Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kitchen Faucets: Compare


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Our Awards
Overall Score
72%
72%
66%
Date Reviewed
October 2012
October 2012
October 2012
Pros
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 value; great warranty; versatile design; easy to install; high arching pull-down spout can rotate 360°; sprayhead touchpad with spray, stream & pause functionality
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
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
A few complaints about leaks; only available in 3 finishes; 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)
$264 - $345
$265 - $366
$382 - $452
Warranty
Limited Lifetime
Limited Lifetime
Limited Lifetime
Collection Description
Part of collection with 8 different models
Part of collection with 4 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
10.1"
9"
10.5"
Spout Height
8.7"
9.6"
8"
Overall Height
11.8"
16.6"
10.8"
Escutcheon Plate
Optional - 8" long
Optional - 10.5" long
Optional - 10.4" long
Degree of Spout Rotation
180°
360°
120°
Maximum Flow Rate
2.2 gpm
1.8 gpm
1.5 gpm
Adjustable Flow Rate Kit Available?
Yes - 1.5 gpm or 1.8 gpm
Yes - 1.5 gpm or 2.2 gpm
No
Handle
One attached lever handle (top mount)
One attached lever handle (right-hand side mount)
One attached lever handle (top mount)
Valves
Ceramic Disc
Ceramic Disc
1255™ Duralast™ cartridges (a proprietary ceramic disc design)
Finishes
Polished Chrome, Brushed Chrome, Vibrant Brushed Nickel, Vibrant Stainless and Vibrant Brushed Bronze
Matte Black, Vibrant Stainless and Polished Chrome
Matte Black, Chrome, Classic Stainless (LifeShine®), Ivory and Glacier
Spout Type
Pull-down sprayhead with ProMotion™ technoloy and a MasterClean™ sprayface is easy to use and clean
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
Yes
No
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
No
Optional Accessories
Soap/lotion dispenser, deep roughing-in kit and 2 low flow kits.
Soap/lotion dispenser, a deep roughing-in kit, and a low flow kit or a high flow kit for these faucets (sold separately).
Soap/lotion dispensers available in a two different sizes (depending on your finish).
ADA-Compliant
No
Yes
Yes
Codes/Standards Applicable
ASNE A112 18.1/CSA B125.1; NSF 61; Energy Policy Act of 1991; All applicable US Federal and State material regulations
ICC/ANSI A117.1; CSA B651; OBCl ASME A112. 18.1/CSA B125.1; NSF 61; Energy Policy Act of 1992; 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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