Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kitchen Faucets: Compare


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Our Awards
Overall Score
82%
72%
66%
Date Reviewed
October 2012
October 2012
October 2012
Pros
great warranty; meets CA/VT low lead requirements; reasonably priced; versatile design available in 5 finishes; easy to install; excellent functionality; high arching spout can rotate 360°; handle can be installed on the right or left
Affordable; great warranty; versatile design; Forté® is large collection of kitchen and bath products; easy to install; convenient pullout spout; swivel spout and arch are both helpful when filling or cleaning large pots
great warranty; meets CA/VT low lead requirements; stylish design available in five finishes; pullout sprayhead; enough clearance for cleaning large pots/pans; easy to install
Cons
A few complaints about the design of the sprayhead's swivel joint
Some complaints about the faucets leaking; a few complaints about touch pad buttons not working well and occasionally breaking; not ADA-compliant; doesn't meet CA/VT low lead requirements
some complaints about use of plastic (to comply with low lead requirements) feeling "cheap"; only model currently in collection; control pad on sprayhead doesn't include pause functionality
Price (MSRP)
$307 - $417
$264 - $345
$382 - $452
Warranty
Limited Lifetime
Limited Lifetime
Limited Lifetime
Collection Description
Part of collection with 4 different models
Part of collection with 8 different models
Only model in collection
Installation Type
Deckplate or Non-Deckplate
Deckplate or Non-Deckplate
Deckplate
Style
Transitional
Transitional
Transitional style with low-arching spout
Faucet Hole Options
1 or 3
1 or 3
1 or 3
Spout Reach
7.9"
10.1"
10.5"
Spout Height
8.3"
8.7"
8"
Overall Height
15.5"
11.8"
10.8"
Escutcheon Plate
Optional - 10.3" long
Optional - 8" long
Optional - 10.4" long
Degree of Spout Rotation
360°
180°
120°
Maximum Flow Rate
1.5 gpm
2.2 gpm
1.5 gpm
Adjustable Flow Rate Kit Available?
No
Yes - 1.5 gpm or 1.8 gpm
No
Handle
One attached lever handle (right- or left-hand side mount)
One attached lever handle (top mount)
One attached lever handle (top mount)
Valves
1255™ Duralast™ cartridges (a proprietary ceramic disc design)
Ceramic Disc
1255™ Duralast™ cartridges (a proprietary ceramic disc design)
Finishes
Matte Black, Chrome, Classic Stainless, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Spot Resist™ Stainless
Polished Chrome, Brushed Chrome, Vibrant Brushed Nickel, Vibrant Stainless and Vibrant Brushed Bronze
Matte Black, Chrome, Classic Stainless (LifeShine®), Ivory and Glacier
Spout Type
Pull-down sprayhead with a 68" flexible hose uses Reflex™ technology that is "40% easier to unlatch and extend"
Pull-down sprayhead with ProMotion™ technoloy and a MasterClean™ sprayface is easy to use and clean
Pull-out sprayhead with a 68" flexible fiber hose.
Operating Modes
Pause, spray or aerated flow options
Pause, spray or aerated flow options
Spray or aerated flow options
Temperature Memory
Yes
Yes
No
High Temperature Limit Setting
No
Yes
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
No
Optional Accessories
Soap/lotion dispensers available in a 2 different sizes (depending on your finish)
Soap/lotion dispenser, deep roughing-in kit and 2 low flow kits.
Soap/lotion dispensers available in a two different sizes (depending on your finish).
ADA-Compliant
Yes
No
Yes
Codes/Standards Applicable
3rd party certified to IAPMO Green, ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1 and all applicable requirements referenced therein including NSF 61/9; meets CalGreen and Georgia SB370 requirements; complies with California Proposition 65 and with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act; backflow protection system
ASNE A112 18.1/CSA B125.1; NSF 61; Energy Policy Act of 1991; All applicable US Federal and State material regulations
3rd party certified to IAPMO Green, ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1 and all applicable requirements referenced therein including NSF 61/9; meets CalGreen and Georgia SB370 requirements; contains no more than 0.25% weighted average lead content; complies with California Proposition 65 and with the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act; backflow protection system
 
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