mbres60 wrote:We are redoing our kitchen and right now I am researching what style kitchen faucet to purchase. It seems there is pull down, pull out , and single handle type with a sprayer that is separate from the faucet. The pull down and pull out style both have the sprayer attached to the faucet. I hear the sprayer on some pull downs eventually don't go all the way back in and just hang there. Then there is the decision as to whether to also get a soap dispenser. We will be getting new granite countertops and these different styles (and weather or not to get the soap dispenser) all require us to tell the granite people how many holes to drill.
What do you have and do you like it?
We have one of the pull-out faucets and don't have any problems with it retracting, but then again we don't have the undersink area crammed with stuff so that might help. Regardless, the key aspects of this faucet that we like, as compared to other (more traditional) faucets are:
- Having a tall faucet is much better than not. Our faucet is high enough, now, that we can fit a tall spaghetti pot underneath it with load of clearance. Every additional inch of clearance is appreciated.
- Brushed nickel finish is better than shiny chrome. I hope it wears at least as well (and after a few years, it actually seems to be wearing perfectly, something I cannot say about any previous, shiny chrome-finished faucet). I never would have thought the finish would mean so much to me.
On the other hand:
- While having a soap dispenser is interesting, we used it for a week or so and that's it. It's simply more convenient to just leave a soap bottle out on the counter, than to have to struggle to refill the soap dispenser which is part of the sink/faucet assembly.
- We have one of those single-handle faucets where the handle is on the right of the spout, not the front. The impact of this is that "on" is "right", "hot" is "back", and "cold" is "front". I have still not gotten used to this arrangement, and I doubt I ever will.