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.
You identify the faucets by their single handle that moves over a rounded metal ball that easily shifts and spins thus creating different water flows and temperatures. The ball has chambers and spring loaded rubber seals. The handle rotates easily allowing you an exact mix of hot and cold water. It's good to note that these faucets don't have washers. Due to the many parts in these faucets, they tend to leak more than other washerless faucets such as disc and cartridge.
When using the kitchen faucets, you usually turn them on and off many times so you should get the ones that are firm and will serve you for a long time without getting spoilt. You should also know the number of holes that are in your kitchen so that you can buy the right faucets for them. Make sure you get one that has the right height so that you can use it without any problem. You should also look at the spout reach so that you can buy the one that is appropriate for your kitchen.
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