From cutting down on the spread of germs to cutting down on the mess in your kitchen, smart faucets are every chef’s best friend. Whether your idea of a fancy meal includes making grilled cheese with the expensive gouda or preparing a five-course spread for your 30 closest friends members, having a smart faucet in your kitchen is an inexpensive way to not only upgrade your home but also upgrade the usability of your kitchen.
We love using a smart faucet in our kitchen for a variety of reasons. The biggest is germs. Or in this case, the reduction of bacteria. Smart faucets are activated by either waving your hand in front of a sensor or taping the spout with the back of your hand, your wrist or your forearm. What do all these things have in common? Your hand isn’t touching a lever. You know, the same lever that everyone else in your home touches. That’s also the same lever that you come into contact with after handling food, getting meat juices, sticky honey and barbecue sauce, messy berry remnants and more. The levers on a faucet are patient zero for germs, whether it’s from the common cold or left-over food products. Thanks to smart faucets, you and everyone you share your faucet with are no longer passing germs back and forth. A smart faucet also cuts down on the mess in a kitchen which often takes place in and around the sink thanks to faucet levers.
We also love smart faucets because of their ease of use. Trying to turn on your tap to rinse meat and vegetables or wash your hands when they’re covered in flour can make a messy job even messier. Smart faucet’s and their hands-free activation free up your hands, turning you into your own sous chef.
The three smart faucets we’ve included on our list still include all the features that we love in standard faucets, including levers and retractable spray hoses. These are especially good for spraying dirty dishes, watering plants, and rinsing out dirty sinks.
Learn more about our three favorite smart faucets below.
1. Delta Leland Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet
The Delta Leland Single-Handle Touch Kitchen Sink Faucet features touch on and off capabilities and a TempSense LED indicator to quickly tell users the temperature of their water. The Delta turns on simply with the touch of a wrist or forearm, helping to reduce mess and the spread of germs. The Delta uses MagnaTite Docking for its kitchen sprayer, which is a powerful magnet that automatically snaps the sprayer into place and keeps it there when not in use. Patented Diamond Seal technology keeps the Delta leak-free, and the ShieldSpray technology turns the retractable hose into a powerful sprayer that gets baked on food off dishes.
Pros: The temperature of the water is readily displayed on the bright TempSense LED indicator, which is visible from across the room.
Cons: The spray hose can get tangled and there can be issues when switching between spray and steam.
2. Dalmo Touchless Kitchen Faucet
The Dalmo Touchless Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer can be turned on with the wave of a hand, with the faucet also including a convenient pull-down spray wand. This faucet makes your everyday living efficient. Made out of durable stainless steel, this faucet is sturdy and durable to handle anything that you throw at it.
Pros: The faucet also has a traditional handle and pull down wand for added convenience. The faucet has a clean design on the spout.
Cons: A simple design
3. Forious Touchless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer
The Forious Touchless Kitchen Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer can easily swivel 360 degrees, making it a great option for anyone with a double sink. The Forious is a great option for anyone with a double or large sink, with the touchless faucet and sprayer able to easily swivel 360 degrees. The Forious uses American Standard Braided Hoses, which are guaranteed against leaking, rusting and breaking. The smart hose is activated by pulling down to make water come out and replacing in its cradle to stop the water flow.
Pros: The Forious uses a patented waterproof and space-saving design and boasts a 10-minute installation time average.
Cons: The faucet could be heavier and could be plugged in through an AC outlet rather than using batteries to power the sensor.