Faucets That Function
Modern faucets deliver high style without sacrificing function. Here are the features to shop for when selecting your kitchen's most fashionable fixture.
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The most popular spouts today are high-arching "goosenecks," and for good reason. These elegant spouts can rotate to both sides of your sink, and, because of their height, are extra handy for filling large pots.
Pull-out faucets — spouts with sprayers attached — reach anywhere in a two- or even three-bowl sink, fill large stockpots, coffeemakers, and buckets outside the sink, and can replace a separate side sprayer. Look for one that extends 20 to 24 inches. Pull-down spray faucets let you adjust the water flow, choosing between an aerated stream and a spray. Some offer a second, more powerful spray setting for intense cleaning.
If you want to cook like a chef, you may need to dispense water like one, too, with commercial-style fixtures.