Think about a typical kitchen remodeling. Most of the time is spent thinking about countertops, walls, appliances, and other things. Very little is spent thinking about the kitchen faucet, despite the fact that it can make or break a kitchen.
But, how is a person supposed to find the perfect kitchen faucet to complement their kitchen? That’s the purpose of this site. We plan to review a variety of kitchen faucets and give you our opinion what the best kitchen faucets 2018 are.
If you don’t have time to read the entire site, we want you to know that our pick for best kitchen faucet is the Moen Motionsense Kitchen Faucet.
A Spotlight On Some of The Best Kitchen Faucets 2018
Friho Modern Kitchen Sink Faucet
If you want a simple, affordable, classic looking faucet for your kitchen that doesn’t break the bank, then you are going to love the Friho. As you will see in this short, but informative review, the Friho is so solidly built that it manages to make it onto this list, despite having fewer features than some of the other best kitchen faucets 2018.
Firstly, we have to start by talking about how simple the Friho is to both install and use. It has what’s called “single hole” installation. What this means is that the deck plate only has one hole that you need to screw in.
This means that there is no messing around with tons of screws, you just have to deal with a single screw and your Friho faucet goes right into place. Connecting the faucet to your water line is also equally as simple. If you’re the type of person who dislikes having to assemble things, then you’ll love the Friho because anybody can put it together.
It’s also a very affordable faucet. There are a lot of reasons why a person might want a new faucet. Their kitchen may need remodeling, or their old faucet may have broken. Either way, you want to avoid breaking the bank when it comes to buying a kitchen faucet. Thankfully, the Friho is extremely affordable. Anyone on any kind of budget can easily afford this Friho faucet.
But, don’t think that just because it’s affordable, that it’s not a quality faucet. The construction of the Friho is great. It’s made from solid stainless steel mixed with brass casting. All this is coated in a rust-resistant nickel finish that gives the Friho a very classic faucet look that fits in any kitchen.
The faucet itself works as well as you would expect. It delivers adequate water pressure and the pull-down head works great. Overall, a solid faucet and definitely deserves to be on the best kitchen faucets 2018 list.
Universal, classic look works in all kitchens.
Rust-resistant nickel finish.
Short on high-end features.
Friho Lead-Free Kitchen Sink Faucet
This is the other Friho kitchen faucet on our best kitchen faucets 2018 website. The two Friho faucets share a lot of similarities. They’re both very well-constructed, durable, easy to use, and relatively affordable (although this Friho faucet does cost a bit more). In this short review, we instead to want to highlight some of the differences that set this Friho faucet apart from the other one.
For starters, we have to talk about this Friho faucet’s unique look. Unlike the first Friho faucet, which had a very classic look. This Friho faucet has a more unique and modern look to it. The hose of the faucet isn’t surrounded by solid metal, but rings of metal. This look may not appeal to everyone, but it’s great if you want your kitchen to look unique.
This Friho has a straight-down nozzle. What this means is that it works well with any sized sink. You don’t need to worry about water splashing like you do with high-arching faucets (which the other Friho faucet is).
It also has some unique features to help increase the faucet’s overall durability and longevity. For example, this Friho faucet comes with ceramic discs, which help to prevent leaks. This in addition to it’s brass construction and rust-resistant nickel finish.
Very unique and modern look.
Ceramic discs help to prevent leaking and prevent wear and tear.
Very easy to install.
Water pressure is inconsistent.
VAPSINT Best Kitchen Sink Faucet
If you want a well-made, medium-sized faucet, then you should seriously consider the VAPSINT. This made it onto our best kitchen faucet 2018 list because it’s just an all-around great kitchen faucet as you will see in this review.
Firstly, the VAPSINT is very solidly constructed. The faucet is made out of very solid stainless steel and it’s coated with a nickel finish. This means that the faucet is resistant to physical damage (because of the stainless steel) and the other big killer of faucets, corrosion (because of the nickel finish).
To make the deal even sweeter, the VAPSINT is backed up by an impressive 10-year warranty and a lifetime part replacement warranty. This is definitely a faucet that will last you a lifetime.
In terms of overall performance, it’s hard to find anything to complain about when it comes to the VAPSINT. It delivers very consistent water pressure with none of the dips that you get with some other faucets.
The pull-down head is very easy to take out and put back in, plus it allows you to easily switch between the two modes (stream and cleaning spray).
If you have a larger sink or a dual-bowl sink, then you don’t have to worry, because the VAPSINT is also capable of swiveling 360-degrees. The nozzle isn’t high-arching, which also makes it a good choice for smaller kitchen sinks or any additional sinks that you might add.
Great warranty policy.
Great for smaller sinks.
Very well-made, corrosion resistant.
A bit difficult to install.
Moen Arbor Motionsense Kitchen Faucet
Motion-sensor controlled faucets aren’t just a cool gimmick anymore, in fact, many motion-sensor controlled faucets can be great additions to any kitchen. In particular, we’re going to be looking at one great motion-sensor controlled faucet, the Moen Arbor.
It’s hard to understate how great of a faucet this is. Even though we’ve looked at a lot of great faucets on this best kitchen faucets 2018 list, we still feel confident saying that this is the best of them all.
Whenever you review a motion-sensor faucet, the first thing that you need to mention is the controls. A lot of people are turned off these faucets due to the fact that a lot of motion-sensor faucets don’t have responsive controls.
That isn’t something you need to be concerned with when it comes to the Moen. As long as you make sure that the batteries always have some juice in them, then you should never have a problem with unresponsive controls when using the Moen.
They work great and pick up movement easily. You don’t have to spend an hour waiving your hands in front of the two sensors like you do with some other motion-sensor controlled faucets.
In terms of aesthetics, the Moen comes in three distinct looks. Nickle, oiled bronze, and chrome. So, no matter what look you’re going for in your kitchen, the Moen can fit in.
The faucet itself is well-made and it works well. The water pressure is more than adequate, and the pull-down head is very easy to use. What more could you want from a faucet?
Responsive motion-sensor controls.
Option to use manual controls in addition to motion-sensor controls.
Can install handle on either side of the faucet.
Comes in three distinct styles.
Very durable design.
Have to invest in replacement batteries often.
Delta Essa Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet
If you’re in the market for a sleek, easy to install faucet that works great, then you don’t need to look any further than the Delta Essa. Simply put, this is a great looking and great performing faucet.
Firstly, we have to talk about how easy it is to install the Deltas Essa. It comes with the ability to be installed on both one-hole and three-hole sinks. Anybody is capable of installing this faucet on their own with no help required, it’s that easy.
The pull-down head on the Delta Essa is fairly unique. Most faucets have a weighted head, meaning that they don’t automatically snap back into place, you have to push the head back in. This can be a bit difficult when your hands are full. The Delta solves this problem by having a magnetic head that snaps back into place.
Another somewhat unique feature worth mentioning is the presence of easy-to-clean nozzle holes. These holes help to prevent mineral build-up, which is a major problem for many faucets. With most nozzles, you have to take them apart to clean the faucet. With the Delta Essa, you just have to wipe the holes with a thin cloth to clean our hard water and mineral build-up.
In terms of durability, the Delta Essa comes with diamond seal technology which is guaranteed to last for over five million uses. This is backed up by a lifetime warranty guaranteed by Delta.
Very durable diamond seal technology promises longevity.
Magnetic pull-down head.
Easy to install.
High-arching head has a tendency to splash.
Best Kitchen Faucets 2018 Buying Guide
As we mentioned in the introduction to this site, buying kitchen faucets isn’t as easy as one would think because there are so many different faucets to choose from and so many features that you have to look for.
Although we’ve listed many good faucets to choose from in this best kitchen faucets 2018 list, we wouldn’t feel right just leaving it at that. To help those who are unfamiliar with what to do when purchasing a faucet, we’ve decided to create a buying guide to give you some helpful tips and tricks that can make buying the perfect faucet for your kitchen a breeze.
Some General Tips
Let’s start off this guide by mentioning some simple, but extremely helpful tips that are useful to keep in mind when shopping for a kitchen faucet. At first, some of these tips may seem obvious, but it never hurts to go over the basics.
Don’t Be Afraid to Splurge
It may be tempting to go with the cheapest kitchen faucet available, after all, who doesn’t like to save money?
But, you have to fight this urge. In fact, when it comes to kitchen faucets, you shouldn’t be afraid to spend more money than you may usually be comfortable with when it comes to faucets. This is because faucets in your home (at least the ones in the kitchen and the main bathroom) get used a lot.
They’re probably one of the few things in your home that sees multiple uses on a daily basis. Because of this, they’re extremely vulnerable to breaking down.
By investing in a high-quality faucet, you may be spending more money in the short-term, but you’re also going to be drastically reducing the chances of the faucet breaking down later on, which can end up costing you more money if the faucet starts leaking or if you have to invest in new parts.
We actually included an affordable faucet on our best kitchen faucets 2018 list, the first Friho faucet we reviewed. However, this faucet was incredibly well-made and durable, while also being affordable. A lot of other “affordable” faucets out there don’t have the same level of construction.
Know Your Sink’s Measurements
This is another important one that a lot of people don’t consider. Not all faucets work with every sized sink. A lot of people go shopping for faucets without knowing the exact measurements of their sink. This just results in you having to make multiple trips to the store (assuming you aren’t buying online).
If you get a faucet that’s not meant to work with smaller sinks, you risk dealing with a lot of splashing and overflow. So, it’s very important that you get the size right. Thankfully, you don’t have to be too precise when measuring your sink, so grab some measuring tape and take some rough measurements and you’ll be good to go.
Keep an Eye Out for Lifetime Warranties
A lot of the top faucet brands have some sort of warranty policy. In fact, many make their warranties last for a lifetime. All the kitchen faucets we decided to highlight on this best kitchen faucets 2018 website have a very generous warranty policy.
When shopping for faucets, take a few seconds to Google if the brand you are buying from has a lifetime warranty policy (or failing that, at least a very generous warranty policy).
Even if you really love the faucet, don’t buy unless the company offers a generous warranty. Given how many faucet manufacturers offer warranties, there’s really no reason to buy from a manufacturer that doesn’t.
Things to Consider When Shopping
Alright, now that we’ve covered some common-sense tips, let’s move on to talking about actual things to consider when shopping for a faucet.
What Look That You Want
One of the most important things to consider when shopping for kitchen faucets is the look of the faucet. Kitchen faucets come in many different styles and looks and given the fact that you probably aren’t going to be changing it often, the style you pick is the one that you will be using for a while.
All the faucets highlighted on our best kitchen faucets 2018 site come in a variety of looks that you can pick from. It all depends on what you want for your kitchen. If you want a simple look, go for a faucet that has a nickel finish.
If you want a more country/rural look, consider looking for faucets with an oiled bronze finish. Finally, if you want a very modern looking faucet, then look for something with a chrome finish.
Determining a Faucet’s Functionality
Obviously, you also want to devote attention to how the faucet actually works. So, when shopping, you should consider sort of features that you want. Generally speaking, when it comes to kitchen faucets, you for sure want a faucet with a detachable head. You also want the faucet to have the ability to change between a stream and spray.
You’re also going to want to consider whether you want to invest in motion-sensor controls. Although some motion-sensor controlled faucets can be great purchases (we even named a motion-sensor controlled faucet, the Moen, to be the best of the best kitchen faucets 2018).
You should be cautious when buying other motion-sensor controlled faucets, they tend to cost more, and they require regular maintenance in the form of changing batteries.
We’d love to hear what you have to say about the best kitchen faucets 2018, so we encourage you to leave a comment telling us what you think.