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Why it’s Time to Upgrade Your Kitchen With a Fancy (And Affordable) New Faucet

Faucets are one of our favorite updates to make in a kitchen. Affordable and practical, they instantly elevate the look of any kitchen. From a home improvement standpoint, faucets are a sound investment for both the feel and practicality of your kitchen. Whether you’re renovating an outdated home, looking to fix a leak issue, or getting a space ready to sell, a quality kitchen faucet is a must-have.

If you’re updating your home, the six faucets we’ve included on our list can all quickly and easily be installed without a plumber. These faucets are also a great option if your current faucet is leaking.

For those homeowners preparing to move or flip a property, deciding on upgrades that will appeal to a mass audience without breaking the bank can be difficult. For these reasons, we made sure our faucets all sit at reasonable price points and have modern stylings that should go with most kitchen styles.

Take a look at our list of the six best kitchen faucets below.

1. Moen Arbor Motionsense Kitchen Faucet

With Motionsense technology that gives users a hands-free, touchless experience, the Moen Arbor Kitchen Faucet will turn any kitchen into a smart kitchen. The faucet has two sensors, enabling users to wave their hand over or in front of the faucet to turn it on and off. This not only helps to decrease the spread of germs on handles, but also makes it easier to turn on the faucet when your hands are full. The Moen Arbor can even be used as a traditional faucet, with a lever attached to the base.

Pros: The retractable nozzle is made with the Moen reflex system, which always brings the nozzle directly back to the dock. The Moen also has power clean spray technology, which provides 50 percent more spray power than other pull-down and pull-out faucets.

Cons: The Moen Arbor is the only smart faucet on our list, but because of that it’s also significantly more expensive than the other five options.

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2. Delta Leland Kitchen Sink Faucet

Made with their patented DIAMOND Seal Technology, which reduces leak points for a lifespan that is double the industry standard, the Delta Leland Kitchen Sink Faucet is a great option for anyone who wants a faucet they can depend on. The Delta uses MagnaTite Docking, a powerful magnet that securely retracts the pull-down nozzle after each use. A button on the side of the nozzle gives users a choice between a solid and rain shower spray. The easy-to-install faucet is designed to fit over single or three-hole sinks.

Pros: The Delta uses ShieldSpray Technology for a spray that is strong enough to cut through hard to remove messes, while the faucet’s protective sphere cuts down on water splatter by 90 percent.

Cons: The Delta will drip if the lever is not correctly pushed back into the off position after each use.

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3. Appaso Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

The Appaso kitchen faucet features three setting s–– stream, spray, and pause –– to satisfy a variety of needs. Use stream for filling water, spray for a strong clean, and pause to quickly stop the flow of water to avoid splashing. The faucet has a 20-inch hose and unique self-retracting technology, meaning the hose automatically returns to its original position and docks securely. With a sleek design, the faucet features a five-layer galvanized metal finish and nano material that prevents fingerprints and spots, leaving it consistently sparkling and clean.

Pros: The faucet has a functional 360-degree swivel body for flexible rotation and a high-quality valve to prevent leakage and extend the life of the faucet.

Cons: The hose must be lined up with the faucet for automatic retraction to work properly.

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4. Owofan Spring Kitchen Faucet

With a high-arc design and 360 degree rotation, the Owofan kitchen faucet is ideal for a variety of sink activities. The spray head features a rocker switch to quickly and easily switch from an aerated stream to a powerful spray. Its compact 16 inch height fits underneath most kitchen cabinets, and its pull-down flexible hose allows you to easily reach all areas of your sink. Made of solid brass and a quality finish, this faucet resists tarnish and corrosion from daily use and ensures the faucet’s longevity.

Pros: The Owofan Kitchen Faucet features a unique, modern look but has the functionality and durability of an industrial sink.

Con: This faucet may require additional, longer supply lines for installation.

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5. Kraus Commercial Kitchen Faucet

This kitchen faucet has a convenient pull-down sprayhead with an extended range of motion and an easily retractable hose with swivel adapter that reaches all areas of the sink. With an industrial open-coil spout that swivels 180 degrees, this high-arc kitchen faucet is both stylish and functional. Its unique spot-free all-Brite stainless steel finish prevents fingerprints, water spots, and fading, meaning it requires minimal upkeep, and its solid brass construction resists corrosion.

Pros: The Kraus faucet features a water-saving aerator and premium ceramic cartridge for long-lasting, leak-free use.

Cons: At 180 degrees, the faucet has a more limited range of motion than the other models.

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6. Kingo Home Pull Down Kitchen Faucet

The Kingo Home Faucet’s two spray modes allow you to easily toggle between a splash-free aerated stream and a powerful spray with just the flip of a switch. This high-arc faucet swivels 360 degrees and features a 20-inch pull-out hose for full-range cleaning capabilities. Its multi-layered brushed nickel coating resists rust, corrosion, and tarnish, and the life-shine brushed finish resists fingerprints and water spots for a shiny, clean-looking faucet. Plus, the spray head’s rubber nozzle is easy to clean and prevents hard water build-up.

Pros: With a 20-inch pull down hose and 360-degree swivel, this faucet provides full range of motion and excellent reach.

Cons: The included plastic mounting nut may need to be replaced for a more secure installation.

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