Last updated on August 12th, 2018 at 10:21 amWith one of the lowest prices in the industry, this incredible kitchen faucet is a huge deal that many have started to become aware of over the past few months. It has a high swivel spout that stays out of the way when you have dishes that are piled up high. The extendable spout is easy to use and intuitive, so if there is a bucket you need to fill up or a dish that needs rinsing it is a short pull away.
Using either stream or spray modes, consumers can get the best of both worlds, and the counterweight installed on the hose means it will always retract back to the kitchen faucet. This product is compliant with UPC, cUPC, NSF, ADA, and is CA AB 1953 lead compliant. For the price this is the best you can get without getting cheap parts that fall away over the years.
Decor Star TPC11-TO Overview
Best Features of Decor Star TPC11-TO
Décor Star managed to squeeze in a contemporary design that fits in both commercial and residential spots, with a professional polished oil rubbed bronze finish. Other available finishes are chrome, oil rubbed bronze and brushed nickel. It really blends in with a lot of kitchens and looks like it cost twice the price you spent for it.
Utilizing a swivel spout and single lever handle, you’ll get the most room out of this unit without compromising on features. The brass body construction means you won’t have to worry about little nicks and knocks messing up the gorgeous finish of the faucet, nor will you have to worry about cheap components taking a toll on the system over the years. Internally it is just as durable, and uses a ceramic disc cartridge that is found on most leading kitchen faucets from major brands.
Since the faucet uses standard sized US plumbing, connection and hoses that is one less worry for the consumer when doing the installation. Included in the package is the pull down spray kitchen sink faucet, 26 inch long hot and cold water hoses and an installation manual with full directions on how to install.
A high flow rate of 2.2 GPM at 60 PSI blows away the standard 1.8 GPM found in other kitchen faucets. If having a high flow rate is a big deal to you then this is the best product to get at the current price since you won’t be losing any of the bigger features. Faucet height is 16 inches, body diameter is 2 1/8, while the spout height and reach are 7 5/8 and 8 ¼. The retractable hose length maxes out at 22 inches, so you’ll have plenty of space to move around if you’re working with a lot of materials.
Things to Know About Decor Star TPC11-TO
The system does not rely on a magnet to set the spray head back in place, and instead uses a weight that pulls it back into place. Even with high quality materials this will over a period of years slowly lose strength, which is why the magnet spray heads have become all the rage. Regardless it takes years of use and abuse to even get to the point of it needing to be replaced, and even when it happens it is an easy fix.
If you want to cover additional holes an extra purchase of a cover plate will be necessary, and is not included with the original product. As more and more companies are starting to include this with the purchase, it would have been nice if they included it as well. But for the current price plus the cost of the cover it is still lower than all other competitors.
In an almost apples to apples comparison the Ruvati RVF1251RB Pullout Spray Single Handle Kitchen Faucet is its closest match, but is double the price. Buyers will be more pleased with the finishes and overall design of the Ruvati, and its ceramic disc Kerox cartridge beats the Décor Star model by quite a bit. In some ways you can consider the Ruvati model and upgraded version of the Décor Star, but if you’re satisfied with all of the features of the current faucet then the Ruvati may be a bit of overkill for the price, especially with the Décor Star being just as efficient.
It’s really not going to get any lower than the current price, which at this point is almost like them giving it away. If you’re satisfied with the product then by all means make a purchase, as these are not always in stock year round. They tend to go in and out because of their low price, and during the holidays are when they really fly out of the warehouses. So as one of the more popular products on the market, it would be a good idea to buy this if you can catch it in stock. It’s a great deal that is already at the lowest price possible.
Usually low priced faucets like these tend to be cheap with bad craftsmanship that will fade over time after a year of use. That is not the case with this model that goes out of its way to provide not only quality components, but a lifetime limited warranty similar to higher priced products. It’s amazing the amount of work that went into the production of this kitchen faucet, and all without cutting corners and giving you a subpar product.
There are more expensive options available and they offer a couple of extra features not available in this model, like the magnetic dock. But other than missing that one feature, this is just like getting a high priced luxury kitchen faucet. The counterweight that is used in place of the magnetic dock is just as good and will last for years without a problem. The system is also compliant with several agencies and features lead free compliance for those that are worried about contamination.
Surprisingly in the short time this has been available for purchase it has garnered a lot of attention from several different types of consumers, residential and commercial. This shows the reach of the product and just how useful it is to all people that install it, an install that is considered to be as easy as 1-2-3. If buyers do decide to spend a little more on something better, then it would make more sense to go all out and get a system that really stands out in the kitchen, rather than just something with 1 extra feature to fawn over.
With all of the choices on the market today settling on something that is low cost may not sit well with a lot of consumers. But the only reason to think like that is if you’ve been burned in the past by a cheap product that made a lot of promises and didn’t deliver on any of them. There are no worries in that area if you purchase this product, which is a proven well featured kitchen faucet that gets even more popular the older it gets. If you want something that will wow and not cost a lot of money, then look no further than this product.