Faucets are something you may think to be mundane, but they are an essential cornerstone to the foundation of every good kitchen. It’s necessary for many tasks: washing dishes and eating ware, cleaning countertops and other surfaces, boiling water, washing hands, refilling drinks, and the list goes on.
Most faucets nowadays are made of stainless steel, but there still is variation, and you need to decide on which one you prefer. You should also take into account design. Everyone’s kitchen looks different, and just as you decorated it to your liking and personality, you should do the same with your faucet. It can seamlessly integrate into your kitchen’s design.
Other factors should include water pressure and flow. There are also different settings in terms of spray. Make sure you pick the one that will have the settings that will satisfy your needs. Lastly, it’s recommended that you look at price and ease of installation. Of course, it’s never a bad idea to hire a plumbing professional, but if you’re hoping to save money and put those funds towards the appliance itself, you can look into finding one that you can put in yourself.
This may seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help.
Below is a list of the top-rated faucets by KWC to help you make a choice.
Top 5 KWC Faucets [Reviewed]
|Product Name||Best Feature||Price|
|KWC Faucets 10.181.003.127 SAROS||Pull Down Kitchen|
|KWC Faucets 10.151.033.700 ONO||Faucet in Splendure|
|KWC Faucets 10.201.102.127 ZOE Pull Down||Stainless Steel|
|KWC Faucets 10.181.992.000 SAROS||Bar Faucet in Chrome|
|KWC Faucets 10.121.103.000 EVE||ADA compliant when installed properly,Faucet and Finish Lifetime Limited Warranty,Water Efficient Product meeting CALGreen standards|
As the second least expensive on our list, this model stands out as covering the basics and giving a little bit more. The lever can be installed on either the right or left side. The distance between the wall and the center of the mounting hole has to be a minimum of 2 9/16 inches.
The head has a two-function pull-down spray, as well as a magnetic tight-fit holder. A nice plus is that the spout has ergonomic alignment, shape, and handling. It comes with KWC’s Jet Clean technology. It also has Neoperl® Cascade® aerated stream and needle spray. In addition, it has automatic diverter reset.
The pull-out length is up to 23 5/8 inches. The hose can swivel 360 degrees. It has a KWC 2.5 cartridge with ceramic discs. The flow rate and temperature are continuously variable. Its flexible connection hoses have 3/8-inch compression. It can be fastened by means of a threaded sleeve at M33 x 1.5. The mounting hole size is 1 3/8″, and the flow rate is 1.8 GPM (60 psi).
This model retails at $690.59.
Here we have another model with two-function pull-out spray and KWC’s signature jet clean. It has aerated stream, but not Neoperl®. However, it does have needle spray. This one has a pull-out length up to 27 9/16″, as well as an automatic diverter reset. The hose can swivel 105 degrees.
This model has a surgical-grade hardened stainless steel lever. This one also comes with a larger KWC cartridge at 3.5 with ceramic discs. But same as the previous model, its flow rate and temperature are continuously variable.
Mirroring its previous counterpart, it has flexible connection hoses at 3/8-inch compression and can be fastened by means of a threaded sleeve at M33 x 1.5. The mounting hole size is also 1 3/8 inches, and it has a flow rate of 1.8 GPM (60 psi). This model retails at $787.16.
3. KWC Faucets 10.201.102.127 ZOE Pull Down Kitchen Faucet with Splendure Stainless Steel
It’s a bit disappointing that for such an expensive model, the lever installation is only possible on the right side. However, there are also childproofing safety measures: the cold-water setting is located more towards the front, operating on the right side.
The distance between the wall and the center of the mounting hole must be a minimum of 2 3/16 inches. It has a two-function concealed spray. Like the first entry on our list, its spout has ergonomic alignment, shape, and handling. It also has KWC jet clean technology, a Neoperl® Cascade® aerated stream, and a needle spray. It does have an automatic diverter reset, with up to 19 11/16-inches in pull-out length. To add to the aesthetics, the hose finish matches the faucet finish. The hose itself can swivel up to 270 degrees.
It has a more standard KWC 2.5 cartridge with ceramic discs. Like the other models, its flow rate and temperature are continuously variable. The flexible connection hoses have 3/8-inch compression. It is fastened by means of a threaded sleeve M33 x 1.5. The mounting hole size is 1 3/8 inches. The flow rate 1.8 GPM (60 psi).
What we’re looking at is an emerging pattern where KWC faucets have standards across the board and clear consistency in their models. That fits in well with those trying to find a faucet on a budget, as you don’t, on average, sacrifice much when purchasing the lower priced models. This model retails at $1,004.20.
At the lowest price on this list, this faucet is the simplest in function and design. For this model, the lever installation can be done on the right or left side. The distance between the wall and the center of the mounting hole must be a minimum of 2 9/16 inches, which is standard for the brand. The spout can swivel 160 degrees.
Despite its simplicity, it does have Neoperl® Cache® aerated stream. It has a KWC 2.5 cartridge with ceramic discs. As with all other KWC models, its flow rate and temperature are continuously variable. The flexible connection hoses have 3/8-inch compression. It is fastened by means of a threaded sleeve M33 x 1.5. The mounting hole size is 1 3/8 inches. The flow rate 1.8 GPM (60 psi).
This model retails at $361.87.
Though this one is the second most expensive on our list, it does come with some great unique features. It has an LED light-ring illuminating the water flow. The lever can be installed on either the right or left side. However, it does only have one-function for its concealed pull-down aerator. But the aerated stream is Neoperl® Cache®.
This feature is particularly cool and useful: it has an integrated ON/OFF push-button with an automatic shut-off after 45 min. It’s a great way to save water, and it makes for easy use for children.
Its pull-out length can go up to 23 5/8 inches. The hose can swivel 270 degrees. This one has KWC 3.5 cartridge with ceramic discs instead of 2.5. And of course, it comes with the KWC standards: it has a flow rate and temperature that is continuously variable, the flexible connection hoses have 3/8 inches in compression, and can be fastened with a threaded sleeve of M33 x 1.5. The mounting hole size is 1 3/8 inches, and the flow rate 1.8 GPM (60 psi).
This model retails for $887.53.
With all of this in mind, we find ourselves at a tie for which one to personally recommend the most. It’s between #1 and #5, the SAROS and the EVE. For us, the SAROS (#1) has the most features for a reasonable price tag. It covers the basics and has a little extra. But the EVE (#5) boasts more to offer, with luxury elements that are just as useful. However, that price tag is pretty high. That was the most pertinent con of the EVE, while the lack of child safety measures was that for the SAROS.
We recommend the SAROS if you want something reliable and modern for a more reasonable price. We recommend the EVE if you don’t mind spending a bit extra for the amenities. Both are great choices and will serve you well. The designs are sleek and aesthetically appealing, and both would integrate seamlessly into your home.
We hope this article has helped shed some light on the options out there, and that it has helped clarify some questions you may have had regarding different models and what to look for in a faucet. Happy plumbing!