Give your kitchen a sleek and modern look with this Kraus chrome kitchen faucet. Made of solid brass and finished with triple-plated chrome, durability is a given. This faucet also features a swivel spout and a pre-rinse spray nozzle....more
I'm pretty well competent in doing plumbing, electrical, construction, you name it. Bought the faucet as price wise it looked a great buy compared to the local home stores as the price was about the same as a standard name faucet set.
Upon arrival the faucet is impressive. The lower section is quite heavy and looks well made. The sprayer retainer has a couple of set screws to hold in a plastic guide for the thing to pivot on. The upper portion is a heavy chrome spring (chrome finish faucet) with a standard looking flex hose run in the middle of it. The sprayer head is very heavy with a good feel to the handle and has a loop that flips over the top of the handle to hold the sprayer on if you want to wash veg etc. without having to hold the handle down to get the spray. Whole thing is very commercial looking.
The little flip handle at the end of the faucet allows you to divert the water. You can have both the sprayer and the faucet going at the same time or you can turn the little handle piece at the end of the faucet and gradually turn the water off on the faucet side so only the sprayer works.
Flow wise it seems plenty to me. We have good water pressure in our home so don't know if that makes a difference, but the sprayer and faucet run a good jet of water that seems plenty powerful for what we need. Any more and I would think that the water would be hitting whatever you are spraying and splashing everywhere. Still might as it is now.
Main control is the handle on the side down low. With the handle tilted out from the faucet the water turns on. Takes a bit of getting used to not to pull it too far and have the water full on. Does not take much range of motion to do. Feels solid and not flimsy. Straight up is cold and if you turn the handle towards you is hot. Turns (going off memory now) approx 90 degrees from straight up. So, worked well for us as we were concerned with the range of motion of some faucets we looked at and felt they would hit the back splash and so we'd have to turn the control more towards the sink to clear. Not a problem with this one as the range of motion puts all action out toward the sink. Hope that makes sense. Both the facet spout and sprayer both pivot so you can put the water where you need.
Issues. Not been in that long so longevity I don't feel I can comment on. We felt, for the price, we could install it, use it and if it had a problem that was not in warranty then we were not out any more than a regular faucet. Looked at a Kohler that was approx the same as this one (had a arched tube instead of a spring and a standard looking pull out sprayer hose with a really nice head on it) that was $1000! Felt this was quite a bargain then!
Instructions. I'm pretty handy. The instructions are a little vague. Connection of the hot and cold lines - when they are talking about left and right on connection lay the faucet assembly down with the main controller facing the right. The hose connections are angled, but one is more to the left than the other and this is how I hooked it and it works correctly. Turn to the red position on the main controller and the hot water comes on.
There are two rubber washers in the kit. Might have missed where they go as all you get is an expaneded view picture, but looked to see and did not really see where they go. I finally (and perhaps not correctly) put one on the connection of the flex pipe with the spring around it to the main unit as it looked like it needed some seal there. Also, maybe need to take a better look, but could not decide which way the spray retainer should be sitting. The retainer is cupped on one side and flat on the other. With it installed with the flat surface up the connection for the spring hose is easy to get too, but then the spring just slides around and can twist at an angle. With it flipped the other way with the cup part up the hose connection is pretty difficult to get in and tighten, but the spring then sits in the cup and is held in place. That is how we have it installed now.
Last is a comment on mounting. Instructions are clear enough, but it would have been nice to have something that looked a little more sturdy. Perhaps a threaded collar made on to the base, in a diameter to fit a standard faucet hole, that would slide through the sink or counter and then a retaining washer and nut that could be tightened on so that you had a wider load spread and perhaps less chance of movement within the mount hole. The soap dispenser we bought looks more sturdy of a mount. What the faucet comes with is a threaded hole at the bottom that a 3/8 or so stud mounts in. This and the hoses slip through the hole and then a horseshoe metal retainer (to allow the hoses to pass through) and a rubber seal are what retains everything. You just tighten a small 7/16 wrench nut on it. With the weight of this thing it just seems like it could have been designed more stable. I tightened it as much as I dare (mounting in silestone counter) and it does not move or wabble, but wonder about maybe having to go back in down the road to retighten. Just seems a flimsy mount compared to what it could be. Might be fine though. Hose connections - simple enough, they screw to your hot and cold pipe connections. Only issue I had was the flex lines that come with the faucet were too short. Had to go buy some hoses to extend the length to reach the lines.
Guess last word of caution is that this thing is HEAVY! If you are mounting to a sink itself and the gauge is not thick enough you may have issues. Nothing to support this, but just a feeling. Hope that helps. NOTE: so far I'd recommend, but again has not been in long so no longevity comment. Feels pretty sturdy, metal for the spray head, metal base etc. Looks great for the price.
Faucet appears to be already assembled however the installation instructions direct you to take it appart. Even more frustrating is that in the instructions they refer to 'part numbers and part names' but when you look at the drawing, the part numbers do not match up to the part names in the directions. Its almost as though i got installation instructions for another faucet but i didn't. They are the correct. I am thinking of just installing it with common sence but the errors in the installation instructions makes me nervous. It should be a very easy installation as there is only the faucet, 2 hoses and a few washers to install. So far i am not impressed. Also, when i squeeze the sprayer, it squeeks and makes a sound as tho something inside is scratching against the chrome. The faucet seems like a '2nd' or one that didn't pass quality control. My sister has the $1000.00 version of this faucet and the difference is obvious to me. I guess you really do get what you pay for.
OMG, this thing is fantastic! I saw one just like it for $3,200 at a designer showroom. Then I saw this and read alll the positive reviews so I bought it. It came two days later! This faucet was heavy and quality just like the one in the showroom. I had a plumber install since I saved so much on the purchase and he was super impressed with the quality. Everything works great and the water pressure seems double my old one. My wife loves it and it looks fantastic in our super modern house. Maybe the best on-line purchase I have made.
We just installed a huge 36" apron front stainless steel farmhouse sink, and the plumber installed this faucet for it this afternoon. This thing is a giant WOW - tall, shiny, gorgeous! It functions perfectly and so smoothly. It's my ultimate dream kitchen faucet! The plumber said he'd installed one before, but a smaller model, and said we would LOVE it. After he got it in, we both stood back and admired it. He said "everybody needs one of these!" I took that as high praise from an experienced professional plumber!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. top quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
Installed over a month ago with a Krause fram house sink. Easy to install. Nice professional craftsmanship. Make sure all flex lines are connected before installation. Water line fittings are brass, which fit inside a well in the base. Hand tighten and no leaks. Spray head is superb, with a constant "on" switch if needed.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Stainless Steel
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Superb
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
very functional for active kitchen. Have to explain to visitors how to turn on, but everyone loves its appearance and operation. Self installed on triple sink granite kitchen bar open on 3 sides in April 2011 and have had no problems in the two years.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? its shiny chrome and shows no ware
Please tell us about the quality of the product. solid
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
This is a beautiful solid product, with one large hidden problem. The spray handle has a gasket in it that is sure to fail which causes the sprayer to stay on at all times. This wouldn't be so bad, but the two-three week wait to get Kraus USA customer service to send the replacement makes it very difficult to use the faucet.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
Please tell us about the quality of the product. First impressions were very good. Longevity not so good.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Doing a whole house make over we were spending a great deal of time shopping on Overstock. While I am writing a review for the faucet I just would like to mention that we purchased our glass shower door, several bathroom faucets, our stove fan/hood...everything was fabulous. We saved so much money and the quality of the items purchased and the price we paid cannot be beat. The kitchen faucet is everything they say it is and so much more...It works wonderfully well....it is very versatile and of course it is a stunningly beautiful addition to our new kitchen. You will NOT be disappointed.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looks and feels so much better then the picture...
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Absolutely beautiful...rock solid construction...
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was very accurate and as I have already mentioned this faucet is as nice as ones we looked at for four times the price....very versatile.
Not sure but i cannot imagine why it wouldn't.deedee893 on Mar 27, 2013
Thank you for your inquiry ambienshopp. This product has a limited lifetime warranty provided by the manufacturer. Thank you for shopping with us !overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 3, 2013
What is the return policy if this is installed and breaks or has defective parts? Am I just out of luck? I notice there is no option to purchase a warrantee.ambienshopp on Feb 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Overstock has a 30 day warranty if the product breaks or is defective and we are researching the warranty further. We will post additional information as it becomes available.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 11, 2013
Yes, Kraus will we honor warranty if the customer purchases the product from Overstock. Briefly, all KRAUS Kitchen Faucets carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty from the original date of purchase. If a product fails due to defect in material or craftsmanship during the warranty period, KRAUS will repair or replace the items at its sole discretion. Kraus warrants its faucets to be leak and drip free during normal residential use for the full term of the warranty while product is being used in the original purchaser's residential property. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 11, 2013
Thank you for your question. The handle has a loop that flips over the top of the handle to hold the sprayer on. You can have both the sprayer and the faucet going at the same time or you can turn the handle piece at the end of the faucet and gradually turn the water off on the faucet side so only the sprayer works.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 18, 2013
Customer Care - In other words are you saying that NO, the sprayer does not stream???cbinger on Jan 18, 2013
Hi there, is this faucet CSA approved to be allowed to be installed in Canada? Plumbers up here won't install unless it's CSA approved.gumby351 on Aug 9, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I purchased the Kraus farmhouse stainless kitchen sink as well as this faucet. Is this faucet compatible/made for this sink without having to purchase separate parts for hook up?flwrchld76 on Jun 26, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
We do not recommend using different parts to hook the item up with, but to use the ones the item comes with.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 29, 2012
Im replacing a 3 hole mount on a SS sink. Will this work? Is there a cover place or other solution?jackhowes1 on Feb 19, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This is a single-hole, top-mount installation will all hardware for single mount included. You might check a home improvement store to see if they have anything to cover the remaining holes or look for a three hole application.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 22, 2012
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