urgent!! new faucet etc asap (long)
I've been on the fence about which faucet to choose all summer long. This morning I'm being forced into a decision. The line has ruptured and I have a warm spray that has dampened the entire cabinet.
We remodeled 11 yrs ago and I was advised to also change out our instant hot water tank at the same time as the faucet. This means possibly a new hot/cold dispenser to hook into our Water Inc chiller, a hot water tank, a new soap dispenser and of course, a new faucet.
I was considering the Kohler Sensate, but I'm not entirely sold -- it's awfully new, has a plastic component that I'm not and its expensive. Cost isn't the main factor, but flow and being able to fit in the pre-drilled holes on my sink are the primary factors.
Anyway, I'm looking at higher arc faucets and saw the HANS GROHE ALLEGRA which comes in a 2.2 flow rate. So far, so good.
What's the feedback on this faucet?
THE FINISH--The drawer pulls etc are all satin nickel. Finding matching metals for the soap dispenser and faucets is difficult. What would the TKO folks think if I went to a polished finish for all of the sink hardware? Would that be awful? My microwave, cooktop and ovens are all SS.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL--We have the Insinkerator 444 and HATE it. I don't think that I have room for the 1hp model. This one won't grind lemon rinds or the tops of cucumbers. I'm so done with it. Is there a better model? This one is 11 yrs old!
Thanks in advance for helping me through my emergency. Analysis paralysis put me here, I need someone to hold my hand! LOL