In a strange twist of fate last week when we were washing the dishes… the faucet broke. Just fell apart! The hubby was washing while I dried and I suppose there was a quick moment where I accused him of hulking out and breaking the sprayer.
I now realize that probably isn’t possible.
Plus he’s not green… so there’s that.
Since we don’t have a dish washer our poor sink needs a new faucet… and I mean we really need a new faucet! We’ve only just gotten the kitchen organized… we can’t afford to have it fill up with dirty dishes!
As a newlywed who’s new to the whole adult thing I’ve never had to purchase a faucet before… do you know how many different selling points a faucet can have?
I’ve only ever worried about how pretty a faucet is… is there a faucet that will go perfectly with our new slipcovers? I’d love a stainless steel version that’s tall enough to take up the visual space above our sink.
I started to do a little research and so far my first pick is this baby from Lowe’s.
It’s called the Cardale Kitchen Faucet and it’s delicate enough to appeal to my delicate sensibilities ( ha!) yet not too frilly for the hubby!
That’s where my expertise comes to a screeching halt. According to the statistics this baby has a DockNetik(TM) that ensures a secure spray head fit and a 10-1/2-in (267 mm) escutcheon plate and soap dispenser.
That’s like ancient greek to me!
I’m way more interested in the practical features like the fantastic 2 function spray head with sweep spray and touch control! Plus it’s finished off with something called scratch shield that resists corrosion and tarnishing! Sounds super fancy!
Plus it’s super high-tech… you can program it to always turn on at a specific temperature setting! That way your hands don’t get burned (or frozen) when you turn it on!
These are the things we need to look at when buying a brand new faucet!
The photo shows the handle on the right but apparently it can be installed on either side… we won’t tell the hubby about that one ok?! He’s a lefty so he’ll definitely want it on the left!
As the household righty we definitely can’t have that.
So what can we tell after all of that? That I like to read promotional material? Yup! That’s how you learn!
Plus it helps us to check all of the boxes on our kitchen sink wish list!
Of course the hubby is pulling for a shorter kitchen sink faucet… something a little like this…
The Elliston Kitchen Faucet isn’t bad… but it’s not quite as dramatic as the first option! The hubby loves that it’s short enough to leave plenty of back splash visible yet tall enough to provide plenty of clearance beneath the spout.
This baby resists corrosion and tarnishing which is excellent… but my favorite part is that it’s missing the little hot and cold disks on top! Score!
Plus it has a super fancy ceramic disk valve that the sales guy says will crush and remove line debris. I don’t know what that means but apparently it will double this baby’s life and ensure durable performance! I’m hoping that means nothing will spontaneously fall apart when my hubby does his hulk impression! 😉
I love how sleek it looks… it will definitely fit into just about any decor! One day I’d love something frilly and gorgeous but for our little rental house something modern will work perfectly.
Plus this little guy has a mineral resistant finish! Which sounds strange but if you saw the faucet when we moved into this house you would understand why this feature is number one on my faucet wish list! Plus it’s super fancy!
Definitely add that to your must have list!
After talking to the sales guy for what seemed like fifty bazillion years (but was actually about 20 minutes) we were quite comfortable in deciding exactly what was important for our family.
In our house the mineral resistant spray head and programmable temperature setting are definitely the most important features for a new faucet!
Plus it will look swanky in our little green kitchen!
Which are the most important features in your house?