Delta Dryden Review 

 May 25, 2019

By  Charles Cole

Delta are known for making some of the best fixtures out there. Although their faucets focus on performance, the company knows how to design elegant, stylish, and modern fixtures.

Enter the Dryden. This faucet has a bold geometric look that is perfect for contemporary style bathrooms. The faucet was inspired by Art Deco designs, and feels both modern and old fashioned at the same time. This makes it a versatile fixture that can be used in just about any setting.

Delta make some of the most reliable and durable fixtures that you can find. The Dryden more than lives up to the company’s reputation. This is a faucet that is meant to be a permanent fixture in your home.

Delta Dryden Review

Delta Dryden

  • Six Types of Finishes
  • Optional: DIAMOND Seal Technology
  • Widespread Configurations
  • WaterSense Labeled
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty

The Dryden is WaterSense labelled, which means that it has been certified water efficient. This makes it eco friendly, in addition to saving you money.

This faucet is quite the investment. But if you want a unique fixture that will be the centerpiece of your bathroom, it’s definitely an investment that you should consider making.

Key Features

When you take the Dryden out of the package, the first thing you’ll notice is the style. It’s an impressive fixture with a distinct look. Despite its expressiveness, it still feels refined and elegant.

But a faucet isn’t worth much if it doesn’t work. Fortunately, the Dryden does that and then some. The spout pumps out a steady flow of water at 1.2 gallons per minute, giving you more than enough water for all of your grooming needs. The water comes out in a tight stream that has plenty of pressure, which makes it great for shaving. The arched spout gives you plenty of room to fill up water glasses or wash your face.

The handles on the Dryden are quite responsive- and stylish to boot. They respond to light touches, allowing you to easily find the desired water flow and temperature.

The valves are all watertight, and they stay that way. The Dryden shouldn’t sprout any leaks, and if it does, you’re covered by Delta’s warranty. The supply lines that come with the faucet are made of a flexible and durable polymer that is leak resistant.

The pop up drain that comes with the faucet is basic, but it works, and it works well. It always maintains its seal, and easily drains with a push.

The Dryden is WaterSense approved, which means that it saves a lot of water. This will help save you a lot of money on your water bill over time.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Bold, unique Art Deco style
  • Great water flow at 1.2 gallons per minute
  • Responsive handles
  • Easy to use and watertight seal
  • Nice warranty

Cons

  • Expensive

Things To Know

The Dryden can be purchased in 6 different finishes, making it easier to find the right color for any existing fixtures or furnishings.

A matching drain assembly comes with the faucet, as well as instructions on how to install it.

The faucet is part of Delta’s Dryden collection, which has a number of other pieces with a similar look and feel. The Dryden is designed to fit 3 hole installations with 6-16” centers.

Delta covers the Dryden with a lifetime limited warranty. They’ll replace any faucet that stops working due to a manufacturing defect.

Pricing

The Dryden is a big investment, costing more than other faucets in the company’s entry level lines. However, it offers quite a few features to justify this price, and it has excellent durability. Giving its efficiency and how long the faucet should last, the Dryden partially makes up for its high price with the water it conserves.

The simple chrome finish is the cheapest option, with other finishes such as the Champagne bronze costing significantly more. All of the different finishes have the exact same features, despite the price differences.

Conclusion

The Dryden is a bold piece that is designed to make a statement. The Art Deco inspired style is perfect for modern homes with angular looks. However, the faucet can fit a wide range of different styles, from contemporary to rustic.

But Delta know that form is nothing without function. You’ll get plenty of performance from the Dryden, as well as top of the line durability. The spout produces a steady, thick stream of water at 1.2 gallons per minute. The handles are sensitive enough that you can fine tune water volume, as well as get the right temperature. You also get great durability, with a scratch resistance and anti corrosive finish that holds up over the years.

The Dryden is expensive, so it may not be the best choice for a secondary or tertiary bathroom where practicality is more important than style. But if you need a fixture that can help your bathroom stand out, this is an excellent option.

Charles Cole


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