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Nowadays, the faucets are the crown jewels of any kitchen or not?Well, there is only one problem which is finding a good faucet for your kitchen.
That is why I created a list of Best Kitchen Faucets of 2018. After researching online and spending a lot of time to talking with people about their experiences with faucets they are using, I have shortlisted the top 10 kitchen faucets which you can buy now.
Best Kitchen Faucets 2018
I just want to clarify that some of the faucets in this list are carrying a high price tag which I think not so reliable for everyone.
However, apart from the price they have a hand full of hefty features which I think is enough to make it to our list of top 10 best kitchen faucets 2018.
Water Flow Rate
Moen 7594SRS(Editor’s Choice)
Spot Resist Stainless
Spot Resist Stainless
Delta 980T-SSSD-DST(Editor’s Choice)
Spot Resist Stainless
Now that we've got everything from the way, let us take a look at the topic of discussion we've got on our hands, today, we will be looking at the very best kitchen faucets which are available in the market for the user to purchase.
In case you're wondering why this list is being created, well that is because the industry is saturated right now, and each other firm is releasing their faucets with touchless, pull down, pull out and many other features. While it can look like a walk in the park for hardcore customers, for people who do not have a great knowledge of these kitchen faucets, things can somewhat difficult.
In order to be certain that does not occur, I come up with a list of best kitchen faucets which you may purchase in the industry. In order to keep things fair and secure, we've included the touchless, pull down and pull out kitchen faucets, in addition, to be certain that every one of the readers is completely satisfied.Thus, without further ado, let us take a peek at the very best kitchen faucet.
1. Moen 7594SRS Arbor - Best Touchless Kitchen Faucet
The first kitchen faucet on our list is the Moen 7594SRS Arbor, and for those who don’t know this pull-down kitchen faucet in spot resist stainless offers extended flexibility without the need for the separate side spray.
Moen 7594SRS Arbor is one of the high priced faucets but I am including this on our list because of its features provide value to the money.
Talking about features its reflex system gives you smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking of the spray head which makes it first on our list. The company gives you Duralock quick system for easy installation and its motion sense delivers you the remarkable hands-free touch less convenience simply by allowing a gesture to trigger the flow of water.
Before we begin looking at just how good the Moen 7594SRS Arbor, there is also a deal for those who do not like motion sensing. The company also gives the second version of this which do not feature motion sensor in it. That’s a good deal – even though. Preferably the one with motion sensor is the best choice I recommend especially for those who feel more hygienic and ever say worried about germs and bacteria. But if you don’t company still gives you its exceptional reflex system and docking quick system which makes it easy to attach and detach the hose and obvious at the lower cost than the motion ones.
Moen 7594SRS Arbor is designed to be installed through 1 or 3 holes and its purchase also include escutcheon in it.
Speaking of the technical details it features 15-1/2 spout height, Aerated stream for everyday cleaning, 3 functions pull-down wand, Pause feature lets you conveniently stop water flow from the spray head, and it also features Powerful rinse for heavy duct cleaning. There is also have optional deck plate included making configuration for 1 or 3 hole sink. Water flow system is good with the flow rate of 1.5 GPM with consumption of same 1.5 GPM. It includes 6 AA batteries and has a great life. And also company gives you 5 years of warranty of its digital component which is good as I think.
It is the best faucet for those who are going to use the motion function on daily basis. If yes, then this is for you. But nothing can be perfect, with that said, we are going to take a look at both the pros and cons of Moen 7594SRS Arbor.
2. Delta 9178-AR-DST Leland – Best one under $200
If you have a budget of around 200$ for a faucet than this is the deal for you. The second one on our list is Delta Faucet 9178-AR-DST.
This single-handed Pull-down kitchen faucet with a sprayer is available in arctic stainless, chrome, spot shield stainless and Venetian bronze color finishing.
The Delta 9178-AR-DST Leland, of course, belongs to Delta’s most selling faucet of 2017, so you should know that you’d be getting a high-quality faucet with its attractive features. Talking about features, company provides MagnaTite Docking which keeps its pull-down spray wand firmly in place with the help of powerful integrated magnet, so it stays docked to it when not in use and Delta’s exclusive Diamond seal technology in which they made faucet built to last up to 6 million use of course of a valve with tough diamond coating which is admirable as I think it is.
Now before we start discussing the in-depth details, you should know that Delta introduced Diamond seal technology to recover their previous limitations which are easier to install. It is a good reason to be on second on this table. Hey, I also want to tell you it lacks a thing I don’t like which is No adjustable flow rate but although it could be a better fit for you. Well, talking about it other features it includes high arch spout which allows 360-degree swivel for complete sink access, and also its soft, rubber touch-clean spray holes allow you to easily wipe away the calcium and lime build-up with a touch of a finger.
There is 2-functional wand can be operated in stream or spray mode. Delta 9178-AR-DST Leland’s pull-down spray wand has a 59 in. the hose which is reachable up to 20 in. Its purchase includes handles, separate deck plate and also includes integrated InnoFlex PEX supply lines which keep water inside the faucet. This faucet is quite heavy as opposed to the competition it has. The flow rate of this faucet is 1.8 GPM which is quite good. It comes with lifetime warranty on faucet and finishes. There is no escutcheon included in the purchase which you will have to buy it separately. It is also a downside to this product. Overall looking at its well designed and features escutcheon is a required purchase for easy 1 or 3 holes 8 in installation. Considerably looking at it overall performance and given features it is a good deal.
We won’t be saying that the Delta 9178-AR-DST Leland is perfect kitchen faucet, it does have some flaws. So, without further ado lets a look at some of the Pros and Cons of this faucet.
3. Kohler K-560-VS Bellera – Easy to operate and very smooth faucet.
The next up on our list is Kohler K-560-VS Bellera, and in case you don’t know, Kohler is one of the best company in the design and manufacture of kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures. Whether you are talking about features or design quality, Kohler has to be on the list simply because they are good in it.
Talking about this quality pull-down faucet’s finishes it is available in oil-bronze, polished chrome, and vibrant stainless color finishes.
It comes in the list of high priced faucets but worth to the money. As you look through the picture Kohler K-560-VS Bellera have a beautiful combination of versatile design and outstanding ergonomics and functionality. Talking about its reach ability its high arc spout can rotate 360 degree which is reachable up to the tallest pots. Looking at its features company gives you three functional pull-down spray head with touch control which allows you to switch from stream to sweep spray to pause for performing close tasks inside the sink or fill the pots outside. Ah! There is a long list of features which makes it one of the best kitchen faucet of 2018.
Looking forward to the features there is a DockNetik magnet docking system provided by company attached to the spout which can smoothly slide and locks the spray head securely into the place. For making its spray head more comfortable and adjustable to use it has ProMotion technology’s light, quiet nylon hose, and ball joint.
Well here, Kohler is working hard to improve their products and satisfaction of the user. There is escutcheon included in the purchase for 1 2 3 or 4 hole installation. Its single handle is simple to use and making the temperature of water easy to adjust. Its sweep spray features specially angled nozzles that form a wide, powerful blade of water to sweep your dishes and sink clean. For making surface easy to clean it comes with the MasterClean spray that withstands mineral buildup. The company also provide ceramic disc valves for it to can give the durable performance for life. Now, you can see why I said it’s a long list.
Without a further ado let me show you its more technical details. Here Kohler K-560-VS Bellera’s flow rate of water is 1.8 GPM with water consumption of same 1.8 GPM. It comes with lifetime limited warranty. It looks all good about this faucet but here the downside comes there are no batteries included in the purchase which is a serious downside about this faucet. You would have to buy it separately. But looking at its overall features and quality it will be a good deal if you are happy to buy batteries separately.
So, with that out of the way, let’s take a look at pros and cons, shall we?
4. Kraus KPF-1602 – Best Commercial Style Faucet
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone but there is no best faucet list that would be complete without the inclusion of a faucet from Kraus.
For those who don’t know Kraus is a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom fixtures, with a wide range of beautiful, reliable and versatile products.
This single handle commercial style pull-down kitchen faucet comes in chrome and stainless steel color finishes. Talking about Kraus KPF-1602, it features a unique aesthetic that creates a dramatic contemporary appeal. It features a pot filler for great convenience and has two faucets functionality in one and it has 360-degree swivel spout for complete sink access and pre-rinse spray to easily clean the toughest food residue from your kitchen sink. Kraus KPF-1602 high arc design offers you considerable clearance for your biggest cookware, such as the utility in addition to the design of a professional kitchen. Top quality components guarantee that your Kraus faucet will function as beautifully as it seems. It includes all mounting hardware for single-hole installation so that users will not have to give extra bucks to the hardware shop.
There are a lot more benefits and features of this faucet. Keeps the counting on. Apart from its rust resistant finish because of its Lead-free Brass construction there is also have Heavy-duty commercial-style spring design as you can see in the picture. It features single-lever flow control with a lite touch to make it easier to operate. Here this is a reliable change made by Kraus where most of the pre-rinse faucets were hard to operate. It also features integrated two-way diverter for smooth flow control.
Faucet’s easy-clean rubber nozzles prevent water to build up and keeps the faucet maintained for years. Its low cost eco-friendly Neoperl aerator is water sufficient without lowering water pressure. You can also perform reliable and long lasting operation with its drip free Kerox ceramic cartridge. A company gives you lifetime limited warranty with very responsive customer support. This is a good deal to grab.
The Kraus KPF-1602 faucet has a great list of achievements and certification as it is listed and certified by cUPC , UPC, NSF, ANSI, AB1953, CALGreen, FTC, DOE, CEC, MASS, CSA, IAPMO, SCC, and ADA. Most of the people will love the reachability of faucet as its spout can reach up to 8.5 in. Talking about its flow rate is 1.75 GPM which is good although. The faucet hole size requirement is 1.38 in for one hole installment with the maximum deck thickness of 1.75 in. The purchase includes handles and supply lines. It is a good unit to be on this list so, I would say it to a deal to grab especially for those who want a commercial style faucet in their kitchen. And for others, there are few more choices available on this list.
But let’s take a look at the pros and cons.
5. KOHLER K-596-CP – Premium Style Best Kohler’s Faucet
This is the second entry of Kohler’s in our best kitchen faucets list and trusts me it deserves to be. This Simple pull-down kitchen faucet has metal construction and the great combination of an elegant, universal design along with exceptional ergonomics and functionality.
It is available Matte Black, Polished Chrome and Vibrant Stainless color and finishes which can resist corrosion and tarnishing.
Well, this faucet has impressed a lot of buyers due to its quality and user-friendliness. And yes it’s true. Going on its features it has high-arc swing spout that can rotate 360 degrees to clear a variety of skin activities, while its smoothly maneuvering spray head is able to pull down inside the kitchen sink to perform close tasks and outside the sink to fill pots.There is sculpted buttons are available on the spray head for simple operations whether your hands are wet or soapy. It also has Kohler’s latest docking system, DockNetik, to secure the spray head to the spout using magnetic force.
Talking about its depth details it comes with three functional spray head with spray, aerated flow and pauses function. Its stream function is perfect for filling pots, while its sweep spray creates a wide, forceful blade of water for exceptional clearance and its pause function allows you to quickly stop water between tasks. KOHLER K-596-CP has ProMotion technology ‘s light, quiet braided hose, and a swiveling ball joint which make the spray head lot more comfortable to use while its MasterClean spray face gives you easy to clean surface withstands mineral build up.
Ceramic disk valves of the faucet increase the company’s longevity standards and ensure its durable performance for life. The purchase includes escutcheon so, for 1 or 3 hole installation. It also comes with flexible supply lines and an installation ring for easier installation and it has deck plate included in the purchase. I think it would be a deal to grab where Kohler’s is giving so much of comfort.
With so many impressive features and design let’s take a look at its technical details. The flow rate of KOHLER K-596-CP is 1.8 GPM with a water consumption of same 1.8 GPM and the reachability of its spout is 9 in. It has certification of ADA Compliant and offers you an amazing customer support. Talking about the warranty company gives you the limited lifetime warranty.And now it’s time for pros and cons. Let’s take a look.
6. Moen 7185ESRS Brantford – Best Standard Kitchen Faucet
We have another kitchen faucet from Moen, and this time, it’s 7185ESRS Brantford; to be fairly honest; this is one of the high price faucets which comes with best touchless features.
It is available in Chrome, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and Spot Resist Stainless color and finishes which resist water spots and fingerprints easily.
This single handle pull-down kitchen faucet features Moen’s latest motion-sensing technology which allows the faucet to sense and respond to what you need, the moment you need it, by activating water flow with just waving your hand. Its hands-free control allows you to do your routine tasks without touching your faucet and also you can manually adjust the flow or temperature of the water. Moen 7185ESRS Brantford collection also features Reflex technology to make its pull-down hose extends and retracts smoothly and its high-arc pull-down design can reach around your entire sink.
There is Duralock Quick Connect System available for fast and easy installation. Its pull-down wand comes with two spray modes steady aerated stream for daily cleaning purposes and powerful rinse for heavy tasks while its pause option let you stop water flow from the spray head to save from wastage. It includes Escutcheon in its purchase for 1 or 3 holes installation. Its high neck spout allows easy to clean and fill large pots. To make faucet’s performance last long for usage it features a Duralast 1255 cartridge that ensures rigorous usage.
The flow rate of Moen 7185ESRS’s is 1.5 GPM with a water consumption of same 1.5 GPM. This metal constructed faucet in 6AA batteries to power up with the requirement of AC power adaptor. It complies with ADA (Americans with Disabilities ACT) certificate and comes with Moen’s lifetime limited warranty. Talking about its exact dimensions the faucet height is 15-1/2 in. reach is 7-7/8 in. and its clearance is 8-1/4. This is the best deal if you have a good budget for the standard kitchen.Now, here are the pros and cons to look;
7. Delta 980T-SSSD-DST- One of the greatest by Delta
I just want to tell you that Delta 980T-SSSD-DST has features that can meet your all expectation.
This Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet features Touch2O technology which allows you to turn on or off the flow of water with just a tap of your wrist or forearm. It keeps your faucet clean, even your hands are not.
This unit is available in Chrome, Stainless, and Venetian Bronze color finishes.
Its single handle lever allows you to adjust water flow and temperature. The Delta TempSense LED light changes color to indicate you to the water’s temperature and reduce possible discomfort. This LED light also alert you when battery run low. The Delta MagnaTite Docking system keeps the spray wand precisely into place when not in use with using a powerful integrated magnet.
It also features Diamond Seal Technology which makes the faucet performance durable for a long time and also make the faucet easy to install. The Touch-Clean Spray Holes of this faucet help you to easily remove calcium and lime build-up with a touch of your finger.
It comes with a high price tag but it’s also one of best fully featured and well-designed faucets. The Delta 980T-SSSD-DST comes with an in-built soap dispenser which allows to you wash your dishes more easily without making a mess in your kitchen sink. The High arc pull-down spout of the faucet can swivel around 360-degrees while its two functional pull-down wand allows you to choose between aerated spray and stream modes. In addition, the 59-inch hose of the wand helps you to keep your sink clean from every corner. The Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Faucet with Soap Dispenser comes with a lifetime limited warranty and amazing customer support.
This faucet by Delta comes with 6 AA batteries with upto 2 years battery life or you can also use 6 C batteries which you will have to buy separately but comes with a 5 year battery life. Choice is yours. Talking about its technical details the pilar features of minimum 1.8 GPM of flow rate with a spout height of 13.88 in. This is a heavy deal in matters of price but trust me its features and finish will make your experience good as possible.With that said let’s take a look on Pros and Cons of this faucet;
8. Kraus KPF-2110 – Most delicately Designed Faucet
Substance meets style in the Kraus kitchen faucet collection. With that said we are here with the second unit from Kraus in this list.
The faucet is constructed with certified and quality rich lead-free brass and components which makes it easier to operate by anyone.
It is available in stainless steel finish which resists rust and corrosion and easy to clean.
The Kraus KPF-2110 features a high-performance low flow Neoperl aerator and a precise ceramic cartridge which allows you reliable drip-free use while the single lever handle allows it easier to control temperature and flow of the water. Talking about its flexibility, this faucet features two functional pull-out spray head with an aerated stream and powerful rinse with secure docking and retractable hose. Its easy to clean rubber nozzles prevent hard water to build up on the faucet. And let me tell you there is no leakage problem in Kraus KPF-2110 because of it high-quality Kerox cartridge which allows water to flow at 60 pounds/in.sq. pressure.
Kraus KPF-2110’s clean lines and streamlined design makes the faucet to look alike transitional and modern kitchen faucet. It has single hole mounting which allows the faucet to integrate it seamlessly with your sink while there is every hardware available along with faucet to make the installation easier. The spout of the faucet swivels around 120 degree which allows complete access to the sink. To be honest this faucet from Kraus has an impressively elegant design. Also its 63 in. pull out hose of Nylon allows you to clean your dishes without a mess.
Talking about its certification it has a long list including ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1, NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certified by IAPMO, NSF/ANSI Standard 372 certified by IAPMO, CAL GREEN, CEC, DOE. Talking about its dimension the faucet height is 11 in. while its spout height and reachability is 7.13 in. and 9 in. The faucet gives you the flow rate of 1.8 GPM with a water consumption of 2.2 GPM. There is no battery included in the purchase as you will have to buy it separately. The faucet comes with limited lifetime Kraus’s warranty. The weight of the faucet is a quite lighter comparison to others on the list. I include this on our list because it comes with some hefty features which set it apart from the other faucets. But the choice is yours we have another two left on the list.
But first, let’s go to the Pros and Cons for Kraus KPF-2110;
9. Moen 5995SRS Arbor – Stylish & Elegant
There is no doubt that Moen has a variety of faucets which fit the user’s expectation. There is another entry from Moen’s Arbor collection with a medium priced tag.Those who are looking for a stylish and elegant looks faucet I recommend it to them. And also it is full of hefty features.
This single handle high-arc pull-down single mount bar faucet is available in Chrome, Matte Black, Oil-Rubbed Bronze and Spot Resist Stainless color finishes which can easily resist water spots and fingerprints to give your kitchen a cleanly look.
Well, that’s good. With its reflex system, you can take advantage of its 68-inch hose length for long Maneuverability which makes your kitchen tasks easier and also makes the hose to automatically return to its original place. The Moen’s Duralock Quick Connect system makes the installation of the faucet much easier and quick while the single handle lever makes it easier to control flow and temperature of the water.
Moen 5995SRS offers you a two functional pull-down wand aerated stream for daily cleaning and powerful rinse for heavy tasks. There is no escutcheon is available for purchase that means you will have to buy it separately for 1 or 3 hole configuration. Yes, this issue comes on the downside of this faucet otherwise it has all that a user needs. Well, going forward, for maximum convenience, the spout of the faucet rotates 360-degree allows you to install handle on either side on other hands the arc of the handle 10-degree travel makes the temperature control easy to use. Moen always makes their product for lasting performance and this faucet from its Arbor collection comes with limited lifetime warranty against leakage, drips and finish defects which makes it a complete deal to buy. Not because of warranty also because of its innovative design and features.
Here coming to its technical features it has an adjustable flow rate of 1.5 GPM. The spout reach is 6.56 in. which is good although to clean your sink and fill your pots. Valve material is used for ceramic. And also it is certified with ADA Compliant. I recommend this for those who want a stylish and elegant designed faucet in their kitchen. Well, this is my thought but the choice is yours.
But first, let’s check pros and cons of the Moen 5995SRS Arbor;
10. Kraus KPF-1622SN – With Premium Satin Nickel Finish
Last product on our list is coming again from Kraus, and this time it is the KPF-1622SN.This single lever pull-down kitchen faucet is available in Chrome and Satin Nickel finish prevents the faucet from rust and corrosion. Well, the thing I like the most about this faucet is it suits any style, from classic to the modern while its clean line and a high arc spout give it a sleek contemporary look which makes it more attractive.
The faucet is made of lead-free all metal with high-quality components. Its convenient single lever design makes the flow and temperature control more comfortable. The Kraus KPF-1622SN features a high-performance Neoperl aerator and a precise Kerox ceramic cartridge for good drip-free use. The spout swivels 360-degrees to give you complete access to the sink whether it is for clean the sink or fill the pots.
Talking about its flexibility, it features a pull-down sprayer with the 24-inch hose which is good to perform everyday tasks with complete secure docking and retractable hose while its single hole mounting allows easy integration between the sink and the faucet. It is easy to clean rubber nozzles are available to prevent the hard water to build upon the faucet but this offer is on selected models. The product is certified with cUPC , UPC, NSF, ANSI, AB1953, CALGreen, FTC, DOE, CEC, MASS, CSA, IAPMO, SCC, and ADA compliant which proves its quality and design. And also make it a deal to buy.
Well talking about its other details and dimensions the faucet height is about 14.8 inches, the spout height of 8.5 inches with a reachability of 7.1 inches and swivel of 360 degrees. It comes with a flow rate of 1.8 GPM with a water consumption of 2.2 GPM. The hose length of the faucet is 59 inches which quite long in comparison to many other faucets. The Kraus gives you a limited lifetime warranty for this faucet.It is very difficult to find such a good faucet at this reasonable price. But don’t forget to take a look on the pros and cons;
Best Kitchen Faucets - Buyer's Guide
Well, our list of top 10 kitchen faucets is based on what I like. This might not suit you, so I prefer you to have a look at all of the details below.
Here I will present you a detailed buyer’s guide on things to remind when buying a kitchen faucet. This will help you to choose a Kitchen Faucet.
Different Type of Kitchen Faucets
Talking about the types there are mainly two types of kitchen faucets one is single handled and other is double handled, but you can also find a variety of faucets which are designed according to their specific use such as for wet bars, prep sinks etcetera. Here are the types of faucets and factors to consider before buying.
Different type of features you must aware of
Different Types of faucets installation and Operation
Generally, there are two types of faucet installation one is top mounted and other bottom mounted. Top mounted faucets attach with screws through the bottom of the faucet piece from the underneath of the corner while in bottom mount faucets attach with screws through the top of the faucet piece.
Also, there are four types of mechanism which is the ball valve, ceramic disc compression valve, and cartridge. It does not affect your daily usage but will affect faucet maintenance and repairs. There is a lot of choices available in the market which can make you a little bit of confusing so, there I wrote reviews for the top rated kitchen faucets available in the market to clear your confusion. Also, these points I wrote in the buying guide will help you to choose the best faucet which fits your expectations.
When buying a faucet keep remind about these points and make sure that you have proper tools in your hand if you are the guy who does all the hardware things in your house. I found some of the faucets truly outstanding while writing the reviews for them. They got innovations, elegance and a list of hefty features. Trust these faucets listed above not even give a good experience but will also save your water bills. These faucets are from leading brands available in the market for kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
Thankfully, to make things easier for the consumers, as well as for everyone who is reading this article, the choice of kitchen faucets should help them pick the one they want.Hopefully, this list would solve all your kitchen faucet buying woes, and you will be able to buy the perfect one for your kitchen.