- 1 Best kitchen faucets in 2015
- 2 Quick intro
- 3 Kitchen faucets reviews, top picks and types
- 4 Touchless (Motion) faucets
- 5 Pull out faucets
- 6 Pull down faucets
- 7 Industrial (commercial) faucets
- 8 Faucets with separate (side) spray
- 9 Two handle faucets
- 10 Wall mount faucets
- 11 How to pick the best faucet for your kitchen
- 12 Useful tips
- 13 Conclusion
Welcome to JH Faucet! If you are looking for the best faucet for your kitchen or bathroom, but you don’t want to spend hours searching for the right one, I am here to make your decision as easy as possible.
I have gone through several faucets that are currently available on the market and I have ranked them based on their features, style, quality, and ratings from several customers. It’s quite difficult and challenging to find a clear winner because the final decision always comes down to personal preference and budget.
Best kitchen faucets in 2015
First, let me introduce myself. My name is Josh Hilton, and I’m a professional plumber located in California, USA. Plumbing is not just my profession; it’s also my hobby and my passion.
I know that advice from a professional plumber is much more valuable than advice from an average Joe. So, you’re welcome to check out my ultimate faucet reviews and buying guides that will help you finding the best one for your needs.
Having the best kitchen faucet will not just add to your beautiful and modern kitchen, it will also make cooking and washing the dishes much more enjoyable.
Kitchen faucets reviews, top picks and types
There are several types of kitchen faucets on the market, and each one of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. I will try to explain as many of their features as possible, but the final decision comes down to personal preference and budget. For a complete overview of the different types, check out my “useful tips” section.
I have gone through hundreds of different faucets that are currently available, and I have ranked them based on their features, customer testimonials, design, and price. Here are some of my top picks from each category. I will certainly update this list whenever another product with higher ratings comes on the market, so you are welcome to check back at any time.
Touchless (Motion) faucets
Let’s start with the best type. Touchless (also called “motion”) faucets are the most advanced, and they come with variety of advanced features. Their main feature that stands out in these faucets is a sensor that provides hands-free operation, resulting in less mess.
My #1 pick is the KOHLER K-72218-VS Sensate. It features unique response technology with an advanced sensor that responds in just 20 milliseconds. It is also AC powered, so you don’t have to buy new batteries every couple of months. Kohler also one of my favorite brands when it comes to state-of-the-art kitchen faucets and they offer great warranty coverage on most of their products. You can find a more detailed review with pricing and shipping info in my reviews section.
Pull out faucets
This type is the most common among home owners all across the world. Pull out faucets usually feature a single handle, making adjusting the heat and water flow possible with a single hand operation.
My top pick of pull out models is the Kraus KPF-2110. It’s one of the highest rated pull out faucets on the market, and it comes with features that can stand up to any other model in this price range. A limited lifetime warranty is provided by the manufacturer, and it only has 1 downside which is its above average price. You are welcome to check out the complete review on my website.
Pull down faucets
Pull down faucets are very similar to pull out faucets, especially when it comes to design. They also usually feature a single handle, but unlike the pull out type, their handles have to be moved downwards to operate.
One of the highest rated faucets in this area is the Grohe 32 298 SD0 Ladylux3. It’s made of brass and comes with a stainless steel finish, so you can be sure that it won’t get rusty in a few years like older faucet used to. There are 3 different designs to choose from, and, in my opinion, this is one of the best-looking faucets on the market today. So, if your kitchen is modern and stylish, this one just might be your perfect buy.
Industrial (commercial) faucets
Commercial (industrial) type faucets have gained popularity in recent years; not just among professionals, but among average homeowners as well. They are more advanced than other types, and they are capable of more heavy-duty work in the kitchen.
If you are looking for one of the best products of this type, Danze D455158SS Parma is definitely one that you should take into consideration. It has a rating of 4.3 stars from over 130 customers, and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty. There are 2 finishes to choose from, chrome and stainless steel. You can find more information and current prices in my reviews section.
Faucets with separate (side) spray
Most faucets on the market right now have an integrated spray, but if you prefer a separate spray for any reason, there are plenty of them available as well.
When it comes to faucets with a separate spray, my top pick is the Pfister FWK1680S. It’s one of the most affordable products I have reviewed on this website so far, and it might be a perfect choice for those on a budget. It offers 2 different finishes to choose from, stainless steel and polished chrome. There’s a lifetime warranty available on both finish and function.
Two handle faucets
If you prefer a more traditional design of a faucet that would fit perfectly into your traditional kitchen, then two handle faucets just might be a perfect solution for you. Just like the name suggests, they feature two separate handles, usually one for cold and one for hot water.
My recommendation is the Peerless P299578LF. It’s not only my top pick when it comes to two handle faucets, it’s also my top pick when it comes to affordable models that cost less than $60. It’s ADA compliant when installed properly, and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty (finish included). You can find my complete review in the “Best buys” section.
Wall mount faucets
You might consider choosing the wall mounted faucet if you enjoy the nostalgic feeling and look for an antique style kitchen. Wall mount faucets come in variety of styles and finishes to choose from. Besides, wall mount kitchen faucets are mounted to the wall, so they are suitable for limited counter space and for increased height to fill larger vessel according to your needs.
My top pick is the American Standard 7293.252.002 Heritage Gooseneck faucet with porcelain lever handles. It’s made of solid brass that is very durable, and there’s also a limited lifetime warranty on the finish provided by the manufacturer.
How to pick the best faucet for your kitchen
To sum it up, here are a couple of my suggestions that you should take into consideration when you are hunting for a new faucet for your kitchen. The decision is 100% yours, but the right buy can save you quite a lot of trouble and money in the future. I have also written a more detailed buying guide. You’re welcome to check it out here.
Hole installation – Before you rush into buying a new kitchen faucet, you should be certain that it will fit into your sink installation. Today’s faucet usually require 1 to 4 sink holes for installation. If you are switching to a faucet with less installation holes, you can cover them up with a deck plate.
Water flow – Kitchen and bathroom faucets account for approximately 16% of the water used in an average home in the USA. The government has limited the water flow of every new faucet that is sold in the USA to a maximum of 2.2 gallons of water per minute. If you really want to save some money on water bills at the end of each month, you can check some of the low flow kitchen faucets that are currently available on the market. Some of them can reduce your water bills up to $300 per year.
Warranty coverage – Many manufacturers offer limited lifetime warranties. This sounds great, but the word “limited” can have several different meanings. So, make sure that you check the warranty details of every single product before you buy it. The top quality faucets will probably never let you down, but it’s good to know that there’s a warranty coverage that will protect you against possible malfunctions.
Consumer ratings and reviews – There’s a saying that the consumer knows best, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. When I analyzed hundreds of different faucets that are currently available on the market, I only picked the best ones with high ratings from several consumer reviews. If you have experience with any product listed on my website, you are welcome to share your experience in the comment section at the bottom of each article.
Design – Last but not least, always choose the faucet that fits into your kitchen from a design perspective. Is your kitchen more traditional or modern?
Is your faucet leaking? It’s a fact that even the best kitchen faucets can start leaking or dripping after several years of heavy duty use. If your faucet is still under a warranty, you can simply send it back and have it replaced by the manufacturer, usually without any extra charges. If your faucet doesn’t have a warranty any more, you have two choices. Either you ask a professional plumber for help, or you can try to fix it by yourself. For more information about how to fix a leaking kitchen faucet, you can check out this article.
Are budget friendly faucets wirth buying? Of course! There are plenty of cheap kitchen faucets out there that don’t lack the important features and quality. If you only have a $100 to spend on your next faucet, you are welcome to check out my personal best cheap kitchen faucets list.
I’d love to hear your opinion about my recommended kitchen faucets. Feel free to write your comment at the bottom of each page and let me know what is your favorite faucet and why.