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help choosing a kitchen faucet -need suggestions & reviews!

Posted by EmilyOmanahan (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 10, 12 at 0:59

I need help choosing a kitchen faucet. We live in a 1920's house, and I really want to stick to an aesthetic from that period, while enjoying modern conveniences.
I would choose a bridge faucet with side spray and lever handles if I had my druthers, but my husband is stuck on the single lever pulldown spray faucets. So I'm looking for a compromise...
Any suggestions?
So far these are the faucets I like the most- please review if you have them. Also, we want a faucet where you push a button and the spray stays without the button being held down- do these faucets have that feature?

Elkay Explore Bridge Pulldown Faucet
Elkay Explore Single Handle Pulldown Faucet
Moen Lindley Single Handle Pulldown Faucet
Pfister Ashfield Pullout Spray Bridge Faucet
Jaclo Steamvalve Deck Mount Bridge Faucet

Thanks!


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RE: help choosing a kitchen faucet -need suggestions & reviews!

Hi Emily,
We had a similar decision to make (1920's house, vintage looking kitchen). I went the other way -- Perrin & Rowe bridge faucet and side spray. I knew it was a big give up because I formerly had a pull down faucet. But am used to the side spray now and love the faucet. I do not think of myself as the kind of person who chooses aesthetics over function but in this case I did. And happily. Consider carefully.


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RE: help choosing a kitchen faucet -need suggestions & reviews!

For a year I've had a Moen single handle pulldown with Reflex technology. Reflex was new in 2011, so maybe all the Moen pulldowns have it by now. I love my faucet. I love the convenience of the single handle and incorporated spray head, and I especially love how easy it is to clean around only one hole in the counter. It does have a spray-hold button. It reseats itself very well - that's what the Reflex is for. Moen has a good reputation for honoring its warranty and providing parts, although I have not needed to use this service.


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