Kraus is a top name brand designer for kitchen fixtures. This faucet is top notch and overkill for my kitchen. That said if you want substantial, heavy duty, show stopping faucet, then this is for you. I purchase this faucet because I change my Del*a white faucet when we remodel over 15 years ago and tired of purchasing shoddy, lower quality fixtures from big box stores. I also want functionality as well as a showcase piece and this faucet does offer features such as a pull out sprayer and variable control. I wanted also the stainless steel, but I could have save $$ if I purchased the polished chrome model. It is easier to wash pots since my old faucet was a standard faucet with no arch. This model also is easy to keep clean. We installed within 2 hours. I also saved money with an extra coupon from Overstock through exclusive email and fixtures were additional 5% off! So I saved big time, this faucet easily retail over $500, but purchase about 1/2 that price.