Delta 9192T-SSSD-DST Addison Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology and Soap Dispenser, Stainless Reviews ||

Delta 9192T-SSSD-DST Addison Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology and Soap Dispenser, Stainless Reviews We first noticed this faucet when checking out styles in Home Depot. We liked the tall neck, the stainless finish, the spray nozzle and although not necessary the touch feature was pretty cool. The only thing we didn’t care for was the price; at $400 it was more than we cared to spend. But me being a bargain hunter, I set out to find it at a price we could accept. I tracked it for a month or so and bought when it went just below $330 here on Amazon and although we didn’t plan on using the soap dispenser because we only had one hole drilled in our granite, it was cheaper to purchase this set than the faucet alone.

Installation was a nightmare, but only because of the way our kitchen plumbing was “updated” by the previous homeowner. What should have taken maybe 30-45 minutes, took half the day with a two trips to the hardware store. Once installed though it was PERFECT! I thought it would take some getting used to, but I don’t even reach for the handle anymore. It’s nice for someone that likes to cook like me, being able to turn the water on without transferring any food stuff that may be on my hands. The only thing I don’t like is if it’s turned off in the spray mode it drips for a few seconds, but I don’t notice this when it’s on stream.

As a note this faucet will work for a single hole like ours that doesn’t require a faceplate, but it will also work on a 2 or 3 hole set-up.

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Pfister 133-10SS Pfirst Series Single Handle 1 or 3-Hole Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet, Stainless Steel Review ||

Pfister 133-10SS Pfirst Series Single Handle 1 or 3-Hole Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet, Stainless Steel Review I purchased this faucet to replace the “upgrade” that was installed by our builder. It too was an entry level, but American Standard brand.

Pros
Long reach hose – easily reaches beyond our deep well sink to the counter to fill large pots, buckets, etc.
Pressure – thhis faucet appears to have a tad more water pressure than our old one. Not sure if the difference is actually age(mineral buildup) related.
Handle – the handle on this model is very simple and with a quick turn your hot or cold. I’ve seen other models with the long, elaborate handles that, IMO, get in the way.

Cons
Hose material – our old model was a tough, braided stainless. This model is a synthetic, plastic looking material. Not sure how it will hold up
Hose weight – our old model used a weighted plastic half-sphere to assist the hose when retracting. This model is just a half-spherical piece of steel. When the hose comes in or out it clanks and clunks underneath much louder than our old one.
Connections – my old faucet had 16″ hoses that hung from the bottom of the faucet for a direct connection to the water inlets. This model comes with short, stubby copper connections that will require a trip to the hardware store for adapters (unless you are a plumber and have extra copper, flaring tools, etc. on hand). ALso, with the short connections, if you have a deep well sink like me, it’s very difficult manuvering tools under and behind in order to tighten the connections because they only drop down a few inches. This added about an extra 30 minutes to the install and a few select, 4 letter words for my kids to learn.

Overall, I think this is a good quality faucet for the price (< $100), but the short connections kind of ticked me off. I would have paid a bit extra for them to give a few extra inches of copper or use braided hose like most of the others in this category. I’d give it a 3 1/2 if I could but the short connections and hose wieght noise are too much of a con to give it a full 4.