Turn Your Kitchen Faucets Into Those Touchless Ones They Have at Restaurants

Turn Your Kitchen Faucets Into Those
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Touchless faucets are commonplace in most restaurants, airports and public bathrooms, but they still seem like a luxury item that is too cost prohibitive to have in the home. Not anymore. With a simple wave of the hand and some truly inventive and stunning designs, touchless faucets are more affordable than ever and can easily be installed in your own kitchen to help cut down on the spread of germs, keep your faucet clean, and save you money.

A touchless faucet is a faucet that is activated either by waving your hand near the faucet or by touching the faucet anywhere. The biggest pro for switching to a touchless faucet is that it cuts down on germs, which can be a huge issue in the kitchen. Whether your latest stomach bug is from a sick member of your family touching the same faucet handle as everyone else or you’ve contracted food poisoning by handling raw chicken and leaving remnants of the juice on your faucet, kitchens can be a breeding ground for feeling terrible. With faucets that use either sensors or allow for one-touch activation, which can be done with your wrist, elbow or even nose (a body part that is free from germs and hasn’t touched raw meat will work!), the chances of spreading germs is significantly cut. By not having to manually turn on your faucet, you also cut down on cleaning, with one less surface area in your kitchen ending up with food, dirt, and germs on it.

Touchless faucets are also handy, pun intended, when cooking or cleaning. From squirming, muddy dogs that need a quick rinse in the sink, to baking endeavors that leave you covered in egg and flour, to trying to wash your hands while cradling a cell phone on your shoulder, not having to manually turn on a sink makes your day that much easier, and we’ll take all the wins we can get!

If you’re looking to save money, touchless faucets can help your wallet as well. They typically have a slower flow than traditional faucets and are less prone to dripping, which cuts down on water and energy consumption.

Check out three great touchless faucets below!


1. Delta Leland Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink

Designed with a leak-proof seal that lasts twice as long as the industry standard and ShieldSpray Technology that reduces spray splatter by an average of 90 percent, the Delta Leland Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink can be touched with elbows or wrist anywhere on the faucet head to turn the water on an off, making for an effortless hands-free experience.

Pros: We love that the Leland has a TempSense LED indicator that can be read from across the room and tell you the temperature of your water, a great addition if your pipes take a while to get hot water for washing dishes. Using a MagnaTite Docking, which is a powerful magnet, the sprayer will always snap into place, so you don’t have to worry about a droopy-looking faucet. The Leland is made with Diamond Seal technology that reduces leak points. The Leland is also the least expensive model on our list.

Cons: The Leland requires batteries and customers note that if your batteries begin to get old or die, the faucet will stop working altogether. Some customers also complained that the spray option is not full coverage.

Delta Faucet Leland Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink

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2. Moen Arbor Motionsense Kitchen Faucet

Truly touch-free, the Moen Arbor Motionsense Kitchen Faucet works by merely waving your hand over the faucet, with three options for controlling the faucet that makes it user-friendly for the whole family.

Pros: The Moen has three ways to control the faucet, including waving your hand over the top of the faucet to turn it on and off, a smart sensor near the base, and a traditional handle, a great added bonus for anyone in the home who may find the motion sensor confusing (the Moen complies with the American Disabilities Act specifications). We also like that the Moen has a spot resistant finish, which cuts down on unsightly watermarks and fingerprints on the faucet, and it has a 68-inch hose length that is perfect for long reach jobs.

Cons: The Moen has a big price tag. Some customers complained that leaks developed after 2-4 years of use.

Moen Arbor Motionsense Kitchen Faucet

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3. Delta Addison Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet

A stunning addition to any kitchen, the Delta Addison Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink boasts a leakproof seal and Touch20 technology that makes it easy to turn on and off with a simple touch anywhere on the faucet.

Pros: The Delta Addison has the exact same features and benefits as the Delta Leland, but with a higher-grade finish. This faucet is ideal for anyone who is looking for the top range in terms of single-hand faucet design.

Cons: Like the Moen, Delta Addison also has a big price tag. Customers also note that the faucet has too large an output for small sinks.

Delta Addison Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet

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