The night when the faucet broke off leaving a fountain beating right into the ceiling, I finally cared to find the valve that shuts the water off. A good thing to know just in case. There was a lot of cleaning and drying afterward. It would have been less if I had known how to stop the water.
From that point, I developed a strong dislike to faucets that may break off. I realized I wanted a faucet that I can depend upon and be proud of.
At first, I got dazzled by the enormous variety of kitchen faucets. I had not expected there were so many models and different functions. What I was looking for was just a faucet, massive, sturdy and, if possible, not too ugly. But what I saw there: pull-out and pull-down sprayers, touch sensitive and touch free operation, countless shapes and configurations, handle options, finishes! I might not have come to the right place! All I wanted was just an ordinary kitchen faucet.
Gradually, I became aware that there is no such a thing as a kitchen faucet in general. Every modern faucet has something that cannot be seen with naked eye. Judging only by appearance, it is nearly impossible to spot the right model.
I spent many hours over several days in research and started to feel a little like a faucet expert. Among the many things I learned, there were these:
A beautiful and reliable kitchen faucet with a lot of useful features does not need to be expensive.
It is mainly the design, much less functionality, dependability being in the last place that sets apart the high end faucets.
Parents of small children are particularly happy with touch sensitive versions.
A faucet needs to harmonize with the sink and overall kitchen décor.
Most faucets have lifetime warranty and are practically not to be worn out.
So I feel it would have been wrong to let the things I learned to go buried in the past when so many people could benefit from them. Either you are in for a profound remodeling of the kitchen or just changing the faucet, the experience and reviews found on thekitchenfaucet.net may help you to come to a qualified decision much quicker.