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10 Easy Pieces: Pull-Down Sprayer Faucets


10 Easy Pieces: Pull-Down Sprayer Faucets

February 15, 2017

At Remodelista, we’re divided over the appeal of a pull-down sprayer faucet. Some of us prefer the gadget-less look of a steady-flow faucet, others (like me) wouldn’t know how to clean a sink without one.

No matter which camp you’re in, it’s true that a faucet with a pull-down spray has more moving parts to break—making it all the more important to do your homework before you buy. Here are 10 pull-down sprayer kitchen faucets about which we’ve heard good things.

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Above: The East Linear Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet by Newport Brass comes in 28 finishes, including flat black and aged brass (shown; from An LA Cliffhanger: Go High or Stay Low?). The faucet in chrome starts at $578.90 from eFaucets.

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Above: An affordable favorite, the Danze Parma Single-Handle Pre-Rinse Faucet is featured twice in the Remodelista book (see pages 202 and 230). Made of brass with a stainless steel or chrome finish, it starts at $209.75 on Amazon.

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Above: LA architect Alice Park clued us in to the La Toscana Elba Single Handle Faucet (known as the Paini Cox outside the United States), which we featured in 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ Go-To Modern Kitchen Faucets. This version with a pull-down sprayer starts at $312 at Quality Bath.

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Above: The Solna Single Handle Pull-Down Spray Faucet by Brizo has a SmartTouch feature that makes water flow at the touch of a hand, and comes in chrome, black, white, stainless, and bronze. It’s the faucet of choice for LA creative director Sarah Sherman Samuel, whose remodel is featured in Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen Remodel. The faucet in chrome starts at $455.04 at eFaucets.

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Above: For her own kitchen remodel, Remodelista contributor Izabella chose the Grohe Concetto Dual Spray Pull-Down Faucet over a similar but pricier option (see High/Low: Dornbracht vs. Grohe Kitchen Faucet). It’s available in stainless steel (shown) and polished chrome; $224.50 at Quality Bath.

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Above: Artist Paula Greif chose the Grohe Starlight Minta Pull-Out Spray Faucet for her upstate New York shop and studio (see Living Above the Shop: Ceramic Artist Paula Greif in Hudson, NY). Available in polished chrome (shown) and stainless steel, the Starlight Minta starts at $315.69 at Faucet Direct.

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Above: The Glacier Bay Series 400 Pull-Down Sprayer Faucet was the most expensive part of The $350 DIY Kitchen Overhaul in Two Weekends. Available in chrome (shown) and brushed nickel, the faucet starts at $207.98 at Amazon.

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Above: The most affordable faucet listed here and featuring great online reviews, the Kraus Mateo Single Lever Pull Down Faucet is available in chrome (shown) and stainless steel starting at $143.95 at All Modern.

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Above: The Essen Single-Handle Lead-Free Commercial-Style Pull-Down Faucet from Premier was the winning faucet in Philadelphia Story: Two Creatives Tackle Their Own Kitchen. It comes in brushed nickel and polished chrome and starts at $191.21 on Amazon.

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Above: The Ikea Vimmern faucet has a magnetic holder for the spray handle, making it especially easy to release and reattach. The faucet has a brass body with chrome coating and comes with a 10-year warranty; $229 at Ikea.

N.B.: For more options, see all the Kitchen Faucets in our Shop section.

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your kitchen sink and faucet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Sinks & Faucets.

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