Delta 9178-AR-DST Review

Delta 9178-AR-DST Review

In the middle of the price range is the Delta 9178, available in some beautiful finishes including chrome, stainless steel, and Venetian bronze. It boasts the MagnaTite docking system that ensures the spray head returns to the docking position any time it's not in use. It has a built-in temperature indicator for safety and convenience, and Diamond Seal technology ensures years of leak-free performance and durability that's twice the industry standard. With Hydrolock installation, this unit has almost all the modern features available in a kitchen faucet.

Kraus KPF-1622SN Single Lever Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Satin Nickel

Kraus KPF-1622SN Single Lever Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet Satin Nickel

This low-priced single-lever faucet has an all-metal construction with corrosion-resistant finishes. It has a pull-down spray head with retractable docking and a hose with an added counterweight. It is fitted with a Neoperl aerator — typical of faucets twice the price — but it does not have all the spray functions available on some of the competing products. The Kerox ceramic cartridge has been tested for half a million uses. All mounting hardware is included with this purchase. This product is good value for money.

Moen 5995SRS Arbor Kitchen Faucet Review

Moen 5995SRS Arbor One-Handle High Arc Pull Down Single Mount Bar Faucet

This faucet is priced in the mid range. It comes in four different finishes and is spot and fingerprint resistant. The pull-down spray head boasts the patented Reflex system, and at 68 inches it has one of the longest hoses available on the market. The Hydrolock quick connect system ensures quick, trouble-free installation and the installation kit includes an escutcheon.

American Standard 4175.300.002 Colony Soft Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

This low-priced faucet is available in stainless steel, matte black, and chrome finishes that are scratch, corrosion, and tarnish resistant. Despite its low price, this great looking faucet is good quality and has many of the features of more expensive faucets. The swivel spout is high-quality brass. The pull-down hose has a pause function and adjustable spray pattern typically limited to more expensive models. It has a temperature memory and a ceramic disk valve and it comes with an escutcheon. With its limited lifetime warranty, this must be one of the best buys available.

Decor Star TPC11-TO Spray Kitchen Faucet Review

Decor Star TPC11-TO Contemporary 16" Pull Down Spray Kitchen Sink Faucet

This is one of the lowest priced faucets available, but it is constructed from quality materials nonetheless. Boasting a solid brass construction and bronze, chrome, or brushed nickel finishes, the finish is so good that this faucet could be mistaken for a much more expensive model. The high swivel spout is extendable and has spray or stream functions. The hose has a counterweight and the ceramic disk cartridge ensures long-term drip-free performance. This faucet has been around for a while and is considered excellent value for money.

Kohler K-560-VS Bellera Kitchen Faucet Review

Kohler K-560-VS Bellera Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, Vibrant Stainless Steel

Just below the mid-price range, this faucet has features that give the impression of a higher priced product. With finishes that are corrosion and tarnish resistant for up to twice the industry standard, this classic single-lever design has a high-arc spout that rotates 360 degrees. The spray head has three functions. It has a ceramic disk valve, temperature memory, and touch control. It also boasts Promotion TM technology, a light nylon hose with a ball joint at the end. The installation kit includes an escutcheon and Kohler installation ring for easy setup.

Kraus KPF-1602 Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Review

At the higher end of the price range, this faucet is a heavy-duty model. Available in chrome and stainless steel, it has a spring-style design that's a standard in restaurants. The integrated two-way diverter makes for smooth water flow. The faucet has a powerful pre-rinse spray and comes with a handy side pot filler. Rubber nozzles prevent mineral build-up on the spray head and the Kerox ceramic cartridge ensures leak-free operation for years to come. These faucets suit large kitchens. For those who are in the market for a commercial faucet, this is one of the best models available.

Kraus KPF-2110 1

KPF-2110 Pull Out Kitchen Faucet Review

This high-priced faucet is made from the highest quality components and has finishes that are corrosion and rust resistant. The single top-mount lever offers superior control of water flow. For the larger sink, the full swivel movement of the faucet provides good access. The dual function pull-out sprayer with retractable hose and counterweight is the star of this faucet, not to mention the superb faucet head design. The drip-free ceramic cartridge is good for half million cycles. Rubber nozzles prevent mineral buildup. Although only available in a limited number of finishes, this thick, durable faucet is one of the better kitchen faucets available.

Moen 7594ESRS

Moen 7594ESRS Arbor Kitchen Faucet Review

When it comes to touchless faucets, Moen is the brand leader. Using the hand's free mode in the kitchen makes for easy, germ-free use. Touch-free is an entirely optional function that can be switched off when not required. For those who are concerned about introducing complicated technology into the kitchen too quickly, a user manual is included to assist with operation and installation. Units are available with the touch-free technology in a variety of designs and finishes, as well as with all the other great features available from the rest of the Moen product range.

Kohler K-158-4-PB Antique Kitchen Sink Faucet Review

Kohler K-158-4-PB

The high price of the Kohler K-158-4-PB hasn’t scared away interested consumers. With its great looks and high durability, it remains one of the better choices from the Kohler lineup. With the usual ADA compliancy and snap installation, the K-158-4-PB is a good fit for any home. But buyers will have to decide if the limited color choices are worth the high asking price of this particular model. If any of the three available colors match your kitchen, then you’re in luck. In many cases, the high craftsmanship of this model is worth building an entire kitchen around.

Waterstone 5400-3-SS Parch Single Handle Kitchen Faucet Review

Waterstone 5400-3-SS

Kitchen faucets from Waterstone are always in the top ten of their categories. What sets the 5400-3-SS apart from the rest is its attention to even the smallest of details. With this kitchen faucet, Waterstone has added a nice touch of style and combined it with a competitive price. New in this version is a high compatibility with reverse osmosis systems. This is a deal maker for some consumers, and is often an overlooked feature when looking for a new faucet. Although it isn’t the best for smaller kitchens, the 5400-3-SS goes head to head with some of the best in the industry.

Moen 7175

Moen 7175

Familiarity with the Moen 7175 comes from buyers that appreciate a midrange price. Although this model won’t replace high end kitchen faucets, it still remains a popular choice. It still has one of the best escutcheon plates ever created, as well as that perfect Moen touch with movement. Both finishes look great, and the water consumption is low. A strong warranty boosts the overall level of this product, giving you world-class customer service if something goes wrong. Kitchens that don’t need a high end product will get their money’s worth with the Moen 7175.

Kohler K-158-3-BN Antique Kitchen Sink Faucet Review


The Antique is a high-end Kohler kitchen faucet for consumers with a limitless budget. It’s sturdy enough to be used in a high traffic kitchen but low-profile enough to have high compatibility with different configurations. With the included sidespray, it is a surprising jack of all trades. A steady 1.5GPM water flow also puts this model in the green category. As one of the most expensive choices in the Kohler catalog, it will scare away a lot of cost-conscious buyers. But for users that want to add the finishing tough to an upscale design, this could be the final piece.

Grohe 30295DC0

GROHE 30295DC0 Essence

Grohe is a brand name that will sneak up if you if you haven’t followed the kitchen faucet market. Their attention to detail allows for a lot of unique designs and alternative looks. The Essence is their answer to the traditional gooseneck style offered by the bigger brands. What sets Grohe apart from the competition is a lower price, and in some ways a better choice of luxury features. Grohe’s Essence has everything you would want from a model in its price range and a surprisingly good flow rate of 1.75 GPM.

Rohl A1679LMWSSTN-2

Rohl A1679LMWSSTN-2

The Acqui is part of the Italian Collection, and it is as incredible as it sounds. Light on water usage but heavy on power, this kitchen faucet is everything you’d expect from a top tier Rohl product. But how does it rank against other brands with Italian influences? The answer may surprise you, as a small flaw in the design of the Acqui may bring doubt to users that were considering a purchase. With such strong traditional Italian influences, this will either be one of the best from Rohl or another average kitchen faucet.

Waterstone 3100-ORB Towson

Waterstone 3100-ORB

A pot filler isn’t your average kitchen appliance, but once you have one it is hard to live without it. The 3100-ORB is part of the popular Towson Suite. Like all Waterstone products it comes with a hefty amount of features and colors, but is it worth the expensive price? Plenty of competition in the pot filler category makes this an interesting sell for consumers that want to get the best of the best. If you’re interested in what can be called ‘pot filler royalty’, then this is the best model to get.

Waterstone 3150-SN Towson

Waterstone 3150-SN

There aren’t a lot of companies that do pot fillers quite like Waterstone. With this particular model, they may have outdone themselves once again. The only problem with the 3150-SN is that it faces stiff competition within the same lineup! A lot of people will face a hard decision when looking at this model and the 3100-ORB. There are a lot of pros for each, with a similar enough feature set that make them both worth the asking price. The only question is which one makes your kitchen look better, and should you look at other brands? The answer to the second question is easy- the first? Not so much.

Waterstone 4025-SN

Waterstone 4025-SN

A market for fancy side sprays exists if you want to improve your current setup. These are proprietary models made to only work with Waterstone products. That limits the customer base, yet still ranks as an appealing upgrade option. The 4025-SN is a powerful spray that does its one job perfectly, and in style. The rest of the features round out the usual Waterstone touches, including a strong warranty, 30 color choices and high durability. The biggest features of this side spray will surprise you, and may even get you to reconsider your current setup.

Kohler Malleco Touchless Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Review

Kohler Malleco Touchless Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

Innovation doesn’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. The Malleco is Kohler’s low-priced alternative to their sometimes-pricey catalog. It competes well, but what is the catch? The fun thing about this kitchen faucet is that there is no catch. This is an incredible deal with only a few flaws that will turn you away. If you don’t prioritize a multitude of color choices, then the Malleco may be the kitchen faucet of your dreams.  At the very least, it is a model that is worth doing some research on.

Hansgrohe Talis M Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

Hansgrohe Talis M Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

Low priced and from a trusted company? The Talis M is both, and it does so in a way that puts it in direct competition with kitchen faucets twice its price. This model is a big deal for consumers that want a modern touch with just the right amount of features. Nothing really stands out about the Talis M, and on the flipside, there are no glaring flaws. This is the kitchen faucet you get when all the other choices provide too much or too little for your satisfaction. In the right kitchen, the Talis M can be a natural fit.

Dura Faucet RV Kitchen Faucet with High-Arc Gooseneck

The low-cost space saving features of this RV kitchen faucet model is hard to pass up for any traveler. Even if you’re not in the market for a new kitchen faucet, this is an attractive upgrade for an older appliance. Small cons like a limited selection of colors are a concern, but not enough to take away from the pros. With a quick installation, this model seems to pair well with just about any RV kitchen. The only question is are there any competitors? After you get finished reading about this model, your purchase priorities may change.