ISSUE 66  |  Cult of the Kitchen

10 Easy Pieces: Editors’ Favorite Kitchen Faucets

April 03, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Janet Hall

After completing more than a dozen remodels among us, we've narrowed our kitchen faucet selections to a handful of tried and true stalwarts. Here's our top ten high-quality, high-style faucets (featuring solid bodies, ceramic cartridges, and long warranties).


Above: Sarah likes the traditional Churchman's Kitchen Pillar Taps; £112 at Bath Shop 321. For the Churchman's High Neck Kitchen Pillar Taps, Tap Shop 321 has the faucet for £58.

Above: Julie's top choice (she uses it in her Mill Valley kitchen) is the Chicago Wall-Mount Kitchen Faucet with double-jointed spout; It's well priced, well engineered, and features a classic industrial aesthetic; $222.64 at

Above: Both Francesca and Janet favor the classic Franke Manor House Gooseneck Bridge Kitchen Faucet. It's ideal for use with oversize sinks; $843.75 ($1,016.25 with a side spray) at Faucet Depot.

Above: Michelle's favorite, the Steam Valve Original Wall-Mount Bridge Mixer features a 10-inch swivel spout (shown in brushed stainless with wheel handles); $971.25 at Quality Bath.

Above: Christine likes the utilitarian look and feel of the Watermark Wall-Mount Bridge Faucet; $658.39 from Designer Plumbing.


Above: Alexa's choice, the Vola KV1 Single Handled Faucet with a double swivel spout, worked well in Janet's London kitchen with a moderate sized sink; $997.50 at Faucet Farm.

Above: Sarah's choice for a modern space is the Oxygene Hi Tech Faucet from Italian company Gessi. The faucet comes in polished chrome or satin nickel and includes a pullout double spray; available through Davis & Warshaw in New York.

Above: Izabella likes the Tara Logic Single-Level Basin Mixer is a modern classic; $1,656 at Faucet Farm.

Above: Janet installed the Purus II Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet from Blanco in her San Francisco kitchen. The swivel arc neck is highly functional; $517 (currently on sale for $477) at Designer Plumbing Outlet.

Above: Christine likes the Grohe Essence Pull-Out Faucet; $397.27 at Amazon.

Looking for more faucets? See our previous posts: 10 Easy Pieces: Commercial-Style Kitchen Faucets and 5 Favorites: Brass Faucets for the Kitchen.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 22, 2011.