Pre-Rinse vs. Pull-Down Kitchen Faucets
Purchasing a new kitchen faucet can be a simple way to upgrade the style of any home. The best place to begin is by browsing the Kingston Brass selection of kitchen faucets to gain inspiration.
For those considering a pre-rinse or a pull-down faucet, the following are the pros and cons of these two unique designs.
Pre-rinse faucets have a distinctive design. These faucets are crafted to share a similar style to faucets found in business kitchen settings. Many chefs and restaurant teams prefer this style of faucet due to the spout’s high arc. Additionally, a pre-rinse sink offers a high amount of pressure, making it easy to clean dishes.
- Design: One of the main reasons homeowners opt for a pre-rinse faucet is due to its industrial style. The tall height, the exposed hose, and the professional features will turn any kitchen into a true chef’s prep space.
- Superior Cleaning: An added benefit of a pre-rinse faucet is high water pressure, which makes it easy to blast food off dishes.
- Tall Height: The tall height of a pre-rinse faucet makes it more practical for filling large pots and pans.
- Mismatched to Current Design: While the industrial design of this faucet makes it a home run for some, for those who don’t like the look of a commercial kitchen in their home, this is not the right fit.
- Space Constraints: For homes featuring a small kitchen with very little over-the-sink space, a tall pre-rinse faucet is cumbersome.
A pull-down faucet is similar in style to a pre-rinse faucet. Both feature a spray nozzle that rests inside the faucet when not in use and pulls down when in use. However, pull-down faucets feature a different design.
- Variety of Designs: Unlike the pre-rinse faucet, which comes in one industrial design, the pull-down faucet offers many different styles. From modern to vintage, one can find a pull-down faucet for any kitchen style.
- Ease of Use: Pull-down faucets are simple to use. They make filling tall pitchers, pots, and pans easy.
- Less Spray Pressure: Unlike the pre-rinse faucet, a pull-down has a normal amount of water pressure. This makes them less adept at blasting off hardened food.
- Less Reach: A pull-down faucet can only reach a short distance. For homeowners needing a longer spray nozzle, a pull-out faucet is a better choice.
Whether one opts for a pre-rinse or a pull-down kitchen faucet, the choice will largely come down to personal design preference. At Kingston Brass, we carry all the faucet selections one needs to pair with any style preference. Shop our faucets today.