When there is a leaky faucet in the kitchen, it can be super annoying, not to mention expensive thanks to the loss of water. Honestly, not everyone can throw large sums of money at replacing a faucet, especially when it needs to be changed fast.
The good news, is there are plenty of inexpensive faucets that have both quality and looks that can be obtained for less than 50 dollars. Often, the largest difference between these inexpensive faucets and the higher end faucets is the finish. Sometimes they are plastic instead of metal but for kitchen work, they function the same.
Inexpensive Vs. Expensive.
As mentioned above, usually the main difference is that the faucets do not have the more expensive finishes, such as oil brushed or stainless steel. That does not mean that the inexpensive faucets are of less quality, in fact just the opposite. Inexpensive faucets are designed to do the job without the frills and bells and whistles found on other more expensive products. Sometimes, as mentioned, they will be all plastic instead of metal or come without a sprayer attachment but they will still do the job of delivering water, both cold and hot, to the kitchen sink. In some faucets, there is a combination of plastic and metal, metal being used for the shaft, and cartridge that controls water and prevents leaking. Regardless of the individual make of these faucets, they are both functional and reliable and will offer years of good service. All the faucets presented here are less than 50 dollars in price range.
Best Single Handle Kitchen Faucet for the Price
This contemporary looking 1-handle 35032 Kitchen Deck Faucet is a design mainstay in many kitchens. Not unattractive, if plain looking, this faucet has a single handle for water control.
It does not come with a sprayer but the ballless cartridge is interchangeable with those from Peerless and Delta for easy repair. This is a basic kitchen faucet and users love the installation ease and quick hookup. The finish is standard chrome and is a good faucet for the price.
Best Inexpensive Kitchen Faucet to Buy
Proplus 120375 2 Handle Faucet is a more modern looking, high arch faucet with two tea pot style handles. For those looking for an inexpensive, yet semi Victorian look for their kitchen, this would be an excellent choice.
It is non metallic and uses the cartridge style valve system for leak resistant use. A great looking choice for a two or three hole sink. It does not come with the side sprayer but users love how easy it is to put into place and how well it works over time.
Best Faucet with Sprayer
This contemporary looking Ace Trading – Worldwide 8348-CP Kitchen Faucet is imported by Mueller, a recognized name in household plumbing fixtures. This inexpensive faucet has a single handle and comes with black side sprayer.
This compliments the chrome finish of the faucet. It has a single handle for precise water control and uses the cartridge system for leak resistant use. Like some of the other faucets in this list, this faucet design is found in many kitchens. Users love the standard look and easy installation.
Best Affordable Kitchen Faucet on the Market
Kingston Brass produces quality, affordable, plumbing products and Kingston Brass K0402 Kitchen Faucet is part of their value line. It has a brass waterway and uses ABS for the casing, creating a rugged and reliable faucet.
It uses a washerless cartridge for superb leak resistance and comes in the chrome finish. It is single handle for precise water control and is presented in contemporary styling. It produces a 2.2 GPM flow and does not come with a side sprayer.
It is backed by a 10 year limited warranty and is good for almost any style of kitchen. Users love the reliability and the easy of installation. Anyone looking for an inexpensive, kitchen faucet, this is an excellent choice. Great for even laundry sinks or basins.
All these kitchen faucets are rugged and reliable and are great for what they do, provide inexpensive, affordable water delivery. All are easy to install with little to no plumbing knowledge required and will last for years. The only caveat is how they are used. ABS plastic will last for an extremely long time but if being pulled hard and braced, it can crack. Also most of these do not have a side sprayer so if desired it must be purchased separately. Regardless, these are all great choice for those looking for an affordable faucet.