The ultimate kitchen luxury? According to a friend who's a professional chef, it's the pot filler faucet.
Consider this: A gallon of water weighs more than eight pounds. Pot filler faucets eliminate back strain caused by heavy lifting (and spilling) in the kitchen and are perfect for filling large pots or tea kettles on the stove. Our round-up features wall-mounted styles, but many pot filler faucets are also available in a deck-mounted configuration (good for use with stoves in kitchen islands). The key is to place the faucet close enough to the stove top so that you can reach it easily. Our favorite faucets feature swing arms that stay out of the way by folding against the wall.
Above: Our all-time favorite is the Steam Valve Original Wall Mount Pot Filler, shown in brushed stainless with wheel handles. Additional handle options include metal lever or and black or white ceramic levers; $806.25 at Quality Bath.
Above: Watermark's Contemporary Pot Filler with a single cross remote valve has a 26-inch reach and is available in several finishes; $368.25 in chrome at Quality Bath.
Above: Julie uses a Chicago pot filler faucet. "It turned out to be one of our best remodeling decisions; we use it constantly," she says. Chicago Faucets 515 Wall-Mounted Pot Filler Faucet with an 18-inch double-jointed spout and metal lever handles; $218.74 at Faucet.com.
Above: From laboratory faucet manufacturer Zurn, the 13-inch double-jointed swing spout Zurn Wall-Mounted Single Lever Faucet works well in tight spaces; $156.58 at Faucet Direct.
Above: The Chesterfield Wall-Mount Pot Filler Faucet with double cross handles is available in 26 finishes, including polished chrome (shown) and extends 26 5/8 inches from the wall; $397.20 and up, depending on finish, at Faucet Direct.
Above: Rohl's Country Kitchen Single Handle Wall Mount Pot Filler Faucet with an 11-inch swivel spout; $201 in chrome (other finishes available) at AJ Madison.
Above: The Easton Classic Wall Mounted Extension Pot Filler Faucet with a 13-inch reach and swivel spout; $578 (in chrome) and up, depending on finish, at Waterworks.
Above: Vola Wall Mounted Pot Filler Faucet with single handle and a 10-inch swivel spout; $468.75 for the polished chrome finish (other finishes available) at eFaucets.
Above: Dornbracht Tara Wall Mounted Pot Filler Faucet has an extendable swivel spout with a 12- to 19-inch projection; $428.40 in polished chrome at Cotswold Kitchen and Bath.
Above: Westbrass Two-Handle Wall-Mount Pot Filler (Model 34682) has a 24.5-inch reach; $261.80 at Home to Dream Home.
Above: The Elkay Ella Wall-Mount Pot Filler has a 360-degree swing arm with a 21-inch reach; $380.59 in polished stainless (shown) and $287.62 in satin stainless at Amazon.
Above: Whitehaus Decohaus Wall-Mounted Pot Filler Faucet with cross handle (also available with a lever) and a 13-inch long double-jointed arm available in polished chrome or brushed nickel; $406.10 at Wayfair.
Above: Kallista One Wall-Mounted Pot Filler has a 22-inch reach; $1,051 in chrome finish. Also available in nickel silver and brushed nickel through Kallista.