Kraus has long been one of America’s top brands when it comes to professional-quality kitchen appliances. This faucet, the KPF-2130, is a one handle, pull-down model that has recently entered the marketplace. This highly functional faucet will give your kitchen a clean, modern look with its stainless steel construction and elegant shape. It’s true that this is quite a large faucet compared to many others, so keep that in mind.
Here are the faucet’s main features:
- Resists corrosion
- Ceramic cartridges are drip-free
- Made of 100 percent solid stainless steel
- Purchase includes all hardware needed for mounting
- Switching between stream modes is easy
- Strong flow
- Installation and maintenance are easy
- Elegant style
- Ceramic valves
- Conserves water
- Lifetime warranty
- Unusually large
- Not suited to a small sink
- You must manually return hose after using pull-down function (no automatic retraction)
The KPF-2130 comes highly recommended. It’s true that it’s pretty big, but in many kitchens this is not a problem. The faucet looks great overall with an elegant gooseneck shape and smoothly moving parts. I love it!
I’ve been completely happy with both how easy this faucet was to install and with how it works. I’ve had it for a bit more than a month now. Both of the spray modes (stream and spray) are great, and switching between them is easy. Washing dishes is a much more pleasant task since I got this faucet.
This works fine, but there is one issue I should mention: When you pull down the spray wand, you must manually return the hose to its docking position when you’re finished with it. In most faucets there is a magnetic action or spring mechanism to do this. One good thing about this spray wand is that it doesn’t heat up when you use it with hot water, so you can use it comfortably. Just be careful not to touch the metal contact point of the hose, as it does get quite hot.
Look and Feel
I’ve had many compliments from guests and friends about this faucet, and they often ask what model it is. It has an attractive stainless steel finish that will even enhance the overall effect of your kitchen. I’ll willingly give it five stars for style and design.
Because it’s made of solid stainless steel, you know that this faucet is built to last. It will seem like new for a minimum of three or four years. Kraus is a manufacturer that is known for combining style and durability in its designs, and this model is no exception to that rule.
This faucet can help you conserve water in your home because of its efficient flow rate of 2.2 gallons per minute. It is easy to switch between the two different spray modes – stream or spray. I like using the stream for washing dishes. The large size of this faucet is good if you have a big sink.
This faucet comes with a lifetime limited warranty from the manufacturer. It’s easy to get any parts replaced if there is a defect in their manufacturing. Kraus has a good customer service department that deals with issues courteously and reliably. I called on them once or twice and was pleased with how they handled the calls.
Conclusion 4.5 stars out of 5
This model is truly a high end kitchen faucet. I must admit that I love it. The single lever design and gooseneck shape make for easy operation, and the stainless steel look is a crowd pleaser. The size might be a problem for some people, but as long as it works with the dimensions of your sink, it’s not an issue. I highly recommend this Kraus faucet overall.