemporary look that can’t be beat, you will be glad to purchase your faucet from Peerless. You will spend more time clearing out all the stuff from under the sink than you will spend installing this model. Made to quickly install and use, if you are a professional, you will be able to offer your clients a great upgrade at a moderate price. If you want a nice replacement, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this would be the faucet for you.

Pfister G136-1000 Pfirst Series Two Porcelain Lever Handle 3-Hole Lead Free Kitchen Faucet

If you want to replace an old faucet, but don’t want to spend a small fortune on labor and materials doing it, you will be able to do so with this Pfister model. Even if you live in a rental property and your landlord is too cheap to replace a leaky faucet, you can afford to do it yourself, with this model. Bringing style and functionality, this basic faucet will allow you to swivel the faucet 360-degrees, negating the need for a side sprayer. Because the neck is so tall, you will be able to fit lots of dishes in there and still have room to work. The porcelain handles give this model a classic look that will clean up easily and last for decades. Built with an all brass interior, and ceramic disks, this affordable faucet is also ADA compliant.

Kerri Ryan
I was a real estate developer in Washington, DC, both purchasing and remodeling commercial and residential property for over 25 years. During this time, I was able to experience the best of the best in all things related to the home; indoors and out. Kitchens & baths, both indoor and out, faux painting, high end furniture, whole property communication systems, anything that will make life easier around the house, was used and explored at one time or another while running this business. Budgets in DC were large, and their imaginations were even larger. Finding the right materials to keep the customer happy was just part of the fun and excitement of developing real estate for 25 years.
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