Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GaryDoug I like it
==== First impressions ====
Small box, everything is well protected by wrapping inside.
==== Installation ====
This went well except for one small glitch. The manual is not written but is made with diagrams only. That way they don't have to make several versions for different languages. The problem with that arises when the handles are screwed to the top of the valves. It isn't really clear how to do that and keep them pointing the correct way. I made several attempts before getting it right. The only clue is an exclamation mark (!) in the diagram pointing to the handle. Other than that, the installation was easy.
==== Usage ====
The valves operate smoothly and without any wobble. The spout has a regular narrow aerated stream like most others. The aerator is easily removed using a simple wrench, not included. I
like that you do not have to use a special tool that usually gets lost before it is needed.
The drain has a simple standard control that works well, although it is a little hard to reach due to it's partially hidden position.
The faucet looks beautiful in the chrome finish.
=== Summary ====
Beautiful appearance. Confusing instructions with no text. Generally easy installation. Good operation.
October 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gas Beautiful faucet for a modern bathroom. Quality materials and finish. Only warning: the faucet base is deep and we could not install our sink's quartz backsplash because the stopper on the back of the faucet made contact the backsplash. We decided we liked the sink top without the backsplash. We will seal the seam and perhaps install a thin tile backsplash in the future.
October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ToddB Solid, sleek design, challenging installation
Let me start of by saying that I absolutely love the sleek design of this faucet. It is beautiful. The faucet and handles have a nice feel and are of good quality, but the drain handle (while hidden nicely behind the faucet) is a bit flimsy. I also think that the drain mechanism seems cheap and the quality of the supplied hoses was not good. I ended up using my old hoses because the new ones kinked on me.
Now for the install – it took me almost 3 hours to do the install. If you are a DIY person and don’t have a lot of time/patience, I suggest that you call a plumber for the install. It first started with the lame instructions. Like others have mentioned, they skimped here. The only thing you get is a diagram of pieces and there were extra parts. Oh oh.
I thought that I had finished the job when I turned on hot water and cold, but only hot worked. Remember I mentioned the kinked hose above? Yeah. I replaced the hose with my old one and it works quite nicely.
All in all, my Wife loves the faucet and we have a double sink so I need to do this again. Hopefully it will be easier the 2nd time.
October 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by soldbydon High Quality - Needs Better Instructions
With its sleek lines making it easy to clean, this faucet looks great in a modern bath once installed. Grohe is known for quality and this faucet is no exception - the braided stainless steel water lines that connect the handles to the spout are an example of the quality. Unfortunately the faucet misses earning 5 stars because the instructions are cryptic; a DIY'er may be frustrated with the tiny, graphic-based instructions that offer no helpful hints (by comparison, the competition offers better instructions). On the plus side there is a parts breakdown that is complete with part numbers, indicating that the manufacturer actually has replacement parts available - something that is becoming more rare in the industry. If you are familiar with faucet installation or are planning to use a pro for installation, you'll likely be pleased with this quality faucet.
August 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrsT Very Nice
This was not a DIY project, but the plumber didn't seem to have any problems with the installation. All parts were clearly marked in the instructions.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Teddy Looks expensive and crisply modern
A handy friend installed 3 of these Grohe faucets in my condo and had no complaints. They have a substantial feel and the high-quality look I expect of Grohe products. The faucet is a good compromise between a high and low arc spout - it looks and feels relatively high but it is actually low arc so doesn't splash. The handles have nice feel, too. I liked the price and will buy them again for a mid-century reno.
I do wish that this product was Watersense - that would have made it an overall "excellent" rating.
April 27, 2015