Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 70
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dcline Very Good Faucet
We replaced a premium bronze faucet that did not match our kitchen well with this Moen faucet. Having used spot-resistant Moen faucets in the bathroom, we know this is the only type of finish we would want around the kitchen sink.
Installation was fairly easy, and all required components and tools are included. I had a much harder time removing the old faucet than installing the new one. The only challenge I encountered is the attached faucet supply lines, as the hot water valve was an inch too far away for the line to reach. A 16" line was available at my local Home Depot for a few dollars.
The other valuable accessory we found at Home Depot is a generic stainless hole cover, which allowed us to installed the new faucet without purchasing a soap dispenser that we will eventually add in this location. Unfortunately the spot-resistant soap dispensers cost nearly as much as the entire faucet, so that will have to be a later upgrade.
The water pressure is noticeably less than our old inefficient faucet, yet the sprayer pressure is much stronger than the old sprayer. Because of the strong spray, the reduced water flow is not an issue for us, and actually helps our 40 gallon water heater better keep up with evening demand. The only inconvenience is that it takes nearly a minute longer for hot water to reach the faucet when first turned on. For comparison, our bathroom faucets are all 1 gpm and the showers are 2 gpm, so 1.5 is a good flow rate for the kitchen.
As other reviews note, the sprayer head is plastic. It feels sturdy and seems to work great, but isn't heavy enough to seat all the way in the faucet after having pulled it out. It goes in fine with a little help, but I keep finding it left with a 1/8" gap after it has been used. Not a big deal, but a minor drawback. Also, if the water is turned off while using the sprayer, the switch reverts to normal faucet flow. Lastly, make sure you have sufficient clearance for the handle to lift up, as it requires about 1/2" clearance behind to fully rotate while turned on. Our counter is close enough that the faucet does hit when exactly centered and fully on, so we have to use caution when changing temperature while the water is on.
Overall, this is a good value that looks a lot more expensive than it is, and seems sturdy enough despite a few minor design flaws and obvious cost cutting measures.
July 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by suemoo hated it!
Unfortunately you can't find out in the specs, but when you set it to spray, then turn off the water it goes back to non spray every time. Other problem was the nozzle went straight down and the hose wouldn't let you turn the nozzle so you couldn't spray the front of your sink to rinse it off. The day it was installed both my husband and I hated it. He's now removing it and we just bought another kind and hopefullly this one works as desired... We bought the new one based on reviews - that seems to be the only place you can find out details that may be needed to make your selection.
August 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by yojamey Plastic (mostly) that looks somewhat like brushed stainless from a distance
Plastic (mostly) that looks somewhat like brushed stainless from a distance.
Brand Name that has shifted to low price point and has sacrafice metal for plastic where it counts
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Kenny Not recommended
I want to second the statement by an earlier reviewer. Mostly plastic, feels cheap. The faucet swivels stiffly. And after about nine months, I need to disassemble it to tighten the main attaching bolt -- the faucet is so loose that it's almost unusable. The main problem is that I need to move all the cleaning supplies from under the sink so I can get in there to work :-(
April 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by garskiff Self install
Once installed, it worked as advertised. My only critique of an otherwise simple install is that there should be one additional step. On page 5 of the install, between step 10 and 11 you should fasten the pull out fawcet handle (item A) to the hose. If you put the weight on the hose as suggested in step 11, and the other end of the hose is not secured, it will pull back through the fawcett body (item K) and become stuck. This cost me an additional half hour trying to line up the flat spots on the hose attachment with the body in order to pull out the stuck hose. At the very least, there should be a warning after step 10 to hold on to the fawcett end of the hose.
Super simple install with the above caution. Looks and works great.
May 14, 2014