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This modern professional resturant-style kitchen faucet from Blanco has a pull-down hand nozzle on a coiled spring for easy spraying and cleaning. It is constructed from heavy-duty brass with a satin nickel or polished chrome coating – resistant to rust and corrosion and totally lead-free.
Like all commercial-style faucets, this Blanco model makes cleaning easier and faster, and it gives your kitchen a unique industrial look. A high water flow and powerful spray help to cut down the time you spend cleaning up after a big meal, and the single adjustment lever lets you operate the sink without making a bigger mess.
This faucet would be a great upgrade to any busy and modern kitchen. It brings you the power and convenience of a commercial sink in a manageable, friendly style.
Highlights and Features
The Blanco faucet has a peak height of just over 19 inches. The long hose and coiled spring give you 360 degrees of movement while you are cleaning. A long arm with a hook attachment holds the nozzle in place when you are not using it to spray. A soft rubber button on the nozzle allows you to switch between spraying and flowing water for gentler cleaning or filling up pots and cups.
To switch from a normal flow to spray mode, you will have to first turn on the sink and then press the rubber button on the nozzle. Once the water flow is shut off, it will reset to a normal flow mode.
The faucet has a single lever that controls both temperature and water flow. This cuts down on the spread of mess and germs while you are cleaning. The water flow maxes out at 2.2 gallons per minute – that is more than enough to fill a large pot in seconds. In spray mode, the high water flow helps to cut through built-up crusts and grease stains without scrubbing.
The entire faucet is constructed with durable brass, and comes with either a polished chrome or a satin nickel finish. Both finishes are resistant to rust and will prevent the build up of lime or other sediments around the nozzle.
To install this faucet, you will want to have a sink or counter hole that is 1 3/8 inches in diameter. As long as the hole is the right size, installation is fairly easy, and you should be able to do it yourself without hiring a professional.
A ceramic disk cartridge adds to the durability of the faucet. It will last for years without replacing and prevent leaks and drips, saving water when the sink is shut off.
Things to Consider
Before you buy the Blanco 440557, remember that a commercial-style kitchen faucet may not be the best choice for everyone. They are generally a little more expensive, bigger and more powerful than smaller home faucets. But if you have a busy kitchen and are looking to modernize, this is one of the best commercial-style faucets for the job.
At 19 inches high, the Blanco faucet is a little bit smaller than some other commercial-style options out there. That means it is a little lighter, easier to install and more compact, without sacrificing the range of spraying motion or the power. Before installing, you should make sure that you have a compatible hole size – 1 3/8 inches – and a large enough sink to make use of the far-reaching spray. A high backsplash behind your sink is also recommended.
The single lever design makes adjusting the flow and temperature of the water easy with one hand, but it also takes a little time to get used to. The adjustments can be delicate – it is important to use a light touch.
Blanco offers a lifetime no hassle limited warranty on some aspects of this faucet. That coupled with the sturdy brass design means that you will not have to spend much on repairs or replacements through years of heavy use.
Commercial-style faucets in general are a little pricier than more traditional, smaller faucets. This Blanco model can be classified as mid to high price range. It is very durable, though, and comes with a helpful warranty, so users save money on repairs in the long run. With such a powerful spray, you can also cut down on costs by using your dishwasher less.
This faucet is a great way to modernize your kitchen and get more cleaning power out of your sink. It has a high water flow, powerful spray and plenty of motion to help you quickly tackle big messes.
While a commercial-style faucet is not for everybody, this model could be perfect for big households, busy cooks and neighborhood entertainers. Both the satin nickel and polished chrome finish will add a sleek industrial look to your kitchen.