Design & Style
Officially marketed and described to feature more of an industrial style than anything else, this Kraus faucet will look just as good in a domestic setting as it would anywhere else. We hope you will enjoy our Kraus single handle pull down faucet review.
It is indeed built for commercial use, in both the quality and appearance. It can also just as easily pass off as having a modern yet traditional design. Check out or commercial style faucet reviews, too. This makes it great for contemporary kitchens or those which have an ultra-modern profile. It may appear to be a bit more of a complex unit than some other solid piece faucets in its class. However, it’ll do just as well in a kitchen which follows more of a minimalist design profile and style.
Appearance-wise, the chrome color and finish conceals a body made of solid brass. You would never be able to tell this unless of course you read the specs and got that information in that way.
As far as the features go, this faucet has only one hole, which is all it needs to be given its intended functionality. It also features only one handle for uncomplicated operation.
Its heavy-duty design since it was perhaps built for more of a commercial setting. This gives it a nice and solid feel. So, if you perhaps have any guests over who are a bit rough in handling it, there’ll be no worries about possible breakages. Despite its clear visual appeal based design, it functions very beautifully once installed. It will maintain a consistent flow of water.
The flexibility of the water-delivery hose means that you now have a solution to that long-running common problem of not being able to get enough pressurized water to some of those areas of the sink that accumulate dirt rather quickly. The hose is extendable as well, in addition to the flexibility it offers. This is largely what sets this faucet apart from many others, particularly those we’ve featured here.
Of all the pull-down kitchen faucets we’ve featured, the upper-end price of this Kraus KPF-1680 suggests that it’s the cream of the crop. It’s definitely worth spending that little bit more for it, though. It is attested to by the quality of performance it’ll deliver once installed. Speaking of installation, as mentioned in its installation manual, the specifications of this unit read 32.1 x 8.5 x 2.2 inches and it weighs 10.3 pounds. It’s a deck-mounted installation which may pose a bit of a challenge for DIYers, especially. It’s an industrial-grade unit. Experienced handymen, plumbers, or other relevant contractors shouldn’t have a problem with the installation, though.
However, it’s hard to imagine an average consumer would have a lot of experience installing faucets. If you do have the experience you probably won’t have any issues either. It’s single-hole mounted which makes it a breeze to integrate into the standard sink. All the hardware for mounting this faucet comes in the package when you buy it.
In action, this faucet will probably compel you to want to spend some time in the kitchen while trying to fight a child-like urge to play with water. Consumption is at 1.8 gallons per minute (GPM). The spout height of 28 inches works well to complement the spout reach of 9.5 inches.
This translates to very convenient one-handed use (it does only have one handle anyway). This is a feature that will undoubtedly be appreciated by anyone who has ever had to use a kitchen faucet. The height of the spout is just right and comfortable for just about any height user. The pull-down sprayer offers good flexibility. Controlling the temperature at the same time as you control the water flow is just effortless. It is made even more so in part by the fact that the handle features just one leader and is very slim too.
As part of the pre-rinse spray function, you can press the lever handle on the sprayer to change the flow of the water from the main spout, but this maintains the flow rate of 1.8 GPM. The spout swivels a full 360 degrees as well.
Not much maintenance is required if any at all. That’s what you’d expect of a commercial-grade faucet which is as much at home in the home kitchen as it would be in a commercial kitchen. If you must know, it features ceramic cartridges to ensure a drip doesn’t develop. The faucet’s pre-rinse spray function is just a fancy way of saying that the rubber nozzles integrated into the pull-down sprayer prevent any hard water from building up, making its maintenance very easy.