DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > any kitchen faucet brands to avoid?

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2018, 10:58 PM  
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Posts: 4
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1


My favorites are Delta and Kohler.But most favorite faucet is Delta and I have set Delta everywhere in my current house.After trying various brands I have settled on Delta.
Moen, Pfister, Kohler, and Delta all have a good reputation. Probably Delta would be the cheapest of the others.

smith931 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2018, 08:42 AM  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: , Western Hemisphere, N of the equator
Posts: 2,471
Liked 176 Times on 162 Posts
Likes Given: 108


I recommend ball valves for the supply lines.

A supply valve washer failed and partially jammed the faucet. Couldn't find all the pieces.

The plumbing supply house could not furnish me with a right-size screen like found in washing machine supply hoses to prevent this debris from causing problems.

The new faucet from overseas was only $79 but needs tweaking, balancing the hot & cold supply lines.

So, get a faucet that can be completely disassembled, if you can find it. Not one with the check valves stamped in place.

Centering the faucet rotation-wise is another whole project, the hoses/pipes want to torque the thing away from your setting, not to mention that it shifts when you tighten the large nut.

Last edited by Wuzzat?; 01-10-2018 at 08:45 AM.
Wuzzat? is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 07:17 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 28
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2


majakdragon is absolutely right about faucet made for lowes, they are made cheaper just for lowes, For example go and pick up any faucet that you are thinking about buying at lowes, then go to a real pluming store and pick up the same faucet, you will notice that the lowes faucet weighs considerably less that the plumbing store faucet
then return the lowes faucet. and install the plumbing store one.
billshack is offline  
dthornton Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 11:26 AM  
maxdad118's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Bay area, CA
Posts: 184
Liked 32 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 101


Thinking of going with this for my kitchen remodel?
Click image for larger version

Name:	D1784356-B3BA-4C9B-A248-165402D23723.png
Views:	30
Size:	283.0 KB
ID:	18548  
maxdad118 is online now  
nealtw Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 11:27 AM  
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 34
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 24


I've had good luck with Delta faucets, plus their customer service is great, something that I think is really important. I needed to change the cartridge in our shower. Delta sent me the part at no cost and their video on how to change it really helped.

I think when it comes to faucets, it's not worth buying cheap to save money. Buy a well-known brand with good customer service and warranty.
m4p is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2018, 10:04 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 5
Default I'd go with Delta

Having worked in the plumbing wholesale industry as well as for plumbing manufacturers, I would say go with Delta. Like most manufacturers, they do make private label/exclusive products for stores like Home Depot or Lowes. You will get better products through a plumbing supply store (also known as the trade channel). Brizo is their premium brand and can be found at a place like Ferguson Enterprises.
From my experience, plumbers like Moen because they almost always guarantee an easy service call. Kohler makes nice looking stuff, but the replacement parts are terrible as they are often not interchangeable. I have had good luck with American Standard, Chicago Faucet, and Pfister too (both selling and installing in my own home) but would still say Delta is my goto faucet.
jeffrun36 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2018, 10:36 AM  
Restoration & Renovations
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Halifax, MA
Posts: 106
Liked 24 Times on 19 Posts
Likes Given: 20


Pfister is guaranteed for life. Bought one years ago and the sent a replacement control element for FREE when the old one broke. Later, when the faucet started leaking they sent a complete brand new faucet....for free. Don't know if Delta does this.

Dave Mason
mabloodhound is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2018, 10:47 AM  
Contractor retired
nealtw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 23,712
Liked 3053 Times on 2672 Posts
Likes Given: 5043


I picked up a Moen sample at the Restore, it was mounted to a nice plastic base and everything under the plastic had just been chopped off. I called Moen and told them what I had and they sent me everything I needed to put it back together. Free. I like that service. I could not complain if they had said no.
nealtw is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2018, 01:30 PM  
Trying not to screw things up worse
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: , Oh Hah
Posts: 167
Liked 104 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 172


I have a Volk Tuscany commercial-style pulldown faucet. Bought it at Menard's for about $130. It replaced a broken P.O.S. Delta faucet that was there when we bought the house.

Pros of the Tuscany:

- Easy to install
- Hose can't get stuck or not retract properly because it's already out in the open
- Flexible: easy to get to any part of my sink or even fill a pot on the counter next to the sink
- Durable: made from metal, not plastic
- Less expensive than the top of the line faucets of this type, but not suspiciously cheap either
- Nice strong water flow
- The moving parts feel sturdy and well-made
- Their customer service is excellent: they immediately resolve issues by sending new parts, no questions asked


- The thing broke twice in the first 6 months we owned it. (First the screw keeping the main hose part connected to the base, so water went EVERYWHERE, and then later the hose sprung a leak.) They were always good about sending replacement parts as mentioned but it was still inconvenient and it just shouldn't have broken in the first place.
- If you turn the water on full blast suddenly, it sometimes sends a kind of shockwave through the hose in a way that makes the head jump out of the holster and it ends up spraying water on you or on the floor. The holster should do a better job of keeping the head in place even if the hose moves.

So, I'd recommend this faucet, just make sure you address those issues by making sure you aren't buying a model that's sat on a shelf for a long time, and don't jam the water on full blast (until I learn about and can report a fix for that issue).

Flyover is online now  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen faucet recommendations? Flyover Plumbing Forum 4 12-22-2017 11:44 PM
Kitchen Faucet jhav Plumbing Forum 1 05-20-2013 09:30 AM
Kitchen Faucet Removal McKinley Plumbing Forum 11 10-25-2012 03:02 PM
Trouble ID'ing kitchen faucet apensity Plumbing Forum 10 09-19-2011 09:59 PM

Newest Threads