With kitchen faucets, the possibilities are endless! There are so many makes, models and gadgets available today, what is the best kitchen sink faucet to buy is a tough question? There are many different levels of consideration to take into account; cost is obviously one. However, style, functionality and longevity are what comes to mind as a plumber. There are so many manufacturer’s of faucets today that the choices for your kitchen sink faucet are endless but so is the price range. What I can tell you is that you get what you pay for! Home improvement centers carry faucets that are not fit for a dog house with price tags in the $30.00 range that will last about the same amount of time as their price tag. They also carry premium faucets with costs soaring into the high hundreds. Do I think this is the place to buy your high-end faucet? Not exactly. I will explain later…… The following faucet comparison is generated through “real life” experience of installing these manufacturer’s kitchen sink faucets and servicing them over the years. Which is truly The Best Kitchen Faucet? That question depends on your budget! Our comparisons of models and manufactures will give you a good starting place to find the best kitchen sink faucet to fit your needs.
This category of kitchen faucets compares Kohler, Grohe and Moen faucets as do all of the price point categories in this comparison. Under $200 dollars is considered a “Builders Grade” faucet and is the starting point for a faucet that will give you dependable service at the most reasonable price. All of these manufacturers have many more choices available.
Moen Chateau 7430 Kitchen sink faucet.
The Chateau is a Classic
Moen is and continues to be the most popular builders choice for new installations. They are inexpensive and generally trouble free long enough to relieve the plumbers and builders warranty period. They have become almost an industry standard with home builders. Having a durable finish and ease of repair make them an entry level favorite with home owners as well. Moen is our #1 pick in this category due to its longevity and ease of repair.
Grohe Ero Smart 31133001
Grohe is one of the best manufactures of quality solid brass kitchen faucets in the world. Their style and well thought out functionality are the hallmarks of Grohe’s success. The Ero Smart faucet is their answer for the entry level market adding style and Grohe’s traditional best built faucet mindset to the equation. Repair parts are readily available, but tend to be on the pricey side as well as occasional waiting time for the parts as they don’t seem to have everything all the time. Grohe is our # 2 pick in this category.
Kohler Forte K-10412-CP
Can’t Go Wrong with Kohler
Kohler has long been THE name in quality plumbing fixtures. Their assortment of faucets is mind boggling to say the least. So is the list of different repair parts for their faucets which can be a problem when it comes to longevity. They will last for years, sometimes for so many years that we have found the repair parts to be unavailable when they are needed. Kohler is our number 3 pick in this category due to the repair parts issue.
Kitchen Sink Faucets Under $400.00
This category compares the same manufactures entering into the middle of the price range for a good quality faucet. At this level you can expect a long lasting kitchen faucet with style and some pretty nice features such as the high arc spouts and pull out or pull down sprays that seem to be all the rage today. If you love to cook or have a large family and spend a lot of time at the kitchen sink, these kitchen sink faucets will make your life just a bit nicer!
Moen Arbor 7594C
Great looking faucet
Moens answer to the “affordable” pull out spray line of kitchen sink faucets is the Arbor. With its high arc spout and pull out spray it makes rinsing dishes and spraying down the sink a breeze. The spout length or distance from front to back is a bit on the short side but the pull out spray compensates for that deficiency.
Finish and fit all meet Moen’s standards making it a value for the price. This is our number 1 pick in this category
Kohler Billera K-560-CP
Now we’re cooking with gas.
Kohler’s Billera has hit a sweet spot with this faucet. It’s reasonably priced and with Kohler quality built in this kitchen sink faucet will give you years of service. My only reservation in buying this faucet is the difficulty procuring parts. If I bought one for myself I’d be tempted to buy a repair parts kit for later use just to eliminating the Kohler parts experience. This faucet is our number 2 pick in this category. It would have been number 1 if not for the repair issues.
Grohe Concetto 32665001
Grohe’s Concetto is a well built faucet with a swivel spout that aids in the range that the faucet will cover. Grohe quality is readily apparent throughout the kitchen faucet and is relatively easy to install. This kitchen faucet is number 3 in this category due to repair costs.
Kitchen Sink Faucets Over $1000.00
This category compares the three manufacturers amongst their High End Kitchen Sink Faucets. If the kitchen is the focal point of your home, or the place that everyone congregates or maybe even you love to cook and generate more dirty dishes than Direct TV after a dust storm , these are the kitchen faucets for you. All of them are of the highest quality. They are not only high style but heavy duty construction with “commercial” kitchen attributes to boot! The Best of the Best of the Best kitchen sink faucets!
Grohe K7 Semi Pro
Grohe K7 goes with any style
Grohe’s flagship faucet is modeled after commercial kitchen faucets and it takes this category by storm. A spring shrouded spay hose mounted atop a chrome plated riser gives this faucet not only the ability to spray every nook and cranny of any pot or plate, it supplies the height to fill even the largest of pasta, soup or stew pots that are in your arsenal of cooking tools. Made with Grohe quality and exceptional finish this kitchen faucet proves to be the best in this category. Long term return on your investment through the use of heavy duty construction with a style that will never go out of favor ,this kitchen sink faucet wins the number 1 spot in this category.
Kohler Karbon K-622-C11-CP
A rather polarizing look but pretty cool.
Kohler has taken style to a new level with this kitchen faucet. If you have any mechanical side to your soul this kitchen sink faucet will make your spirit fly! It has an articulated spout comprised of numerous mechanical knuckles that allow the spout to be turned in every conceivable angle known to man. It’s finish is and ultra cool and looks almost “carbon graphite” in nature, adding a contemporary twist to it’s styling. This kitchen sink faucet takes the number 2 spot on the list only due to the incredibly high cost of repair parts. Maybe if you’re spending over $1000.00 on a kitchen faucet, that just doesn’t matter though!
Grohe, Moen and Kohler are all brand name kitchen sink faucets that everyone
can identify easily with today. All of them have numerous models beyond
what were compared in this article.
We at Expert Plumbing Service, Inc. hope this information is useful to your search for the best kitchen sink faucet!
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