Are Pot Filler Faucets Worth It?
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When it comes to specialty kitchen faucets, few are as niche as the pot filler. It’s a faucet designed solely for filling large pots when they’re already on the stove and ready for cooking up large batches of pasta, soup, and more. Homeowners on the fence about installing one in their kitchen should consider the following when making their decision.
Pot filler faucets are most valuable to home cooks who do a lot of boiling and other pot-based recipes in large volumes. Even if the family only occasionally enjoys spaghetti or chili night, the ease of filling and rinsing large pots with the separate faucet is worth the investment. Families who rarely cook at home may find little use for a pot filler faucet. Of course, don’t forget that a pot filler faucet doubles as a place to get a glass of water or fill a watering can for houseplants.
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Available Wall Space
Unlike other types of kitchen faucets, the pot filler almost always mounts on the wall. If there isn’t any available wall space with at least 12 to 18 inches free for the faucet’s height, it’s harder to find a counter-mounted design instead. For the best reach and access, pot fillers should be wall-mounted. Installing the new faucet through a tile backsplash or other surroundings can be tricky and require professional help, so factor that into the decision before deciding either way.
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Speaking of installation complications, pot filler faucets cost more to install than other similar fixtures because they almost always require additional plumbing work. Unless a home already had a pot filler installed, you must run new water lines to connect the new fixture. This can cost more than expected if the stove is far from the current plumbing or it’s tricky to work around walls and other features.