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Old 11-29-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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Apart from aesthetic preference, what are the pros and cons of kitchen faucets with spouts that are high above the sink? Seems to me that, unless I had very large pots to clean, these faucets would cause a lot more splash when washing just plates and dishes and small pots and pans. What am I missing?

Thanks.

JEP
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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What am I missing?
Nothing; except for price...
You covered just about everything.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Apart from aesthetic preference, what are the pros and cons of kitchen faucets with spouts that are high above the sink? Seems to me that, unless I had very large pots to clean, these faucets would cause a lot more splash when washing just plates and dishes and small pots and pans. What am I missing?

Thanks.

JEP
Hi there! I just had one installed in my kitchen and I love it. There is more space, vertically, to do whatever needs to be done there, and it keeps me from leaning too far forward and making my back as tired as the "flat" kind.

O, and there is not a significant amount of "splash" once I got used to how it works. That, in all honesty, was mostly the problem I had because the end of the faucet where the water comes out is actually one of those spray deals ... how can I say this?... that pulls out of the unit and retracts, supposedly on its own (needs an adjustment) because of a weight pulling the tubing back in.

I'm happy with my decision.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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I agree with the previous poster, a pull-down faucet gives the best of both worlds. If we ever redo the kitchen here, I'll put one in. But, that may never happen as our kitchen is pretty decent and has a brand new faucet, garbage disposal, and appliances. The only thing my wife doesn't like is the counter top and changing that won't require a full kitchen remodel, or at least it shouldn't. But, you know how wives can be...
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses, everyone.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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The high faucet makes everything easier washing in the sink. I really like it and will never have the regular one again. I don't notice any extra splashing at all. My sink is double, one small for garbage disposal and the other one bigger and very deep for washing.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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OP,
You won't have a splash problem as long as the aerator is good. If you choose a pull down faucet, make sure replacement hoses are available locally. They can and do go bad. I've had customers waiting two and three weeks with usable no kitchen sink while a part was on order for some exotic faucet.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Yes, I am definitely getting a faucet with a spray unit that pulls out from the main unit. But my fear about a high faucet splashing is that, in the normal position, the water will be falling from a much greater height than from my current faucet. Useful when washing large pots, agreed. But I don't really have any large pots. When I'm washing small things like plates and pans and silverware, all that extra height would seem to cause a lot of splashing by the time it gets down to the sink where the plates are. At least this is what happens when I pull out the spray unit on my current faucet and hold it higher up to simulate a higher faucet. I could hold the plates up high to meet the faucet half way, I suppose, but that is very unnatural to me.
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: On a peninsula
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Yes, I am definitely getting a faucet with a spray unit that pulls out from the main unit. But my fear about a high faucet splashing is that, in the normal position, the water will be falling from a much greater height than from my current faucet. Useful when washing large pots, agreed. But I don't really have any large pots. When I'm washing small things like plates and pans and silverware, all that extra height would seem to cause a lot of splashing by the time it gets down to the sink where the plates are. At least this is what happens when I pull out the spray unit on my current faucet and hold it higher up to simulate a higher faucet. I could hold the plates up high to meet the faucet half way, I suppose, but that is very unnatural to me.
You can also pull the sprayer hose down lower if you find you're getting splashing. Or adjust the water pressure. I have a high rise faucet in a single bowl sink and love it. I don't find excessive splashing an issue.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Funny thing at Thanksgiving, my mother was over and couldn't figure out how to turn it on. Ours is a high one with pull-down sprayer. The only real problem is that when set on spray it can be turned too far to the side and hit the counter rather than the sink, but we have gotten used to it and the advantages are well worth that little inconvenience.
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