Restaurant efficiency and professional engineering meet in these commercial-style kitchen faucets, which allow for easy rinsing and washing and provide precise control and flexibility, no matter how full the sink. The faucets included in our roundup are suitable for residential settings (not all commercial faucets are) and all feature solid brass construction.
Above: An affordable and practical commercial-style faucet, the Danze Parma Single-Handle Pre-Rinse Faucet has a 22.75-inch-tall, 10-inch-long spout with a spring-action wand that returns it to its place. Made of brass with a stainless steel finish, it operates on spray and regular stream mode; $349.99 on Wayfair. Actress turned designer Amanda Pays and the owners of the Ultimate Ikea Kitchen both selected this faucet: See pages 202 and 230 of Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. Above: The Premier Essen Single Handle Commercial Style Kitchen Faucet (120334LF) in Brushed Nickel is $240 on Amazon. Above: The Franke Pescara Single Hole Pull Out Kitchen Faucet (FFPD4300) in Polished Chrome and Steel is $468.10 at Quality Bath. Above: The Blanco Meridian Pull-Down Dual Spray Semi Pro Kitchen Faucet is $472.51 on Amazon. Above: Designed by architect Antonio Citterio, the Axor Citterio Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucet (39840001) features a single control operation and a spout arm that swivels 360 degrees; $840.24 at Build.com. Above: The California Faucets Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet (K51-150-BFB-PC) has a more minimalist look than the others in our selection; $896.25 at Decor Planet. Above: The Nameeks Remer Gourmet Pull Out Kitchen Faucet with Round Body (N87US) has the option for three different styles of handles; $877.50 at Quality Bath. Above: The Kraus Kitchen Faucet with Quickdock (KPF-2631) comes in Chrome or Stainless Steel (shown) for $179.95 at Quality Bath. Above: The Franke Bern Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucet features a 360-degree swivel spout; $294.09 on Amazon. Above: On the higher end of the pricing spectrum, the Rohl Modern Architectural Side Lever Pro Kitchen Faucet (LS64L-APC-2), available in Polished Chrome (shown), Satin Nickel, and Polished Nickel, is $1,618.50 at Kitchen & Bath Authority.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 7, 2009.
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