Best Pull Down Kitchen Faucets 2019 : Reviews and Buying Guide

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If you are looking for a pull down kitchen faucet that would not only glorify your culinary workspace but will aid in working up every corner of your sink and will ease your rinsing and cleaning activities,then your search ends here. We will be providing you with some of the best pull down kitchen faucets that are doing the rounds in the market and have been ravely reviewed by consumers all around.

The kitchen faucets not only vary in price and design but the features are also varied so that you have a wide range of products to choose from. Though each one of the products will differ from the other in a number of aspects, they all have one thing in common i.e they are durable, made of premium high quality materials and will last you a lifetime.

Best Pull Down Kitchen Faucets Reviews

One of the pioneers in the manufacture of faucets, it all started when Al Moen burnt his hands in a double handed faucet unit way back in 1937, and decided to solve this problem. Moen started manufacturing faucets from 1947 and have constantly innovated their products on a regular basis to come up with some of the most advanced models that have been their in the market.

The Moen Arbor 7594ESRS is the most technologically advanced model featuring in this list of best pull down kitchen faucets. It is a sleek, touchless, motion activated high arc pull down kitchen faucet. The Moen Arbor Motion Sense Kitchen Faucet is available in three distinct finishes : Chrome, Spot Resist Stainless and Oil Rubbed Bronze. The 7594ESRS boasts of the spot resist stainless finish. The stainless finish goes with almost every other kitchen decor and the Spot resist shield resists the deposition of fingerprints and watermarks and essentially aids in keeping the faucet clean with minimum or no maintenance.

The Moen Arbor 7594ESRS can be easily installed in a single hole or a three hole installation unit without the need of specialised tools and comes with an optional escutcheon plate needed for a three hole installation. The Duralock Quick connect helps in easing out the installation process and you can just snap on the supply lines without worrying of any kind of leakage throughout its use.

The faucet has a solid metal built and abides by the Lead free rules as set by the legislations.

The 7594ESRS boasts of a hands free usage and can almost sense your needs and start or stop the water flow according to that. Isn’t it magical. The faucet is equipped with a combination of two advanced motion sensors, one positioned at the top and the other at the base of the faucet unit. While the top sensor reacts and responds to hand movements, the base sensor can easily detect the movement of objects. The water flow can thus be activated or deactivated by simple hand movements i.e as soon as the sensor detects the presence of a hand it starts off the water flow and stops it in the absence of one. This feature not only reduces the wastage of water and aids in water conservation but also helps in keeping the faucet clean by avoiding the use of messy hands and allows you to conveniently use it even when both your hands are full. The motion sense operation is easy but may take a few days to master the art of it. Alternately a single lever handle controls the water flow as well as the temperature and can be handy when the Sensor is switched off.

The faucet has a high arc spout with a spout height of 15.5” and a spout reach of 7.87”. The spout can swivel up to 100degrees and is equipped with a pull-down Reflex spray head for maximum area coverage under the sink. The pull down spray has a hose length of 68”and has an exceptional Reflex system which enables it to retract automatically to the spout dock once the job is done. You can just leave the spout head and it will slowly and smoothly get back to its original position.

The spout head has two spray modes, one that will give you a steady aerated stream of water and is for everyday use while the other features Moen’s Power Clean technology used for rinsing and removing powerful stains. The pause feature allows you to stop the water flow in between whenever you needs and adds to the conservation of water. You can easily toggle between the two modes by the flip of a switch. It has a maximum water flow rate of 1.5GPM.

The Moen Arbor Motion Sense is powered by six AA batteries, is ADA compliant and has a 5year warranty on digital components and a limited lifetime warranty on the faucet and the finish.

PROS:
  • Spot resist finish
  • Duralock easy installation system
  • 68” hose with reflex system
  • Dual Motor sensors
  • Two spray patterns with power clean technology

CONS:
  • Moderate to low water flow
  • Extremely Sensitive Sensors may even turn on with the slightest of noticeable movement

The Delta Leland 917-SP-DST has a perfect combination of traditional styling and modern functionality. The inverted bell base and spout head accentuates the traditional design along with a slender curved handle to add to perfection. The faucet is available in chrome, Arctic Stainless, SpotShield Stainless and Venetian Bronze finishes. The 917- SP-DST model refers to the Spot Shield Stainless finish. As the name suggests this finish comes with a Delta Spot Shield Protection which resists the formation of fingerprints and water marks on the faucet body. It also prevents odor forming microbial growth and is responsible for a maintenance free clean kitchen faucet.

The faucet can be easily installed in a single hole or three hole installation unit and comes with an optional escutcheon plate. The Delta Leland kitchen faucet has a single handle that controls both the pressure of water flow as well as the temperature. A ceramic valve with a sharp diamond coating aids in the controls and will give you a leakproof experience that will last you a lifetime.

The faucet has a spout height of 14-7/8” and a reach of 9-1/8”. The spout can swivel up to 360 degrees and is attached to a 59” hose which has a reach of 20” that enhances the coverage area.  The MagnaTite Docking System holds the spout head securely in position and ensures that there is no drooping even after years of use and also helps in smooth automatic retraction of the hose once the job is done. A small switch at the rear of the spout head will help you toggle between two modes of water flow viz. the aerated stream mode and the spray mode. An innovative Shield spray technology would enhance your cleansing experience by providing a protective water shield over the spray. This will not only increase the effective cleaning but will also eliminate any risk of splatter. The Spout head has Touch Clean rubber nozzles that do not allow deposition of minerals and can be easily cleaned by brushing with hands.

The Delta Leland faucet is ADA compliant and is backed by the limited lifetime warranty of Delta on the faucet and finish.

PROS:
  • Innovative shield spray technology
  • Spot Shield protection finish
  • MagnaTite Docking System
  • Touch Clean Rubber Nozzles
  • 59” pull out dual mode spray head

CONS:
  • Metal built is not as good as brass
  • The plastic retainer of the hose springs free

Kraus KPF-1650SS is an industrial style kitchen faucet. Kraus has combined precision engineering with premium materials and components in this faucet for a long lasting performance. The faucet is available in chrome and stainless steel finishes . The 1640SS refers to the model with stainless steel finish. The corrosion and rust resistant high quality finish has a lifetime warranty on it. The faucet can be installed easily on a single or a three hole installation unit. A simple DIY installation kit that comes with the unit will help you in this process.

The Kraus KPF 1640SS has an all brass body. A single lever handle controls both the pressure of water flow as well as the temperature. The handle controls are supported by ceramic disc cartridges which accounts for its durability and leak proof usage throughout the life of the faucet. Kraus imports its cartridges from one of the world’s leading cartridge manufacturers, KEROX.

The sleek high arc open coil design faucet has a spout height of 7.5” and a reach of 8-3/16”. The pull down spray head has a smooth retractable hose and a magnetic docking system that holds it in position. The spray head is capable of engaging a spray as well as a stream mode of water flow that can be toggled with the help of a switch. The spray head also boasts of easy clean nozzles that resist any kind of mineral deposition and NeoPerl aerators that will give you a steady stream. The aerators are the most under appreciated components but Kraus takes special care to import them from the leading manufacturers of high end speciality aerators, NeoPerl Switzerland. The faucet has a flow rate of 1.8GPM which is quite decent in terms of water efficiency while not compromising on the pressure.

The Kraus KPF 1640SS is backed by the limited lifetime warranty and is highly certified (cUPC (UPC&CSA), NSF 61, NSF 372, AB1953, EPA, CALGreen, MASS, FTC, DOE, CEC and ADA)

PROS:
  • All brass built
  • Kerox ceramic cartridges
  • NeoPearl aerators
  • Magnetic Docking system
  • Water efficient

CONS:

The Kohler K-560-VS-Bellera is a sleek pull down kitchen faucet. The design has a small grooved detailing at the juncture of the base and the spout head that adds elegance to the design along with a slender curved single handle to accentuate it. The faucet is available in three different finishes viz. Polished Chrome, vibrant Stainless and Oil Rubbed Bronze. VS in the model code refers to the vibrant stainless finish. Kohler finishes are known to resist corrosion and tarnishing and are backed by the lifetime warranty, so you do not have to worry about the finish getting corroded and it will shine bright and new forever. The faucet can be installed in a single or a three or even four hole installation unit and does not require either the help of professionals or specialised tools to do so. The escutcheon plate is included in the installation kit that comes along with the unit and need not be purchased separately.

The faucet has a solid metal built. The high arc spout has a spout height of 10-3/16” and a reach of 7-7/8”. The spout has a swivel of 360 degrees. The pull down faucet is supported by a DockNekit magnetic docking system that enables automatic retraction of the hose and holds it securely in position without any risk of drooping while a ProMotion technology with a swivelling ball joint aids in the smooth and easy movement of the light braided hose. The spout head can be toggled between a stream and a sweep spray mode with a pause feature to minimise water wastage. The MasterClean spray face is easy to clean and resists mineral buildup and clogging. The faucet has a flow rate of 1.8GPM.

The single lever handle operations are controlled by ceramic disc valves that have higher longevity compared to industry standards. The faucet meets the water savings requirements for California Energy Commission (CEC), CALGreen, and Colorado SB 14-103 and is ADA compliant. It is also backed the Kohler Limited lifetime warranty.

PROS:
  • Corrosion and tarnish resistant finish
  • DockNekit Magnetic Docking system
  • ProMotion Technology Hose
  • Three mode function with pause
  • MasterClean Sprayface

CONS:
  • Metal built
  • Beginners may have issue with the manual

The American Standard Colony Soft High Arc Pull Down kitchen faucet adds a modern contemporary element in your kitchen. This smooth flowing sophisticated design goes with almost every kitchen and will definitely make heads turn. The faucet is available in Matte Black, Stainless Steel and Polished Chrome finishes. Let’s consider the Matte Black finish model for this article. Black is the color of the day and a lot of consumers today prefer this finish over the more common and standard chrome and stainless finishes. This finish is obviously a little more expensive than the others mentioned but you can spend that extra bit if the finish is of concern.

The faucet can be easily installed in a single or a three hole installation unit and is provided with the deck plate that is required in case of three hole installation.

This high arc pull down faucet has a brass built swivel spout and a metal handle. Brass has the natural tendency to resist corrosion and is ideal for colors and finishes. The finish becomes a part of the faucet and is not left just as a coating over the faucet body. Hence it is resistant to scratches and prevents tarnishing. The single lever handle controls both the water flow as well as the temperature and is equipped with ceramic disc valves that are responsible for drip free performance with a lifetime longevity. The handle has a memory feature wherein if you maintain the handle position then the temperature of water at that point remains the same and you will not be in for a surprise while using it. This will prevent scalding. The faucet has a spout height of 14.63” and a reach of 8”. The 48” pull down hose ends in an adjustable spray head that can be toggled between stream and spray modes with a pause. The spout can swivel up to 180 degrees.

The faucets meets the lead free requirements set by NSF and is ADA compliant. It is backed by the limited lifetime warranty on the faucet and the finish.

PROS:
  • Corrosion,tarnish and scratch resistant finish on a brass built swivel and metal handle
  • Ceramic disc valves
  • Handle with memory
  • Three mode integrated sprayer

CONS:
  • Priced a little on the higher side
  • Magnetic docking absent so can droop

Another model from the well known Delta Faucet Company, the 9113-RB-DST is a member of the Essa collection and RB from the model code stands for the rubbed bronze or Venetian bronze finish. This single handle pull down kitchen faucet is also available in chrome ,arctic stainless and matte black finishes. All the finishes are backed by the Delta lifetime warranty. This slender high arc goose-neck kitchen faucet fits into any contemporary kitchen decor and is an asset for your culinary workspace. The faucet can be installed in a single hole or a three hole installation unit with or without the escutcheon plate that comes with the unit. The Duramount installation kit eases out the procedure and gives you a leak free installation.

The faucet boasts of a lead free brass built. The single lever handle situated at the side of the faucet controls both the water flow and temperature and its action is supported by drip free ceramic valves with diamond seal technology that enhances the durability of the valves and can withstand prolonged use.

The high neck spout has a spout height of 15.75” and spout reach of 9.38”. The spout head is securedly held in position by the MagnaTite Docking system which is also responsible for it’s smooth automatic retraction. The spout has a 360 degree swivel. The pull down spout head has dual operational modes controlled by a simple switch. It has Touch clean nozzles that resist mineral build up and clogging. It has a flow rate of 1.8GPM.

The faucet is ADA compliant and is backed by the Delta Limited Lifetime warranty over the faucet and the finish.

PROS:
  • Brass built
  • Corrosion and tarnish resistant finish
  • Duranmount leakfree installation
  • Diamond seal ceramic disc valves
  • MagnaTite Docking system
  • Touch Clean Nozzles

CONS:
  • Water angle is too near to the person working

CONCLUSION:

With this we come to the end of our list of some of the best pull down kitchen faucets available in the market. The list is precise and you can just choose from any one of them depending on the style that suits your kitchen decor, the features that you want your faucet to have and your budget and you can be rest assured that this faucet would enrich your water experience everyday and you will have a gala time working with it your entire life.

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