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
Moen 7594ESRS Arbor – Turn on: wave your hand over or place an item under
– Three function sprayer (includes PAUSE)
– Weight balanced sprayer docking
– Capable of retracting from any point KOHLER K-72218-VS Sensate – Turn on: Place an item under with a slight upward wave
– Weight balanced + magnetic docking Two function sprayer (PAUSE not included)
– Reportedly capable of full distance retracting
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|
|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|
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.