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Kitchen Faucets Buying Guide

Kitchen Faucets were once a mundane kitchen necessity for washing dishes, food prep and water supply. Manufacturers are now turning kitchen faucets into attention getting features and packing them with lots of innovative added function.  Now they have more shapes, styles, finishes and functions then ever before.  We can help you decide which faucet style will fit your kitchen design and cooking needs the best.

Single Handle Kitchen Faucets

Single Handle Kitchen Faucets

Single-handle faucets still account for more then 80% of faucet sales on eFaucets.com. These faucets are basic and have a single-lever control for water temperature and flow adjustment. Most have a low spout high unless you option for a gooseneck or longneck spout.  A single handle kitchen faucet usually requires only 1 hole in the counter top or sink.
Pull-out Spray Kitchen Faucets

Pull-out Spray Kitchen Faucets

Pull-outs are the fastest growing segment in the kitchen faucet industry.  Pull-outs or pull-downs as they are sometimes called, are very stylish but are some of the most functional kitchen faucets.  They have a spread head and hose the pulls out from the spout for greater reach around the sink or pots adjacent on the counter top.  A button or toggle control makes it easy to change from aerated stream to spray. Many of these pull-down spouts swivel 360 degrees for easy access to all areas. Some pull-outs such as Delta’s Allora have an exclusive magnetic spray head docking which ensures a snug fit of the spray head.  A Pull-out spray kitchen faucet usually requires at least one or more holes on the counter top or sink.
Single Handle Kitchen Faucets with Side Spray

Single Handle Kitchen Faucets with Side Spray

Single-handle faucets still account for more then 80% of faucet sales on eFaucets.com. These faucets are basic and have a single-lever control for water temperature and flow adjustment. Most have a low spout high unless you option for a gooseneck or longneck spout.  These ones come with a side spray which is less expensive then many of the Pull-out spray faucets and they allow you to have a sprayer while maintaining a faucet with a classic or vintage look.  A single handle kitchen faucet with side spray usually requires 2 or 3 holes in the counter top or sink. 
Two Handle Center Set Kitchen Faucets

Two Handle Centerset Kitchen Faucets

Provides temperature and water flow adjustment, with separate hot and cold handle controls. Buyers now choose Two Handle Faucets for looks when trying create the feel of a time period from long ago with traditional or transitional period kitchen designs. There is nothing like an Old World or Victorian style kitchen.  The better faucets have quarter-turn ceramic-disk cartridges to control water from off to on with a quarter turn of the handle. Center Set means the two handles are connected to the faucet spout above the sink top.  A Two Handle kitchen faucet usually requires 3 or more holes on the counter top or sink.
Two Handle Widespread Kitchen Faucets

Two Handle Widespread Kitchen Faucets

Provides temperature and water flow adjustment, with separate hot and cold handle controls. Buyers now choose Two Handle Faucets for looks when trying create the feel of a time period from long ago with traditional or transitional period kitchen designs. There is nothing like an Old World or Victorian style kitchen.  The better faucets have quarter-turn ceramic-disk cartridges to control water from off to on with a quarter turn of the handle.  Widespread means that the handles are not joined to the faucet spout above the sink top. A Two Handle kitchen faucet usually requires 3 or more holes on the counter top or sink.
Two Handle Single Hole Kitchen Faucets

Two Handle Single Hole Kitchen Faucets

Provides temperature and water flow adjustment, with separate hot and control handle controls.  Unlike the center set and widespread faucet set up of having separate handles, these faucets have both handle controls connected to the spout of the kitchen faucet.  This is a design preference for many and those who still like separate control over water temperature. Two Handle Single Hole Kitchen Faucets usually only require one hole in the counter top or sink.
Wall-Mounted Kitchen Faucets

Wall-Mounted Kitchen Faucets

Wall-mounted faucets provide a custom look and are connected to the wall above the kitchen sink.  A plus is that they will make your counter top easier to clean. This is a good choice if you are replacing an existing wall-mounted faucet or for the design effect of a time period from long ago with traditional or transitional period kitchen designs if it is new construction. There is nothing like an Old World or Victorian style kitchen. Keep in mind that if you are remodeling be prepared to do some plumbing work and dry walling as the water supply must extend above the kitchen countertop in the wall.   Keep in mind that when shopping for a sink you may want to look at an apron or farmhouse sink or and under mount sink with no pre-drilled faucet holes. 
Pot Filler Kitchen Faucets

Pot Filler Kitchen Faucets

Inspired by professional cook tops and ranges, kitchen pot filler faucets provide commercial-grade utility for home chefs. These cold water kitchen pot filler faucets are designed for wall-mount installation, and deck-mount versions are available for island cook tops.  Pot Filler Faucets swivel back and forth so they directly can maneuver over your pots on the cook top.  This faucet comes in a wide range of styles to match the other functional faucets in your kitchen including single handle or dual handles, longneck or gooseneck swivel spouts.
Cold Water Dispenser Faucets

Cold Water Dispenser Faucets

In today’s designer kitchens we are placing faucets in every functional area of the kitchen.   These faucets are designed for food prep sinks that might be located in your kitchen island where you may cut up vegetables or near an in-counter steamer.  If you prefer a cold water faucet for drinking purposes and want it filtered then see water filtration kitchen faucets below. If you are looking for a hot and cold water dispenser then see Hot Water Dispenser Kitchen Faucets below. Cold Water Dispenser Faucets usually only require 1 hold in the counter top or kitchen sink. 
Hot Water Dispenser Kitchen Faucets

Hot Water Dispenser Kitchen Faucets

Do you like instant hot water for Tea, Coffee, Soup, Jello, heating your baby’s milk; etc.? Goodbye boiling hot water on the stove.  Put your cup right underneath the tap, pull the lever and viola “Instant Hot Water.”  These hot water dispensers from legendary In-Sink-Erator now come in custom finishes to match the finishes of your main kitchen faucet. Some come with a under the counter filter for drinking water. Add one these to your sink top for a real designer look. These hot water dispenser kitchen faucets usually require at least one hole in the counter top or sink.
Water Filtration Kitchen Faucets

Water Filtration Kitchen Faucets

In today’s market American’s spend over $1 billion dollars on bottled pure drinking water.  Bottled water per gallon cost more then gas for your car.  Why not just invest in a water filtration faucet?  These faucets come in styles and finishes to match your main kitchen faucet and have a filtration unit that installs underneath the kitchen sink.  Water filtration faucets usually require 1 hole in the sink or counter top.
Two Handle Basin Tap

Two Handle Basin Tap

These faucets have a separate spout for hot and cold water attached to each handle. These work as great replacements if you have an older home with existing basin taps and you are remodeling. Two Handle Basin Tap Faucets definitely create the feel of a time period from long ago with traditional or transitional period kitchen designs. There is nothing like an Old World or Victorian style kitchen. Two Handle Basin Tap Kitchen Faucets require two holes in the counter top or sink.
Pro-Style Kitchen Faucets

Pro Style Commercial Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucets

Inspired by professional restaurant kitchens, these oversized pull-down kitchen faucets bring a professional style into your kitchen. These faucets will definitely get your guest’s attention when the see your kitchen. These faucets showcase a tall high-arc gooseneck spout up to 30 inches in height.  These pro-style faucets usually come with a long hose and multi-option spray head. A toggle or large lever is used on the spray-head to control the spray pattern. These Pro-style kitchen faucet usually requires at least one or more holes on the counter top or sink.

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