About a month ago, I decided that I was going to work on updating my kitchen. The main reason I decided to do a little bit of updating was the fact that my old kitchen faucet had begun to leak around the base plate and had been dripping quite a bit from the faucet spout. The last time I replaced the kitchen faucet, I just bought what was on sale. That was a mistake I vowed not to make again. If you’ve read my kitchen faucet reviews, you’ll know that this model is one of my particular favorites – but let’s get onto the full review!
Kraus KPF-1650SS Style
Luckily, I came across the Kraus KPF-1650SS Modern Nola Single Lever Commercial Style Kitchen Faucet. I was impressed, first of all, by its sleek and modern appearance. This faucet looked like something that belonged in a more commercial kitchen. It really looked like a quality product that would be durable enough to last well into the future.
The KPF-1650SS has a high-arch, open-coil design. These features make this faucet look like something that belongs in a professional kitchen. While I am no kitchen professional, I did want something that said I cared about my home and kitchen. This faucet combines a professional look with plenty of functionality.
- Lead-Free All-Metal Construction
- Dual-Function Pull-Down Spray Head w/ Magnetic Docking
- Codes/Standards Applicable: cUPC (UPC&CSA), NSF 61, NSF 372, AB1953, EPA, CALGreen, MASS, FTC, DOE, CEC and ADA
- Superior Corrosion & Rust-Resistant Finish
- 1 or 3-Hole Installation w/ Optional 10" Deck Plate
Kraus KPF-1650SS Specifications
The Kraus KPF-1650SS weighs 9.9 pounds. It really is a sturdy faucet. This fixture is 8.8 x 1.8 x 26.2 inches. At first, I thought this was going to overpower my sink, but it really didn’t.
This faucet is made entirely of brass and metal. This tells me that it will be a long time before I have to worry about any leaks or corrosion. I was truly happy to find that there were no plastic parts to wear out. While I replaced this faucet on my own with a minimal amount of trouble or effort, plumbing work down the road is never something I look forward to.
This Kraus faucet has no hose going back down under the sink, so installation was actually very easy. Because the head of the faucet can move around 360 degrees, the handle can be installed in any orientation. This would make it easy to adjust for left-handed individuals, but it was perfect for me.
Kraus KPF-1650SS Features
I tend to be concerned about the environment, so I wanted to ensure that the faucet I chose was going to help to conserve water. So I looked for ratings and certifications from some of the agencies that approve “green” products.
The Kraus KPF-1650SS was listed with cUPC (UPC&CSA), NSF 61, NSF 372, AB1953, EPA, CALGreen, MASS, FTC, DOE, CEC and ADA. These standards tell me a couple of things. First of all, this product is very eco-friendly. Secondly, this product has been made with the needs of those with disabilities in mind. This tells me that the faucet is going to be easy to use and has features to make it more functional for everyone in our society.
It is important for me to purchase products from companies who exhibit a sense of social responsibility, and that is certainly true of Kraus.
As I began looking further into the features of the Kraus faucet, I saw that it was lead-free and, again, made entirely of metal. Lead in the environment has been known to impact children and the elderly, causing memory and learning problems. I realize that Kraus has to be concerned about the legal aspects of manufacturing, but I appreciate the fact that they list the lead-free construction as a feature.
Like I said earlier, the all-metal construction tells me that this faucet is going to last for a very long time. I wanted the stainless steel finish that was offered with this product because the finish is resistant to rust and corrosion. This also means that the product should last me for years. As a bonus, there are no plastic parts which could wear out and cause leaks. That is very important to me as well. The longer the faucet lasts, the fewer old fixtures that end up in landfills somewhere.
Another feature that impressed me was the single-lever design. The single lever will allow me to control both the water temperature and the flow of the water with a slight touch of my hand. This means that if my hands are full or dirty, I can still operate the faucet with the back of my hand or my elbow. The magnetic docking of the spray head makes it very easy to operate. The spray head pulls down with just a gentle nudge. When returning the spray head back to its home position, the magnetic docking features seems to just pull it right out of my fingers and back into place. It is no wonder that this faucet is rated for those individuals with disabilities. The operation of this faucet is almost effortless.
Kraus KPF-1650SS Extras
The Kraus KPF-1650SS has a dual-function, spray and stream sprayer, pull down spray head with magnetic docking. The dual-function sprayer switches between aerated stream and powerful spray with the push of a button. This faucet also will swivel 360 degrees in order to reach all parts of the sink. That is important to me also.
My old faucet would cause water to splash all over the sink, and I would have to scrub and clean the hard water spots off of the sides of my sink wall. Now, I can completely clean the sink after each use by using the high quality spray head of this faucet fixture.
Also, the Kraus has a high performance/low flow Neoperl aerator. As I looked for the right faucet for me, I noticed that this was a common feature on just about all of the Kraus products. The Neoperl aerator is the part which helps to conserve water. This feature also helps to prevent splashing of water into and out of the sink. I really love this feature, because conserving water really helps out your wallet and the environment at the same time.
Kraus KPF-1650SS Conclusion
I had a friend stop by the house the other day. We went into the kitchen to get a cup of coffee. The first thing my friend noticed was the new faucet. This was just an affirmation to me that I had indeed made the right choice in terms of my new kitchen fixture. It is stylish and impressive. It also has a look of durability. While I am no professional in the kitchen in terms of cooking, one might think I was after looking at the Kraus faucet.
After reviewing so many faucets, I’ve come to know that Kraus has a reputation for producing high quality fixtures. Overall, I was very happy with my decision to buy the Kraus KPF-1650SS Commercial Faucet. I would buy the faucet again in the future – but then again I don’t think I will ever have to!