I WOULD recommend it, but not as a kitchen faucet. This is a bar sink faucet! Unfortunately, I did not discover this until I went through the trouble of installing it in my full size kitchen sink. Please check the dimensions before you buy! The gooseneck curvature is such that the nozzle does not reach out far enough from the backsplash to accomodate a full size kitchen sink, especially for washing pots, bowls and larger items. It is just too close to the back of the sink.
Also, the spray/stream mechanism is a little different than I've seen on other faucets -- this might have affected my decision to purchase as well. When you turn on the water, it is a stream. You can press the top button for spray, then the bottom button for stream again. Regardless of spray or stream, when you shut off the water, it will always start back up in stream mode. Previous faucets I've owned start back up in whichever mode was the last to be used. I use the spray more often than stream and would like it to start in that mode, but this faucet will not do that.
The faucet looks nice and has a quality feel. The nozzle pulls out smoothly and returns easily. If you intend to install it yourself, know what you're doing because installation instructions are cryptic. Just a basic nut holds the faucet in, but still I wish faucet manufacturers would come up with an easy installation for those, tight-hard-to-reach spaces which can sometimes be hard to even get a plumbers wrench in. I have seen some quality faucets with easier installation hardware. There can also be some difficulty installing the water supply lines -- difficult to do without twisting and kinking the flexible lines.
Pros: Strong Water Pressure, Looks Great, Stylish, Modern
Cons: Difficult to Install, may not be appropriate for full size sink
I love this faucet. I actually got it at a steal awhile back as it was on sale.. I cannot say enough good about it. Great design. Up really high for large pots. Can spin it all the way around to fill our pets bowl on counter. Sometimes the counter weight may have to be adjusted to bring the sprayer back up, but still a wonderful spigot as my Mama called them...
Pros: Durable, Lots of Features, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Modern
We purchased this faucet for our kitchen upgrade, and even though it looks perfect and the scale is great for our large sink, we've had multiple issues. The handle started falling off after a couple of months, so my husband would tighten the tiny screw every now and then until one day the screw fell down the drain. Now the handle falls off at least once a day (until we get a teeny tiny replacement screw). The sprayer insert also falls out occasionally, and because that's obviously not a great fit, the stream isn't great. Overall, not my fave - we should have invested a bit more to have saved ourselves all of the headaches.
I purchased this during Black Friday 2013 for the home I had just purchased. It seemed like a great deal, and the reviews were really good. However, now that I have had it nearly a year, I wish I would have gone with something else.
PROS: It looks great. It's sleek, shiny, and beautiful on the sink. It really adds a level of sophistication to the kitchen.
- Very difficult installation. Perhaps it is just our sink, but the hoses are a tight fit and it was not an easy install. (I can't say much more about it because my fiance did it, but I had to put up with all his groaning!)
- The pull-down sprayer worked for about 2 weeks and now does not retract. When we pull down the sprayer, it just hangs there; it does not zip back up into itself like some other models I have used. We're not sure if this is a problem with the weights (which we have tried adjusting a million times) or a problem with how little room there is for all the hoses under the sink (though there IS enough room for the hoses to move). So every time I want to use the pull-down feature, I have to go under the sink when I'm done and pull the hose down so that the nozzle slides back into the neck.
- The sprayer is not magnetized, meaning that there is nothing holding the nozzle in place when it does go back up into itself. You have to sort of lock it in place.
- The hot/cold handle comes off all the time. This only seems to happen when we move it to the hot position. (We rarely use the hot water, but every time we do, the handle pops off.) It's very easy to put back on, but this seems to be a design flaw.
So, all in all, while it's a nice faucet and it feels heavy duty, I have major problems with the main feature of this faucet: the pull-down! I rarely use it anymore; I might as well just have a normal sink. In the future, I plan to replace this with a pull-OUT faucet, or perhaps just get a separate sprayer since I have the extra hole in my sink.
Pros: Durable, Strong Water Pressure, Looks Great, Stylish, Modern
Cons: Difficult to Install, handle pops off, hose for pull-down sprayer does not retract
I love the new faucet and it is great for washing and when you need to fill a big pot.
The sprayer has two settings, normal and power wash. The best feature is that every time you turn off the water the sprayer reverts to normal so you don't get a surprise from the power sprayer.
Pros: Durable, Lots of Features, Easy to Install, Strong Water Pressure, Looks Great, Stylish, Modern
Cons: needs more support for the underside of the sink.