Of all the fixtures and appliances the kitchen faucet is probably the one we use the most. A kitchen faucet is a nescessity nearly everyone uses daily. Whether it’s hand washing, rinsing off dishes, filling a pasta pot or washing vegetables, the kitchen faucet gets a real workout every day. So when it’s time to buy a new faucet you need to know how to choose one that will do it’s job and will keep doing it for years to come. First, take a look at your sink to decide if you want to keep that when getting a new kitchen faucet. If you are going to keep the sink, then you’d be able to use the holes in the sink deck that are already in place. From there you can decide if you want to add a spray hose or sink dispenser.
For a more durable kitchen faucet, choose stainless steel, solid brass, or a faucet with a ceramic disk valve. It’s more expensive than plastic parts. A heavier faucet in weight will indicate better quality. Solid-brass bodies will last the longest. Faucets with plastic parts don’t last and are cheaper. Eventually you might have to replace it which is an additional cost to you. Looking at more than one type of faucet will help you figure out what you really like and what you don’t. Some brands are considered to be better than others are and if you want the best, you had better be ready to fork over some cash, as they are not cheap. After all, be sure to consider your needs and what will work best for your kitchen before making your purchase.