The Best Kitchen Faucets: Affordable to Fancy
From cutting edge voice-activated and touchless faucets to sturdy and stylish faucets for the first time homeowner, we run down our favorites.
Kitchen faucets are key players in our day-to-day routine. Between topping off the espresso maker every morning, providing fresh water to clean-up a midday mess, and filling pasta pots for dinner prep, our faucets work in overdrive to maintain hydration, cleanliness, and, let's face it: the general sanity in our homes.
And how do we repay these selfless sink accessories? By wrapping our sticky, sweaty and possibly salmonella-infested fingers around their handles and coating their once-sparkling surfaces in a sea of unhygienic smudges noticeable several feet away.
We’re better than that, friend. It’s time to start fresh and treat our kitchens to a faucet equipped to handle our ever-evolving needs with the latest, state-of-the-art technologies like touchless activation, LED light temperature monitors and voice control operations. Leave the sticky-smudges behind you and move forward to a hygienic, hands-free future with our favorite high-tech kitchen faucets, linked below.
Frosted fingers are welcome in kitchens with the Delta Trinsic Touch2O faucet. The tap-on, tap-off faucet is designed with messy chefs and modern living in mind. Water flow activates with a touch on the handle or spout and the tech-savvy faucet comes equipped with the Delta TempSense LED light feature that warns users of water temperature change with changing color lights. Users enjoy a multi-flow design with standard, spray and high-performance settings along with automatic shut-off after four minutes of continuous use.
Fashion-meets-function with this striking, gooseneck kitchen faucet by Grohe. The LadyLux Café Pull Down Faucet is crafted from brass and plated in a custom chrome finish fit for contemporary and transitional kitchen designs, alike. The sleek faucet comes equipped with Grohe’s Touchless FootControl technology that allows users to control water flow from a tap of their foot on the base unit below. Bonus? Each faucet comes with an automatic shut-off feature that kicks in after one minute of continuous use.
The future is now, friend. The Kohler Setra Voice Activated Kitchen Faucet provides users with the ease of touchless waterflow and the precision of artificial intelligence with the help of Kohler Konnect app. The smart faucet connects to the Kohler app to track water usage and pairs with Amazon Alexa, Google Home or the Apple Home Kit for touchless, voice-control technology. Once connected, the Setra fulfills spoken commands to activate waterflow and dispenses specific measurements with ease. For those users who aren’t up for conversation, the Setra comes with a motion sensor design that activates with a quick wave of a hand.
Looking for a high-tech faucet at a low price point? The OWOFAN Touch-On Kitchen Faucet checks both boxes with a modest price tag starting under $100 and assistive touch technology that allows users to activate water flow by tapping anywhere on the faucet spout or body. The contemporary gooseneck faucet features three waterflow settings and comes in five finishes including matte black, classic nickel and stainless steel.
The Kohler Artifacts Touchless Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet combines classic lines with modern capabilities and dreamy finishes to take the bore out of everyday chores. Each Artifacts faucet comes equipped with Kohler Response Touchless technology to read movement in the space and activate water flow with a wave in front of the sensor. The faucet also features a pull-down spray head that cycles between three stream-strengths using touch control technology.
Sleek and savvy, the U by Moen Kitchen Faucet uses smartphone connectivity to implement voice-control technology that allows users to fill pots and bottles with precision every time. The U faucet stands apart from other smart faucets by tracking water usage and by creating custom presets for water measurements used frequently in the home.
Fingerprints don’t stand a chance against the Moan Align Motionsense Touchless Faucet. The industrial-style faucet features a dramatic gooseneck profile, a pulldown and pull-out sprat head and is crafted with spot-resistant materials to ensure a sparkling clean finish in even the messiest kitchens. A motion sensor reads users’ movements allowing for easy, hands-free water activation. Best part? The Align faucet is crafted with confidence and comes with a limited lifetime warranty to ensure long-lasting user satisfaction.
Add a little glamour to your dishwashing routine with the Brizo Litze Smart Touch Faucet. The high-arch faucet design features touch-to-start technology, a spout with a 360-degree swivel and a pulldown spray head that returns to place with an integrated magnetic docking system. Litze comes in classic finishes like traditional nickel and chrome as well as trendier tones, too, like matte black and luxe gold.
A kitchen faucet equipped with touch control technology, a dramatic gooseneck profile and a modern silver finish for under $70? Yep – and it comes with a dual-function pull out spray head to boot. This Morinome faucet is a must-have for those looking for the latest kitchen technology at a budget-friendly price point.
Restaurant dreams are realized with this commercial-grade kitchen faucet and pot filler combo. The dramatic gooseneck silhouette, exposed springs and stainless-steel finish give the Gimili faucet a distinct, professional appeal sure to elevate any kitchen. The substantial design comes equipped with a 350-degree spout rotation and a powerful, dual-function water sprayer for unmatched cleaning, every time. Even better? The faucet includes a secondary spout that’s designed to fill pots, pans and bowls with ease.
It seems that Delta has the Midas touch with the Lenta Touch2O Faucet. The gleaming contemporary design offers users hands-free functionality with touch-on, touch-off activation and a pull-down spray head packed with powerful ShieldSpray technology. Lenta comes in spotless steel, matte black, chrome and the dreamy, champagne bronze finish pictured above.
Keeping kitchen surfaces clean and germ-free is easier than ever with the Kohler Simplice Touchless Faucet. The stainless-steel design features a motion sensor under the spout that allows users to activate water flow during food prep without creating unsightly (or unhygienic) smudges on the faucet surface to do so. The Simplice provides three water stream strengths, a pull-down spray head and a magnetic docking feature that secures the head back in place between use.