If you are a foodie then the kitchen can actually be a kind of favorite escape for you. Unless, of course, you are cooking for too many people without the will to do so. Cooking, however, is not as washing the dishes, pans and pots are.
You cook and eat the delicious food you make only to realize that you have to clean the mess you left behind. A random, normal, faucet does not really help in this case either. You need a faucet that may not be able to make you love washing but will surely lessen your hatred towards it. And to do that you must have to choose from various types of kitchen faucets.
Luckily, everyone being aware of how difficult it is to be happy in the kitchen has tried to make it as easy as possible with new functional products. Therefore, there is no lack of helpful, special faucets out there. However, how well each of these features does is a completely different matter.
Some will show that it has the capacity to go to the moon and only take you as high as a plane can go. This is why you need to know how to choose a kitchen faucet which is best for you. And you can also take help from our best kitchen faucet review guide to make the choice.
Here’s a review of the KOHLER K-596-VS to help you find out if one of the best in the market is best for you.
KOHLER K-596-VS: The Features.
- A pull-down faucet- Helping you go places.
Most faucets are just fixed points requiring us to move in every way possible to water the pots, pans, and other things. Fortunately, the pull-down feature that some faucets come with is very helpful. In fact, it lets you extend the sprayer head from the whole faucet and reach hard-to-reach places easily.
Apparently, this Kohler K-586-VS faucet lets you extend the sprayer head beyond the sink. So, if you cannot pick a heavy pot that you need to fill over the sink, you can bring the faucet sprayer head to it. Apart from that, the sprayer head is quite flexible with a high-arch swing spout that rotates 360-degrees.
Therefore, it lets you reach the corners of your sink or dishes easily without much effort. Other than that, you do not have to worry about the sprayer head falling and breaking either. When you are done using it and bring it near the faucet arm again, a docknetic magnetic docking system locks it in place.
- Three flows- One happy user.
A pull-down faucet may just be useless with its mild streaming power against the sticky dirt that you want to deal with. Therefore, this faucet has three functional options for you to choose from. Apparently, you can set the sprayer head mode to stream, sweep spray or boost.
You know what streaming is, just a normal flow of water like any other tap would provide. However, the boost spray option helps you deal with your problems with a 30% increase in flow rate than the sweep spray option. This way you can take care of all your problems using exactly what you need.
Furthermore, it is not even hard to switch between the options, you just have to switch buttons to do it. However, once you switch to a mode, it does not automatically return to normal flow when you use the faucet next. You have to manually set it to normal again.
Apart from that, you should know that it is hard to keep your clothes dry when working with this faucet. Apparently, the flow has such speed that it often reverses from the utensil’s surface. Therefore, it would be best if you wore an apron.
- The Material- Will be looking new for years.
Since kitchen faucets are long-term investments you have to put extra attention on the quality of the build. The KOHLER K-596-VS luckily passes this test. It is made from ceramic disk valves that keep it very durable. We found the same kind of durable build in other Kohler faucet like KOHLER K-72218-VS Sensate faucet.
Apparently, it does contain plastic in its spray head but this causes no trouble. Furthermore, it has corrosion and tarnish-resistant finish that will keep it looking new and you happy. The buttons you have to click for changing modes are sculpted so you can use them even when your hands are wet and soapy.
Other than that, you may face a bit of trouble with the temperature control part. Apparently, there are parts in them that often stop working due to a manufacturing defect or wrong installation.
- Installation and Maintenance- Not Exactly Easy and Peasy.
The trouble begins here. Most customers considered the installation process is a bit hard. You can choose between one-hole installation and three-hole installation as per your convenience. The components of a three-hole installation are included with the faucet.
However, wrong installation (which is quite common in this case) will destroy the hose and cause leaks. This is why you have to read the instructions extremely carefully. Even when you do, you may find yourself struggling when using the faucet.
Other than that, the head seems to leak as well for the difficult installation process.
Luckily, the maintenance process is not that hard. It is really easy to clean the sprayer head and the whole faucet itself.
KOHLER K-596-VS: Pros and Cons
What We Like:
- A very convenient faucet to use.
- Three modes support various kinds of washing and filling.
- Easy to switch modes.
- Incremental temperature control so really hot water does not shock you at the very beginning.
- Good quality builds with high-quality materials and coating.
- Lasts and looks new for years.
- Limited lifetime warranty.
- Good reach of the pull-down head.
- Quite flexible in moving to different directions.
- Great value for money.
- Easy to maintain.
What We Don’t Like:
- The installation process is not easy and will lead to problems if not done correctly.
- The hose often leaks.
- The sprayer head may drip water when not in use.
- Temperature control may be an issue if something is broken inside.
- Water splashes and gets the user drenched.
- Many defective receives.
KOHLER K-596-VS: Frequently Asked Questions
- Can you control the flow of water when using the sweep spray mode?
Answer: Yes, indeed, you can. You cannot go for a higher flow as that would be the boost function but you sure can lower the flow using the faucet handle.
- What is the height of this faucet?
Answer: Apparently, this unit is 16 5/8 inches tall and will fit right under any cabinet in any kitchen. If you want a shorter model then you can check out the Kohler 597-VS version.
Our Kohler K-596-VS review must have given you all the ideas about it. However, it is time you check what your kitchen countertop and sink are capable of handling. Also, consider that the pros of this faucet may not be anything to you and the cons maybe everything you needed.
So, based on what you need, choose or deny this faucet. Kitchen faucets are not very easy to replace and stay on for years. Make this decision wisely.
Have a nice day.