Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 49
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rocketman Do not purchase
Purchase this faucet about 3 years ago. About 18 months later the faucet developed a leak just below the handle. Suspected the o-rings were going bad. Kohler sent out a set of new o-rings which I installed. Approximately 6 months later the faucet leaked in the same location as before. Kohler then sent out a new faucet and I had a certified plumber install it. 12 months later the faucet leaks in the same exact location. The leak appears to be easy to fix however a faucet should not have to be repaired every year. Do not purchase this faucet!
July 23, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by tah1 replacement faucet
bought this same faucet several yrs ago when I remodeled my kitchen. The handle broke from the faucet and was not repairable. As I already had the soap dispenser and fixed number of cut outs in my silestone I bought the same faucet to keep things simple. Hope this one lasts.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by StephenB Nice looking in a compact design, works great
This faucet certainly met all our requirements with style, height, and footprint. We were looking for a faucet that had both the valve and faucet head combined so we could use the extra hole for a filtered water faucet. This was one of the few models like this without having to buy the pull-out or pull-down feature. Installation (a month ago) was straight forward except I was surprised to see the hoses permanently fixed to the unit. Wont be easy to replace these hoses if ever needed.
Faucet works great and I would recommend it.
December 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Painter1 Very good kitchen faucet.
Just installed this faucet today. I suspeccted my old Delta was causing the water pressure issues on the hot side and I was right. I now have plenty of pressure on both hot and cold. I did not use their aireator that came wih the faucet, it restricted the flow too much, I used the one I was previously using on my Pure Water filter. I was able to install my chrome colored pure water filter on this and if you turn it sideways it fits right in the curve of the spicket and looks pretty good. I couldn't believe how much more water pressure I got especially on the hot side and with the sprayer. The faucet swivels very nicely and the on/off mechanizm is very smooth. Therefore, I am very happy with this faucet and I would recommend it for anybody who needs a new one.
October 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nkohlbeck Beautiful, but 2 plumbers wouldn't install it. Third one did and I have a plumber for life!
I bought this faucet to go with new custom concrete counters. The first plumber said it wouldn't work because the mounting connection was to short. The second plumber also said it wouldn't work for the same reason, but he would only charge me $1,400 to re-do the plumbing under my sink and install a different faucet. My counter guy and I went to the hardware store and bought an extender for the mounting bolt and the nut to put them together for about $3. Plumber number 3 came out the next day, re-worked the plumbing under the sink, extended the water lines (they are short on this faucet), hooked up my new disposal, and installed a regulator on my new gas cook top for $314. Moral of this story is that this faucet will work on thick (2 1/4") counter tops, you just have to find a plumber who is willing to think outside of the box.
And, the faucet looks wonderful! Love the color and ease of use.
August 29, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GL50 Mixed feelings
I remodeled my kitchen in 2007 and decided on the brushed nickel finish for all the knobs and fixtures. I purchased the Forte single control kitchen sink faucet and it started to leak a little after 1 year. I contacted Kohler and they sent out a rebuild kit at no charge but it once again started to leak after a relatively short time, 6-8 months. The leak was small so my wife wrapped a towel around the base and would replace it periodically.
I finally replaced the entire unit when a second leak occurred that was internal and came out through the bottom into my cabinet. The new leak was a lot larger ~ 1/2 gallon per day. I wanted to change brands because of the issues but I did not have a great selection to choose from staying with the brushed nickel finish so I decided to replace it with the same model. The new unit is working perfectly and looks great, I am keeping my fingers crossed that it remains leak free.
January 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Roncots Leak Repair Info
Altho this faucet works well for awhile, it does tend to leak. Repair is pretty easy, however. Remove the little plug out of the back of the handle with a small knife tip, it just fits in with a push fit. Then loosen the set screw with an allen wrench. Then pull off the handle and there is a top that is screwed on. It should come off fairly easily with adjustable pliers. Best to wrap first with electrical tape to help avoid damaging the surface. Might come off OK with a strap wrench as well, if you have one available. Then pull up and off the handle. There are two O-Rings that do most of the leaking action. They are 1 3/4 by 1 9/16 X 3/32 in size. Most hardware stores should carry such O-rings. Lube the new ones with silicone plumbing lube, also available in most hardware stores. Be sure to clean out the inside of the faucet neck, using fine sandpaper of 600 grit or higher if you have it, or just use a scrub pad like a Brillo pad. Then reinstall and you should be good for another 3 years or so of normal use w/o leaks. Use Vitron O-Rings if you can find them, as they should last longer but will involve more resistance to moving the faucet around. The O-Rings I got cost 50 cents each at Orchard Supply Hardware in Fresno, CA. -- Ron
December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Erika So disappointed in less than 2 years!
I bought this faucet for its modern look and for the attached side spray that we needed for our sink configuration- it was easy to install when I put in a new sink and has looked beautiful. However, a few days ago, I noticed that there was air was in the water line when I turned the faucet on. I looked under the cabinet to find everything soaking in a puddle of water- the source of the drip was the faucet itself- dripping through the sink hole. I tried to loosen the bolt that holds the faucet securely to the sink- it had completely rusted tight- it broke clean off when I was trying to loosen it. The copper fittings where the factory attached supply lines connect to the faucet have a lovely verdigris from moisture and the screws that hold the underside of the faucet together are rusted tightly in place. For the price, I can't believe that the bolts and screws in this faucet wouldn't be made of stainless steel, not to mention whatever failure caused the leak in the first place. I still prefer the look of this faucet over similar models in other brands, but I won't be buying another Kohler :(
November 12, 2012