Hands-Free Kitchen Faucets – Moen Arbor VS Kohler Sensate

A hands-free kitchen faucet promises a more efficient, cleaner work in the kitchen. But I’m not the type that loves experimenting. If you too are a little of that kind, I hope this side by side comparison of the two great touchless faucets can make your day happier.

Moen 7594ESRS Arbor Motionsense and Kohler K-72218-VS Sensate Side By Side

Arbor and Sensate are highly advanced feature packed faucets. The hands-free operation is definitely the feature that sets these faucets apart from many others. It is quite obvious that being “touchless” means cleaner and faster operation. Families with young children have found even some fun with these faucets. Children learn earlier to help themselves to a glass of water, and the water won’t be left running for a long time.

Both faucets are very well received. They have high customer ratings and a lot of praise in the user feedback. But there are some important differences. Below is a matrix of the main differences.

Critical Characteristics of Kohler K-72218-VS and Moen 7594ESRS Arbor Motionsense

Feature KOHLER K-72218-VS Sensate Moen 7594ESRS Arbor
Turn on hands free Place an item under the faucet with a slight upward wave 1. Wave your hand over the faucet
2. Place and hold an item under the faucet
Turn off hands free Repeat the upward wave as you did when turning it on 1.Wave your hand over the faucet again
2. Remove the item from under the faucet
Sprayer docking Weight balanced and MAGNETIC Weight balanced
Sprayer functions Stream/Spray Stream/Spray/PAUSE
Height above the surface 15 1/2 inches 15 1/2 inches
Clearance – measured from the surface to the sprayer – together with sink depth determines how large pans can be accommodated under the faucet 9 9/16 inches 8 1/4 inches
Power AC power 6 AA batteries or AC power (adapter usually not included)
Flow rate 1.8 gpm 2.0 gpm


You can find more details on Moen Arbor specification sheet – here, or Kohler Sensate specification sheet – here.


Well, hands-free kitchen faucets are not the most budget friendly ones. While you can find Arbor Motionsense between $ 350 and 400, you can hardly get Sensate much below $ 600.

Good prices (and exceptional delivery standards) are often offered by AMAZON. Check today’s AMAZON price for Arbor Motionsense – here, for Sensate – here.

Resources for Kohler Sensate

A video commercial


Sensate™ faucet on Kohler site
Consumer Reports review
Kohler Sensate user feedback, ratings, price on AMAZON

Resources for Moen Arbor Motionsense

Moen Arbor Motionsense commercial video

Installation instruction video for Moen Arbor Motionsense, which may reveal some imortant details about the faucet as well


Arbor Motionsense faucet on Moen site
Moen Arbor Motionsense user reviews, ratings and price on AMAZON