The Difference Between a Pull-Down Faucet and a Pull-Out Faucet
Buying a new kitchen faucet can be a tasking journey starting with endless questions that leads to a massive headache. What finish should I get? Should I get two handles or a single handle? Should I add a side sprayer? More importantly, what type of faucet should I get? First, relax and take a breather. We’ll help you through this ordeal. We’re going to focus on two types of faucets that are gaining popularity, as well as questions. If you’re on the search for a kitchen faucet with its own spraying feature, you’ll usually get these two options: pull-out faucet or pull-down faucet. The frequently asked question about these two faucets is usually, “What’s the difference?”
Elegant and never compromising functionality, pull-down faucets typically have a “gooseneck” because of its high-arc shape. An advantage to having a high-arc faucet is that it makes it easier to fill tall pots and cookware. With a bonus of its 360-degree mobility, you no longer have to lower your pots into the sink to be filled with water. You can simply leave your tall pots or cookware on your countertop and fill them in from there. With just one fluid downward motion, it’s easier than ever to rinse your dirty dishes with the spouts pre-rinse function.
Serving a traditional look to your kitchen, pull-out faucets hide in plain sight. Acting as a traditional faucet, these faucets take up less height room than a pull-down faucet. It’s great for those with something above their sink like a cabinet. The pull-out faucet is perfect for those with small, shallow sinks because it produces less splash back.
Overall, take a look at your kitchen. Focus on the type and size of your current sink, what’s surrounding your sink, what you do day-to-day that pertains to your faucet, and what you want to improve about it. We can give you the all the facts about these faucets, but at the end of the day it’s all about finding what’s best for you. Both faucets come in many finishes, sizes, and styles to better suit your needs. Most importantly, envision which faucet will satisfy your lifestyle and finally put you at ease.