Do you tend to multitask at your kitchen sink? Keep reading!
I’ve made an effort to cover all the bases when I put this website together. In the years that I’ve done my job, I’ve observed just how different people’s needs can be regarding a kitchen faucet’s design and features.
Many people like double sinks, and find that they make life easier. As an example, let’s say you have a built-in garbage disposer, and use that sink for washing and peeling your fresh produce. The other sink is then available for daily cleaning jobs. You can fill it with water and soap to clean your stovetop or countertop, or for dozens of other tasks that use water.
I started thinking about this one day, when I realized that my own kitchen faucet wasn’t able to do all these different tasks at the same time. It’s true that I’m able to switch it between spray and steady stream, but I can’t rinse vegetables at the same time as I’m drawing water to wash my dishes.
That’s when I stumbled upon the KPF-1602 model by Kraus, a pull-out single lever kitchen faucet. I did a bit of research and knew that I had to include this faucet on my website. It has a lot going for it, but the big advantage of this model is that it lets you do different tasks at your sink at the same time.
Here we go…
At a Glance
I wouldn’t be surprised if your first reaction to this faucet was to think that it was meant for industrial settings only. I’m sure that there are some commercial kitchens that use them, but this same model can definitely be used in your home, and it can really add to the convenience of your kitchen.
The faucet is made of solid brass and finished with chrome in a pleasing neutral color. To enhance the style, the finish is made of triple-plated chrome, for a look that will suit lots of different kitchen décors. One unique feature is the spiral spring that houses the pull-down spray.
The Nitty Gritty Details
One of my favorite things about this model is that it features a swiveling spray hose in addition to a swivel spout. You can get it out of the way quickly when it’s not in use, and get it back into place quickly and easily when you need it. The spout features 180 degrees of swivel, making it ideal for use with your double sink (assuming that’s what you have).
One thing to be aware of with this spray hose: Don’t put the flow on the maximum setting or you’re likely to get some splashing and maybe a soaked shirt if you aren’t careful. The aerated spray is quite powerful, so there’s no need to crank it up to maximum.
This model has a drip-free sedal ceramic cartridge, which is famous for never developing leaks. The hermetically sealed single lever lets you adjust both the flow and temperature from the same place. I’ve heard many people comment that this is a big faucet, which is true if you’re looking at the height. To give you an idea, after installation the spout will be around 28 inches tall, so give this some thought before you buy one.
Everything you’ll require to install the faucet is included in the purchase, even the cold and hot waterlines. Kraus has taken into account the fact that most of us would rather not call a professional plumber, and made the installation so simple that most people can do it themselves.
So, if you’d like a kitchen sink with a professional look and style, and if you want to be able to rinse at one sink while the other is being filled with water, you really should look at this faucet. Check it out on Amazon too, and you’ll be amazed at the price!
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