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7 Various Types of Kitchen Faucets

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Over the years, a lot of types of faucets have been invented. With the help of technology, a new and improved faucet is available in the market these days. In purchasing a faucet, you must consider the one which is best suited for your kitchen sink. These different types of kitchen faucets function differently. Listed below are some various types of kitchen faucets. Get to know each type and determine the faucet that best suits your kitchen sink.

1. Ball Faucet

This type of kitchen faucet is famous for its single lever which creates a rotating motion around the ball-shaded cap. The cap of the ball faucet is the one responsible for controlling the amount of cold and hot water that is to be released from the spout.

2. Disk Faucet

Disc faucet ensures you that it can function longer without breaking down. It has two ceramic discs: a moveable one and a fixed one. This is quite a more durable valve that lasts long in different water condition.

3. Cartridge Faucet

A cartridge faucet or also known as a ‘washer less’, has two versions: the two handle faucets and the single lever faucet which uses various kinds of valves. It is called as a cartridge faucet as it is composed of a hollow metal of plastic cartridge that is sealed against the body or spout of the faucet.

4. Compression Washer Faucet

Compression washer faucet is basically located in old homes since this type of kitchen faucet is available in the market over a long period of time. It has two separate handles which control the flow of the cold water and the hot water from the spout. It operates through the help of a compression and it is pressed against the valve seat.

5. Pull out Faucet

Pull-out faucets are best suited to be installed for homes with small kitchen sinks. Since it is retractable, it is useful for kitchen sinks that are shallow. The spout can be removed for you to fill large kettles, wash huge kitchen and cooking utensils easily. However, on the other hand, excessive usage of pulling out faucet may cause the spring to loosen and probably wear out.

6. Pull-down Faucet

A pull-down faucet is similar to a pull-out faucet in terms of its design and its appearance. However, this type of faucet functions differently compared to a pull out faucet. It has the ability to move up and down and is best suited for deep and huge kitchen sinks. This is used by simply pulling the spray head down which is suitable for washing large pots and vegetables.

7. Motion Detector or Touch less Faucet

This type of kitchen faucet is highly influenced by the modern day technology. As we all know, the main duty of a faucet is to bring out water that is used in cleaning, drinking, washing, etc. This modern day kitchen faucet can be used without touching them. This faucet has a motion sensor in it which is responsible for giving commands for the water to come out from the spout immediately.