Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 26
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tnahpele Nice faucet
I bought this to replace an old kitchen faucet. It's very well made and attractive.
It took about an hour to remove the old faucet and install this faucet. It comes with 36" pre-attached supply hoses.
I installed it in a 4-hole stainless steel sink, using the optional deck plate to cover the first 3 holes, and plan to install the included soap dispenser in the 4th hole after I remove the non-essential dishwasher air gap that's currently installed there.
The deck plate measures 10 1/2" by 2 3/8", and is smaller than the footprint of the faucet I removed.
I had to enlist my wife to hold the faucet upright and keep it from twisting while installing the one nut that secures the faucet from below..
The faucet works smoothly. I installed a Moen Hose Guide (aka hose corral) to keep the pull-out host from snagging on the supply valves under the sink. The nozzle initially starts up in stream mode, but the toggle on it can be used to change to a spray. If there's sufficient water flow the spray will continue until you turn off the water. The "pause" position is intermittent and will stop the water as long as you're holding it.
There are a couple of things about this general faucet design to consider. First, I'm left-handed and find it difficult to operate the handle left-handed because my arm is crossing under the water stream. I'm slowly learning to do it right-handed. The other consideration is that the handle is located directly over the deck plate, so when you use a wet hand to close the handle you will drip water onto the deck plate, leaving water spots unless you wipe it off when done.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chuckw7777 Great Faucet, easy install!
I never take the time to write reviews, but this faucet warranted it. I purchased this as a replacement for a similar design from Vigo as that faucet began to leak over time through the extension hose. Instead of waiting for the replacement part and struggling with reinstalling, I decided to see if there was a better and easier option... This faucet was exactly what I was looking for! I really appreciated the install tool that was included because there is a very small space behind my sink basin(I found this was included when looking at the install guide on the HD website- check it out to see what I mean). Additionally, the preinstalled hose removed the need for any extra connections as I had dealt with before. The quality seems good after day one, though I can see what other reviewers are saying when it comes to the lower water pressure. Maybe I will try the adjustment that the one review suggested, but I suppose I don't really mind saving some water... All in all, great product! Highly recommended!
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GeorgeS Best Faucet with one Minor Adjustment
Excellent quality matches more expensive models. My wife wanted a faucet that matched the new white shaker style cabinets and this one fit the bill perfectly, bar none.
Directions were clear and concise, simple install in one hole new quartzite counter(natural white stone, harder than granite, not manmade.)
The finish is beautiful, and the salesman said Moen's finishes hold up better than the competition., judging from returns to the store. After a year, I agree. You pay a little more, but it's worth it.
PRESSURE PROBLEM SOLVED: The water saver is great, and you get used to it. But I wanted to fill pots faster, so I drilled out the three holes in the part that restricts water flow (or you can safely remove it) and it went from 1.5 gpm to over 2.5 gpm. There is still a screen adjacent to it, so any foreign particles are trapped. Iintially I contacted Moen to see how to solve the water pressure problem, and they were not any help. Even though Moen might not agree with my solution, they should at least offer two flow mechanisms.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by doresoom Good Faucet
I really like the way this faucet looks. I was surprised how much of a difference it made to the appearance of my kitchen by just upgrading from my builder's grade faucet to this one.
Installation was fairly easy. The hardest part was actually uninstalling the old faucet. I had to use a deep well socket and an impact driver to break free a rusted nut on the old faucet. After that, it only took about 30 minutes to finish the job. Moen includes a plastic "deep well wrench" that can be used with a screwdriver to tighten the faucet down to the sink. I found it a little difficult to hold in place while torquing down tight, since I had to hold the faucet straight above the sink and torque the nut below simultaneously. The supply lines reach all the way down to the water shutoff valves, so I didn't have to keep the copper leads. Just screw the supply lines straight into the shutoff valves, and you're good to go!
Moen includes a brace for attaching to thin gauge steel sinks, and it helps quite a bit, but it was still a little unstable on my builder's grade topmount sink. I only really notice it when I swivel the faucet from side to side or use the sprayer, but the play is definitely there. (Just to be clear, it's the sink that's flexing, not the faucet. So if you have a thicker gauge sink, it won't be a problem.)
Performance-wise, the faucet is pretty great. The control lever takes a bit of getting used to, but after that it's fairly intuitive. Pull away from the faucet upright to turn the water on, swivel away from you for hot water (only about 15Â° back from vertical), and swivel down for cold water (all the way down to 90Â° from vertical). During installation I considered turning the control lever so it was on the left side of the faucet, but realized it would hit our backsplash when turning on the cold water. So there's really only one configuration that will work: with the control lever on the right side. (Maybe in front too, but I think that would probably look weird.) The spot-resist finish works pretty well on the faucet upright, but I have noticed water spots forming in wetter areas like the baseplate. A quick wipe-down has everything looking sparkling new again though.
If you ever have a ton of dishes pile up in your sink, the high arc of the faucet allows you to work under the water flow without the contents of the sink getting in the way. The pull out sprayer is awesome as well. I can actually use it to fill up an 8 quart stockpot that's sitting on the counter beside the sink. The spray feature can be turned on with the button on the handle, or the flow can be completely stopped there too. The only complaint I really have is that the flow rate is substantially less that that of my old faucet. It's probably due to some "green qualification" that conserves water, but I'd rather have something that can powerwash stuck-on food off of dishes.
I have a 4 hole sink, but the extra hole is being used for the disposal/dishwasher air gap, so I couldn't mount the soap dispenser. It would have been nice if a half-size baseplate was included that would cover one of the two handle holes so the soap dispenser could be installed on the other. The baseplate that is included only bolts through the center, and the gasket doesn't make a super awesome seal on the ends. I'm a little bit worried it will leak, but I haven't noticed any moisture underneath the sink, and it's been installed for a month, so I guess I'm just worrying too much.
December 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Ericthebadger High Quality, good value but pressure too restricted
High quality piece, good value for the price and very easy to install (20 minutes or so). My one and only complaint is that the flow of water is too restricted. Hopefully I can find a way to address this but otherwise it is a great purchase.
August 17, 2014