Kitchen Fixtures Buying Guide

The kitchen is a busy place, so you’ll need sinks and faucets that can meet the challenge of everyday use and streamline cleanup tasks. Take a look at this buying guide to find out what products and specific features to look for when shopping.

Types of Kitchen Fixtures

Types of Kitchen Fixtures

At the heart of any cleanup area is a hardworking kitchen sink and faucet. But you don't have to forgo style to design a practical work space. Today's sinks and faucets show off sophisticated designs, smart features, and easy-to-clean surfaces. They showcase a range of materials and finishes so you can get the look you want—and the level of upkeep that you can handle. A variety of other accessories, such as hot- and cold-water dispensers and garbage disposals, can provide additional convenience and help decrease the time you spend on cleanup chores. Here's a look at the major kitchen fixtures you'll want to consider for your cleanup zone and laundry area.

Kitchen Sinks

Kitchen sinks are available in a wide array of materials and configurations. You can choose from single-bowl, double-bowl, and even triple-bowl designs, and select the installation method (drop-in, undermount, apron-front, etc.) that works with your kitchen's style and countertop material.

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Update your home's decor with this single bowl undermount kitchen sink. Add a sense of utilitarian and minimal style to your kitch...en with this simple stainless steel fixture, perfect for cleaning and preparing large dishes. This basic yet highly useful... read more

Mont Blanc
$206.96

This Waterbrook black composite granite double bowl kitchen sink from Mont Blanc has a durable, easy-to-clean matte surface that's... designed to retain its luster and resiliency for years. The dual mount four-hole sink possesses the strength and beauty... read more

Mont Blanc
$163.70 $139.15

Granite Composite single bowl kitchen sink with a durable finish that is easy to clean. It has a deep bowl to maximize workspace a...nd functionality with the beauty and strength of granite yet lighter weight. The insulated construction absorbs waste... read more

Astracast
$310.00

The Astracast offset double bowl granite ROK composite sink features a unique angular design with clean lines and a narrow bridge.... The large left bowl will accommodate larger non-dishwasher items. Can be used as an undermount or drop-in installation.... read more

Kitchen Faucets

Faucets with pullout or pull-down spouts are extremely popular in the kitchen, and a variety of designs and finishes are available for you to choose from. You can select a single-handle faucet, a traditional-style two-handle model, a faucet that can be turned on with a light tap of the hand or arm, or a touchless faucet that turns on with a sensor when you place your hands under the spout.

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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

Garbage Disposals

These appliances, installed under the kitchen sink, help get rid of food waste to prevent odors and pests. Before installing a garbage disposal, you'll need to make sure your water utility allows them or your septic system is sized appropriately.

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Insinkerator
$570.48 $399.34

Insinkerator PRO1100XL Evolution Stainless Steel Food Waste Disposer With Auto-Reverse Grind System 77325. Garbage Disposers. Insi...nkerator Food Waste Disposer With Auto-Reverse Grind System 77325, Evolution Series, Overall Height: 13-1/2", Single phase... read more

Insinkerator
$313.03 $219.12

Insinkerator PRO750 Evolution No Finish 3/4 HP Continuous Feed Food Waste Disposal. Garbage Disposers. Without Power Cord.

Premier Faucets
$156.55 $78.28

Premier Faucets 143052 Universal No Finish 1/2 HP Food Waste Disposer. Garbage Disposers. Premier 1/2 HP Food Waste Disposer, Easy... Installation with Twist-Lock Connector, Galvanized Steel Grinding Elements, Twin Stainless Steel 360° Swivel Lugs,... read more

Insinkerator
$172.80 $107.14

Insinkerator BADGER1 Badger Badger 1, 1/3 HP Household Food Waste Disposer The Badger 1 offers the following features: 1/3 Horsepo...wer Heavy Duty Motor (Quiet Dura-Drive Induction Motor).Rugged Galvanized Steel Construction (For Disposer... read more

Water Dispensers

Instant hot- and cold-water dispensers offer a convenient source of near-boiling water for coffee and tea, as well as cold, filtered water for drinking. These faucets are usually installed right next to the standard faucet, in an extra hole in the sink.

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InSinkErator
$499.88 $251.79

InSinkErator F-GN1100 Features: Fully covered under Insinkerator's 5-year in-home service warranty All-brass faucet body and handl...e construction For use in hot water applications only Self-closing valve cartridge Premier finishing process - resistant... read more

InSinkErator
$421.62 $217.22

InSinkErator F-GN1100 Features: Fully covered under Insinkerator's 5-year in-home service warranty All-brass faucet body and handl...e construction For use in hot water applications only Self-closing valve cartridge Premier finishing process - resistant... read more

InSinkErator
$499.88 $283.83

InSinkErator F-GN1100 Features: Fully covered under Insinkerator's 5-year in-home service warranty All-brass faucet body and handl...e construction For use in hot water applications only Self-closing valve cartridge Premier finishing process - resistant... read more

InSinkErator
$499.88 $250.64

InSinkErator F-GN1100 Features: Fully covered under Insinkerator's 5-year in-home service warranty All-brass faucet body and handl...e construction For use in hot water applications only Self-closing valve cartridge Premier finishing process - resistant... read more

Laundry and Utility Sinks

Depending on your space requirements and needs, you can choose a traditional freestanding laundry tub, a wall-mount unit, a drop-in or undermount unit to install in a countertop, or an in-floor sink that you can use to wash pets, fill up large buckets, or water plants. Many of these sinks feature extra-deep basins to ease cleaning chores, and some include an integral drainboard for hand-washing items.

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Elkay
$786.00 $510.90

Product Features: Single basin design provides maximum workspace Covered under Elkay's limited lifetime warranty Undermount sinks ...create a seamless transition between sink and countertop Rear drain location increases workspace area in the sink as well... read more

Kohler
$1,034.20 $775.65

Bedpan washer with double foot control mixing valves and integral stops This bedpan washer features a wall-mount hose with angled ...spray nozzle, insulated handle and spray hook, double foot-control mixing valve with integral stops, self-closing 14"... read more

American Standard
$137.00 $82.53

Removable vinyl rim guard for 7741.000 service sink Removable vinyl rim guard for 7741.000 service sink

Proflo
$248.15 $186.11

Proflo PFLT4024W Features: Molded of super compressed composite Includes white baked enamel steel angle legs 4" knock-out center s...et faucet holes Proflo PFLT4024W Specifications: Lenth: 40" Width: 24" Depth: 13-7/8" read more

Water Filtration and Softeners

Several filtration methods can be used in the kitchen to purify your water. Before selecting a filtration unit, make sure you know what contaminants are in your water. Carafe filters purify a small amount of water at a time and can be kept in the refrigerator. Faucet-mount filters provide easy access to clean drinking and cooking water but can slow water flow, while undersink filters provide plenty of water but take up cabinet space. You can also opt for a whole-house unit that may help soften water as well as clean it.

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Pfister
$625.00 $316.52

Lita With Xtract™ 1-Handle, Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet The Pfister Lita™ filter faucet delivers healthy, great tasting water on dema...nd from your kitchen faucet. The faucet is equipped with the trusted GE® 2X Highflow Filtration System. This... read more

Pfister
$675.00 $351.67

Lita With Xtract™ 1-Handle, Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet The Pfister Lita™ filter faucet delivers healthy, great tasting water on dema...nd from your kitchen faucet. The faucet is equipped with the trusted GE® 2X Highflow Filtration System. This... read more

Pfister
$442.67 $249.00

Xtract™ Features Xtract™ filtration mode provides higher flow filtered water for drinking over most appliance offered water soluti...ons. GE 2X High Flow Filtration System Included Installs with or without included Escutcheon Plate to hide pre-existing... read more

Kingston Brass
$189.95 $131.07

Kingston Brass KS7395BL Vintage Oil Rubbed Bronze Single Handle Water Filtration Faucet. Kitchen Faucets > Cold Water Dispenser. K...ingston Brass Single Handle Water Filtration Faucet, Vintage Collection, Solid Brass Material For Durability &... read more

Product Features

Product Features

Features will vary depending on the specific kitchen fixture you're shopping for, but here are a few key features to consider when looking for fixtures to outfit your kitchen. Above all, look for features that will streamline chores and make the product easy to use on a daily basis.

Easy-to-Use Designs

When shopping for sinks and faucets, look for features that make the fixtures easier to use. For example, pot-filler faucets and high-arc faucets can make it easier to fill large pots of water. Extra-deep sink basins and sinks with lowered center dividers make it easier to wash large pots and pans or baking sheets.

Noise-Reducing Features

Some sinks come with sound-deadening pads or underbody coatings that help reduce noise if you accidentally drop a pot or pan in the sink. Garbage disposals will all be noisy, but some higher-price models come with features that help reduce vibrations and decrease noise.

Easy-Clean Surfaces

Some sinks are easier to clean than others because of their design and material. Integral sinks (with one seamless piece of material for the sink bowl and countertop) and undermount sinks make it easy to wipe food scraps directly into the sink, because there is no lip where food and dirt can get trapped. If you sometimes leave dirty dishes in the sink, be sure to look for a sink material that resists stains.

Built-In Accessories

As you're shopping for sinks for the kitchen or laundry room, look for models with accessories designed to streamline cooking tasks and cleaning chores. Some kitchen sinks are available with cutting boards and colanders designed to perfectly fit the sink, while laundry sinks can come with soaking pans, wire racks, and other accessories designed to create moveable work areas.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

As you're shopping, consider your regular cleanup chores and think about how you'll use the sink, faucet, or other fixture on a daily basis. Also, think about the style of your kitchen and how the fixture will complement the look you hope to achieve. Be sure to keep your overall space in mind and choose fixtures that fit the scale of the room. Here are a few things to consider.

Convenience

When making purchasing decisions regarding kitchen fixtures, take time to think about how you'll work in the cooking or laundry area on a daily basis. Do you simply rinse dishes before putting them in a dishwasher? If so, a single-bowl sink may be all you need. If you often multitask, a double- or triple-bowl model may be better suited to your needs. Consider adding an extra sink in the prep or bar area to accommodate multiple users at once. Are you a big tea drinker, or do you need to warm up baby bottles? A hot-water dispenser may be just what you need. Take time to think about what features and designs would best help streamline everyday chores before selecting fixtures.

Style and Finish

A kitchen sink and faucet can be a focal point of the room or blend into the background, depending on the design and finish. Apron-front sinks create a dramatic look and add vintage charm, while integral sinks blend into the countertop for a seamless look. When selecting a faucet finish, consider the finishes on surrounding cabinet hardware and light fixtures—you may want to choose a finish that matches or mix it up a little. It's all a matter of preference, so choose what you like!

Water Conservation

If you want to conserve water, look for a faucet with a low-flow aerator that reduces the flow of water from your faucet.

Safety

In the busy kitchen environment, it's always important to consider safety—and garbage disposals can be a danger if little kids are in the house. If you're concerned about someone accidentally turning on the disposer, you can find models with safety covers or units that don't turn on unless the disposer lid is in place.

Size

To decide on the size of sink you need, you'll want to consider both the available space in your room and how you regularly use the sink. Compact or corner sinks are available if space is limited. For a balanced look, be sure to match the scale of your faucet and sink.

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Mont Blanc
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Hansgrohe
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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

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$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

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