The Faucet we are reviewing today is known as a Kraus KPF 1602 Single Lever Pull-Out Faucet. This faucet is truly unusual in looks and size.
At first glance it appears as if it belongs in the sink at the school cafeteria being operated by one of the lunch staff yet at the same time with the high quality finish and industrial look it offers a sculpted eye popping visual to your kitchen sink.
This beautiful faucet is designed with the look and feel of an industrial grade fixture and for under $300 this thing rocks in looks, power, features, and function!
The Kraus KPF-1602 sports an amazing triple plated finish that will clean up nice every time and will draw everyone’s attention to your beautiful faucet.
Our Rating: (4.3 / 5)
You know just by looking at it that it means serious business in cleaning those dirty dishes or for meeting all your other kitchen faucet needs.
This baby offers solid brass construction with an amazing triple plated finish and will work with most kitchen decor. With one click of the dial you can divert the water from the faucet to the pull out sprayer and then back again.
The faucet features a high quality powerful flowing aerator with a sprayer that has a 360° swivel spout.
At the base of the pull out sprayer is a very large plated spring that will help guide the line to the pull-out spout and offer full support while you are working your way around the sink.
The premise of this design is to keep the hose above the counter so you will not have to worry about constantly snagging it on things as on the under counter hose designs and not being able to extend the hose to its fullest reach.
The faucet features a sedal ceramic cartridge that prevents dripping and if the need ever arises you can operate both the pull out spout and the faucet at the same time. All controlled by one temperature control lever. This thing is screaming quality and attention to detail. The Kraus KPF-1602 Single Lever Kitchen Faucet offers a very high quality and class along with a very durable fit and finish.
We love the powerful spray and with the ease and function this thing is also a beauty. With all of the verbiage on the internet we have gone through to find out more about this faucet from others and longtime users are reporting great results well into multiple years with very few complaints.
This combined with the looks and quality we think Kraus has knocked it out of the part with this deluxe triple plated faucet and that is why we are scoring this a 4.3 out of 5!
- Full Warranty Coverage under the Kraus’ limited lifetime warranty. (See KPF-1602 Warranty Tab below)
- Faucet body & handle features all-brass construction
- Exceptional quality rust and corrosion resistant finish, finish is included under limited lifetime warranty
- Multi-use coiled spring/faucet neck similar to those used in the commercial faucet industry, offers extreme versatility
- Features a wand on demand trigger-grip spray
- Side pot-filler with proper flow-control on spray-head
- 360° full swivel spout, allows for un-obstructed access to sink
- The tall gooseneck arch spout adds even more un-obstructed sink access
Product Technologies and Benefits: KPF-1602 Technologies & Benefits
- For the Professional Kitchen: In order to handle high turnover in restaurants and commercial kitchens, there was a need to blast food away quickly before putting dishes through a sanitation cycle. The pre-rinse faucet was created to be fully flexible and strong with an easy trigger grip spray. It has been until now that this type of technology was reserved only for commercial kitchens. Kraus took these rugged designs and sized the package to fit residential kitchens in order to bring this versatile technology to the people and thus the kitchen faucet revolution begins. The look and ease of use adds to this exiting product line.
- Precision Kerox Cartridges: The cartridge’s job is to deliver smooth handle operation and water flow, throughout hundreds of thousands of uses, without ever leaking – all while under a punishing 60 pounds-per-square-inch of pressure. For these reasons, it is quite literally what “makes or breaks” the faucet. Kraus understands this, so they take no shortcuts here, importing their cartridges from the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision ceramic disc cartridges, Kerox in Hungary.
- Swiss-Made NeoPerl Aerators: Aerators are possibly the most under-appreciated component within faucets. Not only do they soften the stream (preventing splashing), but they also control the straightness, diameter, overall delivery of water. Fortunately, like their cartridges, Kraus recognizes this and chooses to takes no gambles here – they import their aerators from NeoPerl in Switzerland, the world’s leading manufacturer for high-end and specialty aerators.
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