Kraus KPF-1612 Single Lever Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Review

Kraus KPF-1612 Single Lever Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Review

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This faucet from Kraus is another remarkable achievement that does exactly what you want a faucet to do. It combines durability and quality perfectly with an elegant style. A triple-plated chrome finish covers an interior that is made of solid brass. The spout swivels 180 degrees and features a spray wand that offers two modes – spray and aerated flow. The faucet contains a ceramic cartridge, guaranteeing you a no-drip valve. This ceramic valve also helps when it comes to adjusting the flow and temperature. This is a one-lever design that uses a one-hole installation, and all connections are industrial grade.

Summary

This is a fantastic industrial-grade model, even though it’s meant for domestic use. It offers exceptionally good value for the price that you pay compared to other models. It features a pull-down spray wand offering two modes, and the gleaming chrome finish will look great in your kitchen. As a homeowner on a tight budget, you can’t go wrong with this faucet.

Pros

  • Good quality finish
  • Great price
  • Dual mode spray and good swivel

Cons

  • Difficult to install
  • Rubber socket can jam easily
  • Spray wand made of plastic

Function

The KPF-1612 features a triple-plated chrome finish and a solid brass interior. The ceramic cartridge means that the you’ll have good control over the flow rate and spray pattern as well as a drip-free performance. You can swivel the spout through 180 degrees, adding to this faucet’s flexibility of use. The process for installing this faucet is pretty straightforward, but if you make any mistakes it can cause complications down the road. For a faucet in this price range (under 200 dollars) you’ll have a hard time finding one with better specs.

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Kraus KPF-1612Look and Feel

The style of this model is somewhere between neoclassical and modern. It’s designed to look and feel just like a commercial faucet, and is made from sturdy materials. If you’re a fan of the industrial faucet look, you’ll love this faucet with its brilliant chrome finish. Not everyone loves this style, however, so it comes down to personal choice.

Durability

This faucet is made using solid brass, and the chrome finish is triple-plated, so you can expect it to work well and look good for a long time without losing its shine. For the most part, the interior of the faucet is comparable to what you would get with a commercial faucet. There are a couple of areas of concern however. One is the spray wand, which is made of plastic rather than metal. The other is the rubber seal on the spout. This model complies with the guidelines and standards of the ADA, so you know that it’s built to last.

Extras

The pull-down spray wand works in two different modes, and you can adjust the setting for either high or low water pressure depending on your preference. I am impressed by how many features are included in this model, given that it costs less than 200 dollars. The cold/hot water line can be installed using the plumbing setup that you already have. The one lever allows you to control the water temperature very precisely once you get used to using it.

Warranty

The manufacturer offers a lifetime limited warranty with this model. Kraus has a reputation for offering good customer service, too. If you run into any problems with this faucet, just go to their website to find their contact information. This company has a long history of reliability.

Conclusion

This is an exceptionally good commercial style faucet for a home kitchen. For the money, you will get much more than you might expect. The gleaming chrome finish and the functionality of the pull-down spray combine to make this a great choice for your kitchen. If you’re short on money, you can’t do better than to buy this faucet. (4 stars out of 5)

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