Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 27
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SusanVT Not my favorite
The good thing:
* Water flows nicely from this faucet.
* It looks and feels like a quality faucet.
* When the faucet is pulled out, the retraction weight isn't good enough to get the faucet seated well. You have to assist.
* Because the neck is curved, you don't get good distance with the faucet fully extended. I like to fill my coffee pot by extending the hose, but it doesn't extend far enough.
* I worry when those unfamiliar use this faucet because it's set up backwards from other side handled faucets I've used before. With a right-hand set up, it's hot water when you pull forward and cold when you push back.
* I wish it had a spray setting too.
July 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by namenik really nice
Leave it to Kraus to come through with both looks and build. This has a really unique faucet head, with an almost feminine look. I have not used the soap dispenser, I had a problem with one discoloring my granite in the past so I am afraid it will happen again. The chrome looks great with a dark composite sink and the two toned light dark granite it is with.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jakeparlay Great Faucet
The faucet and its components were well packed in the box and the installation was very straight forward. It worked well right out of the gate.
It would have been nice if it included an adapter to use in a 3-hole sink, but I'm being a bit picky there.
Nice easy operation with the single lever and the pull-out head works well to wash down the sink. No adjustments or configuration necessary. Just plumb it in and you are good to go. The chrome finish and the style and design are attractive, too.
April 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Consistent with brand reputation
This is a very nice faucet that provides a modern look for anyone who is a fan of the style. Installation was about on par with every other faucet I've come across (easy enough on your own but way easier if you hire someone). The pull down head is a great feature. I think I prefer it to having a separate sprayer outside of the faucet itself. Overall, I'm pretty happy with this. I'd recommend it to people I care about.
April 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Attractive faucet
This faucet looks fantastic! All of the necessary parts came in the box... great start! Removing the old faucet took longer than installing this faucet. Installation is simple & straightforward. It took about 20 minutes to install once the old faucet was removed. All of the lines go through the center hole but a cover is included which will cover the other two holes, if your sink has 3 holes.
The water pressure is very good. I have not had any problems with any leaks from the handle or elsewhere. Looks great!
June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DEstefan Good Faucet
This pull-down kitchen faucet was easy to install. It has a good flow and the pull-down works well. It has a much smaller spray head than most, which makes it look more sleek.
July 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JPN80 Modern and Minimalist Faucet
Installation of this faucet was breeze compared to taking out the 8 yr old existing faucet, which took all day to remove the u-shaped mounting nut from the sink. The KPF-1622 took approximately 1.5 hours to install; however the installation time could be much less for experienced installers. The instructions and enclosed diagrams were clear and concise. I also liked being able to use just my hands, a plain wrench, and Philips screwdriver to install the faucet; I didn't need to use any special tools like a basin wrench. The drop-down installation feature with underside mounting nut is another plus - didn't have to finagle with u-shaped mounting nut obstructing installation to both the sink and the waterlines.
The faucet came in an sleek black box w/ the Kraus design, which resembled a nice gift; in addition, the insulation of faucet packaging was quite thick which is vital to protect the faucet when the shipping carrier (i.e. Fedex, UPS, etc) decides to throw the package at your door step because it was raining. The faucet design is quite modern and minimalist in structure, with the chrome had a nice sheen without appearing gaudy and harsh; it also has nice weight to it as well - not a flimsy or an inferior product. The copper pipes were labeled for hot and cold, which is nice so there's no confusion on the waterlines; in addition the waterlines were also color-coded as well - red striped for hot and blue striped for cold. I also like how all the necessary but small parts (i.e. base, base o-ring, rubber washer, metal washer mounting nut, and mounting screws) were attached to the faucet in the packaging.
The only minus I would give is that the spout turns 360 degrees, which I wasn't expecting; I'm not sure if this can be changed but it's not something that would deter me from purchasing the faucet again - I'll just have to get adjusted to it. Side note: For the open sink holes, I used 1 1/4" knock out seals - may not be for everyone but it suits me just fine - a little industrial added to the design scheme :)
May 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rosif3r this does *not* have a dual function spray head, as described
Before I get to my impressions on the faucet, I need to stress right at the beginning that the product description on Home Depot’s site is wrong, in a fundamental way. Hopefully the person approving this review will have this fixed. The description reads (in part) “For flexible functionality, this pull-down kitchen faucet features an ergonomic dual function spray head with an aerated stream and powerful spray.” This is *not* the case. The KPF-1622 pulldown head is single function only. I called Kraus and was told that for dual function, I should buy the KPF-1621, or other models. I asked if the head/pulldown hose from another model could be purchased and swapped out, but was told that they do not sell parts separately. This is quite annoying since I chose this faucet to replace an older faucet and separate spray hose, with the intention of *keeping* the spray functionality. I installed this for my tenants, who are now upset that I “upgraded” their faucet and took away the spray function. If this were not part of the Seeds Program, I would be returning it and getting a different model that has the functionality that was promised.
So, if having a dual function spray head is important to you, go look at other faucets. If not, read on.
Now, the product review:
It’s a lovely little faucet. In fact, it’s so lovely (see the pictures) that it makes the rest of that sink look drab by comparison. If you’ve got an older looking sink, you may want to keep that in mind.
The installation was a bit of a pain, but I attribute that more to the presence of the garbage disposal under this sink than to any design flaw with the faucet. In fact, the design of the screws in the locking ring is a major improvement over a standard nut that has to be tightened down all the way with a wrench (in an area that usually doesn’t have room to get the wrench at the nut). If you’re installing a faucet without pulling up the sink, that’s one less headache in getting the faucet to sit tight to the sink.
However, the presence of a lot of tightly packed plumbing under the sink (see pic) means that the weight on the pulldown line has to thread it’s way past obstacles on the way up (if pulled out more than halfway) and then gets hung up on the way down (requiring reaching under the sink to free it). Again, not a design flaw per se, but a very real concern if your sink has any feed or drain lines that this weight may hang up on, or just bounce against repeatedly during use.
So, all in all, a mixed bag. It’s a good-looking, durable, small to mid-sized single handle kitchen faucet. The lever can be mounted in any position (i mounted it left-side, for reasons, but could easily have done so in the middle or to the right). It’s got a 360 swivel, so if you it would also work for a center mount between a 2-part sink. The installation would have been a lot easier if there wasn't a disposal in the way, or if the sink had been taken up from the counter during installation. As mentioned, it doesn’t have the dual function spray. And if you have tight access directly below the faucet hole, you may find your weight for the pulldown line hanging up on the plumbing under the sink.
June 24, 2015