Changing kitchen faucets and taps is quite a common task around the home. Whether you are seeking to completely renovate an older decor or you instead wish to upgrade an existing sink, you will have a number of choices when deciding upon a certain make and model of faucet.

Most individuals will prefer the use of a single lever as opposed to separate handles for hot and cold water; the lever is easier to work with when washing dishes and performing other tasks around the kitchen. Modern designs come with a built-in spray hose. Such an addition will again aid in the cleaning process while offering the ability to wash fruits and vegetables with ease. Faucet fixtures should be high enough to accommodate for larger items, ceramic gaskets are now preferred over traditional rubber and finally, the faucet should be made from stainless steel so that it is easy to clean and will last for years without needing to be replaced again. Now that we have taken a look at some common metrics to keep in mind, let us quickly examine a handful of the top-rated faucets and taps that are ideal for use in your kitchen.

The Moen 7594SRS Arbor

Moen arbor high arc faucet

This faucet is seen by many to be the top choice in 2014. Indeed, it offers many of the amenities that were mentioned above including a high spout angle, a simple lever control and a stainless steel finish. A handy pull-down spout removes directly from the faucet head; ideal for those who have spatial considerations. Accurate temperature controls are an added bonus with this model.

The Delta 9178-SS-DST

The Delta faucet

Simplicity and function are the two primary hallmarks of this new model produced by Delta. It actually appears quite similar to the aforementioned Moen faucet except that it employs more flowing lines and a decidedly “softer” appearance. While the aesthetics may allow this faucet to rank high, an impressive flow rate of 1.8 gallons per minute also enable the Delta 9178-SS-DST to be one of the most powerful faucets in the industry. A number of additional colours are available to suit any existing kitchen decor. Many online portals currently offer this brand.

The Kohler K-10433-VS Forte

Kohler faucet

Kohler has been a leader in the kitchen faucet industry for decades and one look at this new design reinforces this fact. Offering single-lever action with accurate temperature control, this unit contains all of the main features that are seen to define a functional and pleasing faucet. As with the Delta design, a spray head is built into the faucet assembly itself. However, this head is wider and allows for greater flow control. Ceramic disc valves will guarantee longevity and a maximum temperature limit can be set to eliminate the chances of burning. This is very important if there are any children in your home. As before, a wide variety of colours is also available.

The Franke Eiger Kitchen Tap

Franke Eiger faucet

It is interesting here that we slightly depart from the one-lever construction espoused by many modern faucets. Still, this tap designed by renowned manufacturer Franke Eiger is seen by many as being one of the most luxurious and durable in the industry; due in no small part to an impressive five-year warranty. While there are dual knobs for hot and cold control, one of the major differences in this model is that the tap boasts an extended lever that allows for an extra level of convenience. Ceramic valves accommodate for excellent flow and temperature control. One look at itssimplistic beauty will certainly leave a lasting impression.

The Hansgrohe Focus E2 Tap

Hansgrohe faucet

This design fully embraces a contemproary appeal that is ideal for modern kitchens. A notable departure from the other taps that we have mentioned is the fact that the Focus E2 is seen to be more robust in nature. Its bold chrome finish allows for easy cleaning and the pure and simple design allow for accurate temperature control. Also, another striking feature is that the entire unit can swivel around three-hundred and sixty degrees. This can be a great option for those who wish to place a faucet in between two sinks. It is worth noting that the Hansgrohe E2 Focus is specifically designed for high-pressure systems.

The Abode Monobloc Sink Tap

Abode faucet

At first glance, this tap is indeed much different than the others that we have mentioned so far in this article. The primary feature that immediately stands out is a stainless steel reinforcing bar that will help to support the spout. The lateral valves are of a push-and-pull design. This will enable you to find the perfect temperature with ease. The extendable spout can be used in a variety of positions; the added strength of the bar allowing this unit to stand up to even the toughest of cooking and cleaning challenges. The tap is set at an agreeable height and arc that will enable larger pots and pans to be easily accommodated. A stainless steel finish compliments the entire design and will enable the inclusive five-year warranty to be enjoyed with few worries.

The Brita Single-Lever Kitchen Tap

Brita tap

Many will be surprised that Brita manufactures much more than water filtration units alone. In fact, this single-lever tap exhibits all of the functionality and reliability that Brita has become famous for. Many of these amenities can be seen in the ability to preselect the temperatures of hot and cold water while enjoying a built-in filtration system specifically engineered for homes with known hard water issues. It is also worth mentioning that each filter has a capacity to cleanse an impressive five hundred litres of water before needing to be replaced. A handy LED light will signal when the filter needs to be changed and the appearance alone has enticed many into purchasing this unique tap.

The Dailyart Single-Handle Rainfall Faucet

Dailyart kitchen tap

This impressive tap is ideal if you are on a limited budget and yet still wish to enjoy modern technology without the hassle. The Dailyart faucet comes equipped with a single lever for streamlined temperature control and a choice of finishes including copper, nickel or brushed chrome. User-friendly buttons allow the pull-down spray nozzle to emit aerated water or to be used in a spray mode for cleaning tough stains. Modern ceramic valves and an all-copper interior piping assembly will enable this unit to last for years without any major concerns. In many ways, the striking design of the Dailyart Rainfall Faucet represents the perfect blend of form, function and price.

Aria Authell
Aria Authell
Aria is the assistant editor for the Qosy blog. Based in Barcelona, Aria enjoys writing about luxury travel, homeware, and of course, food and wine.
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