Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 71
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rs Sprung a leak, less than a year old
The picture is worth a thousand words, see the uploaded pic.
March 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Urtkay Nice faucet
This replaced a similar "pull out" faucet, a type I like. The installer had no problems. The on/off, hot/cold lever is smooth and precise. The spray/stream toggle switch works well and is very well located. The sprayer returns from its pulled out position to its normal position with a slight jiggle to get it in its "notch".
My only issue would be that it is not an exact color match to my stainless steel sink (also Kohler but about 15 years old). It seems a little yellower or bronzer than the sink but within acceptable range.
April 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sprout solid base but handle & spray spout are poor quality
I just had this installed yesterday and I'm extremely disappointed in how flimsy the handle and spout are. The base is nice and solid, steel. For some reason the pul-out spout and the handle are too light and cheap poor quality. I had an American Standard spout with a side sprayer and the faucet was solid and sturdy. It came with this house we bought 2 years ago, so I'm not sure how long it's been there, but, the quality is superior and that's disappointing to say for Kohler. I put Kohler faucets in both my renovated bathrooms but I bought them for very high prices (VERY) at a plumbing supply store. So, I guess it's true, Kohler and other makes products for Box Stores and those lines are made from cheaper materials.
March 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rick Good Looking faucet
Very nice looking faucet and goes well with our stainless steel appliances. The functionality is good.
I would prefer that the pull out portion was not plastic (looks like stainless but it's not), it may last ok but time will tell. I just installed it a couple days ago. I'm happy with it so far.
April 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jw34265 Polished perfection
Love it. It is modern and works well. Will last a lifetime!
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ansible Was my second choice
I had bought different faucet only to have the plumber find that it wouldn't fit in the pre-drilled hole in my sink. Since the sink is some kind of stone composite the plumber didn't want to try to drill a bigger hole. So I took it back and got this faucet instead. I had to have the sales clerk open the box for me to measure the pipe that goes through the hole in the sink to be sure it was a small enough diameter. Luckily it was.
Would it kill them to put the specifications on the box? That would be a lot more useful than repeating the marketing descriptions in 3 languages.
The other advantage of this faucet is the water line extensions were flexible enough to fit the maze of piping under my sink.
As to the quality of this faucet, I would call it average. The style is just OK... at least it's not one of those 2ft tall inverted-U-shaped monstrosities.
April 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by sterling75 disappointed
I always thought kohler was higher quality, cheap plasic and flimsy pull out spray handle
April 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HappyDIYerInDiego Easy installation, several improvements from earlier versions
My previous Kohler faucet still looked good and functioned (mostly) well after several years of service in Southern California's very hard water, but it failed due to a rusted-out spring-steel mounting clip that held the central shank to the sink. It probably would have lasted a few more years if not for that problem. The one I am reviewing here has several improvements over that model, including a MUCH better mounting system that I am confident will last longer.
This package is compatible with sinks with any number of holes from one up. One offset hole is needed for the included soap dispenser, installation of which is optional. I happen to like it very much, and mounted mine in a hole that was previously occupied by a dishwasher drain vent that I no longer needed. The hardware is compatible with counter tops up to 2-1/2" thick.
Here is the good news, with a few notes on my own installation:
The plastic escutcheon plate that sits between the sink and the faucet has been improved - The new version has an attached gasket whereas my previous one required putty for installation. To make it extra water-tight I put some silicone grease on the gasket before installing it, but that is probably not necessary. For sinks with one or two holes next to the main one, this kit includes special 1/4"-20 bolts and large plastic nuts which you tighten by hand - These help secure the escutcheon plate to the sink if you have a hole or two for them. I cut my bolts down so they would not protrude needlessly into the space under my sink, and applied rust preventive grease to the threads based on prior experience.
The mount system has been completely re-engineered, now using a long threaded shank for the center hole, with a round solid brass nut that includes two Philips head 1/4"-20 steel screws for tension. (I applied rust preventive grease to my screws, having learned that the hardest part of a kitchen sink installation is ALWAYS removing the old one.) The large brass nut screws on easily by hand. You only need a #2 Philips screwdriver for the tension screws. Installation is quick and easy.
After installing and tightening down the faucet you connect the hot and cold water supply fittings, for which you need a 5/8" or adjustable open-end wrench. The long sprayer hose attaches to the faucet with a special quick-connect snap fitting - No tools needed! The snap fitting is made of tough plastic and has o-rings. It's mechanically elegant and super easy to install. There is a weight that you can attach to the pull-out hose if you want it. This requires the #2 Philips screwdriver.
My previous faucet was not a pull-out model. The separate sprayer worked very well until recently, when its internal pressure-activated diverter valve stopped working properly with hot water. I suspect that its spring was worn out. The new pull-out model has no diverter, so that is one less thing to fail.
Another simplification that I regard as an improvement: The screw that holds the handle to the control valve on my previous sink was covered by a small plastic cap that is impossible to remove without damage. Not a big deal, but I like the new version better - The screw can be accessed more easily when the time comes to replace seals.
I like the manually operated stream/spray switch on the underside of the pull-out sprayer. It's easy to operate.
My only concern about this faucet is the light-weight plastic construction of the pull-out spout. It doesn't feel as robust as one might expect given the appearance and otherwise hefty metal construction of the faucet.
Overall - Excellent design, well-engineered, looks great, and finally:
THANK YOU KOHLER FOR IMPROVING THE MOUNTING SYSTEM!
April 16, 2016