by Daisy Dao
Drinking water represents one of the most essential needs of virtually all beings on this Earth.
Throughout the history of mankind, folks have been concocting new ways to drink water as well as keep it in one place for later on. From clay pots to those Chinese teapots made from the root of the bamboo tree, we humans have been trying to find more stylish and elegant ways to consume this life-giving liquid.
You don’t even have to want to drink the water itself, but being able to carry it around with you and pour some of it in a cooking pot to prepare your favorite meal has become the ideal for many artisans over the millennia.
Nowadays, we have flasks, bottles, buckets, glasses, cups, thermoses, and an endless stream of containers where we can keep this precious beverage.
Now, to make the water available to everyone (well, we mean the citizens of larger cities), the ancient city planners have organized underground pipelines and sewage, so we can have endless access to water in the comfort of our own homes. At the end of these vast pipelines, we have little valve thingies we use to control the flow of water – most usually faucets and valves.
In this article, we’re going to talk about luxury kitchen faucets and how they can improve your kitchen décor if you put in some effort into picking a model that will suit the environment you’re going to install it in.
Of course, de gustibus non est disputandum (‘In matters of taste, there can be no disputes.’), so we won’t try to convince you this way or another about which faucet is prettier and which ones are démodé. Instead, we will present to you their technical characteristics and their pictures, so you can choose for yourself.
In case you don’t have much experience with buying faucets, we have organized a brief buyer’s guide, so you can get some idea about what to look for. Also, we’ve answered some of the common customer questions related to faucets, and there’s also a list down below with 10 best luxury kitchen faucets currently on the market.
Here’s the lot.
If you are looking for a modern-looking kitchen faucet with some excellent functions that can facilitate the cooking and washing up process, while you’re zooming about your kitchen, this Keonjinn model can be just the thing for you.
The material of choice for this faucet was stainless steel 304, one of the toughest and most sleek-looking materials for kitchen objects, in general. To further enhance both the looks and the durability of this faucet, the folks at Keonjinn have added a special brushed nickel finish.
As far as the special multifunctional water outlet is concerned, you have three different spray settings to choose from – 1) stream, 2) spray, and 3) pause. You can use these to clean some of your dishes, for example, thanks to the spray mode, wash some tougher stains and other objects using the stream mode, and then turn off the water supply by simply using the third mode – which is ‘pause’.
Featuring a sleek design that will fit all sorts of kitchen environments, this Arofa pull-down faucet can be a great solution for a person who likes their plumbing fixtures to be elegant and stylish. This model comes with a pull-down spray wand, which comes with a 20-inch hose you can extend to be able to wash dishes easily or wash the sink itself, for example.
Since this model has a fairly straightforward build, installing the whole thing is a walk in the park. All you need to do is follow the video instruction that comes with this faucet, and crack on connecting all the pipes and tightening any loose parts.
As far as the durability of this faucet is concerned, all the crucial connector parts are made out of stainless steel (as is the main part of this faucet), while the ceramic valve is made out of durable ceramic. To protect the stainless steel build, the folks at Arofa decided to go for a matte finish, so that you get both the protection of this finish and the elegant appearance it gives to the faucet.
Designed to withstand quite a lot of abuse in all sorts of work environments, this Fapully model can be a great solution for professional cooks and folks who cook and clean their cooking utensils a lot. The thing is, this model comes with a tough spring that can withstand a lot of abuse, but most importantly – it will protect the other parts of the faucet from getting worn and torn too soon.
Thanks to the fact that the spout on this faucet can be set in different ways, you can tackle pretty much any kitchen-bound task that involves cleaning or water and that can be accomplished in the kitchen sink, so to speak. For example, you can put a bunch of pots ‘n’ plates in the kitchen sink and then simply switch between different modes of use (spray or stream) to easily wash those kitchen utensils from every angle.
The highly-mobile head will give you all the necessary maneuvering room for you to be able to cover the entire sink, without straining the spring system.
For those of you who like to see some gold in their kitchen and make sure that all parts of their house are stylish and well-equipped with high-quality ware that both works great and looks good, this gold kitchen faucet from APPASO can be just the thing for you.
Installing this unit is a piece of cake thanks to the relatively simple design the folks at APPASO decided to go for. Similarly to the models from above, this APPASO kitchen faucet also has a pull-down component built-in, which is there to help you massively increase your reach in case you want to clean something inside the kitchen sink and simple pouring some water down on it won’t cut it.
When you’re not using the pull-down thing, this thing will stay in its original position thanks to the magnet that will keep it there at all times. This magnet is fairly strong and permanent, too, so you can rest assured that it won’t lose its grip over time.
Representing a kitchen faucet that gives you plenty of maneuvering room to work with, thanks to its pull-down design, this model from AIMADI is a durable and stylish high-end faucet that will last you for years to come – and look good throughout its service, so to speak.
One of the most interesting things about this model is that it possesses a special LED light that is inbuilt in the pipe. The purpose of this thing is to ensure that you can tell the temperature of the water depending on what color the light is. For example, if cold water runs through this faucet, the light will be greenish, if the water is warm it will be blue, and if the color is red, that means the water is hot.
Another great thing about this color system is that it doesn’t require any batteries, as the lights are powered by the movement of water through the pipes. So, you won’t ever have to worry about changing batteries.
Featuring a sleek retro build that offers good looks and excellent functionality, too, this APPASO kitchen faucet can be a great solution for a person looking for a luxury water-dispensing plumbing fixture for their kitchen. Similarly to other models on this list, this faucet also possesses the pull-down sprayer, meaning you can extend its reach to tackle demanding kitchen tasks more easily.
The way this thing stays in place when you don’t want to use it in its extended form would be thanks to a magnet that the faucet head will stick to when you aren’t extending the sprayer downwards. So, unless you’re using the sprayer for some washing up the task or the other, you can rest assured that the faucet head will stay in place at all times.
An innovative feature on this product would certainly be the brush. Since these pull-down faucets are most often used by folks who clean dishes and cutlery in the sink, the folks at APPASO figured it would be a good idea to add a special brush to the spray head, so that you can clean your dishes directly with it.
The brushed gold finishes this model from AIMADI comes with represents a stylish and luxurious kitchen faucet detail that the on-lookers will be jealous of. This faucet combines the exquisite look of golden home objects and the functionality of a tough and sturdy water fixture that will last you for years to come.
The lever you’ll be using to control the temperature is just a single handle, so you don’t have to combine two levers to arrive at your favorite temperature. By moving the lever in different directions, you will achieve different temperature levels, and after you get used to it, the entire process will feel natural and intuitive.
As far as the spray head is concerned, there are three settings you can use with this model: spray, stream, and pause. The spray setting, as its name suggests, you can use it for showering your pots and pans, for example, as this mode is perfect for slowly removing bits and pieces of grease and food.
The stream mode is the equivalent of the regular faucet function, so you can use to wash your hands and do whatever you do with a continuous stream of water. Last but not least, the pause mode is there to ensure that the water doesn’t splash everywhere in case you’re making pauses in your washing-up.
Made out of solid brass, this model from GIMILI represents a tough and reliable kitchen faucet that offers plenty of versatility when it comes to the ways you can use it. One of the interesting parts of the build of this unit would be its excellent multifunction mode, which is there to ensure you can use the water that comes from it in different ways, so to speak.
The thing is, if you’re doing the dishes, for example, it’s always useful to be able to shower your plates and pans with water, because the food scraps will fall off of it more easily if you do. The folks at GIMILI seem to have anticipated this, too, so they’ve built-in an interesting solution in the form of a sprayer head that can do three tasks – spray, stream, or pause.
The pause option can be fairly useful if you’re doing the dishes and you’re often switching from spray to stream option. In between these, you can turn the ‘pause’ option on, and then switch on to some other option once you’re ready to continue the wash-up.
With an appearance of a tough and durable industrial contraption complete with a spring and a pull-down sprayer head design, this faucet from VIGO is for the folks who like hardcore look for their kitchen plumbing fixtures as well as durability.
To make your life easier when it comes to performing different tasks around the kitchen such as cooking and washing-up, the folks at VIGO decided to add an extra smaller faucet in the middle of the main one. The purpose of this smaller faucet is to act as a regular faucet, so what you get out of it is the ability to fill pots quickly, as well as wash your hands, for example.
As for the main faucet, it features the popular pull-down sprayer, so you can increase its reach in case you need to use the spray function to clean your dishes. This means you can perform a wide variety of kitchen-related tasks with this faucet, which can make your life much easier if you’re a professional cook, or just a person who likes to cook a lot privately.
The construction of this model is a story for itself, as the main base material is brass. This metal gives the faucet is sturdiness and durability, while some parts feature a stainless steel or chrome finish, for increased durability and enhanced appearance.
Made out of durable brass with additional layers of protective nickel and gold, for enhanced aesthetics, so to speak, this Avola model can be a great option for the folks looking for an attractive piece of kitchen plumbing fixture that will add a touch of style and elegance into your kitchen. To ensure that no users of this faucet ever experience any health problems related to the material this model was made of, the folks at Avola made sure that their model is completely free of lead and other potentially toxic elements.
What makes this faucet so versatile and easy to use would be its sprayer head, which features a 360° swiveling sprayer. Thanks to this design decision by the Avola folks, you can easily move this thing around your sink to reach every nook and cranny of the pots ‘n’ pans you’re washing up in it, for example. Also, the pull-down design helps here, because it greatly increases your reach.
The sprayer head itself has three separate functions: spray, strain, and pause, all of which you can use to perform different tasks involving washing up in the sink. Spraying is perfect for removal of grease and food scraps, while strain is suitable for pot filling, as well as rinsing the remaining soap off various pieces of pottery and cutlery, for example. The pause button serves the purpose of helping you make pauses between these two ways of pouring water, so to speak.
Kitchen faucets are made using a limited number of metals that are tough enough to withstand years of use and abuse and still be in one piece.
When it comes to luxury kitchen faucets, one of the most common choices for the materials seems to be brass – a special kind of metal that can last for ages if it’s properly cared for. Typically, brass pipes and other fixtures are also coated with an additional layer of stainless steel or chrome, so that it doesn’t rust. Stainless steel is well-known for the fact that it cannot rust, and chrome possesses the same property – provided its surface isn’t chipped or otherwise damaged. (Brass itself rusts fairly slowly itself, too, by the way.)
So, when choosing a kitchen faucet, make sure to go for a model that has a strong base layer and that then has some sort of protective layer of some other metal or even some sort of durable paint finish.
We’ve all seen those faucets that come with two small lever-style handles, or even valve-style knobs, where one handle is for hot water, while the other is for cold water. By ‘opening’ the two handles to a certain degree, you determine the water temperature.
Now, other than this standard configuration, there are other ways to control the water temperature and to open the valve to let the water out. Most notably – there are the single handle levers, which help you determine the temperatures of both cold and hot water, and their mixtures fairly easily using just a single lever.
Many luxury faucets have a single-handle operation, so be prepared to find many models like that on the market. (Of course, there are other models out there, too.)
Kitchen faucets, in general, are not that difficult to install.
Thanks to the fact that they are a fairly straightforward breed of kitchen fixtures, all you need to do typically to set these up would be to follow the instructions these come with. That said, if the sink area is awkwardly-positioned or there’s a large overhanging cupboard over it, for example, you may want to move these around a bit to accommodate for the size of the faucet.That would be another thing, too.
Luxury faucets are usually fairly large in comparison to regular faucets, so you should make sure you have some room to work with when it comes to installing them onto your sink.
As far as the hardware is concerned for mounting these, some manufacturers provide it, some don’t. It’s best to check in the description of the faucet itself to see if it comes with an instruction sheet and these mounting parts.
Being able to turn your faucet any way you like is important for being able to clean whatever it is you’ve placed in your sink, as well as clean the various parts of the sink itself.
So, what you want to do here to make sure you will be able to cover a large area surrounding the sink is to get a model with a swiveling spout, which won’t be that difficult because most models nowadays come with one of these.
Another interesting thing related to the maneuverability of these spouts would be that many faucet models come with a special pull-down sprayer head, which further increases the range of the faucet’s function.
Since faucets are fairly simple contraptions, there aren’t that many parts that can break or otherwise get compromised, or need any sort of advanced cleaning.
More often than not, faucet maintenance amounts to simply cleaning up the nozzle now and again and ensuring that it didn’t get chipped or otherwise damaged during use.
In case you plan on buying one of those facets that come with a special brush that can be attached to the sprayer head itself, you need to clean that brush thoroughly after every use, too, because certain food scraps will get stuck there if you have not checked them carefully – and then they can start stinking there, too.
Q: Which faucets are of the best quality?
Ans : When it comes to finding a perfect faucet, many factors should be taken into consideration before you close in for a purchase. The material it’s made out of, the appearance, the functionality, and the price all play a part in how good a faucet is.
Generally speaking, however, faucets made out of a durable material such as brass or stainless steel, and faucets that have an elegant appearance and perhaps a couple of modes of functioning can all be good candidates for making a purchase.
For example, models from AIMADI with LED lights can be a great solution for someone who likes the combination of stylish design and modern technologies. On the other hand, some APPASO models feature some decent retro-looking models, which can be a great solution for someone interested in the style of the last century and the functionality of modern-day plumbing fixtures.
Q: Which kitchen faucet is better –Delta or Moen?
Ans : If you’re looking for the best-value-for-money sort of solution, then Delta models may be a better solution. They’re typically not as expensive as Moen and have most of the functions that Moen’s models have.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for interesting features and don’t spare any expenses for buying a high-end faucet, then Moen models may be a brand that’s better suited for your style.
Q: Does Moen or Kohler offer better quality?
Ans : Both Moen and Kohler companies are well-known for their excellent faucets that feature both high-quality builds and aesthetically-pleasing looks.
That said, at Moen, the stress is on modern features and shiny finishes. At Kohler, on the other hand, the main focus is on quality, durability, and functionality. So, if it’s more important to you that your faucet looks good, get a Moen model. If the looks aren’t at the top of your priority list for the faucets – get a Kohler model.
Q: Does Moen offer better quality than Delta?
Ans : More often than not, Delta faucets tend to be a better overall solution in comparison to Moen models.
While Moen faucets are far from bad, the Delta ones may be more popular because they are less expensive, feature a lot of technologically-advanced features, and come in different colors. (Meaning – you can choose between different colors for your faucet.)
Moen faucets, on the other hand, tend to be more expensive and on the side of luxurious.
Q: Are the ‘touchless’ kitchen faucets reliable?
Ans : While ‘touchless’ kitchen faucets can work like a charm for years for some people, they can be irritatingly unreliable for the others.
The thing is, under perfect conditions with the sensors working perfectly, these faucets will work fine. However, if the sensor is blocked, or something goes wrong with the programming of the faucet, getting the thing to work can be tough – which is why these faucets have this reputation.
That said, if you manage to find a high-quality ‘touchless’ faucet model, it can easily work well for you for years to come.
Having a luxury kitchen faucet isn’t necessarily an essential life necessity, but it can massively improve the looks of your kitchen – and that’s a big deal if you are a person who likes cooking and cares about style and the appearance of their living quarters.
At the end of the day, luxury faucets are items that you are not going to buy every day, so getting one can be a great way to spice up your kitchen sink and the whole general area + the advanced functions of these faucets will likely make your life easier when it comes to doing the wash-up, for example. We hope this article helped you learn more about luxury kitchen faucets, and we wish you a merry and hassle-free purchase.
About Daisy Dao
Daisy grew up on the beautiful Honolulu island where she often found herself spending the day enjoying ocean scent in sea waves. As such, Daisy came to appreciate the art of cooking seafood. She has experiemented Baking, Roasting, Broiling, Poaching, Grilling, anything you can think of to mess around with food preparation from the sea; and with all kinds of spices too. Now, she'd like to present her experience of what matters most about the art of cooking, healthy lifestyle, food product recommendation.