Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kitchen Faucets: Compare


Report Card Grade
Product Grade
Product Grade
Our Awards
Overall Score
72%
66%
Date Reviewed
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 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
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
$382 - $452
Warranty
Limited Lifetime
Limited Lifetime
Collection Description
Part of collection with 8 different models
Only model in collection
Installation Type
Deckplate or Non-Deckplate
Deckplate
Style
Transitional
Transitional style with low-arching spout
Faucet Hole Options
1 or 3
1 or 3
Spout Reach
10.1"
10.5"
Spout Height
8.7"
8"
Overall Height
11.8"
10.8"
Escutcheon Plate
Optional - 8" long
Optional - 10.4" long
Degree of Spout Rotation
180°
120°
Maximum Flow Rate
2.2 gpm
1.5 gpm
Adjustable Flow Rate Kit Available?
Yes - 1.5 gpm or 1.8 gpm
No
Handle
One attached lever handle (top mount)
One attached lever handle (top mount)
Valves
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, 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-out sprayhead with a 68" flexible fiber hose.
Operating Modes
Pause, spray or aerated flow options
Spray or aerated flow options
Temperature Memory
Yes
No
High Temperature Limit Setting
Yes
No
Built-In Water Filter
No
No
Optional Accessories
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
No
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
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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