Unlike the early days of plumbing until the early 70’s, there is a wide variety of fixtures and fixture styles on the market. In addition, there is a wider scope of manufacturers that produce faucets and fixtures, both here in the U.S. and abroad.
This has opened the market to such an expansive range, it can be difficult to weed through all the competitors and find the right faucet for your kitchen. Of course, that is the only downside as the options in both quality and affordability has increased as well, creating a buyers market as it were. This also applies to the high end, expensive faucets, which have the added bonus of having innovations in technology as well as the full functionality of a working faucet.
Value Vs. Mid Range Vs. Premium.
Beyond quality, faucets are one of the few items that correspond to the adage of “You get what you pay for.” To begin with all faucets, have to work. That is be fully functional in delivering water into the home, both hot and cold. All faucets, regardless of price range, all are supposed to function in that purpose. There are three areas where the pricing range varies. These are finish, internals and technology. The value range has the lest amount of options on finishes and typically has no technology added to the product and uses standard internal mechanisms for water delivery.
The second range is the mid range and has more options of finishes and the internals are either standard internals or the new ceramic type. Concerning technology, only the ones approaching the premium level typically have the addition of technology, such as LED lights. The premium faucets, or the highest range have high quality finishes and wider options with those finishes and sometimes better internals such a ceramic valve cartridges and mechanisms that ensure accuracy when retracting a sprayer. As far as the technology is concerned, there are several high end with Touchless technology and IR controls that make them easy to use. It is this range that is presented here.
Best Rated French Style Kitchen Faucets
This Price Pfister T26-4NEE Marielle Style Faucet has a separate, single handle installed apart from the main spigot.
It also comes with a matching soap dispenser and is finished in rustic pewter. It is all nickle with a ceramic cartridge for near leak proof operation.
The spigot is high arch for reaching even those large pots and pans. The matching sprayer also helps complete the package and users love the vintage, French style look. This is great for any rustic style kitchen.
Top Rated Single Handle Kitchen Faucet
The Moen S72101NL Weymouth Style Faucet is another vintage styled faucet with a single attached handle for precise water control.
It is finished in polished bronze and the finish is protected from damage and flaking by a special coating. It also has an attached sprayer and is high arch for large pots and pans.
This is a very attractive, well made faucet that would look great in any kitchen, even one with a modern styling for a great retro look. Many users love the great look and simple elegance of this faucet.
Best Pull Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet
Moving into the added technology realm, this faucet uses touch technology to start or stop the water with a touch of the faucet. Delta 980T-SS-DST Pilar Style Faucet comes with a separate, single handle for precise water control and it is the pull down sprayer type.
It is high arch for large pots and pans and the pull down sprayer is designed with Delta’s new technology for proper and accurate retraction, time and time again.
Users love the functionality of this faucet and the great look for their kitchens. This is an excellent starting point for those who want more technology in their kitchen.
Best Deck Mount Kitchen Faucet to Buy
While this Kohler K-6131-4-VS Parq Style Faucet is light on the technology, it makes up for it in simple, grace and look.
This is a minimalist, vintage style design with a high arch and separate sprayer. The sprayer does have one touch, actuation and retracts simply and easily, time over time.
It is fully ADA compliant and uses a ceramic internal cartridge for near leak proof operation, designed to last a lifetime. Users love how easy it is to install and how simple but attractive it looks in their kitchens.
Top Rated Touchless Kitchen Faucet
This Kohler K-10104-CP Wellspring Style Faucet is a technological revolution in water delivery. It has no handle and uses only sensors to deliver water each and every time.
Water of different temps is controlled and mixed under the sink for consistent delivery of a precise water temperature. It also has a plug for under sink water filtration. It is full controlled to prevent false activation by reflections or transient movement. It requires no external power and uses a long life battery for power.
This faucet saves both money and energy and delivers precise water each and every time. It is super easy to install and the users love the simple look and the wonderful features. This is a great, high tech, faucet that would go great in every kitchen, from modern to vintage.
All of these faucets are of high quality workmanship. Each is backed by a full lifetime, faucet and finish warranty and is easy enough to install, that no plumbing experience is required. Each of these top of the line, premium faucets would be an excellent choice for the person who wants a high quality, high class faucet for their kitchen.