The Top 5 Pull Down Kitchen Faucets of 2020 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide
Are you struggling to find a suitable pull down kitchen faucet?
You probably are because there are just so many pull down faucets on the market. And not all these faucets are good faucets for you. This is why I will cover what to look for in a pull down kitchen faucet.
Anyway, my list will cover pull down faucets in all price ranges and with a variety of different features. You will certainly be able to find a pull down faucet in the list that meets your needs.
The Top 5 Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Reviews in 2020
You should have a good idea of what to look for in a pull down kitchen faucet. This section will review all the options available to you. Don’t worry, I have included a pull down faucet that fits the demands of every person.
Here’s our top picks for the Best Pull Down Kitchen Faucets
Delta has a reputation for making good faucets, so it shouldn’t surprise you that one of their faucets is a top pick. Plus, Delta has a reputation for producing affordable products that still have all the features you still want.
My favorite feature of the Delta 9178T is the Touch2O. Basically, this feature allows you to turn the faucet on with very minimal contact. Simply touch anywhere on the faucet to turn it on.
The Delta isn’t a drooping faucet. It actually has magnetic docking, so you don’t have to manually feed the sprayer into the dock. One of the more unusual features is the ShieldSpray that prevents splashback via a water shield. I don’t even know how it works, but it does a surprisingly good job at preventing scraps from getting all over the place.
This is one of the most popular pull down faucets for a reason: it’s just that good.
Magnetic docking, ShieldSpray, and the 1 and 3 hole compatibility all combine to make this a great pick. The only real downside, in my opinion, is that this sprayer does cost a little more money than some of the other options that you might find, but all those extra features make up for it.
I’ll also add that this faucet looks pretty good, too.
The Touch2O makes it very sanitary to use
Magnetic docking makes it very easy to dock
It is compatible with a 1 or 3 hole sink
Models that have fingerprint resistance are available, so you don’t even have to worry about wiping down fingerprints
It is a little large with a hose length of 62 inches and a height of 15 inches
The price is a little high, but the features make it worth the price
Moen is the other top name in the faucet industry. Some people prefer Moen and some prefer Delta. I think they’re about the same, but each faucet has its own strengths. The 7594E is definitely a faucet that has all the features you could ever want in a pull down faucet, but it does come at a price.
My favorite feature on this faucet is the hands free mode. That’s right, this faucet has a motion detector, so you don’t even have to get your hands dirty. As far as I know, this is the only pull down faucet with a motion detector.
Other nice features include the 68” hose and powerful sprayer. Those two features mean that you definitely won’t need to worry about running out of hose with this faucet. Even better is that it comes in three different finishes, which makes matching to your kitchen very easy.
The only downside with this faucet is the price – this faucet is expensive. But it’s high-quality, so you won’t have to replace it for a very long time.
I recommend Moen 7594 if you have a bigger budget AND enjoy a faucet with some extra features. The motion sensor and long hose are both very nice. Plus, it’s Moen – it’ll be a good product that will last you longer than a cheap faucet.
It’s a durable faucet
It’s touchless, so it won’t get many fingerprints on it
Long hose that automatically retracts
Compatible with 1 hole and 3 hole sinks
More expensive than other faucets
The Motion sensor can be annoying until you get used to it
I normally don’t like putting two products from the same line on a list. However, the Moen Arbor is a really good faucet, so I have made an exception. As you can imagine, the Moen Arbor 7594SRS is pretty much identical to the 7594. The only real difference is that the 7594SRS is a more outdated model that lacks a PowerSpray.
Don’t let that scare you, though. This model has a Power Boost that delivers a powerful stream that can still clean your dishes. And it still has a motion sensor, so you don’t have to put your greasy fingers on the faucet.
That’s pretty convenient.
It also comes in four different finishes: matte black, chrome, oil rubbed bronze, and smudge resistant stainless steel. All those options mean it shouldn’t be difficult to find something that fits in your kitchen.
The Arbor 7594 is great if you want a Moen faucet that doesn’t break the bank. Sure, it’s a little expensive, but it’s pretty affordable considering it has a motion detector. Plus, it’s a Moen – you should expect to pay some money.
I really like the design on this, too. It’s sleek, somewhat small, available in four finishes (easy to match), and it has a long hose.
Do you want a pull down faucet that looks like something you would find in a commercial kitchen?
If you do, then the Kraus Nola is the faucet for you. It’s fairly affordable, but I will admit that it doesn’t have many of the fancy features you see in some of the higher priced faucets, though.
Anyway, Kraus has a reputation for focusing on design and quality more than features. That means you will get a fairly simple sprayer that shouldn’t break. For instance, Kraus uses ceramic valves because those are much more durable than standard valves.
Of course, the Kraus Nola does have one feature that I really like:
An aerator and a magnetic dock. The aerator makes the water stream a little smoother. And the magnetic dock aids the spring in returning the faucet head to the proper position.
I’ll admit that the Kraus Nola doesn’t beat the more standard pull-down faucets in terms of features. Quite frankly, this faucet is fairly simple, but that’s what makes it great. Sometimes you just don’t need all the fancy features. All you need is a faucet with a long range and strong stream.
And that’s where the Kraus Nola excels. It’s also pretty durable because of the ceramic valves. Of course, it’s also much more affordable than the other options on the list.
Just make sure that you have plenty of overhead clearance before purchasing this faucet.
No plastic on this faucet. It’s 100% metal
Very sturdy and durable
Corrosion and rust resistant finish
More affordable than the other options on this list
Compatible with 1 and 3 hole sinks
Only two finishes available, which isn’t too big of a problem for a commercial-style faucet
The water flow is a little slow
It’s tall at 26.25”, so make sure you have plenty of overhead space
Finally, the best budget pull down faucet. The WEWE checks all the boxes for a good budget option. It’s fairly reliable, durable, good looking, and it’s very affordable. This is the best budget pull down faucet you will find.
I recommend not purchasing a pull down faucet that costs less than the WEWE because those faucets tend to be awful.
Just avoid those.
Anyway, the WEWE is fairly basic, but reliable enough. I like that it actually has a stream and spray mode, which provides some extra flexibility. The hose also is surprisingly long at 71 inches.
With that said, it does have some problems. The connections are a little loose, but you can tighten those before installation. It doesn’t have a magnetic catch, either. You should expect for it to wobble a little bit when it’s in the holder.
You shouldn’t expect this faucet to last a long time. That’s just not going to happen at this price range. With that said, I recommend this faucet for a bathroom or as a temporary replacement while you search for a more ideal faucet.
You should definitely splurge on your kitchen faucet, but it would get expensive if you bought a fancy faucet for all the bathrooms in your home.
Don’t let this review scare you off. This faucet isn’t awful. It just shouldn’t be your first choice if you can afford a higher quality faucet.
It has all the basics you would expect from a pull down faucet
It will probably start falling apart within a year or two
Kitchen faucets are not complicated fixtures. You simply mount it to your sink and connect it to the water line. However, there are some things to look for in the faucet itself. Plus, you also need to make sure that the faucet fits your sink.
A pull down faucet is generally higher than a standard faucet. In fact, this extra height is one of the reasons that many homeowners prefer a pull down faucet.
This also means you need to be aware of the clearance of the faucet and the distance to the backsplash. This is especially true if you have a fairly small sink. If you have a large sink, such as an island sink, then you don’t really have to worry about the height.
Anyway, just make sure you know the height of your sink and the distance to the backsplash if you have a smaller sink.
The hardware for a pull down hose is located underneath your sink, so you do need a fairly large cabinet to fit all of that hardware. With that in mind, there are two things you should consider in regards to cabinet space:
Have enough cabinet space for the hose to reside under the cabinet.
Have enough cabinet space for other supplies in your cabinet because it’s not very convenient if the hose takes up the entire cabinet.
Modes of Spraying
Pull down faucets actually have a few different spraying modes. The top end faucets will usually have a high pressure spraying mode, a wide spraying mode, and an average pressure mode. Lower end faucets will normally just have a high pressure spraying mode, which is the most frequently used spray mode.
Sure, not everyone needs all the different spraying mode, but options do exist if you know where to look.
There are two main types of docking when it comes to pull down faucets:
A drooping faucet and a docking faucet.
A drooping faucet is the type that does not retract into a dock on the edge of the sink. Instead, it hangs above the sink. This means that you can use it without having to pull it away. Personally, I prefer this type of faucet because it’s much more convenient to use.
However, lots of people do not like the drooping faucet for one reason or another. Many of them view them as ugly because this type of pull down faucet is often found in commercial kitchens.
The docking mechanism, in my opinion, mostly comes down to personal preference. If you have the room, then I recommend a drooping faucet. On the other hand, if you have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), then you should probably use a standard docking faucet.