(Some) of The Best Kitchen Faucets: Pull-Down Edition
Over that last few months, we’ve looked at several of Kingston Brass’ best kitchen faucets based on customer popularity. I’ve taken you on a journey into the most popular two-tone models and sought after wall-mount designs. This month, I thought I’d take this series over to Kingston Brass’ line of pull-down kitchen faucets.
Pull-down faucets are exactly what they sound like they would be: a faucet in which the end of the spout also functions as a detachable sprayer that can be pulled down to give you a greater range of motion while washing dishes. The sprayers themselves have two spray modes – stream flow and jet spray. With a Kingston Brass sprayer, you can easily switch between these two modes with the push of a button.
Now most pull-down kitchen faucets are constructed in a Gooseneck-spout design, which offers more clearance between the sink and the faucet, making it more convenient when filling big pots or cleaning large dishes. But as you’ll see in this edition of the top five best kitchen faucets, there’s also the pre-rinse design that features a high-arching coil system. Typically, this style of faucet is found in commercial kitchens such as restaurants.
Honorable Mention: The Kaiser LS8779DKL Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Matte Black and Brushed Nickel
This faucet didn’t quite make this top five list, but it’s still a favorite among Kingston Brass customers. With its two-tone design, meshing the Matte Black and Brushed Nickel finishes, it’s easy to see why this is a popular choice. And the signature Kaiser neoprene handle provides the perfect accent to the stunning look of this faucet. As noted before, this style of pull-down faucet is considered a pre-rinse construction with its high-arching coil system that boasts a nearly 20” spout height. Stabilized with the handle arm, the pull-down sprayer can be detached from it by pulling down, giving you some flexibility when targeting tough to remove stains on dishes.
This Kaiser LS877-DKL series also comes in the standard finish options of Polished Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Brushed Nickel, but if you’re a fan of the two-tone style, there’s also a Matte Black/Polished Chrome option.
No. 5: The Kaiser LS2728DKL Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Brushed Nickel
This Kaiser faucet, which again sports the Collection’s signature neoprene handle, is a shining example of the pull-down design’s sleek and modern construction. The faucet is simply smooth and elegant and all about functionality. The faucet has a spout reach of 8” and a 9-7/16” spout clearance while standing at a height of 18-3/8.”
Other finishes for this Kaiser LS272-DKL series includes Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome and Matte Black.
No. 4: The Paris LS8770DPL Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Matte Black
This pre-rinse styled pull-down faucet from the Paris Collection features a stylish porcelain lever handle, which beautifully accents the Matte Black finish for a stunning two-tone appeal. Again, these styles are more often going to be found in restaurants. But if your kitchen setup has the space for this type of faucet and/or you host a lot of get-togethers with friends and family then this appliance will surely give your kitchen a wonderful focal point.
Standing at nearly 20” tall, this faucet has a spout clearance of 6-11/16” and an 8” spout reach. This Paris series of LS877-DPL faucets is also offered in Oil Rubbed Bronze and Brushed Nickel as well as the two-tone option of Matte Black and Brushed Nickel.
No. 3: The American Classic GS7778ACL Single-Handle Faucet with Pull-Down Spout in Brushed Nickel
While the pull-down faucet design is thought of as more contemporary in terms of construction and style, this American Classic GS777-ACL series evokes a traditional aesthetic and, as the Collection name suggests, an American Classic appeal. This is certainly a vintage take on a modern faucet what with its bulbous lever handle and escutcheon. The faucet’s pull-down sprayer comes from Kingston Brass’ acclaimed Gourmet Scape Brand.
This American Classic GS777-ACL series boasts a 17-14” spout height, 8-3/4” spout reach and 8-5/8” spout clearance. The Oil Rubbed Bronze and Polished Nickel finishes are also available for this series.
No. 2: The Concord GS8185DL Centerset Wall-Mount Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Oil Rubbed Bronze
This pull-down faucet is the ultimate hybrid as it combines the best features of three different faucet styles. The faucet’s bridge construction is a wall-mount installation that features the high-arching coil system of the pre-rinse design. And as I’m sure you’ve noticed, nearly all pull-down faucets are single-handle operations, but this unique setup utilizes a dual-handle operation, which features the Concord Collection’s sleek, skinny levers. Perfectly designed for large contemporary kitchen spaces, this faucet has a spout height of more than 16” and a 10-1/16” spout reach. Furthermore, this popular faucet is only made more beautiful with the stunning finish of Oil Rubbed Bronze.
You can also purchase this faucet in the Polished Chrome and Brushed Nickel finishes.
No. 1: The Concord LS8720DL Kitchen Faucet with Pull-Down Sprayer in Matte Black
As we’ve seen throughout this edition of Best Kitchen Faucets, the Matte Black finish is a very popular option when it comes to these pull-down faucets. So it comes as no surprise that the No. 1 spot is held by this Matte Black beauty from the Concord Collection. This faucet is the epitome of what a pull-down faucet should be: simple, sleek, and elegant with contemporary style.
The Concord LS872-DL series has an 8-3/8” spout reach, a spout clearance of nearly 8-1/2” and a 16-1/8” spout height. Other available finish options include Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Nickel and Polished Chrome, Special finishes for this series also include Naples Bronze and the two-tone combo of Matte Black and Polished Chrome.