This faucet is not stainless steel. If you go to the xxx website you will read that it is a "stainless steel" finish, but constructed of brass. It is very heavy and has a good warranty. This is best used in a large kitchen because it is massive looking - just keep that in mind. It looks like the picture. There is also a strong contrast between the black cord and the silver. I never installed it since the one I was sent looked previously opened - cardboard flaps were hanging out and it had been re-taped - typically stuff coming from the manufacturer - they actually tuck in all the side flaps when closing box and tape it. The directions are in 1 page - so hopefully you know what you are doing for install. There was a piece in the box that was not shown or mentioned anywhere on the directions - looked like a spacer - perhaps whoever opened it before accidentally put that in or maybe they put it in for people with thick counters but didn't say it in the directions.