Kraus KPF-1612 Review

Review of: Kraus KPF-1612
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On June 26, 2013
Last modified:August 28, 2013


Kraus KPF-1612

Our Experience:

Truly remarkable, words don’t do justice to the Kraus KPF-1612. This multi-functional Kraus pull-down faucet is a perfect combination of durability and quality together with impeccable styling and elegance. It is made from stunning chrome finishing with triple plating and a brass underbody. It uses a 180 degree full swivel spout that relies on a dual spray head, which can operate as a powerful spray or an aerated nozzle. The retractable spout draws back into its sedentary position automatically when released thanks to the spring tension setup. This Kraus masterpiece uses ceramic Sedal drip-free cartridges that help adjust temperature and maintain the flow rate. Single lever, single hole mounting with pressure tested industry grade connections and a 2.2 GPM flow ensures that your kitchen transforms into a professional restaurant grade lair. It comes along with all mounting hardware and features a limited lifetime warranty.

Functionality 5/5

The faucet is made from brass and has a great chrome finish thanks to the triple plating of chrome. In addition, the faucet is equipped with drip-free cartridge made from ceramic that maintains a decent flow rate and spray pattern, something that you generally don’t find in a below $200 faucet. Its head turns 180 degrees, making it easier to use and much more suited to a modern kitchen. Installation is simple and straightforward with easy to follow instructions and all included mounting accessories. However, take care as a faulty installation is the crux of all major problems associated with the Kraus KPF-1612.

GD Star Rating

Low priced, excellent finishing, superb functionality with a 180 degree swivel dual mode pull-down faucet makes for professional use.
While installation is easy, done wrong it can lead to future complications. Moreover, the nozzle is plastic which can wear down with time and the rubber socket that keeps the spray head in place tends to jam up.
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Style: 5/5

The faucet has a more of a commercial look but it amplifies and goes well with a modern or neo-classical kitchen. If you are looking for a sturdy and good-looking faucet, this is the one to go for. With its heavy material, it is good and sturdy to use and install, yet the chrome finish makes it pleasing to the eyes. The pull down sprayer head is also beautiful in design and offers great flexibility for various applications. But if you don’t like industrial designs then you probably will abhor its style.

Durability: 4/5

Made from solid brass and triple plate coated with Chrome, one thing is for sure, it is not going to lose the shine anytime soon. As for its internal construction, at less than $200 it features quality at par with faucets from known brands that cost over $300. Other than the use of plastic for its nozzle or head and a rubber seal around the mouth of the spout, there isn’t anything else that might deteriorate over time. Besides, it is hermetically sealed to ensure against leakages, meets industry requirements and US plumbing standards. The faucet also adheres with ADA standard guidelines, which is always a guarantee of a good, healthy, product to have in the kitchen.

Extras: 5/5

The pull-out spray head operates in the two modes – one delivering high pressure and the other at low pressure with a more refined throw. Maximum GPM of 2.2 ensures that you never feel at a loss for pressure. Personally, I found it to be much more adept than its price tag and if you ask me, this is the best feature of the faucet. Another excellent feature is the included hot/cold water lines that you can install with any basic plumbing setup. The single handle controls temperature of water precisely and with a little practice you can figure out exact positions for various temperatures.

Warranty And Repair: 5/5

The Kraus KPF-1612 comes with a limited lifetime warranty and the company offers reliable after sale service. One can visit the official Kraus website and get details of the company’s email id or number to call in case one needs to help. You can also have an online chat for quick resolution. The website even features a FAQ section for troubleshooting simple problems.

Our Overall Rating: 4.9/5

The Kraus KPF-1612 is an excellent industrial styled domestic faucet that is sleek and professional looking as well as totally functional by nature. The presence of a pull out spout, dual waterlines and chrome over brass construction makes it a great fixture to have in the kitchen. It is also easy to install but needs to be done with bit of care and caution. In short, this is a faucet priced for the masses but designed for the pros.

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Features and SpecificationsMore Pictures
  • Comes along with waterlines, accessories and mounting hardware.
  • 180 degrees Swivel spout.
  • Finished in chrome with triple plated coating over a solid brass underbody.
  • Embedded ceramic sedal drip-free cartridge .
  • The warranty is for a life time.

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