They have been around for a very long time. They are known as compression faucets as they work through compression of a washer against a valve seat which is usually at the base of the faucet. The cool thing with them is that they have separate knobs for hot and cold water. While they are great to have, they tend to develop leaks every now and then.
It is good to know how the handle works. There are faucets with advanced handle technology that allows you to adjust the temperature and pressure with just a fingertip. On others it may take a little time to get used to the way the handle moves. Some people can find it somewhat difficult to move the handle into the exact off position at first. But very few of them consider that being a problem. Another huge time saver is the touch sensitivity in kitchen faucets. You can preset your favorite temperature and pressure with the handle and have it always ready. The water flow turns on when you touch the faucet with your hand or forearm. Another touch will turn the water off. There is no need to worry that your pet can turn the water on. It is highly unlikely since a touch operable faucet from nearly any brand distinguishes a "touch" from a "grip". It means that, in order to activate the faucet, you need to touch it with your finger and remove it in a fraction of a second. The faucet does not get activated when you are pushing it out of the way, for example.
The Handle. Since the designs seem to be limitless, you should even narrow down to the exact modern design you want. You have to choose between the single handle types and the double handle types. For those who prefer it to be simpler, get a single handle faucet. A kitchen faucet with only a single handle allows water to flow easily as you only need to control one part. If you want to have full control of the water temperature, you should get a double handle faucet. With one handle controlling the amount of hot water while the other controlling the amount of cold water, you can easily obtain the right temperature of the flowing water.
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