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Old 12-15-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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Hi I am at the finishing stage of a new home and have to choose a kitchen Faucet. I have Moen Brantford ORB in all my bathrooms, and also have ORB hardware through out the house. In my kitchen I have stainless appliances and sink. I am not sure if I should use ORB for the kitchen and whether to go with a nice old fashion two handle verses single handle? Any thoughts or recomendations?
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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I think you'd want to have your kitchen faucet match your appliances... so I'd go with stainless.

And like you, I like the look of two handle faucets, but when cleaning dishes, a single is much, much more functional... you're not having to find the perfect warm/hot temp for cleaning! Also, if you're like me and have full hands, you can just push up on the faucet, and not have to turn two levers!
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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I think you'd want to have your kitchen faucet match your appliances... so I'd go with stainless.

And like you, I like the look of two handle faucets, but when cleaning dishes, a single is much, much more functional... you're not having to find the perfect warm/hot temp for cleaning! Also, if you're like me and have full hands, you can just push up on the faucet, and not have to turn two levers!
I see the benefit of one handle for sure and it makes sense to stay stainless when everything else is stainless in the kitchen. Any thoughts on in nozzle sprayers verses non, Moen verse the rest?
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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I was in your same predicament 1 year ago in our new construction. We had all ORB throughout the house including hinges and door hardware.

We also have stainless appliances and sink-we went with the stainless single lever faucet. Looks great-As Packpr mentioned it is much more convenient to have a single lever especially when you are dealing with heavy pots etc.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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I was in your same predicament 1 year ago in our new construction. We had all ORB throughout the house including hinges and door hardware.

We also have stainless appliances and sink-we went with the stainless single lever faucet. Looks great-As Packpr mentioned it is much more convenient to have a single lever especially when you are dealing with heavy pots etc.

I have been asking some friends and they too said stay with stainless. I think I will go with stainless and have it down to two Delta faucets. I will pick one probably in the next couple of days and my hardware will be done on this house yea!
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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You mentioned that you have stainless appliances. How about the hardware on your cabinets and drawers? Are you going to match the faucet to them also?
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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You mentioned that you have stainless appliances. How about the hardware on your cabinets and drawers? Are you going to match the faucet to them also?
See that is what I am talking about! All the knobs and hardware in the house has ORB and is transistional. In addtion I have natural knotty alder cabinets with a ORB knobs and crown molding stain. (Looks awsome) I thought the fixture would tie in nice with ORB.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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For kitchen use, I'm a big fan of one handle faucets that you can pop on with a forearm. Unless you're a vegetarian, there will come a time when you've just finished handling raw chicken or hamburger, and it's really nice to be able to wash your hands right there in the kitchen without feeling like you're spreading bacteria all over the faucet as you turn it on.
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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It's your kitchen, of course, and ultimately your decision. But the two features I would like most in a kitchen sink are EITHER a "high arc" faucet or a "pull-down" faucet. Filling pitchers or large pots of water from the tap gets difficult otherwise--in fact, I usually use an intermediary container to fill them up.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I have had 2 of the pull out nozzle type faucets. I hated both of them. The problem is that both sprays are just that, sprays. There is no plain old running water mode. Very difficult to use on narrow openings.
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