Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 67
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYDishOfSwish Easy Installation! Even For a Girl!
I like to stick with a good thing when I find it. When I found a Moen kitchen faucet that installed like a dream, looked sleek, cleaned up well and functioned without flaw - my eye turned to Moen for the master bath replacement.
For 15 yrs. I endured the finicky flaws of some European brand, not of my choosing. It came with the house. Then it began to leak - yet again! This time I decided to replace it -with the Moen Kingsley faucet. I measured to make sure the wide set handles would work. Plus it's very important to measure for "reach". IE. Where will the water stream land in your sink? There's nothing worse than trying to rinse hands in a water stream that barely catches the bowl of the sink. Make sure that the stream falls into the bowl near the edge of the drain closest to the faucet - you can find more about "reach" in the detailed information of the products.
So with tool kit in hand, water turned OFF under the sink, I set to removing the old worthless valves and faucet. Then replacing with the new easy to install Moen Kingsley with M-Pact valves. The beauty of these valves is they can fit a number of different Moen model faucets. So, say you want the Kingsley style this year and in a few years you might like to refresh your look a bit. You could just swap out the faucet top for another model that works with M-Pact valves. A girl likes to have choices!
Now I tore this old stuff out and put this whole new thing together all by myself and I lived to tell the story. So can you. It was all good until I got to the part where you actually put the faucet on the "rough in" valves. The handles slide on easily enough but I couldn't get the faucet to slide down flush to the counter. "I have a rubber mallet…" I said to the cat.
I decided to call my brother, the licensed plumber living 2000 miles away. He recommended not using the rubber mallet - "...doesn't usually work so good." He asked about a packet of lube that should have been included. I had no idea what he was talking about. So he suggested that Vaseline might be a better option than the rubber mallet.
Worked like a charm!
I thanked him, said "goodbye" and began cleaning up the workspace when I noticed a small packet - pictured below.
Note to self: Take a thorough inventory of contents before beginning the project.
Note to consumers: Buy Moen! Easy installation, the Kingsley in brushed nickel looks contemporary and elegant and the handles feel durable. The Spotless Finish really does repel spots and cleans up slick. The "reach" is accurate and just perfect for my sink. The M-Pact valves were easy to install. At almost a year later, I'm still happy with the performance of this product. No leaks!
April 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BuilderBob Nice
Looks great.. Hard to match valves.. Had to buy valves for this kit from Amazon.. Home Depot Canada had them but wouldn't let me purchase..
March 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Orangebug Be careful about the color of brushed nickel
This was a replacement candidate for another Moen faucet and had the same problem: the brushed nickel was noticibly green compared to other brushed nickel/stainless steel items from Moen and other manufacturers.
The good thing is the value and the ease of installation. Once you have installed the "guts" of Moen faucets, the hardware is simply attach and go. These are heavy and substantial.
We did not keep this particular faucet, but another one to be reviewed later.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MattR Excellent
We searched and searched. When we found what we liked, it was hundreds upon hundreds of dollars.
This was not the cheapest, but a great alternative with lots of style. No complaints!
July 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Handy Two purchases needed to be done
I love the quality of the product. The faucet itself is nice and heavy. Feels really sturdy. But I need to buy all the fittings separate. All other makers have them together with the purchase. This made the faucet even more expensive than anticipated.
August 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jilly The product is very easy to use.
The product looks beautiful in my kitchen and it was delivered in a timely fashion.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYKB Moen makes a great product
Just holding the faucet and handles gives you a sense on the quality that is in this product. Obnce installed, the movement of the handles is smooth and strong. The color is exactly what we were looking for.
December 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LongandDrawnOut Re-do of a re-do
Plumber said it wasn't very easy to install,but better than the Kingston Brass faucet that had a malfunction after 2 months.
The finish is not the prettiest, but the feel is very solid. The only one in this price range I could find with H and C on the handles, which my husband wanted.
May 10, 2016