Delta 9178-AR-DST Kitchen Faucet Review
The brand Delta is well known for its efficiency of manufacturing and marketing top quality kitchen faucets at a reasonable price. The Delta 9178-AR-DST is one such kitchen faucet that comes incorporated with features that make it unique and surprising to anyone who assumes the product would be a mid range performance faucet. The product comes with a one touch on and one touch off feature that makes the kitchen faucet easy to use.
With a MagnaTite docking system incorporated Delta 9178-AS-DST the product solves the common issue faced by most of the customers who own a pull out kitchen faucet. This feature uses a magnetic docking system that makes sure the spray head stays locked to the faucet after use rather than annoyingly hanging after a long time use. The MagnaTite docking system uses a powerful magnet that does not lose its magnetism after a period.
Delta if you do not know has a unique and trademark technique called the Diamond Seal Technology that incorporates diamond-embedded valves to the kitchen faucet to make sure that the valves do not wear off after long time reuse. The Delta 0178-AR-DST comes with this technology incorporated which is really a surprise, as the price of the product seems reasonable with all these features incorporated.
Delta 9178-AR-DST Review
When it comes to the best features delivered by this kitchen faucet, there are many things that should be mentioned here and we will mention each of them. We frequently come across grievances from pull out kitchen faucet users that the spray head after a frequent cycle of use does not dock and lock properly to the spout, the Delta 9178-AR-DST comes with the MagnaTite docking system, which is a complete solution to the problem. This feature ensures the spray head would dock and stay locked to the spout even after long years of use.
Another important feature that comes with the product is the touch clean spray holes that are inbuilt to the product which controls the hard water buildup in the product, therefore, the user does not need to get a water softener. Yet another thing that will surprise you is that it comes in more than one color and finishing variants, Arctic stainless steel, chrome, SpotShield stainless steel, and venetian bronze.
One of the most important features incorporated into this kitchen faucet that makes this mid price range kitchen faucet unique is that it comes with a one touch on and one touch off feature. Yes, a feature that allows the user to turn on the flow by just touching the faucet or just tapping the faucet and in the same way turn off the flow by simply touching or tapping the faucet. However, if you do not want this feature, the same product comes in a standard version which lacks this feature.
There is another feature that comes incorporated into this kitchen faucet includes water flow mode selection controls that are placed on the spray head making it easy for the user to simply click the button while pulling out the spray head and use the suitable water flow mode with ease. The entire faucet is made of a sturdy material that would deliver higher durability and long lasting looks. Like the one touch on and one touch off feature, the manufacturer has also incorporated a color indicator that alerts the user of the temperature of the water.
- Length of the pull out hose – 20 inches
- Designed to deliver a maximum flow rate of – 1.8 GPM
- Number of batteries required for functioning – 4 AAA batteries
- Overall product dimension – 9.2×4.8×15.4 inches
- Height of the spout – 7.5 inches
- Reach of the spout – 9.2 inches
- The entire product is made of brass
- Single handle design
Things to know About Delta 9178-AR-DST Faucet
Unlike most of the automatic kitchen faucets out there, the Delta 9178-AR-DST comes with a one touch turn on and one touch turn off feature. Most of the customers might not be familiar with using the product. All you have to do is when you need the water; you just have to touch the faucet or tap the faucet anywhere and in the same way, tap or touch the faucet anywhere to turn off the flow. This feature could prove very useful, but when it comes to using the lever, it could be complicated. The lever is smooth and therefore, makes selecting the appropriate water flow difficult, a small movement of lever could increase or decrease the flow.
Yet another thing about the product is that the lever could be installed on any one side, it could be left or right. So, based on your comfort you could follow the installation procedure as mentioned in the manual and install the lever on any side.
Before reviewing the product or using the product we thought, this kitchen faucet is just like most of the kitchen faucets out there, however, we were wrong; for the features and the quality Delta offers in this product there is no perfect competent for this product. However, with our expertise, we managed to pull one out from the market that seems to be almost close competent to the features, quality, and price offered. The Kraus-KPF-1640CH Modern Nola single lever kitchen faucet, which comes with almost the same magnetic docking feature, but does lack a spray head with the flow controls on it.
When this product first came out, it carried an expensive price tag but with the introduction of motion sensor incorporated models, the price started to come down. Today the price of Delta 9178-AR-DST is comparatively low and for the features it provides, we do not expect it to come down below this.
What we liked the most
The Delta 9178-AR-DST is one of the best kitchen faucets available on the market today. There are more than a dozen things that we like about this product; the MagnaTite docking feature that uses a powerful magnet guaranteed to last for a long time is one of the best features that we liked the most. Yet another feature is the one touch turn on and one touch turn off feature, which is not as advanced as motion sensing technology but consumes less battery charge and in a way is better than motion sensing technology. The warranty offered by the brand is also one thing that surprised the most, as the price is reasonable, we did not expect a lifetime warranty on the product.