Looking for the best kitchen faucets? Read our in-depth kitchen faucet reviews, comparison charts and top picks for 2017 to help you make the right buying decision.
What makes a kitchen faucet the best option out there? There are a number of things people consider when making these types of purchases. From the appearance the hardware has and how it will complement their kitchen to how easy the unit is to install and use, a kitchen faucet can appeal to buyers in a variety of different ways.
When it comes to finding the best kitchen faucet, it depends less on the marketing campaign surrounding it and more about the actual performance of the unit.
While every company is quick to advertise their product as the best around, most people will judge a product by it features, price, and reputation among those who have purchased and used it.
A quality kitchen faucet can provide safety, reliability, and convenience. Whether its pull down faucets, pull out faucets, or any other model, a quality kitchen faucet can be an asset to any kitchen.
From their design to their cost to their reputation of being dependable hardware that provides return on investment, many modern models are worth considering. Here are some top kitchen faucets for 2017 and 2018.
|Faucet Model||Type||Finish||Warranty||Budget||Final Rating|
|Delta Faucet 9178|
|Single Handle, |
|Arctic Stainless||Lifetime Limited ||Premium||4.9/5|
|Moen CA87888||Double Handle |
With Side Sprayer
|Chrome||Limited lifetime ||Premium||4.7/5|
|KOHLER K-15160||Pull Down||Polished Chrome||One-Year Limited ||Premium||4.8/5|
|Avola Faucet||Pull Out||Brushed |
|10 years limited |
|Phoenix (SP3105-06-03I)||Pull Down Hybrid||Brushed Nickel||Lifetime Limited ||Premium||4.3/5|
|Drinking Water/(RO) Faucet||Single Handle||Oil Rubbed Bronze||3 years|
leak free Warranty
|Delta Faucet 9113|
|Pull Down||Arctic Stainless||Lifetime Limited ||Premium||4.2/5|
This Moen Faucet is a great entry into the Caldwell Collection. This kitchen faucet offers a stylish chrome finish that is common among popular kitchen faucets. The system can be installed quickly and easily using the duralock connection system. Quick connectivity helps when users need to make a quick replacement or are moving into a new building. The system also has a two-handed lever which makes adjustments easy and allows for precision.
The simple but intuitive design of this unit allows it to be implemented easily into any setting. Whether a sink in a standard home kitchen or one in a large commercial facility, this model is both solid and affordable for the features it offers.
The Moen CA87888 High-Arc Chrome Faucet product also comes with side spray functionality which makes it easy to clean the sides of a sink. The unit also complies with the Americans with disabilities Act (ADA).
Though the unit is solid in its construction, it lacks certain functions like full rotation capabilities and a cleaning-friendly design.
There is a lot of debate about what goes into making the overall best kitchen faucet. But while everyone has different things they look for in this important piece of hardware, there are a few key design points that seem to find their way into most well-received units of this type.
The Delta 9178-AR-DST has received high praise for its ability to offer a number of high-end, convenient features. These include the magnetic docking for ease of use, high-arc spout with 360-degree swivel rotation capabilities, touch-clean spray holes for quick and thorough cleaning, and 1 or 3-hole 8” installation with optional escutcheon included.
From easy cleaning to improved functionality as far as the reach and maneuverability of the unit, this model from Delta provides some of the most sought-after features in a kitchen faucet. The improved docking functionality allows hardware to stay protected during installation while also allowing adjustments to be made as needed.
The pull down faucet utilizes a hose with 59-inch spray wand that provides 20 inches of reach. The combined result of all these features easily make this model a top pick for best design and functionality.
This model is a solid entry, though it lacks some of the additional leak protection and longer reaching capabilities of higher-end models.
The KOHLER K-15160 uses a one-piece ceramic valve to resist debris buildup. This helps to extend the life of the unit and makes cleaning it easier. The unit also allows users to set a max temperature, which can help prevent scalding during water temperature adjustment.
This model is particularly useful for those with disabilities or those with elderly individuals or children in the area who may use the faucet and meets ADA requirements. Great for homes, schools, and even certain commercial locations, this pull out faucet can provide consistent results with limited maintenance.
The MasterClean sprayface is designed to resist hardwater buildup, allowing for optimal performance while reducing the possibility of leaks and clogs. This can help prevent the need for maintenance and repairs which can cause expenses to pile up quickly.
While a solid kitchen faucet, it lacks the type of appearance and accessories that certain higher-end models come equipped with.
The popular 9113-AR-DST model from Delta offers 1 or 3-hole 8” installation, allowing it to fit into multiple setups with ease. It also utilizes Delta’s MagnaTite Docking spray wand, which fits into place with accuracy.
In homes where cooking is done often or in commercial facilities that specialize in culinary practices, this model can prove especially useful. The unit is also great in fast-paced settings due to its 360-degree swivel capability. It’s easy-to-use nature and durable construction allow it to provide the results users want without becoming vulnerable to clogs and leaks as easy as other models.
Delta faucets utilize DIAMOND Seal technology to provide the hardware with a longer lifespan, and the 62-inch hose offers 20-inch reach. The Touch-Clean spray holes are easy to clean and great at avoiding mineral buildup during prolonged use.
While this model has plenty of great features, it does come at a higher price than manner other faucets.
The Phoenix (SP3105-06-03I) pull down kitchen faucet is designed to be a versatile unit. It provides users with the best of both worlds, allowing it to be useful in multiple applications. Its design consists of plastic resin and metal powder, which combine to form a strong and durable new poly-metal material. This helps it hold up against corrosion.
Those who use their faucet on a regular basis or prefer to clean it constantly may find this model to be a solid choice. It is designed to withstand common problems which other faucets are affected by. It’s durable materials can provide protection against a wide variety of hazards.
The single piece underbody is molded with accuracy to guard against leaks, and the entire unit is made from lead free parts, and the entire faucet is EPA Water Sense certified.
Though it does help users save on their monthly water bill, it is also a bit pricier than certain other faucets with similar designs and features.
The WEWE Single Handle Dual Mode Pull-Down Sprayer Faucet is designed to be simple but reliable, with 1-hole easy installation and 1-handle easy operation. This unique design makes it very easy to utilize at a traditional sink, bar sink, and in a variety of other settings as well. The spray hose also connects to the faucet with ease, allowing for users to set up their desired configuration without the need for tools or complicated installations.
From busy homes that often deal with stacks of dishes to locations that have to handle multiple loads of dishes in a short time frame, this model provides the features and functionality to handle the task. Coupled with its affordable nature, the versatile features of this product make it a solid choice.
The spray feature can be set in smooth or spray mode, and a pause feature is also included. The high-arch 360-degree rotatable spout an ultra long hose make the unit easy to maneuver.
While it comes at a reasonable price, the unit lacks certain features of other higher-end models. It may not have the lifespan of faucets made with higher quality materials, and may also need replacing sooner than higher-end faucets.
Though it is difficult to pinpoint one specific kitchen faucet that is the best overall, it is easy to compare features relative to cost. This solid brass single lever unit offers a number of handy features while keeping the price as low as models with significantly fewer features.
The Avola Brass Single Lever Faucet provides a number of high-quality, convenient features for a very reasonable price. The unit has solid brass construction and uses a ceramic disc valve to resist scratches, corrosion, and other issues common with kitchen faucets. The 360-degree spout and spray outlet has an easy-to-use control, and the entire unit can be installed easily by using the product’s detailed instructions.
One of the things that makes this model so impressive from a perspective of cost, is that it is designed to offer both reliability and longevity. From avoiding clogs to preventing damage to the unit itself, this model is equipped with all the features needed to help a user get the most for their money.
Perhaps the factor that allows this unit to provide the best return on investment is the 5-year warranty. This helps a user protect their investment and ensure it provides plenty of reliable service.
It does not have the high-end appearance of many other faucets, and that it is not designed in accordance with any particular government or industry standards.
This model by clean water brings a solid combination of features, functionality, and affordability. The Oil Rubbed Bronze Drinking Water Faucet by KleenWater utilizes RO technology, making it a great fit for reverse osmosis systems. The model comes with mounting hardware and doesn’t utilize any plastic components.
Those who are especially concerned about clean water may find that this model is one of the most affordable choices on the market for providing increased protection against common water contaminants.
Given that this model is advertised as one that provides clean water, many potential buyers may be curious about how it accomplishes this feat. This unit is lead free, and conforms with the Federal Regulation of Lead Act of 2014.
While a very solid model, it is not air gap equipped. And though some may like its basic black design, it lacks the eye-catching chrome hardware of certain other faucets.
There are many kitchen faucets which provide high levels of quality and convenience. While some have certain features that others don’t, some are much more affordable. Finding the best kitchen faucet can be difficult, as everyone has a different need and budget. But looking at many of the modern models listed can help any buyer narrow down their choices and find some solid suggestions.
Whether a person is looking for improved reach in order to make washing larger loads of dishes easier, whether they are looking to save money while still getting a solid model, or whether they are looking for a faucet that can provide years of reliable use without succumbing to clogs or wear-and-tear, there are plenty of high-end models available on the market.
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