Faucets used to be devices that simply control water flow. Nowadays, people take it a step further and have them serve as visual focal points, as well. Among the kitchen faucets that follow the demands for aesthetics, the Kraus Nola KPF-1650SS offers a balanced combination between functionality and appearance.
Not only does it boast consistent long-term performance, but the spout also sports a polished, simplified industrial design with a braided hose and a practical spring neck.
Kraus Kitchen Faucet Review: Defining Features of the KPF-1650SS
- Flexible neck
- Impressive design
- Backed with lifetime warranty
- Tricky flow control
The braided hose is covered by a spring, and it provides the users much freedom in terms of movements. You may easily pull sprayer head down and clean the furthest corners of the sink. Do keep in mind that the hose is fixed, and it doesn’t retract.
The elasticity of the spring also supports the hose. That means if you accidentally drop the hose, it’ll be stopped instead of falling down and hitting to the sink, preventing further damage.
The Nola KPF-1650SS can swivel and is able to rotate 360 degrees. As a result, the swivel increases the spout’s range of motion, making it suitable for both large and small kitchen sinks.
The sprayer is secured on a magnetic latch. The magnetic force provides a smooth transition between two usages: normal and pull-down. Consequently, it can be easily taken out of and put back on its secured position. Plus, the head has an integrated button that allows you to effortlessly switch between spray and stream settings and pause the water, too.
Accumulation of lime is inevitable as household water carries dissolved minerals. This accumulation often occurs on standard aerators. However, the Neoperl Perlator Honeycomb aerator efficiently resists the process thanks to its plastic body and the honeycomb structure. Furthermore, the aerator is also prevented from clogging by a dome filter.
The body of the faucet is made mainly of brass, and brass has been known for its property to resists wear, rust, and corrosion. It’s also coated with a layer of stainless steel that adds to the faucet’s overall resistance. Therefore, the faucet body is expected to last a long time with moderate upkeep.
The Kraus has one handle, and the stem valve contains ceramic discs. Ceramic cartridges have been tested to last up to 500,000 cycles. The faucet comes with a Neoperl Perlator Honeycomb aerator. The aerator that efficiently keeps water flow at a constant rate of 1.75 gallons per minute (based on the faucet’s specs) regardless of the changes of the input water pressure.
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The warranty that comes with the product will cover any defect under normal use. The warranty varies on different parts of the product: 1-year on the mechanical components, 5-year on the cartridge, and lifetime on craftsmanship.