Kitchen Faucets Buying Guide

Kitchen faucets get a lot of use, so take care to find one that will stand up to everyday wear and tear. This buying guide can help you choose a faucet that will suit your needs—and complement your kitchen's style.

Types of Kitchen Faucets

Types of Kitchen Faucets

Many faucet styles are available for the kitchen sink work area. You can choose a faucet that's operated by a single lever or two handles, or even a hands-free model. Select a style that feels comfortable to you and will match the number of holes in your kitchen sink. For extra convenience, you can also choose to install a faucet near the range for filling pots with water. Here are the primary types of faucets available.

Single-Handle Faucets

Easy to operate with one hand, these faucets feature one lever that can be turned to one side or the other for hot or cold water. They are easy to install and take up less countertop space than two-handle faucets. Depending on the model, the handle can either be attached to the faucet or installed at the side.

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Proplus
$23.99

POPL1146 Features Chrome plated Acrylic cap Product Type: Standard kitchen faucet Handle Finish: Chrome Material: Plastic/Acrylic/...Iron Dimensions Overall Faucet Width: 1.75" Overall Faucet Height: 4" Overall Faucet Depth: 2" Overall Product Weight:... read more

Proplus
$23.99

POPL1146 Features Chrome plated Acrylic cap Product Type: Standard kitchen faucet Handle Finish: Chrome Material: Plastic/Acrylic/...Iron Dimensions Overall Faucet Width: 1.75" Overall Faucet Height: 4" Overall Faucet Depth: 2" Overall Product Weight:... read more

Whitehaus
$1,175.00 $822.50

Whitehaus 3-03942SS85-BN Luxe+ Brushed Nickel Two Handle Single Hole Kitchen Faucet 1.5 GPM. Kitchen Faucets > Two Handle Single H...ole. "V" cross style handles , Solid brass side spray, Gooseneck swivel spout, Ceramic disc cartridge for long-lasting... read more

GROHE
$351.49

Get complete cleaning access to your sink with the GROHE Ladylux Plus Single-Handle Pull-Out Sprayer Kitchen Faucet in Stainless S...teel. The high arc spout has a reach of 9-1/8 in., can extend out up to 36 in. and features a swiveling radius of 360°. It... read more

Two-Handle Faucets

Showing off a traditional look, these faucets feature separate handles for hot and cold water. They offer more precise temperature control than single-handle faucets, but they are harder to install. The faucet can include lever handles or vintage-inspired X-shape handles.

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Whitehaus
$1,175.00 $822.50

Whitehaus 3-03942SS85-BN Luxe+ Brushed Nickel Two Handle Single Hole Kitchen Faucet 1.5 GPM. Kitchen Faucets > Two Handle Single H...ole. "V" cross style handles , Solid brass side spray, Gooseneck swivel spout, Ceramic disc cartridge for long-lasting... read more

Proplus
$23.99

POPL1146 Features Chrome plated Acrylic cap Product Type: Standard kitchen faucet Handle Finish: Chrome Material: Plastic/Acrylic/...Iron Dimensions Overall Faucet Width: 1.75" Overall Faucet Height: 4" Overall Faucet Depth: 2" Overall Product Weight:... read more

Proplus
$23.99

POPL1146 Features Chrome plated Acrylic cap Product Type: Standard kitchen faucet Handle Finish: Chrome Material: Plastic/Acrylic/...Iron Dimensions Overall Faucet Width: 1.75" Overall Faucet Height: 4" Overall Faucet Depth: 2" Overall Product Weight:... read more

GERBER
$82.56

GERBER 0042121 MAXWELL Two Handle Kitchen Faucet w/Acrylic Handles Chrome Two Handle Kitchen Faucet w/Acrylic Handles Ceramic disc... cartridge 8" D-tube spout Cast brass underbody 8" Centers for mounting Acrylic handles ADA compliant: yes2. 2 gpm maximum... read more

Touch Faucets

These faucets can be turned on with a light touch of the hand or arm on any part of the faucet. They are convenient when your hands are dirty and you want to keep the faucet clean.

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Grohe
$909.00 $635.03

Grohe 30218DC0 Minta Touch Minta Touch Pull-Down kitchen faucet with touch technology supersteel Product description Minta Touch P...ull-Down kitchen faucet with touch technology€ GROHE Silk Move® ceramic cartridge€ GROHE Star Light® finish € GROHE Super... read more

Delta
$728.00 $480.95

Delta Faucet Company, America's Faucet Innovation Leader, offers an extensive line of residential and commercial products, incorpo...rating style and innovation into faucets and flush valves. The flagship Delta brand goes beyond excellent design to... read more

Delta
$483.25 $299.62

Delta 9678T-DST Key Data: Height: 14-1/2" Spout Reach: 6-3/4" Integrated Pull-Down Spray Delta 9678T-DST Features: Premier finishi...ng process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through everyday use Pull-down spray head with dual function... read more

Delta
$649.75 $454.83

Delta 9981T-DST Key Data: Height: 15" Spout Reach: 6-7/8" Integrated Pull-Down Spray Delta 9981T-DST Features: Premier finishing p...rocess - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through everyday use Pull-down spray head with dual function spray... read more

Touchless or Hands-Free Faucets

Operated using light and infrared sensors, these faucets turn on automatically when you place your hands below the spout. They are convenient when your hands are dirty and prevent the spread of germs.

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Runfine
$319.99 $249.99

Dimensions: 5.5W x 11D x 17H in.. Spout height: 9.7 in.; Spout reach: 9 in.. Choice of available finishes. 2 function spray head. ...Adjust water temperature with 1 handle. Hands-free, wave hand to turn on. Upgrade your kitchen with this RunFine Group Hands Free Pull Down Kitchen Faucet. This kitchen faucet works with a simple wave of your hand. Features include the hands-free design and a multi-function, pull-down sprayer head. This kitchen faucet is made of zinc and available in select finish options. Color: Chrome. read more

Runfine
$299.99 $209.99

Dimensions: 5.5W x 10.63D x 16.14H in.. Spout height: 8.6 in.; Spout reach: 8.4 in.. Choice of available finishes. 3 function spra...y head. Single handle temperature adjustment. Hands-free, turns on with wave of your hand. Like magic, this RunFine Group Hands Free Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet works with a wave of your hand. This kitchen faucet features a hands-free design and pull-down, multi-function sprayer head. It's made of zinc and comes in your choice of finish. Color: Chrome. read more

Runfine
$299.99 $217.99

Dimensions: 5.9W x 10.63D x 16.14H in.. Spout height: 8.6 in.; Spout reach: 8.4 in.. Choice of available finishes. 2 function spra...y head. Adjust water temperature with 1 handle. Hands-free, wave hand to turn on. The ingenious RunFine Group Hands Free Single Lever Pull Down Kitchen Faucet works with a simple wave of your hand. This kitchen faucet boasts an easy hands-free design and pull-down, multi-function sprayer head. It's made of zinc and is available in select finish options. Color: Chrome/Brushed Nickel. read more

Runfine
$299.99 $229.99

Dimensions: 5.5W x 10.63D x 16.14H in.. Spout height: 8.6 in.; Spout reach: 8.4 in.. Choice of available finishes. 3 function spra...y head. Single handle temperature adjustment. Hands-free, turns on with wave of your hand. Like magic, this RunFine Group Hands Free Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet works with a wave of your hand. This kitchen faucet features a hands-free design and pull-down, multi-function sprayer head. It's made of zinc and comes in your choice of finish. Color: Brushed Nickel. read more

Pot-Filler Faucets

Installed above the range, these faucets make it easy to fill large pots with water. Many models feature double-jointed spouts that allow you to fold the faucet against the wall when it's not needed. Some faucets include both hot and cold valves.

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Grohe
$1,349.00 $944.30

Grohe 31041SD0 Pot Filler Wall Mount Pot Filler Stainless Steel GROHE Real Steel Stainless Steel Construction20" jointed swing spo...ut Two 1/4-turn shut-off valves located at wall and outlet GROHE Silk Move ceramic cartridges Double O-ring seal and... read more

Kingston Brass
$219.99

Click here to view additional information about this item. Instantly give your kitchen a cozy, country feel with this brass restor...ation pot filler faucet. Finished in oil rubbed bronze, this faucet has a swing spout that is a throwback to the days of open-hearth cooking. Faucet type: Kitchen Number of handles: Double-handle Faucet finish: Oil Rubbed Bronze Faucet style: Pot filler Handle shape: Lever Long arm 13 inches Short arm 7 inches Spout extends up to 20 inches Faucet height: 8.25 inches Two-piece articulated spout folds out of the way when not in use Single-hole wall-mount installation Ceramic cartridges Designed for cold water hook up Standard US plumbing connections Brass construction AB1953 certified (lead free) Color: Brown. read more

Kingston Brass
$219.99

Click here to view additional information about this item. Instantly give your kitchen a cozy, country feel with this brass restor...ation pot filler faucet. Finished in oil rubbed bronze, this faucet has a swing spout that is a throwback to the days of... read more

Dyconn Faucet
$199.99

Dyconn Faucet contemporary/modern pot filler faucet enhances the look of your kitchen with the benefit of being able to leave your... pots and other items near your stove. Double jointed and adjustable, extending 22 inches and foldable to the wall. Brand:... read more

Product Features

Product Features

A variety of features, such as extra-tall or pullout spouts, enhance convenience and make washing dishes easier. Other features can help limit water consumption or remove impurities from your water. You can also opt for extra features, such as an instant hot-water dispenser, to make everyday cooking tasks easier. Here's a look at a few features you might want to consider when purchasing a faucet.

High-Arc Spout

Instead of a traditional straight spout, these faucets feature a taller, arched spout. Also called gooseneck faucets, these fixtures give you more room to work and are great for filling or washing large pots. Be aware, though, that they may cause splashing if paired with a shallow sink.

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InSinkErator
$309.77

White hot water dispenser with high-arc spout. InSinkErator Indulge Contemporary White instant hotcool water dispenser-faucet only.... read more

InSinkErator
$192.37

Satin Nickel hot water dispenser with high-arc spout. InSinkErator Indulge Contemporary Satin Nickel instant hot water dispenser-f...aucet only. read more

InSinkErator
$231.97

Chrome hot water dispenser with high-arc spout. InSinkErator Indulge Contemporary Chrome instant hotcool water dispenser-faucet on...ly. read more

InSinkErator
$200.63

Hot Only Dispenses near-boiling 200F water. For use with InSinkErator Hot Water Tank and Filtration System sold separately. The in...stant hot water dispenser improves efficiency and adds convenience for a variety of different tasks including preparing... read more

Pullout/Pull-Down Spout

These faucets feature a spout that pulls out of the faucet head and extends on a hose to help with cleaning tasks.

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American
$268.54

This Starstar kitchen faucet features traditional styling and modern functionality. This Starstar kitchen faucet will add a dramat...ic fashion to any kitchen decor. Update the look of your kitchen with this multi-functional This Starstar pull-down... read more

Kingston Brass
$157.49

Click here to view additional information about this item Update the look of your kitchen with this functional and stylish faucet.... This pull-out kitchen faucet is made of brass for durability and finished with satin nickel for elegance. Faucet type:... read more

Hansgrohe
$620.88 $336.77

Hansgrohe Talis S 04286 Kitchen Faucet Features: Fully covered under Hansgrohe's limited lifetime warranty Hansgrohe faucets are d...esigned and engineered in Germany Superior finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through... read more

Hansgrohe
$671.84 $342.15

Hansgrohe Talis C 04216 Kitchen Faucet Features: Fully covered under Hansgrohe's limited lifetime warranty Hansgrohe faucets are d...esigned and engineered in Germany Superior finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through... read more

Side Sprayer

If your faucet doesn't include an extendable hose and sprayer, you can get the same functionality from a side sprayer, which is installed next to the faucet.

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American Standard
$115.82

The American Standard Reliant Single-Handle Side Sprayer Kitchen Faucet in Polished Chrome has an ADA-approved, easy-to-operate le...ver handle. The cast-brass spout can swivel for full sink access. The spout is long and tall, enabling you to easily fill... read more

American Standard
$161.88

Ingenious design that's apparent and appreciated. This single-handle faucet from our Reliant Plus Collection goes well with casual... kitchen decor. Convenient features include a higher and longer swivel spout, separate deck-mounted spray, memory position... read more

Kingston Brass
$63.99

Create a utilitarian kitchen with this basic kitchen faucet with side sprayer. With a bright chrome finish, this kitchen faucet is... perfect for your next kitchen remodel. Faucet type: Kitchen Number of handles: Single-handle Faucet finish: Chrome Faucet... read more

Kingston Brass
$55.98

Create a utilitarian kitchen with this basic kitchen faucet with side sprayer. With a bright satin nickel finish, this kitchen fau...cet is perfect for your next kitchen remodel. Faucet type: Kitchen Number of handles: Single-handle Faucet finish: Satin... read more

Spray/Stream Selector

Some pullout faucets include buttons on the faucet head that allow you to switch between spray and stream settings.

Adjustable Flow-Rate Restrictor

This feature allows you to control how much water is used. It's a great choice in areas with water restrictions.

Instant Hot- or Cold-Water Dispenser

These units can fill an extra hole at the side of the faucet and give you easy access to cold drinking water or hot water for coffee, tea, or soup.

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Whitehaus
$860.00

Dimensions: 5.5L x 2W x 6.88H in.. Single hole faucet. 2 separate control levers. Supplies instant hot/cold water. Self closing ho...t water handle. Choose from available finishes. Used with WHTANK or WHTANK 2 only. Add eye-catching style to your kitchen with the Whitehaus WHFH-HC3131-AB Forever Hot Instant Hot/Cold Water Dispenser. This faucet features a two-handle design to easily choose between hot and cold water. Color: Pewter. read more

Whitehaus
$675.00

Dimensions: 4.13L x 3W x 6.88H in.. 1 hole installation. 2 separate control levers. Provides instant hot/cold water. Self closing ...hot water handle. Available in your choice of finish. Made for WHTANK or WHTANK 2 only. Enjoy hot and cold water on demand with the Whitehaus WHFH-HC4650-BN Forever Hot Instant Hot/Cold Water Dispenser. This fashionable sink features a sleek, single hole design. Color: Oil Rubbed Bronze. read more

Westbrass
$480.99

The Westbrass single-handle Contemporary hot water dispenser in Oil Rubbed Bronze with hot water tank offers a single-handle desig...n for hot and cold water, along with a high-arc, extended spout that provides great sink clearance. You can hook up the... read more

Whitehaus Collection
$302.81

The Forever Hot Instant Hot and Cold Water Dispenser by Whitehaus Collection is the perfect addition to your kitchen or prep area.... These dispensers have two handles, one for dispensing hot water, and one for cold. These instantly switch from hot to... read more

Built-In Filters

Some faucets include a built-in filter that helps remove impurities from your water. Some models also have an indicator light that lets you know when it's time to change the filter.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

When you go shopping for your new faucet, you'll need to consider how it will fit on your sink and how you want to install the faucet (in the sink or on the wall above). Do you want an escutcheon or deck plate, or do you want the spout and handles to be installed separately? Another big decision is style and finish. You'll have lots of options to choose from, so consider the look of your kitchen and the finish on nearby hardware and lighting. Here are a few things to think about as you head off to the store.

Style/Finish

Faucets are available in a range of styles to match any decorating scheme. Typically, contemporary faucets feature a sleek, streamlined design, while traditional styles show off more curves and vintage-inspired details. You can choose from a variety of finishes that will help you create the look you want. Many finishes are available in either a shiny, polished finish or a brushed/satin finish for a more subdued look. For increased durability and resistance to abrasions and tarnishing, consider purchasing a faucet with a PVD (physical vapor deposition) finish. This process helps bond the finish to the faucet and is especially important for bronze faucets.

Mounting Options

Kitchen faucets can be installed in a variety of ways. Faucets installed in the sink or countertop can feature a spout and handle in a mounting plate (installed as one unit) or handles and spouts that are installed separately. You can also opt for wall-mount faucets; installed on the wall above the kitchen sink, these faucets can make it easier to clean around the sink.

Construction

Be wary of ultra-low-price faucets; they may not be constructed as well as higher-price models and need to be replaced sooner. For increased durability, look for a faucet with a solid brass body and a ceramic dish cartridge.

Number of Holes

If you'll be keeping your existing sink, you'll need to make sure your new faucet works with the number of holes in your sink. Usually single-handle faucets require one hole and two-handle faucets require three holes. Adding holes to a sink is generally not recommended, but you can fill extra holes with accessories like a side sprayer or soap dispenser, or hide the extra holes with a deck plate.

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Hansgrohe
$401.44 $225.56

Hansgrohe Allegro E 14801 Bar Faucet Features: Fully covered under Hansgrohe's limited lifetime warranty Hansgrohe faucets are des...igned and engineered in Germany Superior finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through... read more

Pfister
$479.00 $376.02

Product Features: Professional Grade brass faucet construction with nylon supply lines Covered under Pfister's Pforever residentia...l and 10 year limited commercial warranties Premier finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing... read more

Kingston Brass
$169.95 $110.47

*California customers only: will receive CEC Compliant kitchen faucet/ 1.8 GPM Flow Rate shipped direct from the Kingston Brass wa...rehouse. Double Handle 8" Centerset Kitchen Faucet with Porcelain Lever Handles and Side Spray from the Restoration... read more

Danze
$591.00 $345.74

Product Features:: Faucet body and handles feature all-brass construction Fully covered under Danze's limited lifetime faucet warr...anty High-quality finishing process – finish covered under lifetime warranty Kitchen faucets from Danze are designed to... read more

Rohl
$2,428.00 $1751.28

Perrin and Rowe Widespread Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray and Metal Lever Handles Rohl's Perrin & Rowe collection provides the opp...ortunity to showcase the Victorian theme throughout the home. Design elements like ample scrolling and generously arced... read more

Delta
$426.40 $298.48

Product Features: Made in the U.S.A. (Manufacturing plants: Greensburg, Indiana; Jackson, Tennessee) Fully covered under Delta's l...imited lifetime warranty All-brass faucet body and handle construction Superior finishing process - faucet finish covered... read more

Delta
$180.55 $117.36

Product Features: Made in the U.S.A. (Manufacturing plants: Greensburg, Indiana; Jackson, Tennessee) Fully covered under Delta's l...imited lifetime warranty All-brass faucet body and handle construction Superior finishing process - faucet finish covered... read more

Blanco
$695.00 $433.05

Alta Kitchen Faucet with Dual Spray and Metal Lever Handle BLANCO's mission is to be the brand of choice in the luxury kitchen seg...ment; offering our customers the highest quality and most innovative product with unsurpassed service. Blanco 441424... read more

Kingston Brass
$129.95 $84.47

*California customers only: will receive CEC Compliant kitchen faucet/ 1.8 GPM Flow Rate shipped direct from the Kingston Brass wa...rehouse. Magellan WaterSense Certified Double Handle 8" Centerset Gooseneck Kitchen Faucet with Metal Lever Handles and... read more

Delta
$348.90 $244.23

Product Features: Made in the U.S.A. (Manufacturing plants: Greensburg, Indiana; Jackson, Tennessee) Fully covered under Delta's l...imited lifetime warranty All-brass faucet body and handle construction Superior finishing process - faucet finish covered... read more

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