Do you know how a small or big piece of jewelry or accessory can change your whole look? A simple mismatch can make you look a fashion-disaster while just one part of your whole attire could make you a star. Apparently, it is the same case with house interiors.
While we put much effort into choosing the different parts and furniture of various rooms of the house, we forget to pay attention to the details of a kitchen. It is where you have to do most of the messy and important tasks but it need not be free of aesthetics. One crucial part of the kitchen is its sink and the faucet.
You have to use it before cooking, while cooking and also after you are done. However, it is not just useful but it can add to the appeal of your kitchen too. Only if you choose the right one though.
Kraus is a well-reputed brand selling such kitchen faucets and much more. While there are various types of kitchen faucets available in the market, you can stay assured about the quality of Kraus products. You also need to know if a faucet will suit your kitchen. Therefore, we are reviewing one of the best Kraus faucets, the Kraus KPF-1650SS.
In fact, it is of a bigger size that may just be what you need for your kitchen and looks that fit almost any kitchen. And if you need more suggestions, you can check our Best Kitchen faucet review guide.
Kraus KPF-1650SS: The Features
- The Dimensions- Will it make your kitchen look better or just smaller?
Whenever you buy furniture or any accessory that needs to be placed somewhere you can view and use, special attention is paid to the size of it. And, for good reason. In fact, the first time you see the Kraus KPF-1650SS faucet you will realize how important it is to notice the dimensions.
Apparently, this faucet is much taller than most other available kitchen faucets.SO, you have two considerations here- will it fit on your sink and under your cabinet. Two, will it look a bit out of place in your kitchen.
The faucet is, in fact, 26.25-inches in overall height (whew). Apart from that, the spout reach is 8.63-inches. However, the head is not too far from the drain hole of the sink so splashes won’t be the outcome of this heigh.
- A Pull-down Head Spray- It would be out of the competition without it.
The Kraus KPF-1650SS features a pull-down head spray that functions quite well. In fact, its flexibility will always have your back when you are falling apart when doing the dishes. The faucet has a spout swivel of 360-degrees so it does not matter if you want to deal with pots places behind the faucet or anywhere else.
You will love how easily the spray head moves and lets you reach wherever you want to. Furthermore, it has a smooth and easy retraction system so you won’t face any trouble putting it back into place. It has a magnetic docking system at the faucet arm that holds sit and this part locks the spray head into place.
- Two Modes- Makes doing the dishes easier.
Like most of the top-notch faucets available in the market now, this faucet also lets you switch between two modes of water-flow in the spray head. In fact, you can choose between a strong spray mode or the stable stream mode. The two modes use efficient patterns when they are at work.
However, you may not be very satisfied with the water pressure. Apparently, the nozzle has a restrictor in it that you need to remove to enjoy maximum water pressure that this faucet can provide. However, many customers complained that they were not happy with the water pressure even after removing the restrictor.
While the mode is easy to change, there is one feature you may not like. Apparently, when you turn the faucet off from the spray mode, it goes back to the stream mode automatically for the next usage. So, if you are just turning the flow off to adjust the utensils you are cleaning, you have to change the mode too often.
- Single Lever- Simplicity at its best.
You can control the water flow, turn it on or off with just one lever that you can install on either left or right side of the faucet. This makes operating the faucet quite easy. Furthermore, you can also control the temperature with the same.
The upper position is meant for cold water while the bottom one is for hot water.
- The Materials- Will they last and also look good?
You can trust quite a lot for their reputation about the quality. However, even the best of the best make mistakes. Apparently, this faucet has metal in it but it has a rubber and plastic in it too.
You will find it in two finishes- stainless steel or chrome. However, what you may not like is how they tried to cover up the rubber and plastic parts but failed miserably. In fact, these parts give a cheap look at this expensive faucet.
Other than that the hose for installation is not of the best quality.
- Installation and Maintenance- How hard can it be?
The faucet is one of the easiest to install. In fact, you won’t even find many parts to deal with. You might not even need professional help. For understanding better, you can read our how to replace a kitchen faucet guide.
Maintenance is as easy as installation thanks to the aerator with easy-clean rubber nozzles. Apparently, this nozzle prevents particles from getting stuck inside it and even if they get stuck, it lets you clean it very easily.
Here is a video review for more understanding –
Kraus KPF-1650SS: Pros and Cons
What We Like:
- A tall faucet that will add appeal to any kitchen.
- Pull-down features provide much flexibility.
- The two spray modes work in nice patterns.
- Easy to use with a single lever.
- Very easy to install.
- Cleaning it is very easy.
- Does not splash water.
- Good value for money.
- Customer service is quite helpful.
- Limited lifetime warranty.
What We Don’t Like:
- The restrictor in the nozzle needs to be removed for sufficient flow.
- Even after restrictor removal, the flow may not be enough.
- Plastic and rubber parts add a cheap feeling to the faucet.
- The mode shifts to default when the flow is stopped.
- May drip.
Kraus KPF-1650SS: Frequently Asked Questions
- Is it a hands-free operation after turning on the water flow?
Answer: Yes, you just have to turn the water flow on with the lever and then you will enjoy continuous water flow. Then, stop the flow by turning the lever again.
- What are the nozzle and hose materials?
Answer: The hose is plastic with metal coiled around it and the nozzle is rubber and plastic too.
You can wear different pieces of jewelry to look better easily but you cannot change the kitchen faucet so often. Therefore, when you buy a kitchen faucet you have to be very careful not just about the quality and functionality but also its looks. The Kraus KPF-1650SS passes many such criteria easily.
But, it fails a few too. Now, how much its failures will affect you is for you to decide. Then, you can know for sure if it’s for you or not.
Have a nice day.
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Do you know how a small or big piece of jewelry or accessory can change your whole look? A simple mismatch can make you look a fashion-disaster while just