Published at Wednesday, January 29th 2020, 07:42:00 AM. Kitchen Faucet. By Manuel Rossignol.
Since there is now a wide variety for kitchen faucets, buying the appropriate one for your kitchen can be a daunting task. So, here are some tips to help you when buying kitchen faucets. First, you have to decide on the design that will best match your kitchen. You can choose from two-handle designs, single-handle design, or cross-shaped design. If you have a bigger sink, you can always opt for the two-handle design. However, the more popular designs are the cross-shaped. These are not only functional but also give your kitchen a customized look especially when matched with unique and stylish handle.
The kitchen faucets that you get should stay in good condition and thus they should not change color. This will ensure that your kitchen will remain in good condition and they will not look misplaced. You should also get faucets that blend in well with your kitchen decor so that you can have a complete look in your home. The faucets should not drip so they can serve you without any problem. This will ensure that your kitchen remains dry and you can carry on with your daily activities without any disturbance.
A kitchen faucet with cleverly engineered pull-out function allows you to fill the pots that are placed on the counter-top or even directly on the cooking surface without the need of fitting them under the faucet. When washing vegetables, it allows you to direct the stream right where you need it and even change conveniently to the spray mode. The button is normally placed right on the spray head. Not all pull-out faucets have the water-off function available right on the spray head. There are some popular models, however, that offer that too. If you think you will often pull the spray head over the edge of the sink, the water-off button can come in handy.
There are two main types of cartridge faucets: one and two handle faucets. A single handle faucet operates in an up/down motion to adjust water volume and left/right motion to adjust the temperature. From outside, a double handle cartridge faucet is identical to a compression washer faucet. You can tell the difference by noting how the handle feels when used. A compression faucet requires you to tighten down the washer in order to close water flow while a cartridge faucet requires smooth and consistent action to close water flow. When you move the faucet for just ½ turn you are able to move the handle from on to off position.