Everyone one of us have a tendency to give some time in thinking about the purchase we are about to make, due to the amount of investment it requires. Buying of any product is not simple and especially if it is a product which would be used at your home by all the family members. When it comes to kitchen faucets it should be absolutely perfect since you will be interacting with it frequently on a daily basis. If you have never installed a kitchen faucet, you might not how the importance of a faucet which has the correct amount of mounting holes.
You might wonder whether you should believe me when it comes to kitchen faucets. To answer this I would simply say that just like you I am a user putting out reviews after having used numerous faucets of several brands. You can have a general idea about the price and overall quality. As a homemaker, I have used several of these products and have thus incorporated my experience while providing you the reviews. However a single perspective might not always be perfect, I have collected similar reviews related to these kitchen faucets and factored them in.
The mechanism with which water flows is the most distinguishing aspect of a kitchen faucet. With the advent of technology, newer types of faucet are being introduced into the market making it extremely important to have a complete look at the price, finish, functionality, and warranty along with the overall quality of the faucet.
However it must be remembered that there are several aspects about the working of a faucet. Thus, this review consists of views about the design, finish, and the user experience. We will also look whether the price is worth it or not.
In this article we will be looking at the top 3-hole kitchen faucets. But before that I would like to tell you about some key points which should be remembered while buying a kitchen faucet.
- Check the mounting holes
Not all the faucet fits every sink, thus you should check the number of mounting holes in your sink.
- Take measurements
Before you go on to buy a faucet, you need to measure the distance between the holes on your sink, deck or wall which can help you to determine the kind of 3-hole faucet you need.
- Choose the type of faucet
There are different varieties of kitchen faucet which work with 3 holes in the sink. However, you should not restrict yourself to a small selection of styles since there are a lot of faucets which have options such as a sprayer, soap dispenser or any other feature.
1) Delta Faucet Essa Single Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet with Full Down Sprayer and Magnetic Docking Spray Head, Arctic Stainless 9113-AR-DST
This Essa Single Handle Kitchen Sink faucet is certainly one of the best products which I had the opportunity to use. One of the most important aspect of a kitchen faucet it it’s installation. Since it is the first thing a buyer needs to get done, we will talk about it first. The Essa Faucet is very easy to install due to the Dura mount mounting system. It uses a powerful integrated magnet which pulls your faucet spray wand exactly into place and holds it there to keep it docked when not in use. While using this faucet, one of the best features was that it did not droop over time due to the integrated magnet. The designers have taken a soft and modern approach with this euro design by providing subtle details which makes this Essa Faucet a sophisticated tool for your kitchen. When I went to buy this faucet, it was available in four finishes- Chrome, Arctic Stainless, Matte Black, and Venetian Bronze finishes making it difficult for me to choose one since each of these had their own beauty and sophisticated. The technology that had been used is excellent. The Diamond Seal Value along with one-price supply lines eliminates all leaks. It also features a diamond embedded ceramic disk, making its use extremely convenient. I personally found this feature very good indeed since it does not require any lubrication or wear on seats. This single handle faucet has several other features including the touch clean feature. The soft rubber spray hole does not allow the buildup of mineral residue unlike other faucets. It was very easy for me to keep it clean since the spray holes allow the mineral residue to be wiped away giving you an instant clean look. The faucet has an additional deck plate which is optional. While using this Essa Faucet, I experienced one special and useful feature. There are two function spray wands which allow you to switch from spray to stream. These faucets have a lifetime warranty which is backed by Delta kitchen faucets. To summarize quickly, I will explain some of the key points of this faucet. The pull-down spray gives you complete flexibility. The hole also extends and retracts without any friction.
- Lasts Longer- The Diamond seal technology reduces the leaks and makes the faucet last longer ensuring a complete leak free operation, also meeting the industry requirements.
- Easy installation- The faucet has been designed to fit single hole or 3-hole 8 inch configurations. All the necessary requirements were provided to me in a box making the installation incredibly easy.
- Easy to clean- This faucet comes with Touch-Clean spray holes with allows you to simply away the mineral build up by the simple touch of a finger, without the need to use chemical cleavers
2) EnzoRodi ERF720 9251 AP-10 Modern commercial kitchen Faucet with pull down Sprayer, Stainless steel
When I decided to buy a kitchen faucet, I went through the reviews of several brands and came to the conclusion than Enzo Rodi is one of the most popular brand provide all kinds of sanitary and kitchen fittings. While looking through several of their products, I found that the company focuses on being innovative with the product design. After much research I bought the kitchen faucet featuring a modern design when compliments kitchen of all styles. A pull-down spout allowed me to be able to rotate the faucet 360 degrees for a completely flexible use. This feature was something I loved the most. The flexibility allowed me to make different kinds of uses without any worry. The faucet design also allowed me to switch between the two streams and spray modes with the help of buttons which is very convenient to use. This model manufactured by Enzo Rodi has a single control for hot and cold water. The single metal handle takes less space when compared to dual handled models. I personally find this feature very useful especially for those people who have small restricted spaces in their kitchens. You do not need to worry about issues of leakage or the need to get it repaired every now and then. The built-in ceramic cartridge is absolutely a boon for home makers since it provides a tight seal to give a drip-free performance. The rubber nozzles that have been used prevent the hard water build-up making it very simple to clean up. One of the basic requirements of any appliance is its installation. While buying this faucet for my kitchen I found that the installation is very easy. The DIY installation has a connecting spray head hole for quick installation.
3) Pfister13310YY Pfirst Series 1 Handle Pull out kitchen faucet in Tuscan bronze water efficient model
I fell in love with this model the first time I saw it. There were a variety of colors options available- polished chrome kitchen faucet, brushed nickel kitchen faucet, Tuscan bronze kitchen faucet and lastly the White kitchen faucet. This ultra modern faucet is deck mounted easy installation system. You can easily use this sink faucet as a kitchen faucet with sprayer. Like most of the faucets I have used, this one too has the option of changing the mode of water flow from stream to spray and vice versa. One added advantage is that you can use it freely without the worry of damaging it since the faucet is covered by a lifetime warranty provided by Pfister. Speaking from my experience after using numerous types of faucets for my kitchen I would say this is a must buy for those who want a superior design along with a simple and easy functioning. The pull out spray head comes with a toggle button which allows you to switch between the spray and stream modes. While using this faucet I also found that it helps in the conservation of water. It thus also meets the lead content requirements for a lead free plumbing. Not only this it allows homes to conserve 20% water by conforming to the CALgreen criteria. Every aspect of the faucet is simply perfect for use in a kitchen which makes the cooking and other works at the kitchen very easy.