5 Best Kitchen Faucets Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

Achieving the perfect look for your kitchen is difficult if the kitchen faucet isn’t up to par with the surrounding materials. A decent kitchen faucet can make or break your concept, so it is vital to purchase the best kitchen faucet for the job rather than settling for something inferior. There is a huge variety to choose from. One finish does not fit all as some finishes may clash with the rest of your kitchen appliances. Unfortunately, not all kitchen faucets come in multiple finishes, so that’s good to keep in mind if you spot a product you like on this top kitchen faucet list.

Top 5 Kitchen Faucets

$5.00Bestseller No. 1
WEWE Single Handle High Arc Brushed Nickel Pull Out Kitchen Faucet,Single Level Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer
5,393 Reviews
WEWE Single Handle High Arc Brushed Nickel Pull Out Kitchen Faucet,Single Level Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Faucets with Pull Down Sprayer
  • Sleek Design---Tulip kitchen faucet design make your kitchen room simple and fresh,easy to match...
  • Multifunctional Outlet Water Effect---3 way spray setting(STREAM,SPRAY,PAUSE),stream for filling...
$4.48Bestseller No. 2
APPASO Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer Stainless Steel Brushed Nickel - Single Handle Commercial High Arc Pull Out Spray Head Kitchen Sink Faucets with Deck Plate
1,935 Reviews
APPASO Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer Stainless Steel Brushed Nickel - Single Handle Commercial High Arc Pull Out Spray Head Kitchen Sink Faucets with Deck Plate
  • PATENTED DESIGN -- Pull down kitchen sink faucet is 100% original design and protected by patents....
  • MONEY WELL SPENT -- Kitchen pull out faucet with commercial SUS 304 stainless steel construction,...
$16.34Bestseller No. 3
Kraus KPF-1610SS Bolden 18-Inch Commercial Kitchen Faucet with Dual Function Pull-Down Sprayhead in all-Brite Finish, 18 inch, Stainless Steel
1,474 Reviews
Kraus KPF-1610SS Bolden 18-Inch Commercial Kitchen Faucet with Dual Function Pull-Down Sprayhead in all-Brite Finish, 18 inch, Stainless Steel
  • A PERFECT FIT: A commercial kitchen faucet optimized for home use, compact 18-inch height fits...
  • DUAL-FUNCTION SPRAYER: Two spray modes allow you to easily toggle from splash-free aerated stream to...
Bestseller No. 4
Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Sink Faucet, Pull-down Kitchen Faucets, Bar Kitchen Faucet, Brushed Nickel, Stainless Steel, RULIA PB1020
639 Reviews
Kitchen Faucet, Kitchen Sink Faucet, Sink Faucet, Pull-down Kitchen Faucets, Bar Kitchen Faucet, Brushed Nickel, Stainless Steel, RULIA PB1020
  • DIMENSION: Overall Height: 15'' Spout Height: 8'' Spout Reach: 8.8'' High-arc spout swivels 360...
  • STEADY STREAM: The splash-free aerated stream brings remarkable convenience to you when filling the...
$10.00Bestseller No. 5
Modern Single Handle Pull Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet,Brushed Nickel Kitchen Sink Faucets Stainless Steel High arc
  • Warranty---10 years. Contact Wasserrhythm if you need any helps.
  • Not only spray and stream, but also with new mode.---Boost spray,Increases the water flow rate on...

Kitchen Faucet Buying Guide

We’ve included a nice buying guide here to help you with your purchase and avoid mistakes so that you can choose the best unit for your home. Note that there is only one system on the list with a no-touch sensor, and that’s the Moen 7594ESRS Arbor with Motionsense. It’s in a league of its own, but it’s important to point out that Motionsense technology may not be for everyone.

Water Flow

Since a typical kitchen faucet uses less than 30% of the water in a household, it is important to pick a good kitchen faucet that is built solidly and installed right the first time so it doesn’t leak. Restrictors — known as aerators — help with air flow when putting in place, usually keeping water below 2.5 GPM (more on those later). Kitchen faucets are designed to be more water efficient than any other faucet in the house, but they can also be the biggest culprit for wasting water. It’s worth keeping an eye on if you live in a home with more than one person.

Spray Heads over the Years
What a valuable piece of equipment the spray head is to the average consumer, especially in the modern age. Older versions of the spray head used to sit beside the kitchen faucet as an add-on accessory that not only took up valuable space and couldn’t be moved but had a limited reach that didn’t go beyond a few inches. There was also the bothersome fact that it shut off the main kitchen faucet whenever you used it, which led to some really interesting setups for the creative consumer.

Design

Have a specific style in mind that looks great in theory but when installed completely clashes with your kitchen? Trying to install a traditional kitchen faucet in a modern kitchen setup? How about the trouble of deciding if the actual design has functional issues in a tight space and won’t operate correctly? Design concerns are just as much a priority as functional ones because buyers usually purchase with a theme in mind, one that can be thrown off by something as simple as a single appliance. A theme that sometimes needs to match the overall design of the kitchen, and in some cases match the bathroom faucet as well.

Faucet Escutcheon
An escutcheon is an optional accessory to the kitchen faucet that acts as a decorative plate to cover extra holes in the sink. Since this entire list consists of one-hole setups, it is arguable that an escutcheon is required to maintain a professional-looking setup. Why pay over $200 on a kitchen faucet only to have an unmatched escutcheon or no escutcheon at all with two big holes on either side of your kitchen faucet? Most faucets on the list come with their own escutcheon plates that match the design of the faucet itself, so it serves an aesthetic purpose for matching the decor just as much as covering up unneeded holes in the setup.

Installation

The ultimate DIY project involves an element of plumbing since everything is insanely easy to hook up. However, it is a disaster if done wrong. All of the kitchen faucets on the list can be installed by a single non-technical person who reads the included manual, although some installations are easier than others (Moen, for example). Regardless of the brand, it’s important to have a nice set of tools nearby in case something goes wrong. A good set of pliers, a wrench, safety glasses, gloves, and a towel are recommended for all setups.

Faucet Cartridges
With all of the units on this list being one-lever systems, the faucet cartridge is a lot easier to maintain with repeated use. A faucet cartridge regulates water flow and controls water temperature by manipulation of the lever. They are directly tied together and the cartridge is probably one of the most common pieces that can be repaired if broken. A leaky faucet is usually the cause of a worn-out cartridge that needs replacing, and not a sign of a bigger problem.

 

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