How to choose the kitchen faucet correctly

- Oct 23, 2019-

Many people find that there are many problems in the house after the renovation, especially for kitchen faucets, which are often used. Once there is a problem, it will cause a lot of trouble, so you must do your homework before you buy.

1. by structure type

For ease of use, the kitchen faucet should be taller, and the spout should be longer. It is best to extend above the drain and not splash. If there is a hot water line in the kitchen, the double tap is the best choice. In order to meet the needs of various uses, most kitchen faucets can now be rotated left and right. In recent years, the new pull-out faucet can extract the faucet and facilitate cleaning to all corners of the sink. However, the disadvantage is that one hand must be vacated when the faucet is pulled out, and some faucets are faucets. It can be rotated up and down 360°.

2. By material

The kitchen faucet is usually made of brass, which is the most common pure copper faucet on the market. But due to the characteristics of the kitchen environment, pure copper faucets are not necessarily the best choice. All pure copper faucets are plated on the outermost layer, and the purpose of plating is to prevent internal corrosion and rust. The kitchen has a lot of fumes, and the greasy and cleansing of the hands when washing the dishes often requires cleaning the faucet. If the cleaning method is not correct, it is likely to damage the plating layer of the faucet, causing the faucet to be corroded and rusted. If you want to choose a full copper kitchen faucet, you must choose high-quality plating, otherwise it will easily cause the rust and corrosion of the faucet.

Now some manufacturers use high-quality 304 stainless steel to make the faucet. Compared with pure copper faucet, the faucet made of high-quality stainless steel has lead-free, acid-proof, alkali-resistant, non-corrosive, non-release of harmful substances and will not pollute the tap water source. Features. This is very important for the drinking water in the kitchen; and the stainless steel faucet does not need to be electroplated, it is not easy to rust, and its hardness and toughness are more than twice as high as that of the copper product, so it is very convenient to clean. However, due to the difficulty in processing stainless steel, current high-quality stainless steel faucets are generally relatively expensive.

3. The length of the nozzle should take into account the two sides of the sink

Pay attention to the length of the basin and the faucet when purchasing. If the sink is a double basin, be aware that the length of the nozzle should be balanced with both sides of the sink.

4. With anti-calcification system and anti-backflow system

Calcium is deposited in both the showerhead and the automatic cleaning system. Similarly, kitchen faucets will accumulate some calcium after several years of use. When purchasing, be careful to choose a faucet with an anti-calcification system because it can prevent the device from being calcified internally. When all the seals inside the faucet fail, the faucet equipped with the anti-backflow system can still ensure no backflow pollution accidents and ensure the clean water quality. Therefore, when purchasing, pay attention to whether the selected faucet has these two functions.